Wednesday, November 11, 2009

If ever you are thinking of helping a senior Airedale ....

Rusty, Finally an update!
Yes, I Know!!! Again a long time since update! We finally closed the show....
For those who follow, here are your updates....
We have not had a bad day since week 2 (I think my praying payed off! I am sure I was not alone thanks to everyone who followed the "Big Guy") I have included a lot of photos for you to enjoy. Tuacahn cut these for us!
He is doing great! Bogart has become a part of our family. Or maybe we have become his family... I don't know, However Miss Rusty (SWAT) has agreed to let him spend the rest of his days with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WWWWHHHHOOOOOTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!
I guess we (Bogger & I) would not know what to do without each other. So I do like older Men after all, just don't tell my Hubby! (LOL)
I will keep in touch and send photos as they become available.
Thanks so much to SWAT, Miss Rusty, Tuacahn, All who are Supporters & Followers,,,,, I had never even met an Airedale before this experience, however I hope I will always have one in my life.
If I can send a message to any person wanting a Dog to join the "Family" A Senior Airedale may not be with you for 20 years but 100 years of memories will most certainly be your reward!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

We're doing GREAT ;-) and we met a CAMEL !!

Hey there!
I know…. It’s been a long time since my last update. SORRY!
The Big Guy is doing great. He was able to take a couple weeks off from work while we rehearsed for “Aida” It was a much needed rest. He loved every minute with the exception of the Vet’s check up. (which he passed with flying colors)
Grace “Annie” has gone back to Chicago, IL for school so we now have new “Annies” we rehearsed with Anna Carothers who is the understudy for Annie and did one show with her while we waited to meet our new Annie Ellie Smith.
We offered an opportunity to travel with both girls to many of our local schools promoting the Arts. Bogger was a perfect ambassador for the Arts & for his breed. Both girls love him and are learning the art of becoming an Airedale handler. (just a little challenging when he weighs as much as they do) Fortunately he has really relaxed on the stage and goes through the show like an “Old Pro”.
We will be rehearsing with Ellie Smith today and performing the show this evening. Boggers work load is much lighter through the fall as we added a show. Only 10 Annie shows left before we close for the season. If you have been putting off seeing the show wait no longer or you may miss out….
I wish I could do more on stage photos or a video but we are an Equity stage so not allowed.
We received the Camel for “Aida” just over a month ago. I really thought Bogger would have some kind of “Wowed” reaction to the new guy but an inquisitive sniff was as far as it went. I will try to get a photo of the two together. (I think they look a lot alike…LOL)
I have included some photos hope you enjoy them. Photos include: School visit with Anna ~ Hanging out on Orphan beds on stage pre-show ~ With Ellie in the dressing room ~ Chilling on Warbucks Mansion set peice ~ Final dress with Grace at begining of season.
Hope all is well on your end!
Kimberlee & Bogart

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Heat in this part of the Country .....

The heat is killing us too. We have an AC unit in our tack room. the Bog's likes to hang out in there. Any time I ask where he is (unusual because he shadows me most of the time) My team always giggles..... "He is in his trailer" ;-)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Airedales Will be AIREDALES ~~ Part 2

OK! I think Bogger has been reading my email!!!!
He did his track PERFECT tonight....
Hhhmmmm??? ..........
I may need to change the password!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Airedales Will be AIREDALES !!

Week one went perfect!! I could not have asked for better!
Week two Hhhmmmmm?
To start: Bogart really does not want to be in show business.... Even more oddly he is now NOT treat motivated.... (I even tried skipping breakfast one day.)
So we spent week two with him (the little sh##) waiting patiently for Annie to call him and then getting up and leaving. The Police Man had to catch him and add-Lib
"Well it is just as I thought, not your dog but it might be good if you take care of him"

We re-set the scene and the Orchestra gave me direct access to him without being in the sight of the house. Things have been going MUCH BETTER!!!!!
We did have to cut him from Curtain Call (because we are out doors so at the "Curtain Call" we do Air Lifted Fire Works) He is afraid of the Fire Works. (Understandably) ....
Things are again going great!

Disney Rep's were in the house tonight so I am interested to hear what they have to say.
But I have not heard anything yet....

All in All he is really starting to warm up and dig's the attention over any treat. (Believe Me I have searched High and Low for the most tasty treats)
It has been a team effort from cast and crew to just get their hands all over Bogart; telling him what a genius he is after each scene! Butt scratching is considered the most high reward!!!!

Grace "Annie" is almost as good a Butt scratcher as I am .... I can tell because when we see her, Bogger approches her from the rear first?????
;-) Kimberlee

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bogart's First Review ~ Variety Reports

He rocked the house !!
He was perfect.
He stole the show !!!!
I am a happy stage mom ;-)
but I think Kimberlee is REALLY relieved and HAPPY too ;-)
She did all the hard work.
YIPPPEEEE !!! ;-) and Happy Dances !!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Tonight is the NIGHT !! the DEBUT ....

Tonight is Bogart's debut in Annie .... I need all the positive thoughts out there for Bogart to do well ;-) Rescue is prominently featured in the Playbill in honor of Bogart. This is an amphitheater (see Tuacahn below ;-)
Bogart has been doing so well and has been wonderful in the rehearsals.
We are so excited !!
I promise an update as soon as I hear ;-)
ZEN for Boggie ;-)

Grace Etzkorn (12) of Chicago plays Annie.
read about her here: