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Thursday, 25 June 2009

SkyWOW Friday!

We are not back....we still have unresolved pc issues and this post took me hours to do yesterday at the library, today I can't see any of the pics but I know they're there so i'll just publish and hope for the best! I have lots more pics to post, both for SkyWatch and of the dogs but this pc is not letting me add them, grumble grumble.
Welcome to SkyWOW Friday! We have renamed the meme for this week as on Wednesday we had some very special visitors....
Here are the best pics Mum managed to get of them....

...haha, not really but there were lots like this. Of course we stayed indoors and barked our heads off and tried to pull the blinds down, mostly because all our humans and lots of others were standing OUTSIDE our house looking at the sky. It was very noisy and we kept seeing funny coloured clouds and things whizzing past the window which made us howl (especially Gabbi who is our self-elected spokesdog!)

This event was to commemorate the 70th anniversary of RAF Kinloss. There were parades over at the park but we missed them, we were waiting for our Nanny and human sis to arrive. There were pipe bands (sorry Jeannie, we missed the kilts!) and during the Salute ceremony a Nimrod MR2 and an MR4A flew over, we see these almost every day on our walks but this time it was fast and low and VERY loud!

And then....have you guessed yet?

Hello boys!

It's the Red Arrows!! Wow, how cool! And they did a stunning 30 minute long display right over our house, you can see our chimney in some of the photos!!

This is our house!

This display was to thank the local community for it's support over the last 70 years. Towards the end of the sequence they drew a loveheart in the sky with an arrow through it, it was breathtaking.....a fitting tribute perhaps to our recently departed friend Dakota....maybe the King of Pop met her at the bridge and now they're all busy boogying on down....let's hope so! Mason had a lovely idea....a howling salute to Dakota, post yourself howling to the skies (or barking if you're not a howler) on Sunday 28th in memory of our beautiful friend.

The heart could also have something to do with all the romance at Dughallmor at the moment....yesterday was Rosie's 2nd birthday....Happy Birthday our beautiful girl! Petey arranged a surprise for her....he came over with Gabbi's beau Jakey (it's her 2nd birthday on 3rd July). They brought with them some dear friends....Asta, Eric, Clive, Hamish, Marvin, our dear Basset Aunts Bailey & Martha, Mason Dixie and Kira, it was a lovely surprise and we all had a big party! Head over to Petey's blog for pictures, including their hilarious antics on their long journey to the Highlands. Thanks Petey for making it the best birthday ever and for being such a loving husband!

Here are some videos of the display....

Bye guys! We loved watching you, you were awesome....come back soon!

To see more skies from around the world or to take part visit SkyWatch Friday.

22 sniffy tailwags:

magiceye said...

wonderful images!!!

hey would love to have you over at Pet Pride
looking forward to seeing you there!


Debbie said...

Great shots. I'm sure your dogs were vocal about Red Arrow's show.

clairz said...

Wow, is right! What a wonderful series of photos.

By the way, I just went to my very first agility trials and the beagle stole the show. As he completed each part of the course he paused for just a millisecond and did the cutest little beagle howl of triumph! Everyone loved him.

Happy Skywatch Friday. Come on over to my blog for some New Mexico skies.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

We think you have a sweet idea about Dakota -- we'll see if we have anything we can post for that on Sunday!

LizzyBean said...

WOW....I know this is an overused word, but watching something like that is quite awesome. Makes you feel quite patriotic, I think. Especially to reflect on what the RAF did during WWII. What wonderful photos! It was certainly an excellent show!
Happy Birthday to Rosie & soon to Gabbi!

Sue said...

That was quite an airshow. very colorful, too. We'll join you in the howl on Sunday.

Britny said...

Cool pics i had no idea you lived there we rushed over to see it lol. Missed the parades got there just in time to see The Nimrod MR2 and MR4 flypasts (the other half is on teh first team to be working on that so he was like an excited kid)
If you get bored enough there are 300 + pics on my facebook of the planes hahaah.

Oh and Your pic is not of the Nimrod MR2 the geeky other half pointed out its the MR4A and your not allowed to call it a Nimrod any more apparently lol.
I didn't get any pics of the MR2 as it flew past just as we got there.

Thoughts said...

Happy Birthday Rosie!

And what AWESOME pictures those were, I would LOVE to be able to see a show like that! Thanks for sharing!


Pee Ess: We would have been howling our brains out,
Benson and Gibson

The Army of Four said...

Happy birthday to Rosie!
And WOW, we LOVE the Red Arrows! What a great sky show!!!
Play bows,

StellaStar said...

Neat air show and neat pictures! Missing the dogs, though...

Gennasus said...

Fab photos of the Red Arrows. I missed them because I was working! Bummer.

Hope the PC is sorted soon and Happy Birthday girls!

See you after our holiday.

Petey said...

Hello my dearest one!

Did you realize that those were the RUBY Angels, flying especially for your birthday? Check out my photos today to see the final result of the love heart!

Big sloppy kisses from Your Petey

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a pawesome post!

Absolwootely pawesome!

Tank woo fur sharing!


The OP Pack said...

That must have been so awesome to see, but we probably would have wooed at it too. TD would probably bark, but Phantom doesn't ever bark. Wish we could have been there for the birthday celebration. Happy Birthday, Rosie.

Woos, the OP Pack

Joe Stains said...

My Dad, the GIANT airplane nerd, absolutely loved this post! How lucky and cool for you!

Hamish Westie said...

Wow, great photos. We in this family are always pleased to see the achievements of those amazing pilots recognized. Did you know that my human grandad was an RAF pilot, part of the Banff Strike Wing in 1944-5? He was based near Portsoy and flew mosquitos, attacking German shipping off Norway. He would love to see the Red Arrows again, but sadly is not well enough to travel any more.

I myself have never been on a plane...

Hope your computer gets better soon.

Cheers, H.

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, what an incredible day you had! Your pictures are stunning and very exciting to see!
Happy birthday to Rosie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

TwoSpecialWires said...

Very cool. Fergi woulda loved this.... she saw a helicopter in the air yesterday and thought IT was a big deal. This would've been awesome!


The Devil Dog said...

That is so cool! Right over your house! Wow! Thanks for all the great photos. Happy Birthday Rosie & Gabbi!

Roxy & Lucky

Julia said...

Wow is right! That must have been amazing to see!

Sophie Brador said...

Hey Beagles, I would be totally cool about those planes, but Balto (our house guest) would freeeeeeeak out.

They are just like the Snowbird here in Canada, doing all kinds of fancy tricks.


Sara G said...

WOW, incredibly photo's!!!