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|Idea for mental test |
The 23-24/8 2008 held Icelandic sheep dog club and the Dalmatian club mental test in Aarhus. There were 11 dalmatinere that was tested. Most of less than 2 years, which is the maximum age for the outcome will be registered in the Danish Kennel Club database. Both days were both Icelandic sheep dogs and dalmatinere to the test. Most dalmatinere was tested on Saturday. Idea was tested as raisins in the pudding ends Sunday. She was a little more cautious than I had expected, but made the experiences fine. The result can see here. (pdf).
|Greetings from Morgan|
We got a greeting from Morgan's (Irresistible Impulse) father with recent pictures of him. Let me bring here, he is indeed been a nice guy.
|17th August exhibition in Vejen |
My friends Joke and Henk Kentin from Holland, were at the exhibition with their youngest dog Shadow (Gwynmor A Shadow in the Mirror) and their grandson Joey to 6 years. It was a warm pleasant day (but there was little many hornets).
Visit to Thor and Loke
The giggler Wilma
We had the pleasure of having a visit from Wilma (Ideal Ivory 'n' Ebony) in a few days while her family was to their daughters wedding.
She is a real giggler and not to stand for.
26. July Dan and Charlotte came back from holidays south
Dan had a brief break here, and then drove home to there maledog Nuppe, who was submitted in their home by his dogsitter in the morning.
Charlotte and Happy / Abbey was here in a few days extra.
Idea had obviously come into season, and therefore could not be with Zabel or Casco. It was a bit tricky.
24. July visiting Ebeltoft
I had the opportunity to visit Jacob (Humble-Bee Hunter) and his family Aage and Jette in Ebeltoft.
It was a long time since I had seen them, therefore, it was really nice to see they all had it good. It was a nice day, with plenty of sunshine, where I was a tourist in Ebeltoft, with Jette as a guide
I also had seen the frigate Jutland, what there was much to see and where it was exciting.
The day ended with a beautiful sunset, we enjoyed from the balcony of their house before the trip went against Astruplund again
The 24/7 we were also the result of Idea's X-rays, it was AD = 0/0 - HD = A/A.
Three good friends
We had a couple holiday children, the two siblings Casco (Handsome Heeler) and Abbey (Happy Hel-per) at 4 years, a few weeks here in July.
They and Idea (little sister 1½ years), was almost inseparable. They had a nice time, and was playing all day.
The mother to all three, Goodie, then released in exchange for being alloy aunt for her youngest child all the time.
She seems to enjoy, to be able to relax a little of her to counter the children that they must up-keep properly, and then enter and take a nap on the sofa with Dotter.
Zabel's 14 years birthday
Zabel got 14 years old June 13th. (He is still a thief, I expect we have to live with it).
The day had to be celebrated, therefore a birthdaytable was made with flags and candle.
The menu consisted of 14 mini rissoles each one decorated with a paperflag with a wooden stick, In addition a bun was used as a clip for two bigger flags
Zabel was introduced to the titbits, and in two minutes (I checked the time) he succeeded in swallow: 14 mini rissoles, a bun and nine paperflags with wooden sticks.
I was a bit uneasy about flags the sticks are toothpicks and they are shapen.
I went to a family reunion at Zealand in the weekend, so I called home to my dogsitters, and ask about his health. Nothing to at notice, they said. But they thinks I was a bit crazy, when I fed him with toothpicks.
Skipper visited us
June 12th we had a visit from my friend Margot and her poodle "Skipper".
Margot met with an accident in the spring, where she was injuryed. Therefore she had not been so much on tours with skipper, as she used to. Skipper has in moment no playmates in the neighbourhood.
So we thought, it was a good idea, if Idea amused him a little.
Idea had never met Skipper before, but after she from a save place (between Margot and me on the garden bench),had made sure of, there was a frindly creature underneath the curled hair, and then I think the photos speak for themselves.
1st of June dogshow in Varde
On our way home, we enjoy our packed lunch on a lay-by in the neighbourhood Varde Stream, and then we had to see the stream before we drove on.
Dalmatian Club Show 2008
We recieved there hospitality, through the weekend. It was some wondeful (mini) summerholiday.
|Fragments from April month|
April 30th Goodie's 7 years birthday
A day to celebrate, so we laied the table for birthday.
I belive, Goodie only was interested in the eatable. And yes she looked like it was OK.
Charlotte, who lives together with Nuppe (Dallise's Elegant Nuppe) 10 years old and Happy-Abbey (Dallise's Happy Helper) four years, had started to have dogcourses in Hjørrig.
Therefore she wanted to make a homepage, where she could tell about the courses. we made a appointment about she had to come to my home a friday so we could take a look at it.
She had to be home again before sunday owing to her course, so we had to work hard to finish the homepage in time, she got really tired in the evening and she felt asleep. Happy-Abbey, who was with her also felt asleep.
We succeed in, finish the hompage late saturday evening. So she left by midnight, she had two hours driving home. You can see our efforts on: www.smilhundeliv.dk
Charlotte is allowed to use a picture of Fie, Annette Vieler's old bitch, as logo. Fie had a wonderful smile.
Saturday April 12th.
The 12th. of April we wanted to make a puppy-meeting with the litter from last year. It shown up to bee a bad day, only Samson and his owners Lonnie og Mikkel were able to come. But it was really fun to see them agian, we had a nice afternoon, and Idea and Samson were very glad to se each other again. It could had be fun so see the other also, we will try to connect them all later.
Benno (Memory Dalsjø's Benno) came on vaccation for one week, when his family was on the Azores.
He is nearly 7 years, but Idea took care of, he kept his condition. She thought it was great than an "uncle" visited her.
First in April Jørgen (who is "father"
It was nice to see him.
Jørgen says hello to WilmaBenno and Idea
|Et feriebarn i marts|
Wilma (Ideal Ivory 'n' Ebony) came om vaccation in her old home for a couple of days.
Idea got very happy. It was nice to have a visit of a sister. They played and run in the garden, and shared the dogbed even it was a bit to small for two. It was just cosiness.
Wilma has a nice smile, and she smile all the time.
|Easter Saturday March 22nd. 2008|
Idea got one year old - and the winter came at last to Denmark, she woke up to a white garden, and met snow for the second time in her live. She also was celebrated and got a little to eat.
|Sunday March 16th 2008
Idea og Goodie attended at the unofficial show at Brædstrup with the following result:
Judge: Tinna Grubbe - not aut. for the breed.
Now today Zabel is 13 years and 8 month. On the photo he shares his bed with Dotter 11 years old .
Zabel enjoys life and he still steals from the table, if he can.. In fact he is the biggest thief of them all.
I love to share my live together with my "gold pieces" I feel very luckey and rich because they still are healthy.
Older dogs are very special dogs, maybe because they have a lot of experience.
Now Christmas and New Year evening got through, and peace felt on
Of course Christmas is a wonderful time, You hear a lot news from friends and your dalmatian-children.
We received this wonderful photo of Samson (Invincible Ironman). He is grown up and look handsome, and he is also a big smiler his family tell me.
There also came a more serious message, as Silke's (Imaginative Icedancer) family told she broke her leg in the middle November, but she is inrecovery and the vet is confident.
From the older generations we for instance got a greeting from Dotter's sister Dainty (Dainty Dancer) family, she had past her 11 year birthsday late in October fine. They told she was a little bit to fat, but this part of the Dalmatian family, are extremely glad for food.