Category Archives: dogs

Before & After

Canelo img_2835cCanelo img_2882c Canelo needed a grooming. So we took him to the groomer yesterday. This was the first time since Jacky came into the family. Oh my, you should have seen Jacky’s face when we came back home. His jaw dropped. Eyes and mouth wide open he stared at Canelo. What on earth happened to you ? ? And you really smell oddly ! All afternoon and evening he just had to sniff, lick and touch him. Canelo felt a bit annoyed and told him to leave him alone. This morning things are back to normal 🙂

Canelo & Jacky

The circle cat toy with a ball in it is a favorite toy. Jacky plays with it every day. He is able to make the ball spin around super fast. Canelo thinks it sounds so funny and wants to do it too. So they do it together. Canelo cannot make the ball run as fast as Jacky. But, I think they are so cute and I love to watch them. Sometimes we even see Canelo playing with the toy all by himself. Sorry about the background noise which is the dishwasher.

Back to childhood

After the coffee with my sister on Friday we went to meet my childhood friend. When she retired she moved back to her childhood home very close to my childhood home. It’s years since the last time I was there and I think as many years since my friend and I met. It was like stepping back in time. It all looked pretty much the same except that all the trees have grown. E.g. the little oak tree outside our house now already, after about 65 years, (the black and white photo) is a quite a big one. The ground cellar where all the potatoes, root vegetables, salted mushrooms, jams, juice, apples were stored for the winter also still is there. It was so nice to meet my friend and how sweet of her to arrange with the now owners of my childhood home to have us there to see the place. I love the changes made, modernized interior but keeping so much of the old. Thank you so much my dear friend for a fantastic afternoon and thank you to you now living in my beloved childhood home.

Sis, her horse and dog

Yesterday we visited my sister at the farm where her horse is staying. It was raining all day on Thursday. Luckily it didn’t rain yesterday until later in the evening. It’s so nice to see her riding and to see what new tricks she has taught her horse. I must say he wowed us, specially, with the trick with his head between his front legs. Last summer there was one foal. Now there is two. I took a couple of picture but they all were bad because they all loved to stay as far away from us as possible. The one in the picture (heavily cropped) is the younger one. So very cute. I certainly could stay there watching him all the time. We ended the visit by going to the same place for coffee as we have every time we are there. It was so nice, thank you sis 🙂 ❤

Winter

Winter has arrived to the south of Finland. Brrr, minus 21 degrees Celsius in the morning. Still 19 at about 2:30 pm. Canelo is wearing socks to prevent ice between toes and fingers. A winter sun plus some kind of solar phenomenon. There was one also on the left side of the sun but I was not able to get any good picture because of many trees.
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“Meiän sohvanvaltaajat”

We have two sofas and they are exactly identical. For some reason everyone loves this one. I love to watch TV from this one. Sitting or laying down on the other one gives me a bad, stiff, hurting neck as I have to turn my head in the same direction for hours. But guess what, yup right, I sit on the other one. Well, I don’t have the heart to tell my cutie patooties to jump down. I’m so happy and lucky to have them. Not long ago there were three of them.
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Canelo 9 Years

Canelo turned 9 yesterday. One more time: Happy Birthday Dear Canelo ! Love you !
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Throw the ball ! Please, throw  ! THROW IT !

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Wait a second, I need to shake.

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Okay, throw it again !

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 Above two pictures are from our first visit at the breeder’s in June 2006.

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Enjoying the beautiful summer days in our back yard.