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Wicked things that could only happen to me at show

This weekend I went to show, like most weekends, and normally everything goes well, but every now and then I have some wicked and strange things happening.
Maybe you all know of my story of Spiessen and the I don't know how many roadblocks, well, this is something in that range.

This Sunday we had an evening show in Belgium, and because the doors would not open till 12;00 o'clock we decided we could go for a walk in Tienen. No problem, but after a big hour of walking, we where totally lost, that is not great for my nerves, and I was thinking I could never find the exibition hall again and we would be totally to late and all.
After we asked a very nice person we decided to walk back the same road we came, all of a sudden we saw the hall and we made a shortcut trough the gras and we where back to our mobile home and the showsight.

Finally inside everything went ok. Brushing dogs, having a little chat, very nice. At 14 pm our breed was being judged. Our ring was so very tiny I lo…

Coat care (and other parts)

Here's something about the care of a dogs coat. Now, I'm not a groomer so I cannot give expert advise, but there been dogs in my whole life, and I brushed many many dogs.

I heard a story this week about a conformation Judge at show had few matted and tangled dogs in his showring. I totally think that is not done. The Judge goes over that dog, but also over the next one and the next and so on. That goes also for nails and teeth, there where lot of dogs with dirty teeth. That is gross, but also bad.

My own regimen is to brush the dogs weekly, I have no idea how other breeds have to be maintained but I find that when I groom then weekly they don't mat up.
Very nice thing is also that every time I go over them I can check for lumps and things like that, so when my dog has a tick or a little wound of bump, I'm right there to take care of it or even go to the vet.
Also nails are included in my weekly sceduele, some people have a lot of hard soil so nails are kept short by t…

Happy Birthday Albert Payson Terhune

Today is the Birthday of my hero Albert Payson Terhune. I've written more things about him, so I don't think he needs much introduction.

He was born on this date the 21st in 1872, on the birthday of his mother Mary Virginia Hawes Terhune, Better known under her writing name Marion Harland.

So now I'm gonna enjoy one of his books, in honour of the Birthday of Albert Payson Terhune.

My concern for my breed the rough collie

I'm having a big concern for my breed. In the Netherlands it is at a terribly low point. I myself am always being critisized because I seem to have a different type. But my dogs have a wedge shaped head, and can move, they have no narrow underjaws. Why pick on my dogs.

I see way to much dogs winning with head that are triangular shaped instead of wedge shaped, they have way to much stop. They have terribly small eyes, not like sweet expression at all. Ears that are on the side of the head instead of on top of it.

And I could go on further and further.

I put here two collages for yourselve to see, one is with correct hocks the other one with wrong hocks while watched from the behind
I'm very happy that the dogs in the picture of good hocks are all mine, the bad ones are photo's we made ourselve.

I do not claim to have the best dogs, but I know they are not as bad as too many people say. I know how a collie should look, and It should not look like some kind of deformed anima…

The illustrated Standard

A little review on a beautifull small booklet.
This A4 format booklet is a briljant piece of work. It was published by the Collie Club of America and I was searching for it for a long time. I think I have it in my collection now for a while, but I was really fortunate that I got it from a friend, that is making her collection smaller, because of age.
So when she decided the booklet would me mine I was sooo exited.

The booklet itselve doesn't look spectacular to non collie people, it has no hardcover and has not many pages. But what is on the pages is most important.
Really beautifull images drawn by Lorainne B Still. Every aspect on the collie is carefully drawn, it is the best way of taking the written standard into a mental image.

The complete collie is covered, from the shape of the head, untill the shape of the body, the correct front and rear, headplanes you name it. The whole collie is carefully drawn into a great standard.

The drawings are still used as reverence for the id…

Happy Thanksgiving

I know in the Netherlands we do not celabrate Thanksgiving, but I found it so much fun to see all people wishing each other a nice Thanksgiving, that I now share just in time a happy Thanksgiving to all people that watch my silly little blog

Cutest dog

This weekend we had a great show, it was a younsters and veterans presentation of our breedclub.
It is a show where the presure is low and even non-show people enjoy to go.
For me ofcoarse it's a matter of life and death, and when my pirate princess (nickname for my Star) was placed 4, when there was such bad quality I was a bit pissed of, so to say.

But later on I had to enter the ring with Lucky!! I know he is wicked and cool and funny. And with his hormones taking the control over him, I had absolutely no change of getting him to show normally. He ended on the second place, but he was awarded to go to the cutest dog in show contest!!!

So at the end of the day we where in this contest!! I absolutey don't get how a dog becomes cuter then another, but it was great we where compeating.

Lucky did not win..... But we had fun, and I apparently have a cute dog!


Foggy weather scooting

I promised to make updates on the dogscooting, and I will do those updates.
Yesterday I went for a ride with Judy, the wheater was extreme foggy so it was cold due to high humidity. But we made it, and we beat our own time and had a new personal record!!! Judy and I can now make 4,8 km's in 24 minutes, and when we started this journey we where 4 minutes slower than our new time.
So I think it is now time that we increase our distance.
To be continued



Snuffelbox for fall

Yay the Snuffelbox arived today!! And ofcoarse the dogs where so exited, and me too ofcoarse.
It is Always a great treat to open up the box and look what's inside



So what is inside it this time.
A supercool toy with saucages Star loves it, it's hers.
a Pigsnout, Star and Lucky shared it and eaten it already.
a lamspaw.
a package with 3 hotdogs!
a nice soft squeekie toy
and a package of chickensticks

I'm very happy with this box, the toys look very sturdy, and the treats are chosen great.
I look forward to my winter box already

Do you want to order a Snuffelbox too!!! go to www.snuffelbox.nl




Dogscooting

Here is an old picture of Vivien and me dogscooting, or kickbiking. I used to call it kickbiking, but I found out this sport is called scooting so I will name both terms.

I've been doing this for 2 years now, and I have big fun with it. With all kinds of exercise I get somethimes bored very easily. But the dogs need their movement ofcoarse. So after a break, that lasted almost all summer I picked this thing up this week.

I read somewhere about a endurece tryal, and I got curious about it. The dog needs to run next to your bike, for 20 km's, on 10 km's they will check the paws of the dog, and after the 20 km's you have to do some obedient stuff.

Probably I won't go for the real tryal, but I wanted to train few of my doggies to at least 15 km's.
Judy and Dita are the first dogs I will train towards more km's. They are already around 5 so we will start working that up with a km every 2 weeks.

I will keep you updated over here.


Happy Birthday mistress of Sunnybank

Today, October 27th is the birthday of the Mistress of Sunnybank, Anice Terhune.  And wife to Albert Payson Terhune.

She was born in 1873, and was the second wife of Albert Payson Terhune, but they knew each other from childhood on, and Albert used to call her Annie.
In the books Anice is always portrayed as the mistress of Sunnybank.

Anice died at November 9, 1964




Mijn vriend Rik

I'm so sorry for not posting for a while but sometimes there are so many other things to do, and I need to go to work to get my money so it's been a while.
But now I want to share again a very very nice book I got. I had it as a present from one of my best friends, and mentors in the collie breed.

This book is about a Rotweiller and it's called  Mijn vriend Rik, by Jan van Rheenen.
At first I tought why I wanna read a book about a Rotweiller, but I have a very cool colliebook by the same writer, and it wasn't the largest book with the most pages, so I started reading it.

You wouldn't believe how quick I finished this book, the story is so great told, this man can really write a book you get hooked on (if you like dogbooks) when I finished it, wat was within 2 days I found it like I read some Terhune story but then with another breed and another language.

The books first publishing date was in 1954, and that makes the book very sweet in reading, no fowl languages, a…

Videoclip

Yesterday I have been fighting a bit with making this little videoclip, just for fun. But the result is pretty great. Most of the pictures are with dogs, obviously, but there are a few others aswel.

I think I will create more of those video's it is a quick way to share many many pictures in an easy way,

Enjoy

Snuffelbox!!!!

Snuffelbox, sounds great doensn't it?? I've been ordering the Woefbox for a while, and after 4 boxes I had a lot of treats for my dogs, that's cool ofcoarse but I don't want my dogs to be fat, so I decided to just quit the Woefbox.

Now I was almost finished with all the treats from the box, I found on the internet a similar kinda box, called Snuffelbox!!!! I got curious of it, so I decided to check it out.

Fun thing is, the Snuffelbox gives some percentage of the income to great sources like shelters and stuff, so while ordering a box, everytime I will give to charity aswell!
On the other hand it is a bit more expensive then the Woefbox, so that is a consideration.
With ordering I could say if I wanted to order for a small, medium, large or giant breed, so that is very handy also, and I could order it for one month, every month, or every tide of the year.

Now letts go and see what is in the box!!!


1 jar of premade icepopcicles for the doggies!!!
all for paws dental che…

4 in 1 game

Today I tried the 4 in 1 game that I bought yesterday, at first I put treats in the easy side of the puzzle. For Dita, was this too easy, so I decided to turn the puzzle around, and did a variation.
That was for Dita also a bit to easy.

I tried to let Vivien and Judy do the puzzle also, it was so funny, they are soo quick, I placed the treats under the most difficult to reach places.

Only Scarlett was a bit confused, she doesn't really like this stuff, she always looks at me like, just give me the coockie, why must I go look for it. But with some happy talking we managed it. She puzzled all the coockies out of the puzzle, and she was wagging her tail when I told her she was a good girl. Maybe one day she will think doing a game is fun.

What I found of the 4 in 1 game? For our dogs it's to easy, but on the other hand my youngsters are just beginners and I didn't give this game to them, so we must try if it is more for them.


I made this cute cool little filmclips of Dita whi…

Spoiling the dogs???

Ok, on some days, things don't go as you want to. Today was a day like that. So when I drove home from my job I had to go by the Welkoop, that is an agriculture store in the Netherlands. Actually I didn't need anything. I have toys, enough treats, nothing was really eaten, gone and empty, so why should I even go.
I don't know, some people will buy shoes, or eat chocolate, and I like to spoil the dogs.

The first thing I bought was really a treat, especially for Vivien, it is a puzzle. And according to the box it is a 4 in 1 puzzle, so in the upcoming days I'm gonna figure out how that will work. And hopefully I can make a nice picture of a videoclip of it.

Second thing and third, I bought, are 2 teethcleaning products. Maybe that is not really something the dogs think of being spoiled, but it will benefit to their health.  Because of petsmile month, I wanted to buy it now and try it. Hopefully I will see results before the month is over. I still have my denti fresh teet…

Pet smile month Dentastix

I think every one has heard of Dentastix by Pedigree, and for Pet smile month I'm writing a little review on them!
I don't give my dogs Dentastix very often, I think this is a great product when you have small dogs, but with those big collie and borzoi mouths it does not really do the trick.
When they get one it is mostly within 1 minute completely gone and I really don't think there are any benefits in easing a Dentastix within a minute. I don't believe the teeth are really cleaned then. But they just love them. The taste is super. The dogs even will do little tricks when they get one, so for the taste I think it will be a 9 out of 10.
Maybe for smaller breeds it will work, but I will keep continuing teethbrushing instead of switching completely over to Dentastix. But I will sure buy them every now and then, just for a treat.


Dental care Pet smile month

Because of pet smile month I wanted to do some reviews on products to keep dogteeth clean.
One of my favorite is a discontinued produkt by a British company called Hatchwells.
The product is called Denti Fresh tooth whitening powder. As the name suggests it is a powder.

You can use it very easily on a toothbrush. There are special toothbrushes for dogs in store, but you can also use a regular one for humans. When our dogs where still puppy I always used  a childrenstoothbrush, and I switch to a big toothbrush when they are almost fully grown.

With this powder you just wet the brush and dip in into the powder, and start brushing the teeth. As mentioned in a previous post, this can be bit of a struggle, so try to keep calm, and start brushing your dogs teeth when he is just a little puppy.
I myself start doing this when they are about 12 weeks of age. Also I can keep track of the period of changing their first teeth for their grown up teeth.

If you do this regularly your dog will have …

Pet smile month

It is this month pet smile month, and I think that is a great thing. Ofcoarse it is not only about a sweet smile you animal gives you, in my case the dogs, but it's all about dental health, and dental care.

As a person who goes to dogshows, I wan't a big row of shiny white teeth for the Judge, but that is not all. Bad teeth, and gums can lead to all kinds of diseases, even heart diseases!!!
So it is not only for cosmetic reasons you clean your dogs teeth, it is also for their health, and that is what we all want.
And a dog with a bad breath is also not very nice, but he can't help it.

What I do is, I clean my dogs teeth every other day, with a toothbrush and dog toothpolish, you may never ever use toothpolish that is designed for humans. A lot of dogtootpolishes have nice flavour so the brushing could be made a little bit easier.
I must say that when you train your dog with toothbrushing when he is still a little puppy it wil go more easy then with a grownup, who is not …

National dog week

It's National dog week... For me it is always dogweek, dogday, dogmonth, dogyear. So did I do something special during this dogweek? Well not really, but I had a week of, from my job, so the dogs got more attention this week, so maybe it was a little bit of a special dogweek.

I know the week is not yet over, and there is more to come, but we already did some nice things together. We have been on long walks, not in the forest of Gasterlân this time, last time I went there, I touhgt there where no ticks, but I found many many of them few days after.

I've been thinking of new puzzles for the doggies, and tried some of them out, and I already blogged about one. I tought Lucky how to fetch a coockie, yay!!!! he loves it, and it makes me so happy to see him so attentive with his asking eyes for more.

And being at home from work means ofcoarse more hugs and kisses, so they had a big share of it.
For me it is not special to treat my dogs with a lot of love and affection, I simply do i…

Cheap and easy DIY doggame

To train the brain of our dogs, I try to give them some doggames every now and then.
Ofcourse fysical training is superb for dogs, esspecially the large breeds we have, but it is also very important to get their brains going too.

Ofcourse I have a few awsome puzzles for them, and they enjoy them very much, but with some cheap material you can make your own puzzels and riddles yourselve.

Because we just went crocery shopping I looked for several sizes of cardboard boxes, I knew there would be something fun to do with that. At home I looked and found another smal box, and I still had some doggiechocolate (beware, never gives dogs chocolate that is not specificly made of dogs, normal chocolate will kill your dog)
I put the boxes in some possition and placed the doggiechocolate underneat it. Then today Anna our borzoi girl was the lucky one to try this fun game out.

She is used to puzzle so within 1 minute she was finished with it, so I think this is a beginner game, and I will try to do…

No September Woefbox

What??..... No september woefbox??
Well no, it was actually this simple, I love to spoil my dogs, I really do, but, there was such an overload on goodies and treats, that I actually started to make them fat.
And that is not good ofcoarse. When my last woefbox arived I didn't even gave them all the treats that where in the box of a month before.
So I decided to skip just one month, and see what is left of all the goodies. If all is eaten and gone, and it seems the dogs are not growing fat, I will again order a new woefbox, because I find it so much fun to unpack it.
The subscribtion to woefbox is also 3 in a row, and then it stops. My first box was bought on the Animal event so I had 4 months in a row.
It looks now that at the end of this month most of the goodies are given, and I can take a new subscribtion again, if not then maybe in november.

So no woefbox, but who knows...




The collie standard by Mia Ejerstad

Another great book, and I happen to be the lucky girl who has both of her books. It is the same, but the small one is the first one she published and the larger one is the new revisited one.

Why is this book a great one??? Well this one will explain with picutres to go with it, how the ideal collie should look. All parts of the collie come along while you read this book. Headtypes, what is a perfect shape of a head, what is acceptable, and various faults, in bigger and lesser degree. But also how angulation needs to be in front and back, and what is an acceptable tail! I think that it is very nice that all ellements come in to vision with many drawings,  because while explaining a form in letters, it is far more easy to see for youselve on a picture.

Many beautifull drawing from the hand of Mia are in this book, she really knows how to capture the beauty of the collie and make the standard of our breed into vision.
I do go over this book so many times, and it gives me a clear view of …

The Great Outdoors

That sounds cool, don't it? Well the wheatherforcast was so wicked this morning I actually didn't know what to do. This morning there was a lot of rain, and thunder and lightning, so I didn't expect it to be dry at all.
But when the morning went on, the rain started to clear up and the sun was starting to shine.
I only had to check on the tick radar, yes we do have a tick radar in the Netherlands, and it seemed it would be ok. So the forrest was the goal for today!!!! All the dogs love it and I hadn't been in the forest for a while.

The 4 oldest colliegirls where the Lucky ones. Why?? Well 3 of them are in season, and I wanted to give the young boy at home a little break. And for myself it is the easiest to go out with not more then 4 dogs at once, when I'm alone with no help.

I was totally covered tickproof as you can say, wellies on, longsleef fleece jacket, and it was soo hot, but the girls loved it.
We have been away for more then 2 hours, and when we arived ba…

Interactive Doggame

Doggames, I love them, and so do the doggies!!! Last year I bought this fun Yin-Yang looking game from a dogshow, I think it was Kortrijk Belgium, but I'm not sure.
This must be a easy to intermediate game, and in the first place I bought it for Vivien, who is a master in solving puzzles and problems!
Well actually Vivien loved this game, but today I gave it to the youngest twins.
Lucky was first to go, it is so awsome to see that they have so much fun and drive to get the cookies out. Lucky is the kind of dog that starts to jerk with his paw to get the puzzle to open. Star on the other hand tries to pull out the plastic blocks with her teeth.
Eather way it looks neet, and they both need about 4 to 5 minutes to get the puzzle open.

This game is I think from Outward Hound, but I'm not totally sure?? Ofcourse I trew away the box it came in, and I can't remember if it was expensive or not. I don't think it is very expensive, I like to spend money on this kind of things bu…

Wordless Wednesday, Happy National Dog Day

Judging trainee day, last year

I came across this picture today!! The funny things of Facebook nowadays, telling what you did previous year's, this pic is of last year,  it was exactly one year ago, that I took our Vivien to an event of our collieclub.
Nothing special?? Well, the day before we where at dogshow, and we didn't want to go to this event anyway, but with some pushing from several people I went anyway. I was told there would be some trainee judges, so It might be interesting to be there.
How could I know it would be a day for them to do a mini-judging, like on show.
My contact with other owners/breeders in the Netherlands is not very special, so I finally ended up talking to a Judge who was preparing the trainee's for the tryal exam.
She in some strange way got me on a list, got me a nr, and there I was with Vivien, we where in the tryal ourselves.

Vivien was not impressed, but I wasn't prepared for this, 2 trainee's needed to go over the dog, and wrote their report. While waiting for…

Albert Payson Terhune Stamp Project

Great initative from the Terhune Sunnybank Memorial!! They are collecting signs to convince the U.S Postal Stamp comitee that there must be a stamp to honour Albert Payson Terhune. This stamp should be in a series of American writers. And I think that he deserves this. He is ofcourse of big influence in collies, but also in his writing. Without Lad, we maybe wouldn't have Lassie. Because of his stories, alot of people wanted to buy a collie, and many breeders in the USA started with a collie because of Sunnybank and APT.

A few years ago the TSM also tried to raise signs, and let our hero Albert Payson Terhune be on a stamp, but they rejected to. 2016 must be the year of APT. So I myself have also started collecting signs. And it goes pretty well. Altough it is a tough job over here in the Netherlands, many many collie people don't know about Terhune, and since I'm not able to write about him in our Dutch collie magazine anymore, it is not an easy job.

In the meantime I did…

My older collie drawings

Sometimes, when I'm inspired, and have the time I draw, and most of the time it will involve a collie, altough I do draw other things, I always put a dog into it.
This is one of my earliest drawing of a collie,
I have much improved over the years, luckily. In the  period I made this I didn't even put dates to my art and drawings.
That is actually a big shame because I wouldn't know when I made it.

But anyway this is the first one



This is also an oldie, I made this one out of a booklet by a Danish Judge.
I think this is a collie from the Milas kennels, it was such a lovely picture I had to dry drawing it.

The shape of the collie is for me one of the nicest things to draw, but also very challenging, because I know the breed so well, I will try to make the shape look as perfect as possible












Lara's Gift

I love to read! And I can say that there is a great collection of all kinds of books in my house.
Most of them are informationbooks on how to take care of your dog, history of the breed and things like that. But I do have some storiebooks aswel, and no, they are not only by Albert Payson Terhune.

I really would like you to know the book Lara's Gift, by Annemarie O'Brien.
It is a beautifull storie, of a young girl, that is working with the borzoi's toghether with her dad.
She can continue this work and she tinks she will Always be a caretaker of the dogs, until she gets a baby brother, then she knows she has to be girly and behave like a lady.
The storie is set in Russia, where the lovely breed ofcouse comes from.

When I bought it, I was just in love with the cover of the book, that was actually the reason for buying it, but once I started reading I couldn't put it down. I must have read it one way trough, and felt so alike as Lara, the girl in the book.

It is a hardcov…

Showevent on my trainingsschool

Yesterday we had our showevent, at the dogschool I train with all of our dogs.
It was the third time she organized this, and for me the third time to enter our dogs. This year I was trying 3 of them. Lucky and Star both in puppieclass, and Anna in Championclass.
Very very early we had to get out of bed, (normally we go with our mobilehome, and we are already at the showgrounds a day ahead) and the doggies where a bit confused, but also not very awake.

And like there is a curse on outdoorshows for me, it was raining, again. So early driving and then setting up our business. We have been doing such shows for years every summer so it is a piece of cake to set up our stuff.

This event was not like a normal show, each ring had a conformation Judge, who was actually going over the dogs, and there was a handling Judge who was at the side of the ring taking notes on my ringbehaviour, how I was dressed, and how I presented the dogs.
I think the jugde imediatly fell in love with our borzoi girl…

The coming of Scarlett

Today is a great day to remember, to me then. It is the day that we picked up our Scarlett at the airport. The road to the airport was not that long, but the journey we had to get Scarlett was a bit longer.

We had been showing for a long while and we really wanted to have some puppies of our own, so we went on with our first Star to the vets to go check all out, and she was free from all things we could test at that time, so we aranged a dog for her and we tried to get puppies. (the arrangement took longer that one line but this is a storie of Scarlett, and not of Star)
After several tries and a few years later, Star wasn't able to get puppies and I was really disappointed.

In the meantime I had been learning more about the breed, and I found that I couldn't have puppies with Star, I would turn in another direction. This led me to Canada. (and America also)
I found that collies over here where not really looking close to what I found was the breedstandard, and me being me, I d…

My drawing of Anice Terhune in the Lookout

Today again I share some small Sunnybank treasure of mine. A few years back I made a drawing of Anice Terhune and posted it on our Sunnybank facebook page. I got a few requests made to send the drawing to person who is chairman of the TSM, Terhune Sunnybank Memorial. I did so, and forgot about the drawing.

After a year, or even more, I forgot, the drawing of Anice Terhune (wife to Albert Payson Terhune, and the Mistress in the books) was even send to the TSM, and then The Lookout came, it is a small newsletter that is coming out every 6 months, with great Sunnybank news, about the place and history and such. And on the second page was my drawing. I was absolutely thrilled when I saw it. My drawing in my favorite newsletter.
And then they also called the cool women who are doing awsome stuff WOW, Women of Wisteria!!! That sounded so awsome. I never thought my silly drawing skills could bring me this.

If you want more info on the Lookout, or even order the new book Red Ruin By Albert …

My second Sunnybank storie

This upcoming weekend there will be a great Gathering on Sunnybank, sadly for me it is way over in the US, and I cannot travel there so much. ( I've been in the US this year, but that is another storie)
And as I was briefly writing for our breedclub about Sunnybank, I will today share my second storie.

I hope you like it....

Here's my second writing for the dutch collieclub!


A little beginnining,

Albert Payson Terhune was born on december 21th 1872 in Newark, that is about 20 miles from Sunnybank. Hij was de youngest son of reverend Edward Payson Terhune, and writer Mary Virginia Hawes Terhune. Albert was born as the 8 years after his siblings, and because of he was born on thebirthday of his mother, he called him the greatest gift the ever received.
Writing was in the blood of Albert, his mom was a famous writer, who wrote a lot of great books, under the name Marion Harland. Also the sisters of Albert wrote some and even his daughter
Lorraine, you can tell it is a real writing f…

Lad a dog, my first Sunnybank writing

Last year I was very inspired, as our collieclub was in trouble finding people who could write for our magazine, I tried to make a series on Albert Payson Terhune, and the Sunnybank collies. Unfortunatly it ended after a few writings. I know I'm stubborn but the people on the other end who made the magazine where not easy also.
Here is my first writing for the club.


Lad,

A collie who saves a child from a poisoned snake, who gets his misstress out of the lake and saves her from drowning, and then staying before her bedroomdoor, during her illness without wanting to leave her doorstep.
It kinda sounds like Lassie, but it is Lad.

Lad is originally written as a series of short stories, that has been published in magazines like Ladies home journal and Saturday evening post.

Albert Payson Terhune started to write his stories about Lad in 1915, and they where very appealling to aswel adults as childeren, so it was a big shock when Lad died in 1918.
In 1919 they put all togheter the stories, …

Dogshow Bremen

This weekend we where in Bremen Germany, and If you also read my blog on my kennel, you probably saw that it was a great one, with super results.
But what you didn't see was the great trip we had.

Bremen has a super dogshow, and it is held in an awsome Messe. We travel by mobilehome, and I always find the camping facilities super. And behind the big Messe there is a great hotel, with behind that a terrific park, you can spend hours walking there.

So when we arived in Bremen (we did not have traffic yay) we fed the dogs, ate some ourselves, and then set foot to the park. It was really lovely wheater, not too hot, but just warm enough to leave your coats at home. We have been there for a few hours, and we met some great colliepeople there!! They told us they would support us the next day at show, esspecially Vivien, they loved how she looked.

At the end of our walking trip I wasn't sure Vivien would do all good at show, because her complete coat was in tangles with sticks and le…

Woefbox August

It is time for the woefbox again!!! It arived today, and ofcourse I was very curious what was in there.
The dogs are also very curious, they cannot stop and snif on the box.
This time I lett Star pose with the box before I unpacked it.

This month it contained alot of great goodies again.
So we are again ready to spoil them the rest of the month.

So what it in it this month

1 big pack of Renske dry food, with fishflavour
1 pack of Dental care sticks, I know this is for one week for one dog, but I think it will be just the whole package on 1 day, for all the dogs!!
1 package of dried chickenstrips, cowslungs, and chickenbones (those to with me to show)
1 package of pigears, I know Anna will love them.
A very awsome toy, that looks like a frog.
A poopbagdispenser, with poopiebags.
And a little jar with minicookies, I think I will use those on trainingsessions
And last but not least a tryalsize bottle of greenfields dogshampoo.

I'm very happy again with all of the stuff I got, and I c…