Blog during 2011
2011-12-30 Dropped of Angelica at the train
station. She will celebrate New Year with friends and we
will celebrate it with mum coming over, if the weather
Wish you all a nice ending of 2011 and a Happy New Year
2011-12-26 Today Angelica, Cassandra and I went to
Grästorp for archery competition. It is the first time both
are at the same one =) Angelica took gold in her class and
Cassandra got silver in hers. Soooooo proud of them both!
Congrats girls ;)
up the car for the trip to mother where we will spend the
Christmas this year. Wishes you all a Merry Christmas!
2011-12-19 Angelica came home and now we got a few days
to get everything ready for Christmas time =) and also go to
Breakfast in front of the TV this morning, to enjoy this
year first Lucia celebration. Stephanie got a high
temperature and is to ill to even care. Sent a sms to
Angelica to ask if they had any Lucia show at the
university, but the answer was no!?! Strange because they do
have music students and the tradition with Lucia is very
strong in Sweden.
Cassie was Lucia at the daycare center and a bit worried
that I would want her to ware the real Lucia crown (the
smith one) for real candles. She did not want the candles to
drip stearin into her hair. So cute! Off course she will not
ware that crown. She must be older to ware it because it is
way to heavy for her. All the cowberry rice we picked
earlier this month is still at the daycare center where they
did the advent bowls, so this time the crown got glitter
instead. Not they way I like to see the Lucia crown, but
.... it worked.
2011-12-12 It have now turned out that we know a
lot of people that got this strange fever illness and sore
throat. Talked to mum today and could hardly hear what se
was saying. It do not spread over the telephone is it?.....
At least Cassandra is back on track again! Nice! However,
the daycare center called because Stephanie got more and
more ill during the afternoon - ok, so now it is her turn.
That means she will miss the Lucia celebration tomorrow =(
Oh, she will be very sad over that.... well, better sick now
than closer to Christmas anyhow.
Third of Advent: Still with sore throat and with fever
again, but actually better than before. So what do you do?
Stay in bed resting to get well sooner.... hahahahaha....
nope.... not in this house. Cassandra felt much better so
she, I and Stephanie
the gingerbread we baked the other day. after that I had
fever again and had to get back to bed.... =(
The snow is more or less gone, and the storm is back.
this time we had the electricity the whole windy time. at
least something. We have a nice time laughing when the dogs
are out, at least the youngest, who are throwing themselves
over everything that looks white just to realize it is not a
snowball or as much snow you could roll all over it.....
lol.... for their, and the kids sake, I do wish it
will come some more snow again.
2011-12-10 If you go up to early you end up in bed
again before you know what happen.... and neither Cassandra
nor I are any exemptions to that... She also developed a
terrible caugh - a deep one.
how we feel we had a very nice dinner to celebrate Göte and
mine wedding day. 23 years it is today.... Boy, where does
the time go by? The desert we had in front of the TV and at
the same time the the dinner guests of the Nobel price got
Angelica has competed in archery today and got a new
silver medal. Great done girl and congratulation! =))
2011-12-08 It is some strange virus that both I
and Cassandra got. Today we felt a bit better again, so I
went back to do some of all things that have to be done
before Christmas. I do not have time to be sick now - that's
it! Well, thinking of it, better now than closer to
The first snow arrived on Monday and a lot of it too!
Tuesday, it filled up and both Cassandra and I laugh over a
very surprised O´ Boy that during night had forgotten the
white, cold and wet on the ground from yesterday. Wednesday
we had sun and in the afternoon it started to snow again,
but today it is raining so there is not that much snow left.
Sorry to say the temperature is getting lower towards the
evenings making the streets icy and there have been a lot of
accidents out there. Do not like! At least one good thing to
be sick and inside - you do not have to get out on the roods
risking to end up in the ditch somewhere. ;)
Second of Advent: Yesterday I and Jennifer went to
Marieberg to get some Christmas presents and other stuff. We
had a very nice shopping day. In the evening we celebrated
Stephanie's baptize day =) with candle and a god dinner. A
worry has started: Both Cassandra and I are starting to feel
a bit strange in body. Are we going to be sick now? Feels
like it... :(
Today I, Stephanie and Cassandra made the gingerbread
train and everything else that goes with it. We also made
the house and the outside privy. The decoration has to wait
because both Cassie and I felt more and more sick towards
the evening and it took not long before we both had high
fever and had to be put to bed =((
Well then - we are in the month of Christmas, and this
year the snow is shining with is absence! Last year, and the
year before that, we have had over 1 meter of snow already.
Honestly I can not say I miss it except for one reason - it
becomes so much brighter outside with snow.
The worse hurricane-like winds, number 2 in order, has
calm down and we lost the electric power this time again (as
always it feels). The prognoses says more winds to come our
way. brrr... Both the Swedish Belgians club magazine
"Belgaren" and the working club magazine came the
other day. =) A lot to read, but it has to wait because the
family have, as always in December, a busy time. The Swedish
saffron bread, "Lucia cats" we made last week is already
long gone! Well, well, I guess we just have to do some more
then and while at it (baking time) we might as well do some
coconut tops too ;)
This weekend the girls and I will do the house,
outside privy and train of gingerbread for the landscape.
Christmas gift is raped in as the come home from the store. The
girls are training on Christmas carols and songs for Lucia to be
prepare for the yearly event at the daycare center. The dogs are
running like "main jacks" in the garden, which starts to like
more of a mass of mud than a lawn. Ok, admit there is one more
reason to miss the snow.....
I sure do not know where the time goes by and now it is
1st of advent again! The day has been hectic. Clear the
moss, fixing the candlestick of advent, put up the Christmas
stars and the electric candlesticks in different windows,
put up the Christmas curtains and clean up the house.
Outside we had hurricane-like winds and the electric power
went of three times. We did not mind, even though it was a
bit scary, because we had candles everywhere in the house ;)
Kristin and Azka went up for the small mentally-test today.
Azka do not like strangers, love people when knowing them
but she has to meet them a few times to get there, and it
was shown clearly at the test today. The describer stopped
the test. However it still is a "knowing mentally status",
so now they can start to compete in both obedience and
working. Good luck! :)
Cassandra competed at her home club today. The
competition is called the "Christmas cheese". She got a new
personal record with 321 points and she had to experience
reversed start order for the first time today (For you
not knowing the archery - when they stat to shoot the
shooter A and B starts first, C and D next. After lunch C
and D starts first, A and B last). No problem for her at
all! Good girl!
Today we say congratulation
to the "puppies" out of the A-litter because they turn 2
years old today! eh... already?
that past by, have been rather irritating in one matter.
Facebook - AGAIN! I participated in some debates and
suddenly I could not write, do "thumb up", write in the
debate or on my profile!?! However I could see everything
and play the Viking game. After a error notice to the border
of FB it took about 3 days and everything started to work
again. Let's se for how long this time...
2011-11-24 Today the girls and I baked the Swedish
saffron bread, "Lucia cats". They became very tasty, much
better than last year, and I wonder if that is because we
used an "old" recipe without the alcohol last years recipe
said we should have. ;) (To explain the alcohol part: It
stood in the recipe you should ad a spoon, or two, of
alcohol to draw out the flavor of the saffron, so we did but
it just tasted strange!)
Both Angelica and Cassandra competed in archery today.
Angelica in Skåne at 25 meter indoors and ended up on 4th
place, with just a few point from a new personal record!
Congratulation girl! Cassandra did her debut in Finspång at
12 meter indoors and she did a great competition!
The day started with a Cassandra that was so
nervous she shivered as if she was freezing. After the 3
first arrows most of the nervousness where gone and after 9
arrows she was total in on how it works at the competition
and felt it was very fun!
The half result (30 arrows) became 160 points. Lunch - we
had pasta salad, bread and drinks. Cozy! After lunch the
second part of the competition started.
was clear that Cassandra became very tired in the end of the
competition and not so surprising thinking of the fact that
we went up at 06.20 this morning and the time by now where
almost 14.00. She managed to concentrate and got a total
point of 317 and turned to me with a BIG smile! She said she
want to do this again and that feeling did not became less
when she was told that Angelica did 210 points (if I
remember correctly) at her first indoor competition in the
same class and when she competed she have had training in
almost a year. The trainers at our club also told her that a
very good shooter at our club - Karl - did his first with a
score at 147 points and he, like Angelica, are now at the
top in Sweden! We sets the personal record for Cassandra on
317 points and that after only 4,5 month of training (where
1 month is indoors) Wow! Super girl! So proud of them both!
After the competition we went over to
Finspång´s indoor arena where the training camp this weekend
where located. How exciting this weekend turned out for
Cassie, first a real competition for the first time and then
a training camp also that for the fist time! The tiredness
Cassie felt where just blown away when I left her at the
camp and started my driving back home. Next competition will
be the 26d of November and then at the home club. After that
Angelica and Cassandra will compete at the same archery
competition (in different classes and branch off course),
for the first time, and it will be the 26th of December. I
am so looking forwards to that. :)
2011-11-05 The archery training today was a bit special.
NO shooting at all. Instead they where at the Spartan
health- and Kettle bells center in Motala. There they
trained balance, coordination, strength and mobility. A very
fun training and they all where exhausted afterwards. Cassie
got a lot of credit for trying so hard to keep up with the
Up early, despite the lack of sleep, to hook on the
empty trailer and start the drive back home. Left the
trailer at the gas station and after dinner the whole family
went to Motala where we split up. Göte and Stephanie went to
shop grocery while Cassandra and I went to the archery
training. This evening it was a training for upcoming
competition with shooting, how to print down the score into
the protocol and about what is allowed and not at the
competition. Cassandra did great and seems to be a quick
2011-11-02 Up early to continuing
unpacking. We went over to the friends apartment, where
Angelica has been sleeping until now, to get her stuff.
After that we went down town again to shop some more. We had
to buy a new curtain rod because the 3 windows in the living
room make a total length of 4 meters, but it turned out you
can not get a curtain rod that long!?! We had to buy a
middle rod to put between the other rods and that make the
whole rod to sag a bit... it is now the box with
"things to keep just in case" (you know the one you often
think why you do not go through and throw away thing you do
not use) is coming handy! I found a holder (for the
midsection of the rod) and a lot of old curtain hooks to
solve the problem with - came out very nice! ;-) Sorry to
say there was "little Saturday" this evening, so 3 different
parties where carrying on in the building = non sleep until
the daylight started next morning..... sigh!... grrrr....
2011-11-01 Early this morning we hocked on the
moving-trailer to the car en went down to Angelica in Växjö.
After empting the trailer we went into the city to grocery
shopping. Back at Angelicas apartment we unpacked the
grocery and started to unpack the boxes. We had Asian
dinner, very tasty, and after dinner we went back to
unpacking. I fixed the new lamps and put them up and light
there was ;) We felt to sleep rather late this evening.
2011-10-31 We picked up the moving-trailer today and
filled it with Angelicas furniture and boxes. Finally she
can move in to her own apartment at Campus (University) in
Växjö. Tomorrow I and the girls will drive everything down
and help her unpack. Nice!
Up to get breakfast and a long walk with the dogs before
entering the show day 2. As yesterday we had early numbers
and the judge Jean Lawless from Ireland repeated the
yesterdays "reward" towards Rex - a new VG.
how ever, got Exl, CAC and BOB. Very nice! and I felt the
trip was not useless in this matter after all. After the
show we had some coffee and hugged al new friends good by,
with the hope we will soon meet them again, and took of
towards Sweden. In Karlskoga we refilled the gas and decided
to have dinner. We had promised the girls to have pizza so
we stopped at the first pizza-restaurant, but they did not
have any! They could give us sushi and some other dishes but
no pizza at all. It turned out the chef was ill that night.
Well, just to get back into the car to drive on. In
Degerfors we found a new restaurant and the pizzas we had
Just after 19:00 we stopped in Tibro to pick Boyo up. He had
been with Alpha the whole weekend.
Thank you so much for the help! While we had coffee
Maria told us about their weekend. She and Alpha had been on
military training and Boyo went with them. His training was
contact with strangers and to keep quiet in the base-camp!
(He did his best.....) ;-)
It has been a very nice trip and the girls loved to stay at
the hotel. Back home we where very tired and happy when we
all when to bed early. Thank you all for making this weekend
such a nice one!
At 05:00 we came to Charlottenberg just before the border.
So far the trip has been good, but I have had no sleep after
all. Refilled the gas, much cheaper in Sweden than Norway,
and drove the last miles to the show and the hotel (at the
same place!). Do not ever trust the GPS! The last part it
wanted us to go a very strange way and we found ourselves on
a muddy road for.... tractors..... and in an angel uphill I
never seen like it. If it had been wet we would not have
make it to the top! At the top the road was a normal
again!!! Anyhow we made it up and had only 15 min left to
the hotel (probably a shortcut then...) We sat outside the
hotel and had our breakfast in the car. very nice and the
girls liked to have a "car-pick-nick". After that we hade a
long walk with Brizna and Rex before entering the show. We
had early start numbers and the hope for the day where to
get CAC on both Rex and Brizna but the judge Anna Brankovich
from Serbia had an other opinion. Rex was "rewarded" with VG
and Brizna Exl, but she held on to the CAC - felt a bit
surprising in Briznas case but that happens. We had a very
nice time at the show where we had the chance to get to know
a lot of belgian lovers from Norway and we also talked a lot
to "old" friends from Sweden.
After checked in, I went to bed to get a short rest before
dinner and the girls went of to play in a children's-room
they found at the same floor. When it was time for dinner we
went downstairs and had a lovely buffé with different dishes
and a lots of nice deserts. We had a great time with a lot
of talk and laughter at our table and we talked about almost
everything - not just dogs, training, breeding etc. While we
had our "grown-up" time the girls went of to play with some
new found friends in the same age as them. After dinner Rex
got some training. Thank you so much Kim for your time and
We did not need any lullaby to get to sleep this
evening..... Tired we all went to bed and fell into sleep
2011-10-21 (22) 00:30 Woke up the sleeping family to
make them eat a steady "breakfast" before leaving for
Norway. I have not slept at all, thinking I can get some in
the car. Instead I have packed and checked several of times
that everything is where it should. The whole family is
going for a 2 days show in Norway with Rex and Brizna and
the girls are so excited that we are going to sleep in a
2011-10-11 The weekend that was we attended at the
Viking autumn feast in Stallarholmen. They weather was
lovely and it was so fun to meet all again. Especially a day
like this when we can meet without "working" at the same
time (like under our big festival) it gives you a
chance to actually talk with each other in a different way
:) Very nice! Beside test of strength the Vikings loved to
play different plays where all present could join, no matter
of age, and so did we ......
play: 2 long boards was placed to the lawn against each
other. Team where chosen out and everyone on each team
should place them self on the board. When 19 Vikings on each
board where standing it was full and the play could begin!
Without talking to each other (signs by hand allowed) and
without leaving the board, stepping on the grass, they
should change places so that
youngest stood first and oldest last on the board!!! God we
laugh! And a lot of interesting solutions was shown. I do
not know if the once on the boards or we taken photos where
laughing the most ....... ;) Not so easy to be done with
fully winter outfit included all jewelries and weapons that
comes along with the it and not everybody manage to keep
total balance .......
Second play: The boards where moved and the team
where placed behind the short end of them. Two and two,
crooked by arms with their backs towards each other they
should get as fastest they could around the board. Quickest
team won and the waiting pair to start, was not allowed to
do so until the pair before was back on place again. The
strongest one just lifted up the partner on the back and run
around the board, other pair jumped around (demands
cooperation and synchronization for sure) and the one
loosing control was dragged around by the partner or had to
After the games, while waiting for the dinner to be
served, we sat by the fire and talked about the last
festival, next years upcoming festival when we will
celebrate 10th anniversary and off course embroidery, tablet
I am going to be an aunt and now it shows clearly :) So
excited and Zara is rather big already considering the baby
is due in beginning of February next year.
When the food was ready we went inside to take place at
the long tables. Speech where hold, a shield was given from
the "Housemen" (a fighter association that my brother is in
charge of) to the chairman of our Viking association, to be
put up on the wall in our new hall. It is a costume to make
sure you are always welcome to take place at the dinner
table when visiting.
food where outstanding and for those that likes (I am not
one of them) they had mead to go with it. The toasting took
place high and low and it where a lot of jokes telling,
poems singing and laughter in the hall. After dinner there
was an fire-show outside but after the jester had jumped
over my mother! That was something! We did not think he
actually would do it because every time it went for the run
he changed his mind to come up with something that would
make it harder. Finally he was certified with the
complicated task he had come up with. My mother sat at the
floor holding two lighted fire-sticks in cross in front of
her, beside her my brother is standing with a sword holding
it into the fire and attached to it is an apple (one that
almost got grilled and the sword started to glow because of
the fire!) The jester said he would take the apple, by
mouth, when jumping over. He went for the run. Note the low
space up to the roof. Off course he made it! He flow over
and had the hot apple in his mouth landing!
Think the time was about 5 o'clock in the next morning
before we went to bed. Happy, pleased and with a very
nice feeling inside.
2011-10-02 New month and it is with joy I start this
month because of happy news to tell. On Friday we packed the
car and went to Tarja with family (kennel Turning Leaf's) in
Älvkarleby. A quick stop on they way in Örebro where we
bought winter boots to Angelica and where we lucky to get
the last pair in her size. Gosh!
At Tarjas place we had
coffee before Tarja and I went for a long walk with Boyo and
her Mille. The weather was lovely and we walked down to the
river where they had open two gates and it was just great to
see all the water rush by with a power beyond anything else.
Later we had a lovely dinner with good wine and talked about
life in general. After we had put the children into bed we
looked up the best route for tomorrows driving and while the
men stayed up to watch a movie, talk and drink "vitamins"
Tarja and I went to bed.
went up early on Saturday to have breakfast and to pack the
car to go to Gävle Working club for today's show. The
special for today was that the owner of Ozzy had put him up
not knowing we where coming too and the looks of their faces
when they spotted me and Cassie where outstanding! (lol).
Ozzy got BOB puppy, Brizna was "rewarded" with VG and Inja
had to settle with that too. The BOB for today went to Runar
and it was with big joy I had the chance to get to know both
him and his owner during the day. Very nice!
Tarja had little Anna with her, a female she kept from
her latest litter, and a brother of Anna came too. He got
the BOS and Anna got the BOB puppy for the day!
Thank God we did not listen to Tarja when she did
think it was no use to stay for the BIS finals - Off course
we should stay! Both Ozzy and Anna where to be in them.
Ozzy had to settle with the BOB today but Anna, little
girl, won the whole puppy BIS final!!! Jihaaa! I screamed
and jumped up side down. Congratulations Tarja! Beside I got
a chance to enjoy an imported Boxer female (from white
Russia), whom absolutely flown over the grass moving in the
ring! Outstanding! The hair stood up on my arms and I could
feel the tears in my eyes out of admiration. She ended up at
BIS-2 total and I had given her the first place off course.
Well, the Longhaired Collie that got the first place was not
bad at all, but how often do you se a Boxer ala crème? Not
every day - in fact! Happy and satisfied over the day we
hugged every one we know and went back to Tarjas place for a
new super dinner.
started with that Cathrine came over with clothes her girl
has grow out of to see if any of my girls could have them.
Thank you so much! Then we packed the car and started
our long way back home. A sms came from Annelie and Anouk.
They had been to the small mentally-test today MH (had no
idea they should...) and he did show himself from his
absolute best side. Open and friendly and no fear of
gunfire! WOW! Done with grace! -
Our visitor where very nice. Dimma, total un plucked,
looked like a sheep indeed and Boyo got very suspicious
towards the "furry thing" that walked in the gate.
hahahahaha. So much like her mother in the same age! WOW!
Rex tried to charm himself in with the ears
almost in cross over the head but that did not impress Dimma
at all. Resolute she sat down and shown her teeth! Well, Rex
said as the gentleman he is, no problem honey - I´ll back of
over here and it will give you a better view from a bit of
distance!!! How he tried to charm her! Not easy when it
smell of bitch in heat, but wrong female! (Brizna is the one
Maria came with Alpha and we had lunch
Later we had dinner, talked about dogs,
lines, politics (because of the election in Denmark) plans,
training and A LOT more. A shame we had to go to bed early
because our guests had to drive back home, earlier than the
roster goes up, next morning. Danni became very found of our
dogs and Rex in particular and that was the meaning of the
visit in the first place - to take a good look at him. Tank
you, Danni and Laila, for the nice, but short, visit and we
will se each other again in January/February 2012 when Rex
will have a new chance to impress on Dimma, whom then will
be in heat. =)))
.... here I am sitting with the new number of Belgaren
in my hand. A cup of coffee and the paper as a short brake
from all preparations; food, cleaning the house, beds for
the guests in order etc. So much looking forward to this
visit. Danni (Vajert Dimma´s new owner) and her daughter,
Laila, are coming and Dimma as well!
Have not seen Dimma since she was 8
weeks and left for her home in Germany. More about the
visit after the weekend - now time to get started with
the preparations again. =)
2011-09-05 Vajert Akira got a
newt Exl. on EUW-2012 Super congrats ;)
2011-09-03 Today we got two nice massages. First
a sms from Akiras owner about that she, 1st of September,
got Exl., CAC and BOB at the CAC-show on EDS-Show 2011! WOW
Congratulation. Now we are waiting and crossing fingers for
Sunday when the title-show European dog 2011 is. Good luck!
Second massage came from Susanne that Inja, on
today's in official show in Stockholm, got HP, BOB vet,
BOB total and BIG1! Still going strong! Congratulation!
Today we went to the archery club in Motala and
Cassandra did a marvelous shooting of 60 arrows! She is
getting better and better at the sport =) Good girl.
The Swedish race paper "Belgaren" number 3
is up for correction reading and when that is done it will
go for printing. Lovely!
2011-08-29 Home again after the trip this weekend
and had hoped that I now could say that finally Brizna have
done her big mentally-test (MT)..... but, but.... When we,
at last, had a start number (6th time of try!!!) I get some
kind of flue! No idea to go there then..... darn.... well,
well now it is "just" to start over looking for an other
test to try to get into.
This weekend has been an Alpha - weekend again :))
Yesterday Maria and Alpha made the third and last part in
the try-out test for military-dog and this time they even
tested the condition of the owner. As we all know Maria is
walking a mile now and then (read every week) just for the
fun of it so for her the condition-test where a ......
vacation... Alpha did her part and made it with great
result, so now the education begins to be a military-dog. We
say good luck and congratulations or rather we say:
Toady she filled her "quota" with a new Exl, CK and ended
up as 3rd best female at Swedish Winner show 2011 today.
Handler this time was "grandma" - Anne Engström. Nice work
Alpha showed her "pawls" even today and I had the
opportunity to be there as a fan-club member. This time at
the show in Askersund where she got Exl, CK and BOB -
Congratulations from the screaming crowd (read breeder)
outside the ring ;))) Back home I took some new photos of
her and she played a lot with Boyo in the yard. Alpha do
like the little fellow a lot :)
2011-08-13 Today Maria with Alpha called to tell
us that they had made the second part/out of three in the
try-out test for military-dog. =)) Jippie and
Stephanie had her 5th birthday today! We started the
celebration with breakfast and gifts in bed - sparkling eyes
was the response and a lot of Ah, my best thing ever,
thank you, thank you =). After that she changed into
the new clothing she got from Jey and went outside to play
with the "stomper" and Boyo. ;) I do not know who had the
most fun, but Stephanie laugh out laud when Boyo run of to
get the ball. We made the cake and blow up the balloons ...
well ... yes.. Göte blow them up and 4 of them went of in
his face! ... ugh! .... I hate balloons.
I did some working with Brizna today and the obedience -
especially the call in with stop/stay in middle of the
distance towards me :) - is getting better and better...
well I can not say that about healing and total turn, still
a problem to solve for us. She and Rex got their time with
the "stomper" too and you have to make sure they are at the
side when stepping on it.... Do not want to have a ball way
down the throats.... Brizna has figure out how this works
and is trying to put back the ball into the whole herself,
even though that dose not work for her she steps on the
"stomper"......hm... fly ball - can that be something for
Cassandra has been in swimming school for two weeks and
during this weeks taken 6 swimming marks! WOW! great done
girl! Sorry to say I missed the last day because I then was
on my way with the caravan to the Swedish Belgian Show (SBU)
in Knivsta. At the graduation day they dived for candy and
Cassie picked up 7 of them :)
At the same time I did my best to helped with the
preparations for the show in Knivsta. About 01:00--01:30 I
stumbled in to the Caravan to get some sleep and it was not
hard to fell into sleep I tell you!
day after was the debut day for Ozzys in the show ring but
before that I did my yearly looooop ...... yes, sigh, Brizna
spotted a nice girl whom she loves all over the world and
took a big jump in love towards her...... eh... nope... she
has never meet her before but that did not matter obviously
and I had my back in the direction talking to friends and
had no chance when she took the jump (Erika is the name of
the girl and yes, she is lovely) So it happen like it happen
and do not think I let the leach go.... oh no!!! At least I
did not end up inside the ring, like last year, but I did
hit the ground with a smash ...... ouch.....
vas the first to enter the ring and it is very nice to put
up a dog that simply walks up to the judge saying: Ah
hey, Nice to have you here and I can lean towards your legs!
already as a puppy. Had to hold back the laughter
when I saw the judge surprised face when he looked for the
teeth...... changing teeth.... so there where not so many to
look at so to speak ;) the judge open the mouth 3 times -
just incase. Ozzy has a great flue in his movements and got
a very nice critic, HP; BOB puppy and then BIS 3 puppy
total. Congratulations to the owners from us :) When it was
Brizna turn she got CK and ended up as 4th best female. Not
so bad even though it did not feel it was total right
because one female there was not in the best shape this day
and should have had a lower placement. On the other hand,
Humlans Wicked Wilma (res. for spelling) that went against
Inja (both over 10 years of age), was for sure. Lovely
movements and what a fur!!! WOW- I shivered at ringside.
The next day it was a show in Vallentuna (there Inja won
over the female that was not in the best of shape and went
home with both BOB veteran and BOB total - Congratulations
from us) and when everybody packed up to go there I decided
not to stay behind either. Hooked on the caravan to the car
and drown home to mothers place. On Sunday I turned back
home again. In summary - a good weekend even though SBU
never will be what is once was......
As I wrote in end of July the thought to visit Ozzys and
his family, despite the fact that the competition for
Angelica was canceled, anyway where the choice we made. We
got 3 lovely days with tasty food, nice conversations, walk
with the dogs and just to be. We also went to their
archery-club in Ockelbo to practice at the outdoor track. We
also went to a garden where students had made small gardens
out of different themes. What a fantasy and very nice done
with all the different flowers, vegetables, stones etc. Home
at Ozzys place the girls played in the playhouse (the photo)
or where bathing in the pool, jumping on the trampoline ; P
Every evening when it was time for bed the fell a sleep
instantly :) Thank you so much
for a lovely weekend.
2011-07-26 Just because I have not updated the blog so
often does not mean nothing is happening here....... on the
contrary! I do not have the time because every evening I am
exhausted and the thought is ..... will do it tomorrow.... every
day! Now I have some time left and are not to tired either, so
better do it right away! =)
18th of July we packed everything needed into the caravan
"Öggisen" and the 19th we landed at the camping place in
Ånnaboda. =) 4 days of camping before we have to get back home.
When we got there our friend Tarja with family and dogs where
already there waiting for us. The day after Karin and Håkan with
dogs arrived. They for the upcoming Collie SM at Örebro Working
Club. We hade a great time! Good food, coffee with apple-pie and
very nice evening talking about everything on earth (well ok,
mostly about dogs, breeding, training, different caravans,
camping etc.) I would have liked (read needed) to stay more days
and is thinking of booking something up in August - but wonder
if I then shall go by my own.... well the dogs will come with me
At first O´ Boy could not go into the caravan.... so we
lifted him inside and then he could not go out of it!!!
Put his food into the bowl and went out to give it to him in the
fore tent ..... a bit of a problem occurred for him, but he went
down the to dangerous steps from the caravan and ate everything
up directly. AFTER that it was no problem go in or out of the
caravan anymore ..... hahahaha so typical puppies and so TYPICAL
Laekenois. He is very easy to have along. Is laying on the
blanket in the caravan or under the table in the fore tent.
Walks out of the fore tent to do his toilet and back in for some
more resting. Acting like he has never done anything else than
camping in his life..... well after he dared to go in and out of
the caravan that is..... Rex "climbed" up in strangers knees
every time he got the chance and poor Brizna had her head full
of not knowing total how to act..... she wanted to meat all
strangers with kisses but also to protect the puppy....
she chosen, every time, the kissing ;) and I think that is good
even for Boyo because he is not that found of strangers yet -
both mum and dad will show him the way.
has been competing in archery, Jr SM in Eskilstuna (60 meter) -
did not go as hoped for and she ended up on 15e place (of 18
started)! However the pick up she did the second round where
amazing - so impressive - over 100 points more than in the
Then she competed in SM in Hallsberg this weekend and got to the
final shooting (as hoped and planed for) but was taken out with
only 3 points...... well well.... that happens ... ended
up at 17th place. But considering it is only the third time she
shoots at 70 meters (this competition included) and actually is
to young for the woman-class (21-class), this event where more
meant as an training for the coming year and it paid of you
might say because she won back the start fee in the start number
lottery!!! As said.....only a exercise for upcoming years
competitions...... This was the last competition in the shirt of
the gymnasium. Now, when it is clear that she will start at the
university of Linné in Växjö and will live there for at least
three years, she will train and compete for Växjö AIS. Three
shooters from that club where at SM and they had Angelicas new
competition shirt with them, to give it to her!!!
of winning - I won a large hanging pot with strawberry plants,
on one of mine lottery cards. =)
has, since a while back, start up archery too. She is very good
and it is fun to observe the development she has done just
during July. She is practicing at 20 meter outside so when the
indoor season begins in September it will become much easier
when the target is on 12 meter. She has also started swimming
school and if she could get a bit more of courage, she can
certainly swim without help. I am sure that two weeks of
swimming school will do the trick ;)
The closest plan was that Angelica should compete next
Sunday, 31 of July, and then
for the new club. So she sent a mail to the organizers to ask
them to change the club affiliation for her and got a reply back
that the competition is canceled because it where to few
participants. = ( That was not nice news to get and it
does give us some problem.... She has booked train ticket to
Gävle station where I am suppose to pick her up on Friday, but
she did not book one she could rebook or change - this time
either - leaves us with two choices. Book a new ticket to
Hallsberg (lose the money on the other one) or for me to drive
and pick her up anyway, and spend the ENTIRED weekend with Ozzy
and his family - which I would not mind at all! Leans heavily
towards the later ;)
2011-07-08 Yesterday the official reading result of
Azkas x-ray was up at SKK:s pages. HD A/A and ED 0/0! Jiippiiee!
That means that everyone, that has done x-ray within the
A-litter so far, are free on both hips and elbows and that the
total statistic for the kennel on HD and ED now are 90,9% free
on HD and 90,7% free on ED! VAJERT!
Lets se if I can give a small report over the weekends
We came with the caravan to the festival on Friday 1 of July
abut lunchtime. After control that electricity and everything
else worked as it should it was time for the big hug time to
take place. Everyone we have not seen since last year need a big
one =). Exhausted in arms and all warm inside I put up the last
on the tablet waiving
it is done to start waiving) before it was time to pick up Jey
at the railway station in Strängnäs. Back to the festival we had
coffee, lemonade and cake to celebrate that Jey had her 18th
birthday the day before. We put all her things into the big tent
where she will sleep among all the other Vikings that do not
have their own Viking tents and started to change clothes into
feast clothing for the evenings feast!
What a feast! Super tasty food, nice company at the table,
good rhythmic music, high atmosphere and a lot of laughter. More
hug time and outside the evening air was so warm it felt like a
evening/night in Greece. Wonderful! The night became late and we
did felt into sleep without any fairy tail this evening.
morning started with the chaos that the frying pan to the
pancakes could not be found on the entire aria! It turned out it
was at the place of the smith since last year. He took it last
year to fix two side arrows that where broken and had totally
forgotten about it. Luckily it was somebody home that could
drive it down to the festival aria and while waiting for it we
decided to start to do the batter for the pancakes. Chaos number
two. The Urns had been used during breakfast, the different
flour sacks where placed in three different places and on the
fourth place we finally found the honey.
the 5h we found the spatula, honey spoon and the spoon to the
cranberries jam. What a mess! Well, finally the batter was made
and then we just had to wait for the frying pan to arrive. Ozzy
with family came and we had taken a Viking dress with us for
Ami. She dressed up and then we buckled up Angelicas first
competitionbow for Ami to try out. She was very good and archery
is something she wants to start with. =) Nice! A new
shooter to Gävle archery club in other words ;) Ozzy behaved
like world wide rigged! I am so proud over his behavior and the
work the family has done with him so far. Long after they had
taken home peoples came and praised his manner and character =))
When we finally could start to fray the pancakes it quickly
became a long queue and poor Jey almost started to panic because
she has not frayed over open fire like this before. We swift
places in a hurry! Sweltering sticky heat and the fire under the
pan - I did not freeze anyway..... ;) In the afternoon the
answer of why it was so oppressive hot weather came - Thor
with his hammer went across the sky making thunder and
lightening strike and we became a bit worried the rain would
started and it did BUT on the other side of the lake!!!
In the middle of the lake it divided up lightning, thunder and
heavy rain fell over the other side while we stood on dry ground
watching the spectacles. Super cool!!! Just before closing it
became calmer with orders for pancakes so Jey could take over
again and managed to fry and serve in time. Nice work done! In
meantime I started to waive the tablets. Fun so many people
stopped and watched what I was doing, asking questions about the
technology, how to make different pattern, about the yearn
closing, and before washing the urns, I bought my dents =)
Finally! there where the once I have been
looking for and even if I wanted one other pattern (my mother
got equal) I took them anyway - just in case. Washing up and
then it was very nice with a big cup of coffee before the
barbecue. Took the opportunity to send Angelica a sms to ask
about the basic-competition in Denmark. Got the answer she made
it to tomorrow's final shootings! Jiippiiee - NOW anything can
The evening was nowhere near as nice as yesterday. It felt
more like the once we are use to. A little raw and dump while
being so close to the lake. Normal in other words ;) By the
fireplace I found Cassie wrapped in to a big warm blanket
singing along with the others! By then it was already dark
outside =) She just LOVE to live Viking life!
Sunday started with looking for both spatula and urns. This time
much easier to find. Had to do new batter because we spent
everything we had yesterday. Today's weather was
cooler, cloudy but without rain or lightning for that matter. A
good day for us that works beside open fires ;) We had full
press from start and it did not take long until I needed to do a
new urn with batter!!! :)) After closing I went to buy the oil
lamp I wanted for years. Now I have one! Yes!
After washing everything up we started to give away
goodbye-hugs to everyone that had packed up to go back home. I
sent a new sms to Angelica to ask about the final-shootings. She
made it to the bronze-final where she was eliminated by a girl
from Finland. She ended up on 4th place total, and as best
Swedish in her class!!! VAJERT!!!
Super congrats girl ;)
After all cleaning up where done we went to mother to talk
about the weekend and have some nice coffee. Late back to the
caravan for a nights rest. Next morning we packed everything up
and dropped Jey of at the railway station before our trip back
home. We where back home in the afternoon - happy, tired, full
of impressions from the weekend and a lot of new memories to
keep in our harts! Next year it is 10th anniversary .......
To get into the house was not to fun..... entire kitchen
floor was covered with powder of white with yellow crosses....
Brizna and O´ Boy probably wanted to make a "welcome home cake"
of flour and cornflakes.... sigh. The white "glue" stuck in
their beards revealed them really- well, and the kitchen floor
off course..... Talk about wanting to turn in the door and leave
2011-06-30 In our house the fuse for the kitchen aria
is blown like popcorn!!! It took a while to find the cause
of it - Vajert O ´Boy - yes he had chewed on the cord to the
radio not so much that he has hurt himself - what we know of
- but enough to cause the problem. The cord is removed and
no fuse has gone after that. I put the hatch into the
caravan - it was not so hard - and now it is fully packed
with everything needed for the weekend at Stallarholmen. =))
Angelica has also packed her bags for her trip to Denmark
tomorrow for the Nordic youth Mastership 2011. We will keep
our fingers crossed ;)
Has also started the work for a new tablet waiving, but have
to do the rest at the festival.
our way to the archery practice in Motala today I got a
phone call from Suzanne in Germany telling that Derrick (the
father of the D-litter) has walked over the rainbow bridge -
11 years old. So sorry for the lost and it gets really scary
knowing it might have been poison meet somebody true out in
the wood that caused it ...... darn some peoples can be
cruel! What is the reason for doing something like that? I
do not understand how some think -
they even think......
A much more joyful matter is the fact that our beloved
daughter number 2 is turning 18 years old today!
Congratulations Jey!!! Beside, Ozzys "little mum" is also
having birthday today. Turning 7 years old. Congratulations
also to you Ami :)
2011-06-26 Well, today Anouk went home... strange
feeling I must say... he has been here for so long and
now.....! The oldest girls went to Stockholm so in the
evening it was strange quiet in the house.
The big day with big D is getting closer and closer.... soon
we will got to the yearly event at Stallarholmen - the
Viking festival! Tomorrow I will put in the hatch in the
roof of the caravan =)
2011-06-25 Today I finished the second tablet waiving
and the band Cassandra once started to waive. We had
barbeque for dinner and coffee with strawberries with the
neighbor. Everyone where a bit tired today..... just wonder
why... lol ..... In the evening we had snacks and a nice
movie night in front of the TV.
Midsummer eve! Rain, cold and some sun now and
then. The children of the neighbor came over and put
Angelica into work. ALL of them wanted wreath of flowers on
their heads, so they went of to pick the flowers :) and then
Angelica stood almost the whole day wreathing. In mean time
I prepared all the food for the day and evening and also the
cake with strawberries for later.
the children got their wreath of flowers on they danced
around the Maypole.... or well... a rhododendron had
"work" as the Maypole this year and went later of to pick 7
flowers to have under the pillows during the night. In the
evening we went over to the neighbor for barbecue and had
our midsummer cake with us - a cake with its own
made a cake with digestive in bottom, bananas and Amaretto
cream and then a lots of strawberries on top. Angelica did
not read properly how long before serving you have to take
it out of the freezer, so instead of 30-60 minutes
(depending on how long it has been in the freezer) she said
3-6 hours!!! I thought something where strange when we
walked over to the neighbors and the cake was "shivering" in
the box...... When taken of the metal gauntlet the cake kind
of float out and all started to yell about getting straws to
"eat" it ..... Boy did we laugh .... well, well it was
nothing wrong with the taste anyway ;)) We had a very nice
time even though it was terrible cold outside.
2011-06-23 The preparations for midsummer celebration
is carrying out within the home. At the same time our girls
is going true their closets to remove clothing that is to
small and put fitting ones in.
are also packing, washing, and doing tablet waiving..... why
not when you have no time left for it ...... We are
also fixing with the caravan to get ready for our first trip
this year. The to Motala for practicing in archery.... se
our days is flowing by in a hectic way!!! I so much LONG for
go away with the caravan, believe me!
Yesterday we went to the veterinarian for health checkup on
Anouk, whom finally is going home to Annelie. I will miss
him a lot! The health checkup went well and the vet. love
Our caravan have now new wheels! As new again. =) Today
we went up way to early to drive to Nyköping for Angelica to
participate in archery competition of 1440-round. A terrible
weather of rain made us a bit late because I could not drive
as fast as allowed on the over wet roads - quite scary in
some parts of the roads actually. The competition went well
for Angelica as long it "just" rained heavily, but when the
hard cold wind started to blow it was nothing to do anymore.
She turned blue on her hands and lips and could not feel the
bow hand at all!!! Can not remember that she has not gone
true the whole competition before despite the weather, but
now she had to stop before the end. However she was not the
only one that gave in. Beside there where 15 (smart)
shooters that never came to start in first place. We had our
lunch in the car before we went back home again. The closer
to home we got the better the weather turned and when we
stepped out of the car the sun was shining!!!
Got the massages that Vajert Dimma got Exc, BOB, CACIB and
the title: KBHV-2011 in Denmark
yesterday! Congratulations from us :)
2011-06-15 Cassandra had her examination from grade
two today. When we came out of church I was rather
mad....... No national hymn!!! Shame! I do not know what the
school was thinking and what is happening with Swedish
traditions? Imagine the future athletics that can not sing
along because they do NOT know our hymn!!! I do not know
what to say..... grrrrr....
Later in afternoon we went to Motala for archery practice
and it Cassie did great also today. She is so proud she can
handle Angelicas first bow. Well it might be an archer out
of Cassandra too in future :)
2011-06-13 Today Cassie came with us to Motala for
archery practice. She did very good! Angelica got some tip
and suddenly the arrows where close together and in the
place she wanted them =) Looking good!
Soon, very soon, it is time for the festival of the year
at Stallarholmen =P
Off course I am speaking of the Viking festival 2011 that is
happening at the 2nd and 3d of July. This year we will miss
Angelica whom, the same weekend, will attend in Denmark at
the Nordic Mastership in archery. We have to manage to keep
fingers crossed at the same time the pancakes is made over
open fire. Tricky, but with the tong in right place in mouth
we will hopefully manage .... :-)
If you are in Sweden and would like to visit the festival a
tip is to have bathing clouds with you because there are a
nice beach beside the Viking aria and if the weather will be
great it can be nice to take a "cool off" dip into the lake
and melt all impressions from the day - or, why not, in
middle of it. Eat, drink and travel backwards in time you
can (and for sure will) do in the Viking village! How to get
there is on the map below. Warmly Welcome =)
new photos where taken of Anouk and Raika today. I do not
know what you think, but I think he is getting more and more
beautiful each day and also more and more like his father in
looks. We also trained some toy seek and like his mother he
is not given up in first time. Great done and a lovely nose
Raika did some obedience and even though she has started her
heat she was up for it - a bit to much actually... lol......
she is a joy to train I have to say - again!
Vajert Opal has been into a show this weekend in Frankfurt.
Her very first show and the judge Marion Ten Cate liked her
a lot and made her BOB puppy. Big congrats from us =))
Today I have made pads to the dog beds and some new toys
as well. I also took some new photos of O´ Boy and some on
O´ Boy did not believe his eyes when he got the new toy. It
was a success I can say and he is caring it around where
ever he goes. :P
Rest of the family went to the cousins in Stockholm today to
celebrate both a confirmation and some graduations. Beside
Angelica her cousins Ellinor, Magdalena and Marcus are also
taken graduation this year. And cousin, Elvira, is having
her confirmation. Angelicas bet friend, Hannah (founder of
the company Corps eye) and my bet friend Tarja´s oldest son,
Joni, are also graduating this year. I have probably forgot
someone right now - sorry if that is the case - but think
that the "closest" almost fills a graduation truck
guys in the pack is a bit "tagged" towards each other and I
am a bit thoughtful about it and wonder why - except for the
fact that Anouk now is older and Rex probably feels he has
to tell "the youngster" not to forget whom the master of the
house is. Today I think I got the answer and yes it has to
do with males that now is older and the oldest ...... Raika
has start her heat........
do something a bit nicer I took away all wood part of the
grill, grinded them down, and then left to the store to get
paint and new screws. Had in mind a color of
terracotta/orange but in a brighter tone. A bit of a light
against all the black plate part. Am standing in the store
looking at the color cards holding on to the wine-red one
(yes, I LOVE wine-red) thinking I might change color a bit,
after help from the seller, and go for a bright orange/gold
one. It even got the name gold. I do not know what happen
but the seller must have missed a color mixing up this one
because, at home, when open it the color was...... skin
(pink/apricot)!!! Excuse the language but fuck what an ugly
color and because you can not turn it back when it is mixed
(smart move of the store) I might as well use it. The more I
am painting the mare I hate it.... why did I not take the
wine-red one..... sough.... thinking if I shall go down to
the basement and bring up the black color to paint over this
ugly skin color.......
Virgin-trip with the Öggisen today you might say. But
without camping this time. The reason was the -
vehicle examiner! And, like previous years, the
caravan is in top shape and the gas system is super tight.
YES! One of the veils must be sifted, but otherwise they
found nothing to complain about. Now it is going to be
interesting to see if the right light at the back will
function the ret of the summer. It kind of live its own
life. Every time I do the vehicle examination it function
without problem, but after - you never know if it will....
nobody, that looked at it, can figure out why or where the
problem might be located. This year Öggisen will have a new
roof hatch over the toilet. Nice. I also want to swift the
roof hatch over the middle section, but... well they are not
cheep, I have to wait with that one. Some hose from the heat
system will be new once this year anyway. We have had this
caravan for almost 8 years now and nothing has been replaced
over this years so I guess it is in mean time it will be
done :P - The real virgin-trip for this year will be for
midsummer celebration I hope.
Today Mary called from an international show in Norway
saying that Xena got CAC, BOB and CACIB! Thereby Xena became
Norwegian Show Champion AND
Danish Show Champion in one hit!!! VAJERT.......
We celebrated that with ice-cream.... or no.... we did not,
because when we had the ice-cream celebration I did not know
the good news yet, we actually had it for the fact that
Brizna and her bothers became 4 years old today ;)
2011-06-04 Yesterday I had hoped that I and Brizna
would have attend to the big mentally-test, but once again
the lot eliminated her to attend... :( Now she will be 4
years old tomorrow and that is the upper limit age to attend
on MT. Therefore I have asked for dispense for her to attend
after 4 years old and is now crossing fingers they will give
her that opportunity. Hopefully we will go the MT during the
summer or autumn.
Much more joyful then was the messages that Maria and Alpha
got Exl, BOB and CACIB today!!! Jihaa!!! Congratulations!
The girls and I went to Motala for Angelicas training. She
got a lot of help with her technique from a shooter there.
It looks like the final touch to it is coming along. One
arrow disappeared in the earth somewhere behind the target.
We could not find it and have to search for it next time
again. However I did find one other arrow that was deep in
the earth and believe the shooter that lost it will be happy
finding it sitting in one of the targets! :) Back home we
had barbecue in the hot summer evening. It is so nice the
heat is still there late evening and half night. Love it!
Raised a glass of wine in a toast for Alpha and Maria ;)
Kristina came today to get Odin home =) We had a nice
lunch and went true everything from timing to claw-cut. From
top too toe in other words ;) Good luck both of you and do
remember I am just a phone call away if there is anything
you would like to ask about.
Maria sent a sms from the fooicial Belgian Show at Ivö
saying that she and Alpha got a VG and that Susanne with
Inja got BOB veteran and BOB honor veteran. Beside that she
also got BIS4 vet and BIS3 honor vet!!! VAJERT!
Congratulations to both of you!
Late in the afternoon Angelica and I we to Motala for
training again. This time there were some shooters from the
club there. What a reception we got!!!! Warmly, inviting and
helpful - all of them. We felt so welcome, something we can
not say have happen when we have visit other clubs. They
spoke warmly about the club and wanted Angelica to join them
and compete for them in the future. Now she got something to
think about because the club in Växjö also want her to
compete for them when she goes to the university there to
study. Well, we se what decision she will make.
2011-06-01 Today Angelica and I went to Motalas
outdoor aria for archery to se if they had any targets
standing outside. WOW, what an aria they got!!! Angelica
trained and I read a new book about mentally of dogs (as
usual). After the training we did some grocery and went home
to barbecue salmon - super tasty!
2011-05-31 I and Odin went to the
veterinarian today for his re-checkup. He was total
quiet in the car the whole way and he did not got sick
either!?! ..... surprise to me..... the checkup went
great and the veterinarian became very found of him and
his way to be.
Yesterday we carried everything out of the trailer
and Göte left it of in Motala. Today Kristina with
daughter came to meet O´ Boy
and Odin. They felt in love with O´ Boy from the photos
and where rather sure he would be their choice, but when
they got here they total felt in love with Odin! Now it
will be a re-checkup at the veterinarian and on Thursday
they will bring him home to Skärblacka. =)
Now it is only O´ Boy left that needs
his own family to "terrorize"..... oh no.....to
love it should stand .... ;-)
2011-05-28 Up early in the
morning again and before the other woke up I left to get
the trailer for the move. When I got back the
girls where still in their pajamas eating breakfast.
After a coffee we started to load up the trailer. When
we where done we took a last check-up and scrub the
floor a last time before we closed the door for the last
time. In the car, on our way back home, we talked about
how Angelica felt over the fact she will never, except
for perhaps visiting someone, return to Olofström. She
said that it right now feels more like every summer
before - a holiday - and that she will probably not get
it until it is time to move to the university. We also
talked a lot about the summer and upcoming competitions
and it is when we talked about this I started to
curse........ one condition to train and compete is that
have your bow...... Yes, right! After 80 km we had to
turn back because non of us remembered that the bow was
still in the lockup at the archery aria!!! hahahahaha...
well...... so it did happen that Angelica came back to
Olofström quicker than any of us thought from the
beginning. When the bow was with the other stuff
in the trailer and the key back to the trainer we once
again started our trip back home, but first to Alphas
place to pick up O´ Boy. We where home by midnight and
Up early in the morning for breakfast and then to
start packing again. I cleaned the apartment hard and
yet in a hurry for the move-out inspection. The
inspection went very well, did not think either wise, and
after we had lunch before we went to the hairdresser for
Angelicas hair due. The evenings ball was with 3
dishes dinner. We just managed to enter the door before
the heavy rain started. It pored down like someone empty
buckets from the sky. Some is balls came between the
rain too. Not so fun to dress up and make a nice hair
due if the weather will be like this.........
I and the girls went to grocery store to
buy us dinner for the evening. Back to the apartment to
get the umbrella and then back to she how things where
going for Angelica.
She was ready and had change into the
dress as well when we got there. Suddenly it became much
brighter and we all looked out. The rain had stopped and
the sun was back!!! How about that?!!
to the apartment for makeup then to the archery aria to
get some photos of her with the bow. Then back to the
apartment for refreshment and to wait for her escort to
arrive. (Just wonder how many km I did drive this days......)
Angelicas escort, Andre, to the ball
came and after a few photos taken I and the girls went a
head to the Hotel where the ball
and dinner should take place. We had been warned that if
you do not take a nice spot beside the lain you would
not get a chance to take any photos or see the couples
at all because of all the peoples that will be there. I
ducked in under the barring with the girls close behind
to get to the other side where I found a very nice spot
to stand to take photos of the couples when they would
came "out of the turn". I was not the only one finding
that spot very good and soon it was crowded of people
on both side of the barring on each side of the lain.
Like yesterday the whole town had left their buildings
to stand beside the road (lain in this case). The
terrace, where the couples was suppose to "mingle" for
everyone to have a second look at them, where right
behind me on the other side of the stream. Close and yet
far away and the feeling "to protect celebrities" from
the crowd crossed me.
Threatening clouds started to torn up in
the sky and it was so much I got a bit worried that the
walk down the lain true the crowd of people would be a
wet walk for the couples.
after couples came down the lain and the flashes from
the cameras exploded of light every time a new couples
showed up Just like celebrities on their way to a party
or première, the couples had to stop to get photographed
by almost everyone in the audience (read paparazzi
photographer - at least you felt like one ....) A parade
of beautiful couples with the most fantastic creations
of ball dresses and hair due could be seen.
Angelica and Andre came as couple number four and
shortly after they had gone in from the terrace the rain
I felt sad for the girls that got their
lovely dresses all soaked wet and beside the extra
weight to carry up. Despite the rain the couples walked
down the lain smiling, stopped whenever anyone asked (if
anyone ask me I bet they wanted to run the quickest they
could to get inside) in the same slow moves the couples
before them walked, but they did not walk in rain.
of them had umbrella, but the wind made the rain splash
up and a small umbrella hardly protect a dress that is
wide. The last 10 couples had luck
because when they got out of their cars the rain had
stopped and the sun started to shine again. The street
of the lain was soak vet but at least they did not have
to walk true poring rain.
I and the girls went back to the
apartment for dinner and an evening in front of the TV. Way
after midnight Angelica called to be picked up. When I
got there the feeling of "last night with the
grabbed her and the tears was rolling because of all God
byes! Yet she felt very happy!
2011-05-26 It has not been easy
to get a fully night of sleep so far at Borgen.
One party after the other and the music is so laud you
can barley hear your own thoughts. It is not so
fun to hear all this drunk teenagers/athletics knowing
they all have sign a contract saying all kind of drugs
are forbidden at Borgen and as athletics they shall not
use anyway. It is almost as sad as not find the
principal responsible or the attendant either - they
both should hear this live! .......
- today was the big day! GRADUATING DAY! Angelicas
boyfriend Jimmy went with us and my mother and Jey came
directly to church. First the graduating classes came in
one by one singing the graduating song with a verity of
quality in both singing and knowing the words -
awesome when the classes stopped in the ally, before
taken their places, lifting the hats in air and back to
head in rhythm while "screaming" Hurray, Hurray, Hurray
x 5-7 times in a road... then they sat down for next
class to enter the church and to do the same procedure.
A procedure that occurred now and then during the whole
program. After all
(if I do not remember wrong) students taken place and
the opening speech where done it was Angelicas turn to
give the students speech! She got big ovations and where
the students where suppose to laugh they did, and where
the adults should laugh they did as well - a success in
other words =). A lot of music, more speech and some
stipendium where given out before it was time for the
students to receive their grades
took a very long time not so hard to understand thinking
of the number of students and the fact that the teachers
had to whisper something in the ear of each one when
given the obligated hug. ;) When the all students got
their grades it
time for the principal to held her closing-speech, yes
the "famous" (out of tree). After that the classes left
the same way they came in - one class by one and still
of the signing. Outside of the church a lot of photos
was taken before the busses took the students back to
school for something to eat and information in the
classroom before the "kick-out"!
I, Jimmy, my mother, Jey, Cassandra and
Stephanie went to the apartment to get something to eat
and have some coffee. The we went to the camping place
where mum and Jey should sleep to get the key to the
room. After that we went to the school to wait on the
small hill in front of the door of the "kick- out"! It
was crowded of people and the atmosphere was very high.
signs where ever you looked, teddy bears and other
stuffed animals, flowers, whistles etc. Then the
doors open and the students class by class ran out
screaming and starting too look for their own sign!!!
Angelica had it hard to find us first among all
people..... hahahaha.... with all stuff around her neck
we got a photo with her together with her bow-trainer, Håkan :))
After all students found their own
relatives and friends we all went down to a meeting
point on the other side of the school. There some
musicians, a flag carrier and a police car was waiting
to escort them on the obligated march true the town.
2011-05-24 On our (I, Cassandra
and Stephanie) way down to Angelicas place in Olofström
we dropped of O´ Boy at Alpha with family. He is
going to be there during a couples of days while we
celebrate the graduation of Angelica, pack everything up
in the apartment and move her back home. Down with
Angelica I had a meeting with the principal of the
school. They got tree principals actually and the one I
spooked to is in charge of the students that is in some
athletic program and also in charge of the students
apartments and their welfare during their time there.
Some well chosen words was said because she has
to do a better job in the future before something really
bad happens. Again it had been a hard party going on at
the complex of apartments (called Borgen) where the
students are living and this time Angelicas door was
total painted with marmalade, ketchup and other stuff
that normally are much better of in the refrigerator.
Beside - the one doing it had been standing on a balcony
spitting (!!!) on everyone passing by under them and
Angelica got hit - HOW mature is that? and the
principal.... well she closes her eyes and takes "her
students" (read cross-country runners - the sport she is
doing herself) under her wings defending them as usual
saying - they do not do that kind of stuff and beside
they do not drink..... yeah, right!!! ...... grrrrr. Do
your job and you just might get right about it some day
A lot more of joy was the time in the
aria of archery where the shooters where practicing
while it rain heavily outside! Do hope that we will not
have this kind of weather during the graduation day and
the bal day. At Angelicas place we had dinner and then
we packed her stuff the rest of the evening.
Oh, btw her door was total cleaned of!!!
The weekend have had super weather and Angelica,
competed in a new 900 round, did new personal record and
ended up at place 4! Congratulations girl!
rest of the family where mostly out in the garden the
whole days long in the nice weather keeping fingers
crossed, relaxed, had barbecue for dinner and played
with Odin and O´ Boy =) Yes, the others had their
chare of playing off course and I wonder if females back
up in age after having litters..... hahahaha Brizna was
our biggest "puppy" when it came to playing this
the boys got their 12 weeks vaccine. none of them liked
the car, but both loved the walk and the play in the
forest. WOW how many exciting things there are in a
forest. Did the last thing on the Magazine and sent it
up for the correction readers. Packed for the trip down
to Olofström where I will help Angelica to pack and move
out. We will also celebrate the graduation. Con not
believe 3 years has gone by al ready!
Picked up the new roof hatch to our caravan. Now I
just need some help to get it in place and the caravan
will be as good as new again ...... Jey come home for
the weekend and Angelica phoned telling the hairdresser
made the stripes coloring just like she wanted them.
=) Got some new photos of the boys doing everything they
could to kill each other....
2011-05-19 Today I picked up the
sign for the graduation and I am total pleased! Just as
I wanted it and I do hope Angelica will like it as well.
Went over to Selstore and bought a lot of moving boxes
and a very nice lady phoned me out of interest of one of
the boys that are left. We had a very nice conversation.
Early, way to early for my taste, we went up for
breakfast before leaving for the airport. Poor Oxana did
not like the traveling by car and became very happy when
she finally came out of it. The towels I brought with me
came useful while she was total soak wet in front. All
papers where done and she where laying at the table
until it was time to enter the crate. After saying
goodbye and best of luck mum and I went to Uppsala
for some shopping. IKEA, Coop and Lindex where visit. On
my way back home Göte phoned and told med the official
result of Anouk's x-ray was in the mail - that fast (?!)
- he got hips - A/A and elbows - 0/0 Jipiie!!! Now it is
just the small mentally-test to enter and he is ready
for the world ;-) The trip back home was from that point
very easy to drive ;) during the night I got a massages
telling Oxana was on the ground again and the crate
looked nice despite the long trip.
Oxana and I went to Stallarholmen. At my mothers place
we had a nice dinner and the first rhubarbpie with
vanilla sauce of the year. Yummy =) Oxana run like crazy
at the backyard and helped us to plant the
strawberryplants I had with me from our garden. Puppies
are not good in gardening, if it does not comes to dig
big wholes in it. Tomorrow we will go to the airport for
her to take the long flight over the Atlantic sea.
2011-05-13 Got a tip about a
company that do signs after instructions here in
Askersund! Went there with the sign and my drawings and
asked if they could do it like I wanted it. No problem
they said! Yes, yes, yes! Sent the other back still
irritated over the fact they did ignore my note or can
2011-05-12 Today I had to hear
the whole national anthem all the way to the
veterinarian. The singing bird was Oxana going for
her second check up before her trip home to USA on
Monday. The check up went great and now she is ready for
her flight ;-)
I have order a sign for Angelicas
graduation. On my way back home I picked it up in the
post and boy did I get disappointed or what!!! Before I
order it I called the company asked if they could do the
sign out of my instructions and that was no problem at
all they told me - right! - now they had done one out of
a ground-work and not at all after my drawings or
anything. I called them and asked what happen and THEN
they told me they never do signs after own instructions.
I had then to ask if they could not read either because
I had written, with big letters, they should not do any
sign if they could not do it like I wanted it!!! Instead
they should call me ....... well she was sorry about the
mistake they done and said I could return it....Did she
think I would not........?
2011-05-11 Today the O-litter is
turning 10 weeks of age and we celebrated that with
going to the veterinarian with Anouk! hahahha... no,
nothing strange at all just his time to x-ray on hips
and elbows and to get testicles- status and teeth
-status written in his pedigree. The plate of the x-ray
looked very nice! Now we have to wait for the official
reeding from SKK.
Claw cut, weight, cleaning of ears and a
wash up was waiting the litter ;) All have gain 1 kg in
weight this week and I got the report that Ozzy has as
2011-05-10 The trip back home was
much better than the one down. O´ Boy was just a little
bit worried when we started then he remembered and felt
to sleep. Back home I got the massage that Brizna did
not get a start number at the big mentally-test in
Jönköping after all! =( Not what I hoped to hear.
Now it looks like it will be no big mentally-test for
her because they have to start before they got 4 years
of age and she will be the 5 of June...... crap .......
Today Angelica, I and the little man off course,
went to Karlshamn Archery club for the district
mastership - competition in 900 round - outdoor. The sun
was shining and the wind where hard from side now and
then. I enjoyed the sun and Angelicas shooting while
keeping thumbs crossed and an eye on O´ Boy.
He was laying in the shadow under the
chair, mostly sleeping, the day long. We took some walks
and every time when we got back he had some water, candy
and went in under the chair again! I have to say he is
an great example puppy! I am impressed.
Beside when we walks he is keeping heal
position almost the whole walk. If it is to small space
for him on left side he just change side and keeps the
eye contact from that side instead! After done his
toilet he comes fast back towards me and sits in front
of my feet looking up to get candy .... eh... wait....
what is missing?... knowing the command for heal
position again and the fist moment in obedience is
done!! LOL WOW! Anyone needing a obedient dog for
competition? Just call or mail - he is almost ready for
This DM where, for Angelicas point of view, also a test
(what shape she is in) for even think to start at NUM
(Nordic Youth Mastership) that occur first weekend in
July in Denmark this year. it looked really nice during
the day and increased her personal best at 900 round
with 99 points!!! and took the silver medal.... then you
SHALL go to NUM or what do you think?
Beside, she got the silver medal with
only 4 points up to the gold. And down to the bronze it
was only 3 points. Talk about tight in the top of the
Congratulation girl! Silver in DM....
taste that for a while ;) and put you up for the NUM in Denmark
right away! It is going to be tough, but WOW what a
great experience for upcoming competitions in the
future. WE, your family and friends, will be home and
cross thumbs - count on it!
When the competition is going on a sms
came from Maria with Alpha. It says they are at a
national show in
Skara and got
excellent/CK and BOB =) WOW! Congratulations!
Really tired after the day and a
liiiiiitle read in our faces because of the sun!!! we
went home to get some dinner and to do some more packing.
Tomorrow I will go back home again with half of
Angelicas stuff in the car. The 26 of May Angelica will
graduate and move back home until it is time to move to
the town that has the university she has applied to. A
lot to do this day and a lot to keep in mind.........
On Friday I went down to Angelica in Olofström and
had O´ Boy with me for socialization. Go by car is
not a favorite thing if you ask him, but after short
while he felt to sleep and slept almost the whole way.
We did some stop on the way down and he was not happy
every time he had to go into the car again....
Today they had a big market in the town and we went
there. Crowdie with peoples, a lot of balloons - that
went of - in the heat, children laughing and playing,
laud music, choir singing and O´ Boy took everything
like he had done it before. Lay down at my feet if we
stood still for awhile, healed when we walked and sat
down as soon as I stopped!!! Not that interested to "get
pet" by everyone we meet, but not afraid of anything
that happen around him. Good boy :)
In the evening we had our dinner at the
balcony in the sun! What a lovely day this has been!
Now it is really empty! Both Opal and Omar have
left towards their new homes and they have almost equal
long way, but in total different direction. Omar up to
north of Sweden and Opal south to Germany. This lovely
photo came on the mail and is taken on the way down to
Germany. Photographer is one of the owner.
Alexandra (Kennel of Galdra´s mind). Thank you for the
The 3 that is still here, Oxana (going
16th), Odin and O´ Boy, have got a new task and that is
to find the new constellation within the puppy-pack!
The once that guessed that Oxana got the leadership
scored fully ;)
2011-05-04 Now the litter has
turned 9 weeks of age. And today Alexandra and Gaby will
arrive from Germany to bring Opal home. Speaking of
Opal, I just have to say she is looking so cute with the
ears "flying" on her head... hahahaha... it will not be
long now until she has them both up. We can also se that
Omar´s ears are getting lighter and lighter and
sometimes when he concentrate he has one up ;) His owner
will also pick him up today.
I have received a lot of very nice
photos of Ozzy already. They will come up when I
got some spare time. However I would like to say THANK
YOU to the owner for sending them.
Eating growing, eating growing.... You can tell there
are one "missing" in the litter. A interesting
observation we made is that before when they could play
two and two they did it often. Now when one is over when
the others couples up to play, it is a bit strange.
After just a few days they have coped with the situation
and are playing more all together. If the litter is
uneven from the beginning they do not react the same
when someone is leaving.
2011-05-01 Ok, so now we are in the big spring month. The weekend has
been full of happenings, as usual. We start with the fact
that Maria and Alpha did the small mentally-test (MH)
and Alpha did it with grace! Done with no fear of gunfire.
Congratulation and.... Vajert girls!
We went to look at a
house for rent and liked it a lot. But once again we had to
experience that an other family got it. We where the
landlords second choice non help to us is it?
Some nice sms came from the owner of Ozzy during the day.
Everything is great and they like each other a lot. Ozzy is
showing himself from his absolutely best side. Good boy! =)
Today the owner of this house had a family here looking
at it. A nice couple that was after a summer-house. If they
will buy it in the end I do not know yet.
Also all the preparation for Angelicas graduation in end
of the month is going on. Her things in the apartment must
be packed, cleaning for the inspection before moving out.
Dress, shoes, hair done, poster etc...... To graduate seems
to be "a company" when coming to preparations. Thank God I
have "to do lists" laying everywhere ;-) The reception has
to wait until we know where we live and from WHEN we do. No
wonder I find it hard to sleep at nights .....
Today was the day for the first puppy to leave the nest.
Frasse with family came for Ozzy. We had lovely weather and
had our lunch in the garden. The puppies played outside
until it was time for Ozzy to leave for his new home. I do
feel a bit of sadness when they leave - can not help
it. During the trip home I got nice sms from Frasse telling
how things where going. Ozzy laid up side down in the car
sleeping! Short stop for toilet and back to up side down
when the car started to move again. No national anthem, no
singing of complain - total quiet ;) Good boy! Warmly good
luck to the family and do remember: the distance between us
is not longer than a phone call, sms or a mail :)
2011-04-28 Yesterday the litter became 8 weeks of age
and we celebrated that by going to the veterinarian for the
health-exams and vaccinations. As usual the puppies tried
there best to destroy the room ;) Ha ha ha ha.... they
played around a lot, explored everything new and finally
felt to sleep all over the floor. Now they got their health
certificate, vaccinations and the one for export also their
passport done. On our way there we expected a lot of singing
- like the national anthem - but where we in for a surprise
when they where almost total quiet the whole way! On our way
back home none of them where heard from - they slept! The 8
weeks photos where taken before we left and what ever we
tried with Ozzy did not look straight at the "lady with the
big black eye" ..... lol...... weight, claw cut and cleaning
of ears where also done before we left - and good we did
because the claws are full of mud now when the puppies are
outside all day long trying to change the lawn into some
craterous aria. They also get some help from their "nuts"
father. He likes to create groups for anyone to fall into
2011-04-26 To give you some
"hint" of how it is to be a breeder we have taken photos
of the indoor "box" to let you se how it changes
depending of where the puppies are.....
The Easter holiday has been a quiet family gathering. The
weather have been wonderful so the puppies have been out the
whole days. Angelica found the fence we use to have as a big
"box" outside, the once Göte had no idea where they gone....
Anyhow, now they got a big "box" outside and they also tried
bathing in the small boat-pool during the weekend. Opal
liked it the most! =) A bit wet first but then very nice
indeed. The girls painted eggs and we hang them up in the
apple tree. Lovely and kind of surrealistic! We had lunch
outside and had barbecue in the evenings.
Today Maria and Alpha came for a visit and Anouk became
crazy of joy. The youngsters played around in the yard not
knowing the puppies where under the stairs sleeping. When
the small once started to wake up and came forward Alpha had
enough - terrible creatures all over the place - even though
a bit exciting. Anouk however became very happy and played
gentle with them. Thank you so much Maria for the visit,
chat and coffee time and sorry for the "visitation" when you
where about to leave while missing O´ Boy among the puppies.
hm..... wonder how he ended up under your sweatshirt...
This day has been a hectic day. Booked time for the vet.
checkup next week. Gone true all mails and letters that did
come during our days in Stockholm. Today the puppies turned
7 weeks so we have also taken new photos of them. As the
weather was very nice we did it outside and I had help from
Angelica putting them up.
They also played a lot off course and we had barbecue for
dinner for the first time this year!
The males -
7 weeks old. Two spoken for.
black male - Spoken for
Yellow male - Spoken for
Blue male - available
O´ Boy -
Orange male - available
The females -
7 weeks old. Both spoken for.
Red female - Export to USA
white female - Export to Germany
Now we are back home again and it was very nice that my
mother had the dinner ready for us when we came - Thank you
The days in Stockholm have been very interesting and Anouk
got a big portion of socialization and environment training
I have to say. All the cars, all dogs, new smells, sounds
all the time (never quiet in a big city) and by mistake we
ended up in middle of a big crowd of football supporters!
They sang, where very laud and suddenly they dropped a bomb
that made a huge smoke cloud in front of us. Anouk waved his
tail and did not react at all over the bomb! WOW what a guy
In the evening we drove to my sister for dinner and I went
to Tyresö working club where Ann with grandpa where waiting.
Finally Anouk got a chance to play with dogs he met ......
lol ..... Well, Raffe was not in a play mode but Ann's
female was and run a lot with Anouk.
2011-04-16 Today my mother came to be here a couples of
days taken care of Stephanie and the puppies while the rest
of the family is in Stockholm on education.
During the weekend we had lunch outside and spent most of
the time with puppies and the other dogs in the garden.
We have had a lot of laughs over the fun and crazy
situations the puppies is ending up in when playing around.
2011-04-14 Today the puppies where outside with their
father. Poor Rex hade to stand up for close inspection from
his offspring's :) Ozzy was the most interested because he
found out that Rex had two balls of his own!
puppies also got a some fighting time with the skin. Boy
they did fought and shook it hard. No problem with the
fighting spirit with in this litter!!!
2011-04-13 Today the puppies became 6 weeks old and
well... what shall I say about this part of taken nice
photos "a´ la portrait" - it is not fun for either the
puppies or me. they want to play, wrestle, bite, run, eat
what ever they can find so when you take them up for head
photos the ears, that normally are very nice placed, will
stand 10 over 10.... or thinking of it ... 15-20 over 8 in
fact.... no, that will not due at all instead it will be
nature taken photos this time ;)
I just love the way the puppies are developing and always
move forward to new adventures, even though the skin on my
arms now days looks like after a landing in a bush with
thorns. To clean out the box can be quite dangerous when the
small once are sleeping so sweet, and it turns out they are
NOT sleeping as hard as you might thing (hope for) ... No,
but they are not showing anything until you are on your
knees bending over to clean the floor as quietly as you
can.... the attacks are a fact and after a lot of sharp
bites from sharp teeth you have to flee the box rescuing
yourself and the cleaningtools you hade with you inside. The
alligators - oh sorry - the puppies are close behind.......
The males - 6
weeks old. Two spoken for.
Black male - Spoken for
Yellow male - Spoken for
Blue male - Not spoken for
O´ Boy -
Orange male - Not spoken for
Te females - 6
weeks old. Both spoken for.
Red female - Export to USA
White female - Export to Germany
Today we had the nicest spring weather so far. The
puppies where out most of they day. They slept under the
stairs while I sat in the sun having a cup of coffee. Very
nice indeed! After some more play the food where served
outside for the first time. Yummy!
Today we had Claus with Family here. The weather where
absolutely great so we spent most of the time out doors
- also had coffee outside - They felt for Ozzy and that was
in fact the puppy they first liked from the photos and that
feeling stayed when they met him. We says thank you for a
very nice day =) In the afternoon Carina came to visit and Rex
went overjoyed! He does not love her.... he ADORES her!!! He
even tried to get into her car when she had to drive back
home. Carina is breeding Ozzie and is expecting puppies
around Easter - kind of sad this time, because she felt in
love with O´ Boy and can not take him while having enough
dogs at home! She have had Laekenois before and love to have
one again. Well maybe next time then ;)
Today the wind was a little bit less, still hard but not as
yesterday. We took the puppies out and they thought the wind
was a strange phenomena. Some of them had it hard to
run in the wind - blowing over side - up again and for a new
Opal even tried to attack the wind back! O´ Boy has
now both ears standing and Oxana got one up. To cute! Omar
is getting total crazy outside. Sneaking, crawling, doing
play invites towards us, running, climbing on/over
everything he can find =) It is so nice to se them all in
2011-04-07 Today we had heavy storm here. Even I,
tall and skinny like a pole, had major problem walking
forward in the wind. I almost where blown to the grown a
couples of times. - THEN it is windy!!!
"puppy" within the litter must be Brizna ;-) As
soon as we put in new toys she is there to try the out - one
by one. Like Qinza did with hers, Brizna is playing a lot
with the puppies. Not always to fun if you ask the puppies
because Briz is a bit hard (wild I might say)
and if the small once got to close when she is shaking a toy
they might get hit by it. Here Opal is
"biting" Briz. :)
Today the litter became 5 weeks of age. New deworming and it
not tasty this time either, if you ask them :) They had gain
weight - a great deal - and are now looking like small pups
in cubic ......
Because of terrible family matter, the family that had
spoken for Opal where now forced to redraw. Therefore she
can be spoken for again ;) She is very tough with an
extremely good body control, so I would say that agility or
as a rescue dog (as example) will suit her great in future
The photos this time became as they did because the puppies
where sleeping when we took the weight - easier to get them
still long enough - and they had not woken up totally yet
when taken the photos..... cute.... hahahaha
Males 5 weeks old: 2
are spoken for.
O´ Boy -
Females 5 weeks old: 1 spoken for.
Red female - Export to USA
O´ Boy and Opal in visitors lap
Omar trying the water in the bowl.
O´ Boy with both ears up ;)
Oxana playing with the ball :)
TODAY we had sun and it was very nice outside! Yes, the
puppies explored outside for the first time and it did not
take long before the were everywhere!!! =)
First out of the house was Oxana - off course - she more or
less rumble out of the doorstep and started to exam
everything outside right away. Opal was not long behind. We
carried them all down the stairs. I do not want them to run
the stairs yet because it is metal and got open spaces and I
am afraid they will hurt their legs, so therefore we carries
them until they are older.
A new world open - all had to be tasted, licked on, troughed
with, crawl under or climb over. The soil is still cold and
you could se that when the puppies put the pawls on it just
to lift one up right away. But in a short while they run
over it like they never done anything else :)
The weekend did not have the weather that we hoped for.
No, some rain with snow and our lawn that already is like a
mud yard did not get better of the by this. That means we
did not take the litter out as planed. Instead they, one by
one, where taken out to explore unknown room. Easy to se
whom is mature for it and whom that needs longer time.
However the curiosity took over in time and now all are
sleeping like babies :)
About the weather they say it will be better on Wednesday -
the litters 5 weeks day. Keeping fingers crossed for that.
Today we got the first visit from "strangers". The family
that looked at Opal and also my good friend Sussie with her
boyfriend Ricky. We had a very nice time and the puppies
seemed to think so too. Brizna had a lot of kisses to give
and she did - after cleaning up the puppies "toilet" - urk
2011-03-30 Half way!!!
Today the litter became 4 weeks old. Their personality shows
more and more and hours flies by when studying them. The
puppies are still a bit "clumsy" therefore it happens they
hurt themselves or an other puppy - especially when they
grab each other with those sharp teeth and shake! Now you
can observe how they cope with that part, how fast they
forgot it hurt but also the reaction when a sibling scream.
Very interesting to follow. We can already se whom that
prefers cross meat, gruel or smashed puppy food and whom
that still think mums milk still is the best ;-) If
the weather stays and some sun and a few more plus degrees,
as promised, will be the pack will meet the nature for the
first time this weekend.... exciting!
Also exciting is the part of getting nice
photos of the litter - today we laugh our heads of, good for
the stomach muzzles I have been told, when trying to get
some stand up photos. After that we took new weight and cut
clews. Well, this is how it turned out this time and
as my husband said: They are puppies not models... ;)
As I said, the development will go fast from now on! The
pups had their first meal of gruel today - well swimming
around in it more like it - and it seemed as if they liked
it even if most of it where sucked up by the pores. Now when
they play you can HEAR the teeth are true.... Suddenly you
hear a small scream from a puppy and the one is stuck in the
mouth of one of the siblings.
and Jang - well, we call them that from time to time because
it is Ozzy (black) and Opal (white) we are talking about -
seems to get drawn towards each other when it is time to
play. The fun part is that despite Ozzy is the biggest in
the litter and Opal is the smallest he have no chance at all
if she decide to bend him over! On the photo it is Omar
getting his from her and he is not a small boy either ...
tuff girl - that one ;-)
Today Jey came home for the weekend and that was appreciated
by Brizna. "Crazy-girl" wanted to lay in Jeys lap when given
food to the puppies. It became very crowdie in the box. Jey
thought the puppies had grown a lot and yes, you might say
that considering last time she saw them where at their
We bought some small soft toys for the litter today and that
was highly appreciated ..... by Brizna..... ;-) The puppies
have done several of exploring-rounds outside the box during
the weekend and to their joy they found Stephanies shoes!
Why do we buy small soft toys?
and the litter has been moved to the kitchen. Not
appreciated by Brizna - now she can not come and leave as
she wish anymore because we have to let her in to the nest
(to high to jump) when it is time to give food to the pups
and afterwards, when they are done, she has to stay with
them for a while. She will also be with them the whole night
.... and she prefers to lay in our laps up-side-down when we
watching TV.... lol .... well, now when they have moved into
the kitchen she seems to think they are old enough to play
with - tones the puppies are not up for just yet. I say,
just wait.... the development will be very fast from now and
in a few days up to a week the mum will be the one running
from the battlefield......
Home again after the trip down to Angelica in Olofström
to help her put up the Viking exhibit at the library. Photos
from the exhibit, and from her project, will come up at the
Viking album as soon I have time for it. Before I went
down I took some photos of the clods and Viking stuff
borrowed from my brother Nibbe, his girlfriend Zahra, mother
and, off course, my own and the girls clods for this show.
This photos will also get into the album - any day ..... ;-)
Sad I could not stay a few days more, that would had been
litter turned 3 weeks Yesterday and we celebrated it with
deworming - NO it was not popular at all!!! New weight
where also taken - and they have gain nicely - new photos
where also taken off course =)
To morrow I´m going to buy some soft toys for the pack!
Now we can feel that the teeth are coming true and the
balance is getting better and better for each day that
passes by. Brizna is standing up when given food to the
puppies - not every time but almost. She seems to think they
are big enough to "hang"/"stand on toes" to get food .......
crazy girl ..... they have also started to leave the box and
when they do Brizna seems to think they are big enough to
play with .... yeha right.... well, at least she is careful
so no one have gotten scared or hurt . ... good mum ;-)
2011-03-21 Today the puppies got crossed meat (taste
portion) for the first time - Jihaaa!!! - that where
very popular - and we discovered that we have one or two
singing birds among them, when they understood it would not
be more than taste samples ....lol ..... Brizna came to our
rescue and gave them a big meal of breast milk ;) Right now
everything must be tested by mouth and they are awake more
and more for each day that passes by! Attacks, growling and
small sounds of barking are now the new repertoire :)
2011-03-17 The name is not so easy, if you ask me.
Well to find name is not so hard - got 17 of each
male/female this time - but to decide whom to give what name
is harder. If you ask Stephanie (our youngest daughter) she
says one of the female shall be named Stephanie, but that
does not start on O..... ;) Anyhow today the litter got
Now the litter got their
Ozzy - Black male
Omar - Yellow male
Odin - Blue male
O´boy - Orange male
Oxana - Red female
Opal - White female
2011-03-16 Time are running - way to fast I think!
Today the puppies turned 2 weeks of age and we celebrated it
by taken new photos (read: at least tried to get nice
photos), new weight (not so easy done anymore while they are
tying to leave the scale...) and claw cut (sneaking up on
them when they are sleeping or eating = no one notice I'm
To take photos of the puppies is not that easy as people
might think. They shall cooperate - thank you - to get the
photos as good as possible. Now when they "run" more than
they walk it is hard to make them lay still long enough to
get a photo at all. Today they yellow and blue male plus the
white female where best of being cooperative ..... at least
a bit that is.... The others... well.... the red female
turned the head away all the time, sticking her tong out or
yawned big!!! Orange male where so tired and slept so deep
he felt more dead than alive - just hanging in Götes hand -
well at least he stayed put when we put him down ;) The
black male run from the spot every time we put him down for
photos of him laying .... and this is how it went on half
the day - you do have to be patient when taken photos of the
small charming once :-))
Now when the puppies have open their eyes and seems to
hear us by lifting up their small ears (looks like they are
listening hard) and waiving their tails when we talk to them
the girls are allowed to sit in the box for a while per day
- WOW! have they long for this or what! The puppies seems to
like new things to taste and the white female places herself
into the laps to sleep when the girls are sitting there.
2011-03-13 This weekend Angelica has competed in
JR SM archery. She ended up on 9th place after an exciting
final. Super congratulation girl and very well done! =) The
rest of the family sat at home keeping fingers crossed and
hold the breath.... we did not get less nervous of the fact
internet did not work.....
The puppies have both shown signs of eyes and open them
this weekend. They also "run" more than walking even though
they do not have the total balance for it yet. You got a lot
of laughter when studying them fallen on side when trying to
run. Beside, so typical Laekenois, they are trying to bite
each other or their own legs - also without big success.....
hahahaha... Brizna seems to think it is time for them to
play because she went after the through-knot and simply
dropped it in the for puppy box! eh... well... she just have
to wait a bit longer - they are not THAT early! One more
male got spoken for - Welcome to the "Vajert clan" Claus
with family - during the weekend so now it is just two
2011-03-09 The puppies went 1 week
old today! Photos, nail cut, new weight, new ribbons and
normal "gone true" have been on the schedule today. All have
double their weight from birth ;) They have started to walk
more than craw and you can se clearly thy are using their
smell sense. You can also se that when they crawl up on each
other they begin to open their mouth to test what they can
get hold on (bite the brother..). The result is
spitting and sneezing when the tough got fur on it.... yerrk
.... They also smell phrenetic on you hands when holding
them - al ready! Today when I handle the white female she
licked me on my cheek ;))) WOW!
|Males 1 week old: Black,
yellow, blue and orange - 1 is spoken for.
|Females 1 weeks old: White
and Red - both spoken for.
|Tails when the milk is coming ......
|White female is pleased
|A pillow is nice
|Crowdie in the food bar
2011-03-07 Yesterday we took new photos and new weight.
They have gain weight quite a bit since birth! Brizna is
very happy took some big lap of honor in the yard before she
went in to the pups again =).
2011-03-03 As we feared one of the males did not
make it, but the rest of them are doing fine and mum,
Brizna, is super with them. Today we have taken new weight
and some photos of them =) The females and one of the males,
do not know whom yet, are spoken for. To the other tree
males serious inquires are most welcome ;-)
Males: Black, Yellow, blue and orange - 1
Females: White and Red - both spoken for.
The color of Belgian. Red, Black and
|Red female sleeping her special way.
Orange male as a true Laekenois
sleeping up side down already ;)
||Yellow and Orange male together.
2011-03-02 Early this morning Brizna gave birth to
the puppies! 7 with the sex of 5 males and 2 females. When
writing this it looks like one of the males might not make
it, but the rest of them and the mother is good =).
2011-03-01 The night has been a worry. Brizna has
not find anywhere to get some sleep other than for shot
moments. Well her behavior is natural, but I can not help to
feel a bit sorry for her. Heavy and probably feeling strange
in body while been so close to delivery. Hungry but get
nauseous when smelling the food - shoving away the bowl like
she wants to hide it. Do remember clearly how it was
for myself close to birth ;)
2011-02-28 I do have a female here that can not
find rest. She does not want food and is drinking very
little. The temperature is not anything to react on so far,
just guessing it still can be a few days left. The rest of
the pack have become quiet in a special way and that use to
be a sign it will happen soon ;)
2011-02-21 Now Alpha is a big girl! She has
started her heat :)
In the house we got "spot-sickness" well, Stephanie got
spots all over her - Chickenpots! Cassandra has started her
winter-holiday and we went to Askersund to se a movie, but
it was no tickets left! And the queue where long out on the
street!!! Tomorrow they will show the same movie
in Åmmeberg, we will try to se it there instead. Angelica
and Hannah landed in England this morning. There they will
attend on the big Viking marked in York and soon my mother,
brother with girlfriend, sister and brother 2 with their
families flew to warmer country. Thailand! I guess that we
just have to continuing struggle around on ice roads and way
to much snow while they are sunbathing and have "awful"
dinks under the parasols..... sough well .... what is a
dance at the castle.......
2011-02-17 The R-litter is turning 5 years old
today! Sorry to say but it is with mixed feelings we
celebrate this because I have no longer right to the female
I chosen to put out on breeding terms anymore. Once again I
have lost the opportunity to a litter because the woman that
has her on breeding terms have not fulfilled the agreement!
She has not, despite the fact that I have asked her to
several of times, x-rayed the female yet and not given me
the information about her heat for the last year. She also
owns me a lot of money. From today the female is owned by
her fully. I have spoken to the Swedish KENNEL club about
this matter several of times and despite the matter is about
not follow the written agreement SKK will not help me and I
can do nothing except chose to go into a civil law process
and if I do nothing says I will actually win it. I will
therefore never put out a female on breeding terms anymore.
What is hidden in the snow arrives in thaw - they say...
Here the rain and a few days of sun, back to rain, have made
a lot of snow melt and left terrible icy-roads. The walks
with the dogs is generated with big danger of break any
boons sliding around on the ice. You never know before you
leave the house how many times you will end up on your back
just that you probably will. On other "thing" that also has
"arrived" is all that dog poop you did not managed to pick
up between the snowfalls this winter. (yrrrrk). Therefore we
had a "shit-day" yesterday. We cleaned the whole yard from
the poop we could find and thank God for that because this
night and the whole day it has been snowing again. Only 2
hours after the dog have had a race in the yard all track
where gone again. Anouk and Alpha, whom been here since
yesterday and will go home tonight, just love this weather.
Thinking of it ALL my dog love the now but this one-years
could probably be outside the whole day if I would let
them...... ;) I do not want any more snow! No I am looking
forward to the spring and summer but it feels faaaaaar away
a day like this. :)
2011-02-08 One jubilate after the other, as I said
before, and today the turn has come to Cassandra. Her turn
to celebrate - the 9th birthday. We hade her favorite food
(winter-time) Pasta Carbonara and princess-cake, but instead
of the classic green "cover" we found one with pink =)
Cassandra says thank you for all congratulations she got.
Tomorrow it is our brother in law that turns 65 and the
farmer owner of Raily, Jeanette, whom having birthday too!
2011-02-07 Today the daughter of my best friend,
Tarja at Kennel Turning Leaf´s, is having her birthday. She
is turning 3 years old and celebrated her birthday with
spots all over her body. Chicken-pots!!! Standing in front
of the mirror with her brand new princess tiara and says -
Mum, I am so ugly with all the spots in my face! I do not
want to be ugly on my birthday! Awww..... The girl is cute
as sugar and no spots in the world can change that.
2011-02-06 The birthdays within the family and
among friends are close right now =) My uncle, Magnus,
turned 50 the 2nd and one of the cousins to the girls turned
19 the 3rd. We did not attend to Magnus, "open house", but
the once that where there have told us it was a nice
celebration and a lot of peoples there to congratulate.
Unfortunately the sandwich-cake where the worse they ever
had tasted - bad considering it where bought from a
confectioner that calls them self "Stockholms
best confectioner's on sandwich-cakes and cream
buns"..... I think they need to change that slogan.....
Today Mats (Sinanjus kennel) turns 50 and that we
celebrated yesterday. The party where great with good food,
live music and high atmosphere the whole evening. Cassandra
and Stephanie danced the whole night long =) Two cute
party-princesses fro sure!!!
Yesterday, on my birthday, we went to the vet. for
ultra-sound on Brizna. We counted to At least 7
puppies and had to re-count several of times because there
where so many active puppies inside. In other words
it might be more than 7!!! One of the most loving gifts I
ever got on a birthday ;) Time of birth in first week of
Tank you all for the double congratulations by
mail, sms, phone, in the guestbook and on FB!
The day before yesterday Angelica competed and got a new
silver-medal. Congratulation girl! Despite the cold the
family got right now we had a nice dinner and some tasty
cake to celebrate Göte and me during the weekend. Now we
crosses fingers that Jey do not get what we are having!
2011-01-30 Angelica competed today
and got a new silver-medal =) Congratulations girl! The
family still have the cold and spend most of the weekend in
bed =( Poor Jey was home for the weekend and now probably
got what we have. Despite illness we had a nice dinner and
some cake to celebrate both Göte and me.
2011-01-27 The whole family is now
down with a nasty cold! It is not the flue and that is
something to be grateful about. ;) It is also a bit sad we
are ill now because it is Götes birthday (today) and no one
is up for nicer dinner with desert. Well hopefully we are
better the weekend to come and we will celebrate then. Happy
55th birthday husband!
Today we got the official reading from SKK.
Vajert Alphas x-ray came back HD-A/A and ED-0/0! Jihaaaaa!
Lovely and congratulation to Maria. Now there is an tryout
for military work on the schedule and we are waiting for her
first heat to start. Good luck with the tryout Maria :)
Talking about heat, Azka has just started her first and our
advice is to wait with the x-ray until 3 weeks after the
heat. Akira had her fist heat late summer last year.
I also want to say congratulation to the
owner of Mizzy, Helene, that had her 55th birthday
I did managed to go to the dinner yesterday. Lovely time
and a lot of subjects where discussed and Anita makes the
most tasty food there is. Göte came in the evening to pick
me up and had Anouk with him. Very nice to se how good he
was around the dogs of Linda and with the old male of Anita.
He even got the old (10 years) to play with him in the
garden. That was nice done - from both of them I might say.
So happy to se Anouk's behavior and he is so easy to bring
along. Thank you so much for the lovely afternoon and
Angelica competed yesterday and got nice 450
points. No, she is not happy over that points but with the
nasty cold she got the question is if she should have been
there at the first place. Well we say congratulation anyway
and want to remind her that: several of elite athletics in,
for example, slalom - usually on the prize-stool - do miss a
turn and ski out in the first race sometimes ..... ;)
2011-01-20 I woke up this morning
with "sand" in my eyes. Very sensitive towards light and the
body felt like it been run over by a truck or something.
Wonder what this will lead too.... Have no time to be ill
now. The club- magazine have had the stop again and I am
setting adds and all text to get it done for corr. reading
and to send it to the printer. Beside, I have been invited
to dinner at Anita and Hasse (Kennel Fannyhill´s) on
Saturday and will not miss that for the world.
2011-01-18 When I talked to Maria,
co-owner of Alphas, today she told me that Alpha reacted on
the anesthetic for the x-ray. Everything went ok though, and
now we will bite our fingernails until the official reading
from SKK will come back. Stephanie is ill. We do hope it is
not the flue, but are not sure yet.
Today we got a visit from Azka with owner and mother =)
Very nice and tasty bread to the coffee - tanks =) Anouk and
Rex played in the kitchen and accidently hit the stove and
the glass on the lower door exploded!!! Thousands of small
peaces of glass all over the kitchen and our hearts did take
a big jump in our chests. Anouk and Rex? Nope - Neither of
them reacted at all ...... Despite that accident we had a
very nice time and thank you so much for the visit. Now we
will keep fingers crossed that the house you are looking at
will be yours! Good luck!
2011-01-12 The problem with the
outgoing mail is now solved. I had to call the support and
pay 300 SKr to get help. The fee one could not help me!?!
Anyhow I got a very nice man in the other end of the line
and he fixed the problem for me =) It turned out the
antivirus-program needed a new rule how to deal with
outgoing mails from the kennel - now when it got it
everything is ok again!
Sorry to say we did not get the house we
liked so much :(
2011-01-09 Now the "normality" is
back in the house. Jey is back in Stockholm, Angelica back
in Olofström and the heat system is fixed so we now have
heat in the house again. Angelica and I where down in south
of Sweden (Småland) and looked at a house for rent. We liked
it a lot! ;)
2011-01-01 After a nice visit from Maria and Alpha today
I am trying to do the obligatory looking back on the year
2010. Hopefully I will also been able to update.....
2010 - well the year started very nice with
because we had the fortune to follow the A-litter when they
where playing and exploring the snow. A lot of nice photos
where taken :) It is a joy, and hard work, to follow puppies
develop during the first 8 weeks but it is also a "sting" in
the heart se them leave one by one to their new life's. You
can only hope the new owners will send a photo and some
lines about how things are going now and then. I, as a
breeder, are very lucky in this case. Almost all within the
"Vajert-clan" are keeping me posted with photos and stories
about their daily life and it makes me so happy every time
just getting a life sign! THANK YOU!
hardest time during the year where the lost of Even. The
lovely boy turned out to be sick and it was bad. The
decision to put him down where so hard, but out of any
doubts - you do not keep a dog alive that are suffering -
yet terrible painful to go throe. Still miss him so much.
Happy kennel-happenings are that it is a lot
of Vajert dogs with owners that has done great during the
year! First Raily approved as an guard-dog and are now
working as one with his new owner, then we had a very nice
generation meeting at the show at IVÖn. Inja and her
great-grandchildren and speaking of Inja, she have had a
huge success in the show rings this year! Rex ha
his at Ivön and in the end of the year at the Nordic Winner
show in Norway where he got CAC, BOB and the title. In
Denmark at the WW-show we had a fascinating "fight" in the
open class females - it where between Brizna and Susanne´s
Gina and the judge had BIG problem whom to choose for the
class winner. Gina finally got it for her lovely movements
and Brizna got R-CACIB. Talking about the WW-Show I humble
and warmly want to thank both Sari and Hannu for picking me
up to get there over all! Vajert Dimma became Danish Winner
2010 and Vajert Xena became Norwegian Winner 2010! WOW!
Three winner titles in one year and that on tree different
generations!!! Azzlan, Alpha and Anouk have also had success
in the show ring here in Sweden and Akira dig get very nice
critics in Schweitzer land where she ended up as 2 best
female! Lovely! All the dogs success, no matter in what they
done, can be read about on their own pages. I hope you all
will continue to send me what you are doing with your dogs
and please send photos!- we love to read about it and look
at the photos! =) It make us feel part of your life
I will also want to
Thank you all Vajert-dog
owners for what you are doing with your dogs and for doing
it so great!
The winter came early this year and stayed
too! A lots of snow and very cold!
Beside for the rain that heavy fall from the
sky New Years evening (!) the year of 2010 stopped the way
it started sort of. The heating system in our house broke
down, the electric power in our village disappeared. The
whole village went black! The last where kind of fun. We
where watching TV and 23.20 the power went of and did not
come back until 00.10!! So we lighten up candles all over
the house and I read a Viking story for the girls. Then, at
midnight, we got champagne for the New Year in the light of
the candles =) an looked towards the black sky where all the
fireworks lighten up the sky in all kinds of beautiful
colors. Kind of cozy ending!
We do have plans for 2011 and our hopes are
off course that it REALLY WILL GO the way we plan and
are wishes for (just in case we do have a plan b, c
and d to go for wise our of earlier experience, but would
love it if plan A will happen - just for a change). We
have a lot of exciting happenings to look forward to even if
some of them are a bit to exciting (x-ray of the A-litter
and moving to.....?......) New puppies, mating with Raika in
Germany the upcoming summer, Angelica will graduate and Jey
are turning 18 this summer! MH (the small mentally-test) at
A-litter and one or two (probably some more) shows to attend
to. The training-books have already new goals and part-goals
written in. I would also like to have the chance to travel
abroad (holiday-trip) during the year, but I´m
not sure it will be any time left for that ;) Not to forget
is the year-event at Stallarholmen - The VIKING festival!