The Blog 2012
Yesterday I put up the traditional advent calendar on
the wall. A tiny problem came up because I do not have that
long wall here as I had in Olshammar = all 24 bags could not
fit in.... hahahaha... some problem, right? I will solve it
by hanging up the rest when number 1, 2 and 3 have been
we went to Linköping for shopping. The last Christmas gifts,
weekend food and all the ingredients for the upcoming
baking. Sometimes you should have some luck on your side and
we had it for sure during our shopping. I promised the girls
they will have new advent stars to their rooms and they have
chosen a blue and a purple one. In the store the only once
left in that color was the one hanging way up on the wall as
a show example. Well only thing to to was to ask if it could
be possible to get them down for us. No problem at all!
Beside we got the electric wire and lightning as well with
out extra charge!!! The staff made the girls day - can tell
you that ;))
To get back home was not
that fun. I got a nice bowl - handmade glass- from Angelica
when I turned 40 and it was now laying in "a drilljon"
pieces on the kitchen floor .... sigh... on the other hand I
managed to get a tooth from Hexa, as a memory, the first to
be saved so far. Well at least something even thoug the bowl
can not be replaced..... stupid dogs.....
Well! Is it going to be winter after all? Not that I
mind this mild weather we have had during November, except
for the darkness that brings. Now the snow (wet one) is
falling heavily since a couples of hours. Boyo and Hexa
became nuts! well.... hm.... that is when I let Boyo
out, Hexa´s first reaction was a to hit the brakes on the
doorstep! What on earth.... lol ..... She does have the
funniest expression ever from now to then and the snowing
today sure made that happen! After a while I let Boyo
out and they ran crazily around in the garden. Hexa is very
fast but that does not help much when "recer-dog" Boyo is
right behind? He is use to try to get away from Brizna and
to manage that you have to be way more than VERY fast, so to
now I am feeling a bit nervous that the temperature outside
will go down to minus closer the evening - gulp - going for
archery practice and even though I am taking it easy there
are other drivers out there and some seems to think they are
safe from everything having snow tires on (if they even got
any) also because it it new roads for me and I do not yet
know where the slippery parts on it will bee. This evening
we will pick up a school friend to Cassandra whom want to
try archery out. Looking forward to that!
The weekend has been calm. A brake in
all you could say and a chance to reload the batteries for
the new month to come. December is a bit of a hectic time
with everything to be done to celebrate Advent, Lucia,
Christmas and New year. For us it is a bit exciting while it
is the first time in our new home.
is also the first time we celebrate Lucia here, and it is
always interesting to see how they do it in other places.
Years back we did celebrate Lucia with big L you can say,
while both Angelica and Jennifer was in music schools. It
did take a while to miss that kind of celebration, but now
we actually do - except for the stress around in - honestly
thinking of it 12 Lucia walking´s at 3-4 days X 2 children
was to much...... on the other hand, from that to none,
except one at the daycare IS a big difference. This year it
is Stephanie that will attend in the Lucia walking in school
and because the school is to small (they have no aula any
longer) they will go from classroom to classroom to sing 3-4
songs in each... hm... the parents has "begd" for a
separate walking and that will be the 11th of
December. NOT what we are used to in other words.
In the evening we had the second shooting in Korren. I
was pretty sure that last weeks 217 point on 30 arrow was
one-time doing and my guesses was around more normal for her
age and time in sport at 160-170 points. Once again I was in
for a surprise and big joy when Cassie scored 201 points!
WOW... could it be that she actually will shoot over 200
points on 30 arrow from now on? 1st Advent will give a hint,
if not something strange happens, when she then will compete
in "The Christmascheese" at her home club in Motala.
it is also the day when the A-litter is turning 3 years of
age!... 3 years... my God the time past by quickly. The
searching for a good male to mate Alpha, in Mars 2013, is
still going on. Sorry to say but it is not easy and I am
afraid my wishes, except for the normal demands in health,
probably have to be lower. It is so clear you can not have
it ALL how much you wish or pray. Well this is how it is and
the search continues. Congratulations to the A-gang says dad
+ mum and "kennel-mum" :)
On the practice today Stephanie was allowed to shoot for
her first time! I think she is to young and to week to even
manage the bow herself but ok if they let here whom am I to
protest - was I in for a surprise... HA she was strong
enough to manage the bow AND to shoot the arrow in target at
12 meters!!! The training hall was full of people and ALL of
them started to applaud! Super technique, hold it for a long
time zooming in the target and then perfect shot with a
hit!!! Just 6 years of age - WOW!
One of the new boys came up to me and
said... You know Linnéa - you can tell she got archery in
her blood! hahahahaha.....
Today the correspondence-cup called (Korren) started. A
cup for all archeries in Sweden that would like to
participate. Points on 30 arrows, once a week in 7 weeks.
They are all competing against each other in the whole
country - well in their own classes off course! Cassie did
not want to participate this year (?) but changed her mind
and did incredible first round with 217 point. That is a new
personal record on 30 arrows.... hm... what will become of
her in future....
Because it was time
left for training, she wanted to try to shoot with a
Compound bow and, while we nowadays are training at a
PRONOUNCED Compound-club, they where not hard to persuade at
all.... thinking of it they almost "thrown" the bows after
her.... hm... well, she tried and did great! so now the big
persuasion from the club has started! First they want her to
change club after the new year and compete for them instead
of Motala. Second they love the idea of compound-shooting
and also the fact she is a girl! WAIT, WAIT... here I would
like to have a few words, or several thinking of it, to say
about it... why? because I am the one that 1 - is the
coach, 2 - is the main trainer for her 3 - and, perhaps the
most important, the one having the thin complaining wallet here....
2012-11-18 Today it was our oldest
daughter, Angelica's, turn to compete in archery. This time
in the District Mastership in Växjö and she ended up on a
very nice 4th place (probably the worse place to end up on
when it, like in this case, are only a few points left to
the 3rd...) Much nicer, for her, when her name was called
out on the ceremony for her to get the bronze medal as the
total placement in the Youth Cup! JIHAA! VAJERT!
What weekends it have been a while now..... could that be
the reason I want it to be weekend sooner and sooner..... :P
It is today exactly one year ago Cassandra debutante in
archery competitions and then at Finspång's archery club.
Today we where back to "close the circle" so to speak ;)
What a tremendous competition she did! Ended up with a new
bronze medal and with new personal record on 402 points! God
you are good girl!!!
After the competition we went to the city
to buy some calibration-cake and a new quiver-decoration for
the new PR. She got a very cute pet-shop dog ;)
Back home the news reach me that Dimma got club- CAC, Exc,
BOB and BIS-4 on today's special show in Denmark!!! WOW!
What a weekend! Still
feeling a bit shaky when writing this, shaky of happiness
and pure pride ;P
First both Angelica
and Cassandra competed in archery at Munktell-arena in
Eskilstuna today. Angelica ended up on 4th place in her
class and Cassie took new personal record with 355 points
and a new silver medal in her class - wow girls!
waiting for the ceremony to take place Maria phoned to give
me the news that she and Alpha made the CAC-test for
military-dog (patrol-dog) today and got the title: Tjh
(FM)!!! Thereby the kennel got one more approved "duty-dog"
- wow girls! Back home I got the news that Dimma had been on
the two days show in Herning, Denmark. On both days she got
Exc., BOS and CACIB. On Saturday also the title:
Winner 2012 and on Sunday the title:
Nordic Winner 2012! Wow
- girls (Danni and Dimma) Also the daughter of Rex and
Dimma, Danrac Azira, attended and she became BOB puppy.
Dimmas son Bekk von Burgkamp got both titles with CACIB and
became BOB after Dimma both days...... I will write it
again.... WHAT A WEEKEND! ..... and I did not even take part
of any lottery..... hahahahaha
hm...strange.. have no clue what have happen here,
but all text in October is gone! Deep sigh .... strange!
OH! The official reading result of the x-ray was up on
SKK:s dog-data today. I thought it will take some more days
before it was done.
HD-A/A and ED-0/0. Jippie! That means, again, that all
offsprings, so far x-rayed, after Rex and Brizna are free on
both hips and elbows! Wonderful!
One more thing that is wonderful is the fact
that he, Boyo, is becoming more and more look a like to his
Cassandra has competed in her first 3D tour today. 30
goals and several of hours forest-walking.
We where lucky with the weather but it did rain the whole
day yesterday so the forest was very wet and slippery of
hills where terrible slippery and got worse for each team
that struggled up hill and down dale. On of the adults in
Cassies team fell and slide down quite a bit - despite the
fact the track builder had put up big ropes in the trees to
hold on to - and he did hold on to it, but it did not help.
Except for the sometimes hard way to struggle true, this
competition is hard because you have to judge the distance
and the angel of the inclination towards the animal - every
time. The nice part is, except for a nice walk in the
forest, that you get points just to put the arrow into the
animal - higher point the closer to the heart you get -
exception to get points are some targets, like the horns of
the deer for instants. Cassie did a good competition and
ended up with the bronze medal! A new personal record off
course and it was set to 84 points. Now she has something to
go for on the next 3D track. Good work girl :))
Now also Hazta has left us. Today a very nice couple
from south of Sweden came to take her home. Stephanie was
not so happy over the fact and already yesterday she was a
bit sad. She wanted to sleep on the kitchen floor with
Hazta, but had to settle with that Hazta slept in her lap
All our best wishes to Hazta and the family
of Åkesson. :)
2012-09-20 On today's schedule it was
x-ray of hips and elbows. Therefore I went with O´ Boy to
the veterinarian in Söderköping. A super nice veterinarian
that for sure gave you the feeling of great knowledge about
what he was doing (he is a specialist on skeleton - and that
was shown!). Now I "just" have to wait for the official
reading by SKK. Just outside the veterinarian practice there
was a store with fabrics so I went inside and found very
nice curtains for the living-room - yes, finally!
Hexa, Hazta and I went to the veterinarian to give the girls
the 12 weeks vaccinations and for a new health clearance on
Hazta. Everything was great and now neither of them need any
new Nobivac dhppi vaccination until they are 1 year of age.
2012-09-17 The last training outside
became very exciting. All the shooters, except for 3, had to
shoot with bare bows and on the targets we put up balloons.
Not so easy to hit especially not when it is windy like this
evening was. Sorry to say it was also very cold outside -
the autumn has taken its grip over the country for sure.
Afterwards we had a price ceremony for all the shooters. The
training from now will be indoors (thank God).
It usually becomes very quiet and calmer when one puppy
leaves but the two back home are doing everything they can
to sound like 5-6 puppies themselves. And they do succeed!
One big nice thing, when one by one is
leaving, is that I will have my kitchen back! :))
At 03:15 sharp - I and Jey was in the car for our long
trip to Arlanda. Himbi was laying in Jay's lap. The trip
went good and also faster than last Friday - how can that
be? - at the custom we got a small problem .... I borrowed
Götes care because it does not take as much gas as mine and
despite our searching we could not found out how to open the
hood. I searched, Jey searched and even the customer
searched thru the whole inside front of the car! ...
you can not open the hood you have to leave the care outside
the gates. Well, phoned home to wake Göte up - it turned out
the releaser was placed under the wheel and then I mean
right under it, almost on it - no wonder we could not find
it. After the crate and all papers was checked and in order
we took a long walk before it was time for watering up, get
some candy and playtime with Jey (to get a bit tired). In
the mean time the guard checked the crate for eventual bombs
and/or narcotics....hm... Time to put Himbi inside and start
the long drive back home.
home the children, not so happy that the puppies are leaving
one by one, waited for us. We got some rest before it was
time to go for birthdayparty in Linköping with Stephanie.
This time they where at a big play factory, something that
made Jey very happy because she never been there. I and
Cassie went to the shopping center for some quality time ;)
When we where done at the center we had hamburgers at Max
before we went back to the play factory to pick the others
up. Considering the chattering from the backseat I guess Jey
was the happiest over the CHILDREN'S party, at least over
the place they chose...... lol...
The evening we had in front of the TV
waiting for news about that Himbi has landed and is in the
owners care - always a hard wait. This evening they had this
lovely program where different choirs compete against
eachother and that is something you can not miss. This
weekend we will do as little as possible = resting weekend.
Meet Göte and Jey outside Cassie´s school in the evening
because it was time for parents meeting number two. Göte and
the smaller girls (in age) went home to prepare dinner while
I and Jey went to the parents meeting. After that home for
dinner and to pack up everything needed for the trip to
Arlanda with Himbi early next morning. Went to bed early
with the alarm on 02:45.
Again time to got to the veterinarian - well known there
by now - for second health clearance and to put everything
in Himbis passport. The trip there went good. Himbi laid
down and was quiet. However when I got there it turned out
she had drawled a lot. Poor girl! The veterinarian visit
went well and now she is ready to go to USA on Friday. While
I was there I booked up a new appointment for the 12 weeks
vaccination on both Hexa and Hazta in next week.
In the evening Cassie was at the archery
practice while I and Stephanie where on a parent meeting in
Stephanie's school. Then home to get a hot shower and some
hot chocolate. It is getting rather cold in the evenings
here al ready. brrrrr...
Woke up early, do not get how that could be, just to
feel that the Viking festival at Söderköping will not happen
for us this year after all. I felt it will be to much
thinking I also should drive Angelica and Hindra home to
Växjö (new 300 km/single way).
Before we left I got a nice phone call from
Maria and Alpha. They had competed in the first
working-class tracking and moved up to next class today.
WOW! Super! Congratulations to both of you :))
At 01:00 in middle of the night I was back
home again. Angelica and Hindra at her place with Oscar and
his female Mimlan. I could not sleep so I went to the
computer to se if I got anything back from the printer about
the breeding-club's magazine. Nothing! Strange, it should
have come last week so I can go true it and say ok for
2012-09-08 If anyone thought the rest
of the weekend was calm that one have to think again. My
brother had planed a moving-in party at his house for
everyone that helped them move in. Being to tired you should
expect to turn down.. but no... why not travel 300 km/single
way, the day after the trip to the airport (300 km/single
way too) when you can... In other words I and the girls went
to my brother to celebrate. We had a great time, but I admit
that I was a bit tired when driving back home in middle of
the night. At 04:30 we where home again and crashed to our
beds... I do not know it there is a 47th breeding-time but I
was sure in it by now.....
2012-09-07 The plan was that I and Angelica
should go to the airport, but it turned out she have had fever for several
of days so she became the one staying home making sure the
girls got to the school buss alright. Instead I and Göte
went. Exactly on time 03:15 we took of to Arlanda.
Harraz laid in my lap and slept more or less
in my lap the whole trip. He woke up now and then to
stretched his body out and give me some kisses mitt before
he went back to sleep. The first stop we did after the half
trip. Harraz lifted his right front leg when toilet! I told
him that as a boy he was suppose to lift the back leg not
the front, he looked at me put the front leg down, still
doing the toilet, and lifted the left back leg instead!!!! hahahahaha...
Later at the airport hi lifted his back leg directly. A bit
soon for a boy in his age - yes!
and with no fear of anything the staff fell for him as trees in the
woods when cutting them down. They did not love him less
when he started to chase the lift-truck in the warehouse...
It had so interesting lift-forks.... after that he climbed
on a very rickety loading-stool which seemed not to bather
him at all so I had to stop him before he would hurt
himself. Very stupid if something would happen the last
minute before traveling..... When all papers where done we
went outside to "kill" two hours before it was time to put
him into the crate. He did his toilet and then he laid down
at the ground. Just behind him plane after plane took of and
when the first one did I was scared. Not prepared they would
take off so close - Harraz on the other hand did not react
much. He turned his head and looked at the first one, still
laying on the ground, and the rest he did not even looked.
What a boy!
Late in the afternoon we where back home
again and then the terrible time of waiting for news
started. Tried to get some rest, but it did not work.....
until the mail came that Larry got him and everything was
great! Thank you! Good luck now to you and it was nice to
here that uncle, Bazco "Kai", liked him as well. :))
Fixed with Harraz papers today - a lot of papers it is -
and packed a travel bag with everything needed for the
flight. I have also put lavender in his blanket so it is a
nice smell all over it. Harraz favorite ;) a stock with
paper in as a toy and something to do during the flight and
off course my camera. Well all ready for tomorrows flight.
After that it was time to meet the girls by
the school bus and Göte picked Angelica up in
Linköping on his way down to us. Then dinner.
Early bedtime because I had to get up at 02.45 for
starting the trip to Arlanda at
03:15 (only time I miss living in Stockholm.....) It was
very hard to sleep......
2012-09-05 The delivery period of
puppies is a hectic time, and this time is no exception.
Today we went to the veterinarian for Harraz second
health-certificate and traveling clearance. Everything was
great and he is now ready to go to USA on Friday =)) His
weight was 6.2 today.
Back home We took a lot of photos, just have
to have a lot before he lives! Wednesday means archery
practice and this evening it was so cold outside we just had
to short the training down a bit.... brrrrr...... A cup of
hot chocolate in front of the TV made us all warm again ;)
Only miss the fireplace....
The first report from Julia and Hilex (Now called Hilux)
came and he had slept the whole night on the train up.
Beside, to wait for three hours at the station in Stockholm
for the night train to leave was no problem for him at all. - cool
Nice everything went well and good luck both
of you now.
Rex an I stopped outside the train station much earlier than
expected. The reason to be there was to pick up Hilex owner
with friend. While we waited we took a walk in the park
nearby. Suddenly a BIG rabbit jumped up in front of us and
my thoughts was - Now Linnéa will get a lot of pain landing
on the ground after Rex.... Nope! He did not care!
Whom will care about a running rabbit when there are so many
trees that must be "watered". BUT when a young men
came with backpacker and a football he kicked in front of
him walking towards the station THEN I had to hold on to a
tree avoiding to been dragged after Rex. - JIHAA he
said..... I want the ball! hm... Rabbit - no, football -
yes, yes... crazy dog... lol....
Back home Julia and Hilex got acquainted and
they love each other right away. Thank God to that thinking
she had traveled from way up north to get here! ;-)
2012-08-31 To the veterinarian for the 2nd checkup
and clearance on Hilex today. Everything went well at the
veterinarian and I am happy he is not the one flying in end
of next week... 7,2 kg was his weight today... Gosh! well,
that bone structure will be needed in the north of Sweden. It is not
long before they got snow there. Tomorrow I will pick his
owner and friend up at the trainstation in Norrköping.
Going to be very exciting to see what she thinks of him.
2012-08-30 On the archery practice I became positive
surprised over Cassandra's shooting.
First she did not want to shoot at all! When seen everyone
there she changed her mind and then she wanted to try on 30
meters target. That distance it to far away with her
material and no distance she will compete at for several of
years a head. Well I was in for a surprise... She not only
could reached the distance she did it with a lot of 8, 7th
and best of all 3 x 10 - also the one that flown over the
target landed on 40 meters! OH! well what could I say?
The news from Jenny and Heidi is making me all warm inside.
Everything is going great both with the other dogs and to go
working. I will put up some of her sms at Heidis own site
later. They are so fun written and worth reading. On the
photo she is sitting on the stairs to her new home. Thank
you Jenny for the photo =))
I am not feeling to good today. The news that our friend
and best man on our wedding, has left the us. Way to early!
He past away just before his 50th birthday. Our thoughts to
his wife and young kids.
2012-08-27 In the mornings you do feel the autumn is
coming closer and closer in more than one way. The schools
have started again and today Stephanie was home with a cold. Cassie
does not sound that good either, but good enough to go to
school anyway. In other words it is time for high
temperature, snore noses, bad troths and caught- the time of
cold are here.
just wonder how many times I have counted the puppies just
to count again, again, and again before remembering they
shall be one les!!! Heidi is at here place and you can tell
one have left, a bit calmer and the pack structure has to be
redone. I miss her! Now they are 9 weeks old and it is time
for photos taken, weight, deworming etc... you know the
drill by now ;) Coming weekend Hilex will go to his new home
way up north in Sweden.
The males 9 weeks old:
and Blue - Both are spoken for.
- spoken for
- spoken for
9 weeks old:
Orange, Beige, Yellow, Olive and Red
are spoken for.
- for sale
- spoken for
- spoken for
At the archery practice today Cassie and I
did the same deal as last time. Was not scared it would cost
me that much, thinking of last time.... BUT that was stupid
of me... Cassie did more than great today and when finished
I lost 100 kr... lol... hm... no more deals like that for a
while... I just might get ruined. ;) After the practice we
went to the store because she wanted to buy an ice-cream for
her and her sister as well
- what a nice gesture :)
Way to early this morning I went up to drive to my
mother and aunt. The we drown over to my brother to help him
and his nice little family to move! Now he also has left the
stress in Stockholm for a house on the countryside close to
mum. I took Boyo with me and he was not sad over that when
he discovered that mum got her Boxer, Daisy,
with her. Daisy is 9 month old and the two of them found
each other directly. Boy did they have fun, playing, running
and smashed together in a boxer manner,
a way to play that also the hard bodied Laekenois likes - at
least mine do. He slept like a baby the whole trip back home
later in the evening.
Today we got the time at the veterinarian for
vaccination, health-certificates, chip marking and two
passports. None of them said anything the whole trip in or
back home! =) When we pared outside the veterinarian and
open the backdoor we saw 7 very sleepy puppies that kind of
gave us the look: - Hey, close again, we are sleeping here!
lol... Inside everything went smooth and both males got
their testicles where they should bee :)
After some grocery we went home to prepare for Jenny's
arrival to get Heidi home. God I will miss that fun little
girl - always up to something in a very fun way ;) While I
and Jenny did all the boring paperwork Cassandra went to the
archery to compete in KM (club mastership) on 3D animals and
hunting path (do not know the correct English archery word
for it). It was her first time on a hunting path and she
took the bronze medal!!! WOW! You rock girl!
Warmly good luck to you both, Jenny and Heidi.
Within the lines or what? To the left you got
Vajert Xtra whom is a half sister of Vajert Hindra´s (to the
right) great grandmother!!!
The puppies are playing a lot thug and play bus now when Jey
and Juhan is here.
You can see they love all the attention they gets and I can
work with the magazine of the breeding club. Nice to get
some help ;))
2012-08-20 The archery practice today became very
interesting. Cassie made a deal with me to get 10 kr for
each arrow in the yellow aria (points 9 and 10) and I said
yes, but I will draw 10 of if you miss the target (non
points at all) total. Ok,
why not. When she started to shoot you could see she have
had holiday from the archery for little more than a month
now. She became tired rather quickly. Suddenly
Juhan tells her that IF she puts the 3d arrow in a 10 she
would get what he got of money in his pocket.....ok.... 1st
arrow an 8, second an 1 and 3d... 10!!! how about that!?!
what is the chances to actually do that?! ha ha ha... Pay up Juhan!
Is got 25 kr from him and in total she came up to 75 kr
before she became to tired and did some mistakes, however in
end of practice she had 35 kr. Good girl!
to believe it was 8 weeks since the litter was born.
Now the time has come to hug them, one by one, goodbye.
Feels a bit sad and yet a big joy over the fact that the
once spoken for will go to lovely owners to "chew" on ;) Now
we keep fingers crossed the 2 still for sale also will get
their own homes soon. One by one the ears are getting up and
stands unsteady - sometimes as a cross on top of the head.
The photos this time became a challenge without words. How
hard can it be to get puppies to stand still long enough to
take a photo and a sharp one..... If we called to much they
left the aria, to little and they looked like they had sold
the butter and lost the money.... lol.... hahahah
8 weeks old:
and Blue - Both spoken for.
- spoken for
- spoken for
8 weeks old:
Orange, Beige, Yellow, Olive and Red - 3
- can be booked
- spoken for
- spoken for
- spoken for
2012-08-17 Jey and her boyfriend, Juhan, came home
today =) After a nice dinner we concentrate to get internet
to Cassandra's computer. Sad it did not managed to get is
wireless - probably because the box is to far away - so it
had to be by cable. Now I got an internet cable true the
whole house up to her room. well, when it is attacked to the
walls it will not be in they way after all. We also tried to
do my computer better. It has having it's own life for a
while now, but instead of getting better it total broke down
and it took us 2 days to get it to start up again....NOT to
funny! Now it works and I do hope it will continue to do so.
Yesterday we had a visit from Karin, kennel Eternity´s, with
family. The children played the whole day while we discussed
bone structure, looks, mentally among Belgians according to
standard and tried to get some nice photos of the puppies as
well. Tried because this pack is not reacting on sudden
sounds anymore..... We called, clapped our hands, thrown
toys (always works but they are not still then....), tried
high sounds and behaved like "maniacs'"... not much of
reactions - no... lol.... Thank you for a very nice visit. ;)
The litter turns 7 weeks today and that means new weight,
claw-cut, deworming no 3, cleaning of ears and photos taken.
gang is outside most of the hours at daytime and they are
eating everything they can find. EVERYTHING just have to be
tested and explored. They are more under the ground than on
The nights are total clam. They sleep - on their backs!
7 weeks old:
and Blue - Both spoken for.
- Spoken for
- Spoken for
Females 7 weeks old:
Orange, Beige, Yellow, Olive and Red -
3 are spoken for.
- For sale
- Spoken for
- Spoken for
- Spoken for
Today we started the day by given Stephanie breakfast by
her bed. =) Then she open her presents and we ate more of
the sweet cake. The rest of the day we did not see that much
of Stephanie, she had her hands full playing with all new
In the evening we had grilled salmon, a wish from Stephanie
as a birthday dinner. Very tasty indeed! Jey called to
congratulate and a bit later Angelica did as well.
The fact they sang for her was clearly shown by Stephanie's
big smile on her face. Then she told Jey what she got for
presents and repeated it to Angelica. Taken the opportunity,
on her behalf, to thank all for the congratulations that
have been sent to her by sms, mail and on FB =))
After a long nice bubble-bath I and the girls enter the sofa
in front of the TV to se the closing ceremony of the Olympic
Today my mom came to celebrate that Stephanie will
become 6 years old tomorrow.
had sandwich-cake (is that the right word?) and a while
after a special order, by
Stephanie, birthday cake to the coffee. It was very sweet
with both strawberries and smashed apples. Tasty if you ask Stephanie,
Cassandra and Göte, but mum and I thought of it to be a
biiiiit to sweet.
After the coffee and cake we sat at the front yard in the
afternoonsun watching the puppies play and laugh a lot. Heidi
was the one getting the most of the laugh, she is a
spectacular fun and charming female!
When I open the door to go for shopping in Linköping today I
almost knocked the Plummer down with it.... We both
got very surprised - he was just on his way to ring at the
doorbell to say he could install the new hot-water
container! .... EH NOW?!?! Ok, no phone call no nothing
before.... strange... well I trust him (AND have good
guard dogs) so while he did his work we went to Linköping as
Back home again the installation where done. The electioneer
had also been there and they had put the washing machine in
place and cleaned up the place too!!! WOW! What a nice
yester to do!!!
the dinner where in the oven we where outside with the
I have to say I am wondering what will become of Hexa.....
Here she is in training, by her self, for upcoming working
classes... She actually jumps over Himbi!!! WOW!
The big once got their time as well and Brizna and Boyo
plays like maniacs in the back yard as soon they got the
chance. She is very rough and hard-handed.... but it is
nothing Boyo cares about at all.
Finally some sun again. So sick and tired of all rain
and thunder everyday. A nice day like this the door is wide
open and the puppies goes out and in as they please - and
they do.... hahaha.
I just wonder how many photos I take in one day... well I
actually know that sitting by the computer in the evenings
trying to get some nice out of them all. Out of 100 photos
there are about 45-60 that are not blur, where the motive
still is at the photo - the whole puppy that is- not just
the tail or half head etc..... hm.... or where there are no
children legs or arms in middle of the photo when they
suddenly walk right in front of the camera. Beside with 7
puppies there are Kodak-moments all the time -
or less - but very difficult for me to be everywhere with
only one head and one camera. In other words a lot of Kodak-
moment are missed because either I or the camera are fast
enough.... hahahahahah...Guess I just have to be happy over
the one that I do take and that actually became something...
a nice photo.... ;))
starts to show more and more the willingness to thug and
play. What ever they can find they start to play with. Guess
it is time to give them alternative towards shoe-lace and
hair!!! Probably very fun for them but the later is very
painful for the owner of the hair.... ouch!
2012-08-07 Yesterday the puppies
discovered the pool and today they where not late to jump
right into it or out of it for that matter... ;)
Except for rumbling around in the flower-beds and measure
their skills towards each other the puppies got a new
acquaintance today... the rag. THAT was fun and they have a
lot of thug and play in them.
The puppies have also meet Boyo today. Well they seen
him before and smell him but this time I let him in to them.
Both the small once and Boyo found it exciting and behaved
very nice towards each other. I will not allow him to meet
them outside the outdoor crate yet, because I am afraid he
will make some Belgians rounds and might just run one, or
several, over by mistake.... Nope will not have that so he
will be with them
where he can not get any speed up. When Brizna gave them
got very interested and in a second it looked like he
actually tried to join them...... the eye Brizna gave him
was nothing but cute, Boyo understood and let the "food-bar"
alone just for the puppies to eat.
Here he gets a comforting kiss from one of the puppies
before it returns to the food. Boyo
laid down to wait for them to finish. After he helped Brizna
to clean them up a bit...... especially on their noses
because the smell good of milk..... ;)
We also had a visit from Azka with owner, Kristin, today.
Boy how look a like her aunt, Raika, Azka has become! Very
nice to sit in the sun on the lawn talking while the puppies
run around exploring what ever they could find. Thank you
for the very nice visit =))
2012-08-06 Today the puppies become 6 weeks of
age. We have had a bit of drama at Kennel Vajert during the
days (today actually). Have done a pdf file for you to
follow the drama. It is about the pool and a boat in it.
Hilex and Heidi are involved too ;)
(Open in new window and text in Swedish.)
Here is the 6 weeks photos =P This time it was harder
than before for Cassandra to hold them. The puppies are
growing and have started to have opinions about "stay still
long enough" or -
lay still long enough... lol... I think she is doing a great
job if you ask me ;)
6 weeks old:
Brown (Harras) and Blue (Hilex)
- Spoken for
- Spoken for
6 weeks old:
Orange, Beige, Yellow, Olive and Red
- For sale
- Spoken for
- Spoken for
- Spoken for
Home after hard night driving. To take it from
the beginning we went up at 03.40 in the
morning (yesterday) for breakfast and then for the
long drive to SBU. Landed at the parking lot at
08.15. There Ozzy with family waited and soon
after Susanne at Ruby Rivers came. We had a very
nice day with a lot of conversations, laughter and
hugging. I also where in for a very nice surprise
(two actually) - Annelie and Stefan came and had Doc
and Anouk with them.... Gosh how happy I became...
not to mention how happy Anouk became.... Boy
do I miss that fellow! The show itself became the
newt surprise in favor of kennel Vajert. Honor
Inja (11 years old) show herself from the absolute
best side and ended up with BOS and BIS3 veteran!WOW! Daphne
was called "the puppy of this class" also
entering the veteran class and was the youngest in
it with her 8 years old!!! hahahaha "puppy of this class" -
well thank you for that - found it funny. She got Excl
and became 3d in the class :) Ozzy got VG today and
a super critic where the judge, among everything
else, wrote that he would been given Excl. if he had
been better trimmed. I think it is the first time
ever I have seen that written in the critic - it is
usually something the judge might say but never
After we where done with the Laekenois in the ring
we did trim everything down and then we discovered
it was a shame we did not do it directly in the
morning! Under the soft long coat a very read nice
one was hidden - enough to put up for a show!!! Well
now we know ;)
Cassandra and Ami did compete in the
"Children with dog competition"
=) Ami together with Vajert Daphne and Cassandra with Sussi´s charming spitz
Honey. The girls did great and to our (read proud parents)
big joy Ami came on split 3e place and
After the show and clean up at the aria, I
Cassandra and the Chairman of AfBV went to the hotel where
the judges was located to represent the breeding club at the
judge-dinner. It became a very nice dinner and also a bit
late before we started our trip back home. At 04:00
I stopped in Nyköpings bro, leaned the seat back and closed
my eyes. By this hour I had been away for 24 hours and it
started to catch me up. A few hours of sleep and I started
to drive again. A bit after breakfast time we where home
again. Thank you al, attending
at SBU this year, for nice chats, a lot of hugs, laughter
and conversations! Hope to see you soon again.
Today the puppies where outside on the front yard. A lot of
new interesting plant arias to discover and Heidi found the
children's play box for outdoor toys. THAT was interesting
The pool are filled with water but so far it
has not drawn any big interest. Going to be interesting to
se whom it will be that enter it first. I do have my thought
over whom it will be..... ;)
The stair is forced - yet with some cautions -
and the wood stairs got some nice holes that becomes
sleeping nest for each and one of them when they are tired.
found his favorite plat right away! Lavender. He throwing
himself into it, rolling around and doing what ever needed
to get the smell of it all over the body. The whole front
yard is smelling of lavender by his doing =))
Tomorrow we will go to the Swedish race
specialist show SBU. I am putting up Ozzy and is going to
catch up with friends I do not see that often. Cassandra is
coming with me to meet Ami, and she is also hoping she can
attend "Children with dog competition". We will se if there
is any nice dog for her to borrow. =)
2012-08-01 Today we had a visit from the upcoming
owner of Heidi.
The puppies did there very best to show themselves
from their best side..... they slept more or less
the whole time..... lol.....
Brizna, Rex and Boyo
did not mind at all because then they got more time
to thug and play with the visitors without interruptions
from the small once :)
In the evening when the puppies when inside again they
did everything but sleep..... God what a play sound.....
some catch up to the it seemed. lol.....
OS is going on and Stephanie has been inspired.
Here she is standing with her favorite puppy, Himbi,
on the 1st place because they won, and she is
actually loud and clear singing the Swedish national
Wonder what will become of here in
2012-07-30 Oki, so now the
puppies have turned 5 weeks of age and I have my
thinking about if I was to quick to pick out my own
girl. They develop differently from day to day and
it makes me feel that I could change one day and
pick one other to go back to my first choice the
very next day... Hm... not easy this...
Hilex got spoken for the weekend that last and will
go to a very nice girl in north of Sweden. Her whole
family is doing wild animal-tracking and that will
be just great! =))
5 weeks old:
Brown (Harras) and Blue (Hilex)
- Both are spoken for.
- Spoken for
- Spoken for
5 weeks old:
Orange, Beige, Yellow, Olive and Red
- 2 are spoken for.
- Can be booked
- Spoken for
Can be booked
- Spoken for
- Can be booked
Indeed we got thunder and rain this weekend, but not
as much as they first said it should be (Thank you).
In between the sun came true and the puppies where
outside directly. The only time they have been
inside is during thunder and when we saw something
from the Olympic games. By the way... I just have to
say I was very imprest over the opening ceremony :)
Liked it a lot. Then I also want to get the chance
to complain a bit.... I want the "not so common
sports" to get much more time in TV. I like any form
of shooting (not only archery if you thought that
;)) fencing, canoeing etc. I want to se more of it!
but as always the "bigger" sports, that you can se
on TV any day are the once getting most time during
the Olympic games too :(. While at it I will
give the TV-producers (at least here) a complaints
note too because I already know they will show WAY
TO LITTLE from the Paralympics when they start.
Always has been and always will be it seems...
Sweden is a head when it comes to Paralympics and I
do not understand why those medals should not count.
In my opinion it is something to be proud of
too!.... but maybe it is only I thinking like this?
A tremendous nice afternoon and evening gave us
a lot of new "Kodak-moment" of the puppies. Very
nice to been able to sit outside for a change to all
thunder and lightning that have had passed by over
us during this summer. Unfortunately they say there
is more to come during the weekend. Therefore we
where out for a long time laughing to
play and craziness the puppies did. Spiritual Himbi
(yellow) got herself in some trouble with the water
bowl. Nothing to get upset about if you ask her -
you can sleep like this too and so she did! She fell
to sleep half up side down in the bowl.... lol....
gave the puppies food several of times outside and
after they run around freely in the garden. The
backyard is not flat so the puppies are
automatically training up their balance skills and
you can see they are getting better and better for
each day that passes by. We had a late dinner
and after it we took place in the sofa in front of
the TV to see the OS opening ceremony.
The first night in
the kitchen was no problem at all. Usually some
noise of displease will follow before the puppies
finds their new favorite places to sleep on, but
that was not the case with this litter. If they are
tired they "fell" down where ever they stand -
kind of it will do good here :)
Today the first visit of strangers
and Oscar with mother and nice =). Strangers are
to chew on and to kiss all over the face and if you
are quick enough you might just been able to grab
something that could be a new toy until the owner
manage to take it back again.
Sorry to say, well sorry and sorry thinking of the
weather we have had this summer so far in Sweden,
the sun was shining from blue sky causes the hottest
day of the year.
Puppies (normally) do not play or eat when it is to
hot - they just lay around sleeping in the shadow.
This litter is no exception - when it is to hot the
activity is very low. Later in the evening it became
much nicer (cooler) and the puppies started to play
a lot! Time to take back some lost time..... You
should just see them running around total wild! A
lots of laughter and "Kodak moments" was given to us
To move up to the kitchen was no problem. However I
am a bit afraid it will be to hot there for them
because the Kitchen is laying toward south. Just
have to wait and see and if they seem to "suffer" of
the heat I just have to think differently. None of
them have reacted on all sounds so far - if they
sleep they sleep! They have also been outside in the
new play pen we made for them and they did like it a
lot! So nice to sleep in the shadow and very fun for
us to observe when they play around with each other
or with some toy they just found. They have also
discovered that if you put your feet into the water
bowl you will be cold off quickly! Both orange,
Hazta, and yellow, Himbi, are often lying in it with
half their body ;)
Today the puppies where outside for the first time.
Exciting with all new smells to explore and the
grass is tickle under the feet as well in the mouth
when testing it. As always the litter went of
to explore even though they all kept a near distance
to us - just in case. While inside again they all
felt to sleep - heavily ;) Tomorrow they will become
4 weeks of age and will then move up to the kitchen.
Today we went to
Åtvidaberg to pick up the pedigrees. It is not
"priceless" when it comes to the amount of them and
where I in for a surprise when open the package and
there where no sales agreements in it as before!!!
Nowadays you have to print them out by yourself from
Internet..... so what are you paying for you could
ask. Well the registration (pedigrees) and the print
in the owner register at SKK (even though the puppy
might be exported). Got a bit of the feeling that
they also have started with the "new concept" of
selling. The price is the same but what you get for
it is less and less!!! Like it or not. Well, the
names was correct spelled anyway and now the puppies
are in the register. :))
The pack in the box, well, more
outside than in it nowadays, are growing and growing
and are now exploring everything around them. The
playing is getting tougher and tougher and it do
feels more now when the small "needles" are getting
true their gums. The body control is also getting
better and better and they do succeed more often
when attacking each other. That goes for everyone
except Olive, Heidi, whom already got a tremendous
control of her body for quite some time now. After
playing and food it is time to find a nice spot to
rest on. Yellow, Himbi, wants to lay in our laps or
to get ass high as she can towards our shoulders -
even if that means that she has to stand while
2012-07-16 This day started
in a strange way .... Göte called from Askersund
with news from his friend, Manne, about the problem
with the car and how it might be solved. The
instructions where: Put back the pole to the
battery, click on the alarm bottom twice (is
never used otherwise) but ok - anything to make it
work again! The car was looked but the warning light
did not started again. Car unlooked and still no
warnings light! So far so good! Next step to
actually start it.... Yeeeeeeeeeeeeees, it started
on the first try.... he wait... the fact is that I
have been without car for over a week and then it
turned out the solution of the problem was lying in
my handbag al along..... hm... well, well... now I
know it the lightning should strike again what to
try first! ;)
Eating and growing, eating and growing =) Today the
puppies are turning 3 weeks of age and except for
photos, weight and claws taken they will have their
first deworming (not tasty if you ask them). Little
Olive is climbing and running around like no one
I've seen before - total out of fear and with a
super balance for her age! :) A former agility -dog
maybe? Harras (brown) looks to be the philosopher of
the gang =) Sitting and thinking of life when the
girls it throwing themselves all over him and when
he want to leave the girls kind of glides of him
when he stands up (latterly). Hilex loves to pet and
he also love to grab on to the girls when they
passes by him. Red, Yellow and Orange are playing
with what ever they can find and Beige is growling
when playing....... already!?!.... gulp....
|Males 3 weeks old: Brown (Harras)
and Blue (Hilex) - 1
is spoken for.
|Females 3 weeks old: Orange, Beige,
Yellow, Olive and Red - 3 are spoken for.
Today we went to Linköping to a play and run
land for children. Very expensive to enter for the
girls!!! Well never mind, they had a great time and
my heart got total warm to se them and hear their
laughter =) The puppies are playing more and
more. The toys Cassandra and Stephanie made for them
are becoming popular. First to "grab" one was Beige
followed by Oliv... hm... beside the new toys the
blankets in the box is getting drawn and shaken as
much as their small bodies can manage... hahahahaha....!
2012-07-12 My car is still dead after the
thunder and lightning last weekend! (Happy I got
home before it died!) Some electrical stuff seems to
be the cause of the problem and it is my
understanding it can happen if you have an old
alarmsystem in the car that is not removed properly.
The car has been dead for 3 days now and it is no
good living here without a car that function. The
closest grocery store is 150 km away..... I
had a promise to get help before Sunday, but so far
no help has arrived yet. Grrrrrr for old cars and
technical stuff that does not work......
Now it is for sure not my fault the update of
the blog is late. The awful weather we have with
lightening and thunder is to blame. It come and goes
the whole days with some sun in between - almost in
a teasing way. Well photos of the litter is taken
anyway and as soon as it is possible, without
loosing computer and anything else, they will come
Back home from the festival of the year! Great
weekend and so nice to meat both Ozzy with family
and Mizzy with family that came by =)).
A BIG surprise to both me and Cassie when my
cosine, Anders, came with a bow and 3 arrows he made
himself to give Cassandra as a gift! Warmly thank you! Anders and thank you Monica for
the thought of Cassie.
stopped on Sunday afternoon in quite a hurry you
might say, because the God of thunder, Thor,
was in a bad mode - whom forgot to offer?.... Big
water arias (read smaller pools) started to grow
here and there, also within the Viking tent, and the
lightening came down in the electric station and
caused that the whole festival lost the electricity.
Cooling containers, Kitchen, etc... the alarm
started on some cars and on others the warning lamps
started to blink. The whole caravan shaken!! Well
nothing else to to than close up for visotprs. The
children, and one or two adult, had fun in the
poring rein by running towards the "pools" true
themselves into the water and glide in the mud. Not
a single photos was taken by me this festival
because we had Natalie with us for that "work". Now
I am waiting for the photos to arrive by mail. When
we where done and just before putting the caravan on
the car again Thor calmed down and the sun started
Back home and after some trouble turning the
caravan around to get it into its place we started
to remove all wet clothing's and everything else
needed to get into the hose. Start the
washing machine and, the best, kiss the puppies! :)
Today the puppies are turning 2 weeks of age and
all of them have open their eyes. Walking
around and are trying to play, soooo cute!!
|Males 2 weeks old: Brown (Harras)
and Blue (Hilex) - 1
|Females 2 weeks old: Orange, Beige,
Yellow, Olive and Red
- 2 spoken for.
Now it is time for the Viking festival of
2012 at Stallarholmen =P
Talking of course about the festival that will
take place the 6, 7 and 8 of July. This year we are
celebrating our 10th anniversary!!! and that is the
reason we have open for 3 days this time.
Me and the girls will go and Göte will take care
of the house, the dogs and off course the puppies ;)
12-07-02 Today the puppies became one week old ;)
Photos, nail cut, new weight, new ribbons and normal "gone
true" have been on the schedule. The weight from birth is
just a memory now and that goes for Harras for sure!!! The
whole litter is very strong in body and they now more kind
of walking that crawling when going for the food-bar. There
are nothing wrong with their smell sense either! No open
eyes and yet they are exploring they box every time I change
and also they smell phrenetic on you hands when holding
them. Today when I handle them several licked me on my cheek
for the first time ;))) WOW! My hart just melted! The red
female, seems to always be the one getting the red ribbon,
is open her mouth when Brizna is washing her. Looking like
she is trying to play with her mum :))
|Males 1 week old: Brown (Harras)
and Blue (Hilex) - 1
is spoken for.
|Females 1 week old: Orange, Beige,
Yellow, Olive and Red
- 2 spoken for.
Time to start a new month! I still got this strong
feeling I do not have the time needed to update the
blog as often that I would like too. However it will
come updates (even if they are late) so a tip is to
go back to June now and then, because I will do my
best to update as soon as possible. Among other
things, that happen in June, the birth of the
H-litter with photos etc will come up! ;)
The weekend that was Angelica competed in NUM (Nordic
youth Mastership in Archery) for the last time (She is to
old next year to participate). It did not went as good as
last year but she did a great result anyway. With only two
points from getting to the semifinal. Congrats girl, whom is
the 9th best in archery within the Nordic countries. =))
Today the B-litter is turning 5 years old, congrats to you
all, and pregnant Brizna is celebrating it in her own way...
with a very strange rest..... hahahahah... so typical
Sitting here waiting for Angelica to call. She is on her way
home =)) Yes, some help its on its way here and I do hope
she will remain a few days this time. Except for fixing in
the house, have nice dinners and enjoy life, training
archery will be on the schedule because she is going to
compete in Nordic Youth Mastership this year and for the
last time (then she will to old to attend). I also feel it
should not harm if there was more money on the account,
because then we could go shopping some new plants for the
garden and thereby make the flower-beds even better... well,
that just have wait for later (read next summer)
12-06-04 The weekend that was where calm. The
girls and I have been by our selves and we did some
shopping, worked in the garden between the rains, had nice
dinners and did empty some boxes as well. In the evenings we
had some quality time in front of the TV and we did start a
fire in the fireplace for the first time too. A very nice
weekend that we all enjoyed.
is how nice the path in the backyard turned out after our
work. Before and after photos. =)
It is still some work to be done on the path closer to
the road but we have to do it between the rains - in other
words it might take some time before it is total done! The
laundry is rinsed several of times by the rain ;) The only
thing that been a bit hard/sad is the hard winds like in
autumn that came with the rain. Cold! I do hope this is not
the way this summer will be....
After dinner we went to Finspång for the archery outdoor
competition called: "Östgöta- Tour". Cassie is
shooting very good again! Despite the fact she got the sun
in her eyes in the end of the competition she made new
personal record with 353 points and took a new GOLD medal!
Super congrats girl! =)
Sad the competition was in middle of week though it was very
late before we got into bed and tomorrow it is school day.
Well once might not do a different....
Now it is time to take a look at the
competition-calendar. Wonder what will be the next
competition... A debut in hunting-track?
"The gun was loaded"! The ultra-sound today
showed what we already had a feeling about, Brizna is
definite pregnant! We saw a lot of active foster inside. In
end of June it is time for birth =)) The news we celebrated
with this years first strawberry and vanilla ice. This will
be "Runars" first litter and Brizna's last. A "look-a-like"
combination and it is going to be very interesting to se
them be born and to follow them grow up.
This weekend has been fabulous! It is very rare that I
cry but now the tears has flowed rivers and that out of pure
First, the 26th of May - yesterday, Maria called from
Varberg telling that she and Alpha had enter the big
mentally test and done it straight out and with dash!
Approved with 482 points and total "deaf" for the gunfire.
a bit later the same day, Mary calls to tell that shen and
Xena competed in lower class tracking today and this time
they moved up to the next level! A "bunch" of champion
titles "fell" automatically over them, to be added to the
already conquered. Swedish Show Champion, Nordic Show
Champion, and International Show Champion!!! Then the tears
came for the second time! WOW2!
This plus the result of the x-ray and eye-exam of Ozzy a
few days back.... no wonder the tears came :))
Thank you Maria and Mary for
working so hard with your dogs and by that gives both the
kennel and particularly the breed such a nice publicity!
Also a warm THANK YOU for sharing the result so I, as a very
proud kennel mom, can feel involved in a part of a corner.
Enjoy your well deserved success now :))
today Angelica refilled the cup of joy when she called to
tell she took two (2) GOLD medals at the archery competition
today and thereby became district champion in her class!!!
The whole weekend can be summed
up in one word: VAJERT!
12-05-23 Yesterday Stephanie and I was at the
preschool for a few hours. Today she started there and what
a nice start, they all got into the school buss for
traveling in to Åtvidaberg to meet the teacher they will
have when starting school in autumn. They have it as an
tradition here and call it "The rollercoaster day". :) Cassie
and her class where also away to meet the new teacher they
will have when starting 4th grade in autumn, the 6th grade
will meet the their new teacher and so on .
this day started for me in a total different way, and the
best way ever. I woke up getting a sms from Ozzy's owner
saying the official x-ray result now is up at the SKK:s
database. Ozzy got HD-A/A and ED-0/0. VAJERT!!! This means
that one more offspring after Rex and
Brizna is free and now out of two litters! It also means
that all, x-rayed so far, are free!!! =)) Jipiieee!!
After dinner we went for archery practice. When we got
there it turned out one of the shooters have had Groenendael
before. Btw I also got the news that the headmaster of
Stephanie's preschool owns Tervueren! Small world - right?
12-05-21 Today Stephanie and I baked cinema-bread
with smashed apple inside. Yummy! After dinner we went
for archery practice for Cassie to shoot the outdoor
competition (going on for 7 weeks and all shooters, that
wants too, in whole Sweden is shooting it on their own clubs
once a week.) called "korren". Do not think I've seen a
faster shooting than Cassie did, well thinking of it I
actually have - Angelica is faster, way to fast and
needs to train it away, anyway without mistakes she did it
very fast because of the thunder closing by. We wanted this
weeks competition done before the lightning - it is not so
good to shoot archery in lightning - and she did 36 arrows
in just 30 minutes. 208 in points despite the thunder. That
is very good! =) After the shooting we went to the store and
when we entered the rain started outside. We never saw any
Up early for traveling to Linköping for Cassie´s first
outdoor competition. 20 meters and 60 arrows. She was a bit
nervous, but what a competition she did! Not a single miss
at the first 30 arrows. In the break we had our lunch and
after that it was time for next 30. The wind increased and
moved around a lot in the aria. That fooled a lot of the
more experienced shooter to make mistakes and it fooled
Cassie too. She missed with 3 arrows on the last 30 but it is a very good result anyway.
She got a new personal record (being outdoor for the first
time) and she took the gold medal! WOW!!! As a memory of the
first competition the arranging club gave her the paper that
she had been shooting on. What a nice gesture! =) After the
competition we went shopping and to meet Göte and Stephanie.
I and the girls went back home and Göte went to Askersund.
Today I took hold of the flower-bed, or what ever you should
call the mess...., along the house wall. Here (photo) is how
it looked before I started and I did ask myself what might
be hiding beneath. Except for fixing this flower-bed I took a lot
of photos of my new garden. Looking forward to se what will
come up during summer.
It turned out it was not so hard to clean it up, since the
soil was more sand than soil. And look! Under all that grass
a flower-bed of rocks and plants for rock beds came into
light. Who would have guest that? I just love it!!!
Liam and his mother picked
Cassie up to go to the stone caves. After that she had
barbeque dinner with Frida and her family. Finally home she
started to prepare for the archery competition tomorrow.
12-05-18 You take what you have as a famous women
from Sweden always said. Started to fix the hedge today, but
not having any hedge trimmer, I used a small pruning shears!
A lady came by and gave me credit for making it straight
despite the tool I used and she added that it can be cut
with a nail scissors as well if I would like that.....
lol..... However my hands could not do more than the outside
of the hedge. The inside and the top of it have to wait
until I got a hedge trimmer.
Today I have, among other things, fixed the light over
the table in the kitchen. It needed new lamp-shade, new
socket and the change is cleaned up. Now there is light in
our kitchen! Suddenly a car came up on our yard and a
classmate to Cassie, Liam, and his mother stepped out of if
wondering if they might take Cassie along to a path with
trolls. Off course they could! Later in the evening when we
had barbeque dinner it turned out that Liam is Cassandra's
boyfriend... wait a minute now... boyfriend?... that was
Alpha was put up to a scow in Nora today and got exl., but
the judge hold on to the CK for a strange reason. She also
did the exterior part of Korning and with approval.
12-05-16 Cassie really enjoy her new school and has
already become one of the other in the class. She also got
herself a best friend already! I am so happy for her even
though I find it tough to start the day at 6.40 every
morning to start breakfast and take her to the school bus.
It is ok now, but how will it be in late autumn and in
winter... beside at that time Stephanie will go as well.
It was planed that Angelica should come here today for a few
days to help me, but the universe changed her lessons so she
will not make it any longer =( Cassie did really well
at the archery practice today and on Sunday she will attend
at her first outdoor competition. Exciting!
12-05-14 It took two (2) hours before the computer
finally started up today!!! Two hours! Angry? no... not at
all... PISSED more like it. When it came along and wanted to
be a bit cooperative I sat down with the club magazine -
Belgaren. So happy I did a lot on it before the move, it
paid of now, in just a few hours I had done what I could and
now I just have to wait for the rest to arrive. =)
the O-litter Ozzy is the first one out to do x-ray and eye
check. The eyes - clear, Jiippiiee,
and the plates looked good I am told. now we will keep
finger crossed for the official reading at SKK to came to
the same conclusion.
Cassie got permission to skip the archery practice today
because she got one more friend, Frida, who also is living
here in Falerum and they wanted to play. Friends nearby is
very important in here age. Hope Stephanie will have the
same luck in finding friends.
12-05-13 On today's schedule is stood; cutting the
lawn, the anchor for the clothesline
into the ground and watering the flower-beds. Check, check
check - done ;) After lunch I drove Angelica back home to
Växjö and Göte went home to Askersund. Boyo will stay with
us for a while because the female Angelicas boyfriend has is
in heat right now. Back home again the girls and I had a cup
of hot chocolate and a sandwich before entering bed. Cassie
is a bit tense because tomorrow is her first day in the new
Went in to Åtvidaberg to leave Cassie at her new friend,
Eva's , house. Then up to Linköping to get Angelica and Boyo
from the train station. From there some shopping at IKEA
before we went home. Among other things needed I bought an
orchid, coolest is this one - green and purple! I also got
an orchid from Angelica - dark wine red and white- very nice
too. Empty moving-boxes, moved around furniture -
Angelica and Göte moved down the things that should have
ended up downstairs in the first place - when we moved - and
up things that should been up from the beginning. Now it is
more like it!
12-05-11 It is a lot to attend to when you move into
a new house like this, so today chimney-sweeper (right
came. Now everything is in tip-top condition,
so I can start a fire in the fireplace when feeling like it.
He showed me how to start it up in the best way and what to
think about... he could not know talking to a Viking...
lol.... ;) Later in the afternoon the girls and I went
shopping for the weekend. At the wood market
I got a discount because I have just moved in!!! Nice!
12-05-10 Yesterday I had a conversation with the
headmaster of "Långbrottsskolan". She told me that Cassie is
written in and will go in class 3B - that was quick! Today
we went to visit the school and her new teacher. Cassie
liked it a lot and is looking forward to start on Monday!
The technical support of Telia woke me up early this
morning, just to tell me they now have a signal to the modem
so internet and my phone should now work. Could I please
check that it did? Just to get up and go downstairs to take
a look. Yes! Internet works but the phone was still dead....
He promised to look into it right away.
in the evening the phone started up and the first call was
made to my mother in Stallarholmen :) However, the computer
is still living its own life.... Closing down when feeling
like it it seems or not starting up at all.... grrrrrr.....
not good thinking of the script stop at our club magazine is
within two days. So frustrating when the technology does not
work as it should.
12-05-07 Started the day by phoning our phone
company, Telia, from my cell phone! No wonder I do not have
either internet or home phone, they have no signal to the
modem and here I am walking around thinking I have done
anything wrong with the connection somehow. A bit nice to
know the fault was not mine ;)
After dinner we went to find the archery-track in
Åtvidaberg. I drown by tree times before I understand to
turn into the small, and I do mean small, gravel road next
to the fence. Cassie did a great training and met a girl who
is one year younger than she. Both recognized the other and
it turned out the had meet before at an competition. now
they are good friends!
12-05-06 Still no network. Took a walk in the garden
wondering what will come up in the flower beds, well except
for grass and weeds of course. I also wonder what kind of
bushes we have - broom is one, can say that because it has
flowers, but the rest... have no clue. I feel it is going to
be very interesting to follow the garden during summer and
After dinner the girls had a bath and when I pull out the
plug a miner "sea" started to spread out on the bathroom
floor. The carpet was floating around in the water because
the drain was not able to swallow fast enough... grrr...
laugh or cry?.... at least the floor heating works!
12-05-05 First night in the house and it took awhile
to get use to all new sounds. One of them is the airheat
pump. Today I will make my bedroom as I want it. The bed
must be put together again and the room itself to be
furnished. Need a lamp in the sealing for the darker period
to come. We have no TV, phone or internet working yet... :( hm...
might be a good thing... a lot of other important things
will be done in the home ;) Sorry to say there are just a
few places in the house, and on the stairs just outside,
where the cell phone is working properly. If I do not stand
exactly on this specific spots the conversation will be
interrupted all the time because the phone will shut down or
the sms will not be delivered.... crap!
Now Cassie has done her last week in Hammar school and
thereby our last week in Olshammar. It has been cold staying
in the caravan during the week but very cozy. =) The cars
are packed with up and now we will leave Olshammar behind us
for good. Well Göte will stay here because of his work in
Askersund. On our way to the new house we stop for purchases
what needed in both freezer and fridge. The meal of the
evening became pizza.
Felt really nice to step into the new home, although it is
boxes everywhere. However we nowadays got big experience of
zigzag between boxes, so a coples of weeks more will make no
Cleaning and a second painting of the room, Jey started
with, is now done. The girls has stopped in daycare and
after school center. The one owning the house came to check
everything out and looked pleased - just some small stuff he
wanted to be done except for what we done so far. We had
dinner in the caravan before we left for archery practice in
Motala and to let Angelica and Boyo of at the train
station. Tank you beloved daughter for all help this weekend
and see you soon again. Also a big thank you to Jey for your
help and to mother, my sister-in-law Zara, Maria and Larsson
for helping out with the actually moving and packing. I will
also say thank you to the once giving support by sms and
phone - the Fransson family (Ozzy's owner) in Gävle,
Magnuson in Stockholm and Andersson in Eskilstuna. BIG hug
to all of you and next time (move) IF there will be a next
time I will use professional moving- and cleaning company to
do everything because this has been a bit to much work for
me! I will just take my handbag, check everything up and
look the door behind me..... ;)
2012-04-27--28 This weekend we have packed, drown
down, unpacked the trailers several of times. Down at the
new house, in Falerum, Angelica waited and started to
reorganize the girls rooms. During the weekend almost
everything went down including the plants I and mother
digged up. The plants was put right into the earth when I
got down and now we will cross fingers they will like the
new place. The night between Saturday and Sunday the girls
slept in the new house with Angelica. Exciting!
In Olshammar it is now some cleaning material and some small
things that we will bring down later. Our caravan is packed
up and we will now live in it for a week - spring holiday -
well holiday and holiday... Cassie will attend school and
the rest of us is cleaning the house from bottom to top! Do
not know if I shall call that holiday actually......
New trip to Krylbo and Runar had his "gun" reloaded ;)
This time a nice mating took place with hanging. Now we will
keep finger crossed there will be puppies out of this.
In hurry back home to pack, pack and pack. Tomorrow Maria, Alphas
owner, will come to help me with the move :) Jey is painting
the room and it starts to look really nice now.
2012-04-24 Yesterday Jey came home to help me pack
and to paint the room that just have to been fixed before
moving (do not ask why it has not been done until now) Rex
became very happy over her arrival and... do think that he
told her we are not to nice to him not getting it is a nice
girl upstairs just waiting and that he would be very happy
to help her out.... forget it boy!
Put Brizna into the car for our trip up to Dalarna, Krylbo,
to meet the lover. Lovely Runar waited, but a good mating
was not done today, however they trained a lot. We will go
back on Thursday for better luck.
2012-04-22 While Göte digged up the pals of the
dog-yard I packed further. A lot of stuff will not end up in
the new house, instead it will be thrown away for good. A
nice feeling to finally get rid of stuff you never use
anyway. Even though a lot will be thrown away I am a bit
surprised over how much you actually use. A clean up could
be good to do from now to then a bit often I think.... hm...
something to start up maybe... by every spring and autumn
maybe? In the family it turns out that the best of throwing
away stuff is Cassandra. I thought she would hold on to her
things, but in this case I am the one stopping her from
totally rule out her former life.
2012-04-21 My mother and sister-in-law came to help
me with packing and transportation of stuff to the new
house. Göte went early with the fist things and while
waiting for his return we packed the cars and the smaller
trailer as much as we could. When Göte came back we had
lunch, a stew that mother brought with her. Very tasty
indeed. We packed the trailer that Göte had and went
down with everything to the house. Thank you so much for the
help and see you next weekend for the BIG move :))
Went to Askersund to get Rex, whom will stay with us
during this weekend. Poor Rex, if you ask him, will NOT mate Brizna
A massages that he took .... well not so good ......
Later in the evening we got the trailer and started to fill
it up with our stuff - ready to go down to our new home in
Falerum tomorrow morning.
2012-04-18 Today we went to the vegetarian in
Karlsborg to give Brizna a herpes vaccination. It is getting
closer and closer for some "love affair" with Runar in
Dalarna ;) The veterinarian was, by the way, the same one
that gave Brizna and her brothers the vet. certificate when
they where 7 weeks old. She loved to se Brizna again after
all this years and it seemed Brizna thought the same by
jumping up on her giving a BIG kiss all over the face! :)
the evening it was time for border meeting at the breeding
club. This time by Skype ....hm.... Did not work at all!
Suddenly the computer went "poff" and became total
black!!!..... ahhhhhhhhh..... after a long time of trying to
restart it came on again, oh no did not curse that much....,
but after being kicked out of Skype for the third time in a
road I gave up and continued with my new "hobby" (not - urk)
packing for the move.
2012-04-15 Maria called to give me the super nice
news that she and Alpha made the obedience test for
patrol-dogs today. They made it with very high scores right
through! More over, they where the only oven that was
approved today. Vajert girls! She was on her way back home
to celebrate her daughter Felicia, who turns 17 years old
today. Congrats Felicia! Talked to the owner of the house in
Falerum, that we looked at on the 6th of April. It might be
the house we will move to.
advantage of moving is that al lot of stuff will be clear
out. Today we "worked" on the garage. Was surprised that it
was not that much crap in there I thought it should be. It
turned out that because of the fact most the stuff was
spread out it gave a messy impression. We did trough away a
lot anyway. However we did not get the whole garage done
today, so the rest we just have to do during the evenings
this week as long as the light lets us. One other remarkable
thing of moving is the packing inside. The moving-boxes are
growing in numbers and stacked upon each other every where
in the home, and yet one feels that it does not appear to be
packed at all. It is because while emptying drawers and
cabinets the things inside was not shown anyway.
taken down things from the walls and the bookcases etc it
started to be noticeable, empty and echoing..... It does not
amuses me to pack everything up for moving - wondering if I
am getting too old for this!
2012-04-10 The time is going fast, to fast. Days
becomes weeks, weeks turns into months and month becomes
years and you do not think that much about it. Life has its
course, but now and then you will be reminded that the years
have "flown by". The Children leaves the kindergarten for
school, confirmation, takes the exams goes on to
collage/university or starts to work and leave home. The
puppies will be in age for mentally-description and x-ray,
MT age, adults and maybe get their own puppies, turns into
veterans and then memories. Today is one of those days to
get reminded of how fast the years goes by. 27 years ago I
and Göte moved together. 27 years!, fells unreal in a way.
In end of June, we have lived in Närke for 6 years, but as
it is now, only Göte and Jennifer will be the once
celebrating it. The rest of us have left Närke before that
day to come.
already when she started archery school and now the
university studies in Växjö. I, Cassandra and Stephanie will
move in end of April. In time of writing this we do not know
where yet, but it is most unlikely we will stay in Närke.
Göte has his job in Askersund and Jennifer got her own
apartment here, so both will remain.
Brizna has now started her heat! Mating will be around 24-26
of April Exciting!
Happy Easter! Friday we went to look at a house for
rent. Very nice house but with a stupid decline garden.
Cassandra and Stephanie found the rooms they wanted directly
and Cassie started, in her head, decorate it. HERE she will
live! The sloping garden was just nice because they can go
downhill by sled in the winter!!! Afterwards we dropped Jey
of at the buss station for her to go to Stockholm (are we a
travelling family or what?) and went back home for dinner
and a lot of thinking to do. More packing and now we have
boxes high and low... in every room it feels. Om Saturday we
celebrated Cassies baptize day with a nice dinner, wine and
candles. The girls drank some soda in the color of blue -
shivering just thinking of the color - but the girls liked
it a lot. Later in the evening we had a nice calm time in
front of the TV with cheese and biscuits (yes, order by
Stephanie and Cassie.)
To day we went to Småland (south of Sweden) to look at one
other house for rent. The garden was just ME - wonderful -
but the house to small for us and neither of the girls liked
the place. Before we went back home we met Joachim and
Susann with sister children for some talk. We where suppose
to have coffee together but the shop was closed. Very nice
to finally meet the male they kept from the last litter.
Very nice bone, nice head and a great coat. Thank you for a
nice hour, good to see you again :)
Alpha should have started the big mentally-test (korning),
but got the messages there was no room for her. :( 34
applied to get one of 8 possible spaces - talking it's own
language. Way to few opportunities for MT and almost
impossible to get a space at any. Now I do hope Alpha will
not have the same misfortune as Brizna had, coming to get a
space at a MT - she never got one before she was to old to
enter. In Örebro they will have a double-day MT, and we got
news there was dogs redrawn from it, BUT their places was
filled up before the new landed at the desk properly.... :(
Went to Askersund to pick up Jey, Rex and Göte and then
with a bit of a rush to Mjölby station for the girls. When
we arrived at the station it turned out we could have driven
very slow (almost walked) because the train, the girls
should come with, had not yet arrived in Alvesta! After one
hour we got a new massage telling the train was stuck in
Älmhult because some people had stolen copper and it caused
the train could not go any further... grrrrr.... thiefs....
Finally a train came from one other direction and the girls,
plus the other passengers waiting, could come along, but
they had to stand up in the passage because the train was
crowded! After awhile two passengers, already on the train
when it came to Alvesta, left their seats to the girls. How kind of them!
They reasoned that IF the train had to
hit the breaks hard the girls could get in big trouble
getting al standing adults all over them. When everyone was
in the car we went to get some food and I called Angelica to
tell her they arrived nicely and where with us now - thank
God! The plan, after eating, was that Cassandra should go
for archery practice but because of the train delay we did
not make it in time, so we went back home instead. Tired and
happy the girls went to bed and I feel I am happy they are
back home again. Thank you - Angelica and Oscar - for these
days. The girls have had a great time and also thank you for
the Easter present!
2012-04-03 It does feels a bit strange to be alone at
home and I think
Brizna feels the same because she is following me like a
shadow. Anyhow I do get a lot of things done. Packing,
packing and packing. The day, when we are suppose to leave
the house, is getting closer and way to fast if you ask me.
Would probably felt better if we had a new home waiting, but
there is not the case yet. Maybe I just have to magazine the
furniture and live in the caravan with the girls for a while
- do not feel like a nice option to be honest.
Later in the evening I got a sms from Cassandra telling that
Boyo is almost as big as Rex and just as much for kissing as
Brizna. Well that is nice - a bit of some from both of them
then! ;) They had spent the day with pottering Easter things
and after that they went to the public baths. There it
turned out that Stephanie can swim with just help of
swimming floats on her arms! WOW did not know that. Cassie
is more or less like a seal in the water ;-) After the bath
they went to a restaurant - hm... well now we are talking -
and neither of them will go back home tomorrow.
Today I drew Cassandra and Stephanie to the train in Mjölby for
their tip down to Angelica. In the waiting hall I just had
to check up the end destination of the train thinking IF
they miss to get of in Alvesta where will they end up?
Copenhagen in Denmark! Oh NO, regret I checked and I
do not know how many sms I sent to Angelica - whom started
to get irritated - to make sure she would be at the station
to pick them up! I also started to, in my head, get true my
friends in Denmark to figure out who to call IF anyone would
have to pick them up there.... nervous... oh no...not at all....
just thinking of the fact the girls never traveled by train
before and because of this never alone either. Well in Alvesta Angelica
stood at the station waiting for them and they traveled, on
a new train, the last trip to Växjö. Everything went great
and the girls loved the tip! (ha! did know that!....) Later in the evening Angelica sent me a sms telling the
girls felt to sleep like clubbed and who did I think lay all
over them?... yes, a very happy Boyo!
2012-04-01 This first weekend of April I have been to
a conference within the breeding club (AfBV) and the working
groups from the different places in Sweden. We had a great
weekend with a lot of information, ideas, solutions and will
now work for the future by the motto: One breed - Four
verities! One group was put together to start with
the work to put up the breeding- and breed enthusiasts
conference next year. One I will do everything possible not
Today a sms came from Denmark. They had done ultra-sound
on Dimma and yes, there are at least 5 puppies inside! =)
Rex and I are shouting out of joy over the fact he will
become a father again - how exciting! Congratulation to
Danni and Dimma. See you when the puppies are 5-6 weeks old
2012-03-23 What a competition! Cassandra took a new
personal record on 30 arrows with 197 point in the first
round. Super shooting of her and I do wish I had a video
camera for recording. Second round was harder. She got tired
but worked her way back into the competition and ended up
with new personal record total with 340 points and took the
GOLD in the class. WOW!!! We just had to celebrate on
Burger King before we went back home. Extra fun that the
whole family came along to se her shoot =))
2012-03-22 Yesterday at the archery training we got
the news that Cassandra ended up as number two in the
Östgöta-tournament. The list of the results was shown and
then we saw they have put the boys and the girls in the 10
year old class together! Super done my girl and
congratulations! On Friday she will compete in Motala at the
competition called the Easter-egg ;) That will be
something to look forward to!
& 18. Got a nice massages from Larry (Bazco´s
owner) today =)) They are competing in obedience like never
before! Big congratulation from us and good luck in the AKC
obedient now. How exciting!
Nice weekend! Kai finished his UKC CDX (lvl2) obedience
title! First show taking 1st for his group, then taking 2nd
in the second show. In 4 shows to earn his degree he/we
finished 1st twice, one 2nd & one 3rd with a high in Trial! Next month we will be going for his AKC UD (lvl3) degree,
which will be hard.
2012-03-12 Yesterday I went to the breeding club
(AfBV) annual meeting in Goteburg. We had a reader with the
name of Jan Gyllensten (former police officer and now dog
trainer, breeder and reader of mentally etc.) and I laugh
from time to time so my tears came. He is a superb reader!
The actual meeting was quick this time and the way back home
was very nice indeed. Thank you - Camilla Ljungberg x 2 ;) -
for e company.
Today I got a very nice massage from Trinidad that make
me feel al warm inside =) The girls are Anzir and Attli:
2012-03-06 Hi Linnea, my girls are doing perfectly. The best
dogs I've ever had. Thank you so much.
We took Rex and a lot of furniture to Jay's
home today. He is going to be there - at least for awhile -
to keep her company. He is not sad at all because he is
allowed to sleep in the bed..... hm....
2012-03-02 Today I and Jey went to IKEA to get a
lot of things you need when moving in to your own house-hold
=). Later in the evening Cassandra and I went to the yearly
annual meeting at the archery club. After the meeting they
ha a super delicious cold-buffet with cheese and a lot of
fruits too. Very nice indeed!
Jey came home today to be with us for a
few days while her own apartment in Askersund gets in order
to live in. The girls became thrilled because it was quite
some time Jey was home the last time. Now she and I will
have a few hectic days to fix everything for her to move in
at her own place.
2012-02-25 Today Cassandra competed in archery in
Skövde and, while being the only girl in her class, they
moved her into the men's class (HK 10). Because of the fact
she competed for the first time in the men's class we can
note a new personal record on 313 points AND she took the
silver medal!!! :) Great done girl!!!
2012-02-23--24 Finally it became time for Rex to
charm himself in with Dimma. No problem at all! 3 calm and
very nice act of mating took place during 2 days. Now we
will have our fingers crossed there will be puppies in
Denmark in end of April. In about 28 days an ultrasound will
be done, and then we know for sure. SO exciting :)
2012-02-20 Now it is decided, the
little boy will be given the name Rigge after the Viking
Rig. I like the name a lot ;)
Right now I am sitting here waiting for new
from Denmark. My guess is they will be here on Wednesday or
Thursday in this week. So excited!
18:47 a sms came from my brother and his girlfriend:
Congratulation, you are now an aunt! Their little Viking-boy
had been born. 18:42, 3525 and 51 long. Discussions within the family and among
friends is now about the name for the little boy. Well
something Nordic and with Viking sound is for sure, and the
suggestions are many to consider ;)
2012-02-10 Finally the mail we have
been waiting for arrived. Dimma has started her heat, so in
about 12-14 days from now, depending on what the prog. test
will show, they will be here for mating with Rex. So
exciting to se if she will be able to leave the care before
the mating will be finished..... ;-)
Yesterday we celebrated Cassandra's birthday! The
day started at 06:10 with a breakfast-tray I and Göte made
and went up to her singing. In middle of the day the
neighbor, Manne & Ida with family came over for coffee and
cake. Very nice and fun for Cassandra to really feel
the evening we had pasta carbonara for dinner, as always
when on Cassandra's birthday and when she got the chance to
decide what to eat after that we hade cake in front of the
TV. Grandmother and her big sister, Angelica, phoned to
congratulate and Ami, Ozzy's "little owner", sent a sms :))
Beside a lot of people have sent congratulations by my
profile on facebook. Cassie says thank you for all birthday
2012-02-06 The girls has started all
over with the cold. Fever, cough and headic =(. Cassie was
fit for fight from start of school, in beginning of August,
to new-year, but now she also has started her 2nd time with
illness with a short period of 2-4 days when she was back in
2012-02-05 In end of January and 2
weeks into February one birthday is coming after the other
;) Family, and a lot of our friends, are "collected" within
this period! Strange, and yet nice and fun :P
2012-01-31 Woke up early this morning because
Cassandra came with breakfast to my bed. =) WOW! I can get
use to this! No problem ;)) She had made everything by her
self, sweetheart! Rest of the day I spent in front of the
computer. Made collage to the mating add., fixed the page of
plans as well as the litter page. Later in the evening we
had a nice dinner and I got gifts from my girls =)) Göte
came home, after a meeting with the owner of the house we
are renting and the broker, with the messages that we have
to move out latest the 30th of April..... Oh great.... 3
month is a short time.....
Came to the archery arena early to pack up the bow and
everything else and to get an extra breakfast before warm-up
and start. Cassandra had a nice day shooting and when the
competition where over it turned out she done a new personal
record with 331 points and won here class! =) Great done
2012-01-28 Grrrrrr.... the whole day has gone by to
make the antivirus program to accept the new license key and
to salve the problem that the computer does not want to
restart properly.... technical stuff is fun when it works.
Later in the evening Cassandra, Stephanie and I did the spit
with fruit, meatballs and sausages for tomorrows lunch.
Packed everything needed and checked the travel way and time
for travel once more, just incase, and we went to bed. Big
2012-01-27 Jey came home for the weekend and we
celebrated Götes birthday with good food, tasty wine and
presents. The rest of the evening we spent with cake, coffee
and snacks in front of the TV.
2012-01-24 Finally is the magazine of the race-club
in printing so now I can concentrate on updates of the
kennel page. I feel I am behind in that matter ever though
there is not so much that has happen lately, but I do have
to fix some of the pages a bit. One resent happening is that
Odin got a new home. He is now living on a horse farm in
Eskilstuna and we wish him and his new family good luck. =))
Today the whole day went to the budget meeting of our
race-club. Note home until dinnertime in the evening. Then I
got a phone call, still making me feel happy when thinking
of it, with the lovely news I may use the male I so long
wish fore! Jiipie!!! It means that when Brizna goes into
heat in April, she will go on love dates.
Back to everyday life you might say. Schools has started
up again after the holidays and I am back from my trip down
to Växjö where I celebrated Angelicas 20th birthday and
helped both her and Boyo to settle in. He is going to live
with her and after x-ray he will be castrated because of one
testicle - yes, why not when keeping a male out of a
litter...... Sigh ..... The birthday celebration was very
nice. We started at the "Systembolaget" (the Swedish
liquor-store) for Angelica to premiere. (Now a explanation
is in order, I believe. In Sweden you have to be 20 years
old to buy alcohol. You may order alcohol at a
restaurant or pub from 18 but you can not buy it in
Systembolaget.) Anyhow, at System-bolaget the cashier made
Angelica blush because she LOUD and CLEAR (after checked her
ID) said - Well that is today! CONGRATULATION! and have a
nice birthday! It was not that many people in the store,
thank God, but they ALL turned and smiled at Angelica. It
was as the time stopped for a moment - like in a movie. LOL.
After that experience we went to the dog-store to pick up
food for Boyo and then back home to Angelicas place to start
dinner and to make the cake. We had a stew of chicken boiled
in cream and cognac (yes, the reason of the visit to
Systembolaget). We had a very nice evening and Boy seems to
like his new home ;)
The plans for 2012 low put. Why? you might
ask, well the reason is simple - to find a new home and MOVE
is number one priority! I have total lost the count over how
many km and houses we visit last year and we always ended up
as the 2:nd choice of the house owner. If it was anything to
live in at all that is. :(
We do have some exciting things to look
forward to, moving or not, - some with feeling of horror (the
x-ray of the O-litter & the small mentally-test etc) -
other with joy. Rex mating with
Dimma in beginning of January/February. We might let Brizna
have her last litter and Alpha will do her big mentally-test
(MT) and the CAC test for military-dog. The Viking union has
the 10th anniversary this year and that means the Viking
festival will be for three days this time (6, 7 and 8 of
July)! I am also going to be an aunt! My brother and his
girlfriend are expecting a boy close to Cassandra's birthday
(8/2) - well... actually ON the same day, no Cassandra is
not happy over it.....
A look back at
Ok so it is now time to do the "look back"
at the year 2011 and help.... it has been a year full with
happenings... where do I begin? Well, I just chose a small
part out of everything. The year started with happy kennel
events. There are a lot of Vajert dogs with owners that have
done great during the year! First we got the official x-ray
back of Alpha - free on both hips and elbows - and that
result that turned out to follow the A-litter =)
Everyone that is x-rayed so far is free! Beside, during the
year, some of the A-"pups" went to the small mentally-test
and approved. Great done! Raily did his re-test as an
guard-dog (has to do that every year) and approved with
was born the 2ond of Mars. 4 males and 2 females. It is the
second time I have did a re-breeding - to get more females -
and, like last time, it came most males!! Typical or what?
In June Mary and Xena showed their pawls,
well yes.... the whole side...
Norwegian Show Champion
Show Champion at the same time! Later, during the
year, they moved up in working-class tracking and got the
first Swedish CAC! Vajert Dimma became KBHV-2011 and visit us to have a good look at Rex.
They like what they saw and in beginning of 2012 mating will
take place. Anouk moved home to his owner and is still
missed a lot. I got the honor of debuting with Ozzy in the
showing and that on SBU. He became BIS-3 total! Akira and
Alpha got several CK + BOB during the year and so did Inja
whom also got several of BIG and BIS placement - the veteran
"girl" whom really stands for the "still going strong"
expression. Both Ihana and Ilex past over the rainbow and
that leaves only Inja out of the I-litter still alive. In
that context the hardest decision of the year was made. We
let Raika move to Annika, Kennel Acktiva, in Finland (Ihanas
previous owner). Now, looking back, I am so happy we did.
They are doing together =) Brizna got her fist CAC in Norway
and also got the BOB. Sad we never could enter the big
mentally-test with her as planed. Short straw in lottery (6
times), heat, litter and then heat again demolish that plan
for sure and that even though we got dispense to start a
test even though she turned 4 years of age. :(
I have been down at Angelicas place in
Olofström a lot more than earlier years. First to bring down
the Viking-costumes and everything else that goes along with
that to her Viking exhibit at the library - mega success!
other BIG event was her graduation! A very special happening
I never forget! In the evening they had the ball and she was
so beautiful in her own designed dress. The following days
we packed, cleaned the apartment out and moved her
belongings to us. She also got a lot of medals in archery
during the year and the best, we are still enjoying it, was
the Nordic youth mastership in Denmark where she ended up on
4th place and thereby the best Swedish female shooter in her
class! WOW! In August she moved to Växjö for university
study. Cassie started with archery during the summer and
also attended her first training camp and got her first
silver medal at "the day after Christmas day arrow"! Beside
archery she went to swim school for two weeks and got 6
swimming marks =). Stephanie had chicken pots and the
longest flue I ever experienced. She also lost her first
tooth. Jey turned 18 years old and we celebrated at the
Viking festival at Stallarholmen. We also went to the autumn
festival and it was very nice to ware the new winter outfit.