How the time flies! Our Anniversary litter celebrated their 6th birthday on beginning of June. There we got nice pictures from Woody’s holiday by the sea. He loves water and swimming a lot.
A week later our Bright litter celebrated their 2nd birthday. We hadn’t had any special party this time at home. But my mom wished to have a photoshooting session in the blossoming field of red clover. Such an idea! It was about 35°C in shade and two humans for 7 dogs – one holding leashes and the other one taking pictures 🙈 Disclamer: red clover stayed undamaged, we stepped just in the beginning of the field and only in a tractor tracks.
Greetings from Kiwi
Birthday wish from Sunny
And finally, the summer started. All the doges moved as usual in the shade under our wallnut tree. Minion and Růženka on the first pic, Karkulka on the second.
As usual…I’m a little bit late with updates 🐌… There are recent photos from our Anniversary litter I’ve received from the owners recently (more correctly this year 😂). Anniversary puppies’ve celebrated their 4th birthday this year🎂. I would like to say huge thank you to their owners for taking such good care to their four-leg-🐩-partners.13
I’ve received very nice letter from our China (Anniversary China Ambershades), where she and her ownerlady describe all the experiences they’d had during whole year.
I’m trully glad and want to thank to whole family for the care of China.
congratulations to the puppies, they’re really cute, I would like to cuddle them all.
I know it’s been long since I wrote the last time news about China. Acualy, it’s been a year since I’ve sent the last news and photographs. We were to busy at all…
There are some news from our fluffy companion.
The last summer China spent whole month in Kolin with our friends who were caring for her when we were in wells. She was helping them with pouring the garden and also assisting to their medium poodle pack with barking.
China was a true hairy monster before leaving for Kolin.
When we arrived for picking her up, she had a wonderful summer clip.
Our balcony view. China is just observing in silent, when something catches her attention, not barking.
In September, China was confusing walks with degustations of anything possible so I lost the patience…
October walks, fur grooming and a trip to Chocen, where she enjoyed running on garden with a tennis ball 🙂
Autumn visit in Jiri
„I also want to pose for a picture“
In November we’re lazy as never 🙂
On December 1st there fell first snow
Pure joy 🙂
December winter laziness
On Christmas holiday we left for mountains to Janske Lazne. I’m not sure if China enjoyed more the snow or two labrador girls that were accompanying our friends. The girls were of the same size, hair colour, but about 10 kg heavier. In my opinion it was the snow, as she saw this big ammount of it for the first time in her life.
The main advantage (at least for our children) there was a second christmas present surprise, that they’ve found in the mountain cottage under the christmas tree. China also got a suprise – three nice tennis balls, used from tennis play before because these are trully the best 🙂
In February we’ve had a lot of time for playing and sleeping. China doesn’t matter if she thumbs in between rails with trains running around her 🙂
And after having a nice and snowy winter, we were having a hairy monster dog again. So we drove to Kolin for the grooming.
„Can you see me? I don’t see nothing.“
„I look nice, don’t I?“
„Let me sleep, it was such a bussy day for me!“
On last March day we’ve made a trip to a further part of our home town. It should have been just few kilometers long trip. Finally we spent a whole day outside. It’s been relatively warm so we let China to run the stream. Our vet dog was so happy. She was running, jumping and really enjoing that. She got dry before we returned home.
In April we made a trip along Vltava river and Slapy reservoir, that was at least for me a little bit exhausting. The pathway is very narrow and mostly leads with a rock on one side and escarpment for the water on the other side. Dad, children, uncle and China enjoyed that a lot, I was a little bit nervous about the children and China not to fall in the water.
„I should go through? Actually, there’s dark inside.“
„I like the water, what pitty it’s so deep.“
„Can I jump into it?“
„What is this? And why’re we standing here?” Water power station.
In May we made our traditional trip to Jachymov. One day the rain poured us to the bones, other trips were without rain.
The next day we visited our favourite pathways in Bozi Dar.
During the trip to Rotava we used a bad way and climbed there from an impassable side. What a surprise when we met other ten tourists on the top and we found out that from the correct side it is very easily accessible place.
Before the climb
Is this the way?
On the top
I want to walk the dog!
We’ve made a very detailed research of the former tin ore factory in Rolava. Our children liked the most the snow, China liked the most the water from the melting snow.
Right now, China is thumbing under the table by my legs faithfully. In summer there is a little bit hot in our flat, but outside there’s even hotter. Our afternoon walk are lazy and slow, we’re returning home grilled as sausagges.
Hello Minion, how do you do? I’ve heard you’d had a surgery. I hope your knee is recovering well. What did you do? I’m fortunately healthy, but I’m mostly walked on lead by my both big owners as I’m able to eat everything I find outside and then I don’t usually feel the best…
As a greeting I send you my show pictures. I’m just joking, I’m a hairy monster, so my ownerlady had to cut my excess hair before planned bathing and grooming just for just making that quicker. I’m still not being such a good friend with the dryer. Sometimes I still bark on the hoover, but very rarely now 😊.
And there are few pics after “aunt” Tereza grommed me. Don’t I look fabulous?
In May, me made a superb trip to Jachymov. It was pretty hot, but due to it they let me to taste some mountain streams. A little bit cold, but very tasty water. We walked in the forest, for a watchtower and on the pathways to Bozi Dar. We had really nice time there.
We went to see some strange ponds. The ownerlady said that these are the tanks for snow cannons. I didn’t understand what she means, but there was a very tempting duck in the water. I would like to jump to the water and play with it, but I wasn’t allowed.
Despite we visited a pastry shop in Ostrov, they didn’t let me to order any piece of cake or just an ice cream. They told me that it is not good for dogs. Finnaly, the good point of this trip was that dogs were allowed to visit a pallace park…
Our last trip in Jachymov was an anabase. In 40 minutes we climbed about a kilometer long route to Gorila Rock with 200 meter of cant. My big owners said it was very nice view from there, but I didn’t appreciate it. The climbing uphill was interesting for me – lots of twigs, spruces…and ticks. The route downhill was more interesting either. The two-leg company was sliding all the time. I don’t understand why we had to climb there, but in the end it was funny, when some people of my pack slided down over their butts😊.
Highways and byways
On the top
Do we really go downhill this way? Ok, it will be funny.
I usualy don’t use a lift this way, somebody might went crazy😊.
When it’s hot outsite, I usualy look like this. It’s pitty it’s too hot for dog scootering.
And Minion replies:
I’m glad for your letter. I even thank you for the pictures. I’m mostly closed home last days 🙁 so I’m happy to travel at least virtualy with your pics.
Well, I didn’t really do anything wrong, I just sliced a little by while walking outside and then started to limp a little bit. I didn’t mind, I had no problem running on the 3 spare legs, I even managed to hunt a chicken…But my ownerlady said me one day something about cruciate ligament rupture and that I have to go for the surgery. One afternoon I woke up with a funnel on my head, shaved leg and since then I’m going outside only on lead, exactly like you 🙁
Your trim is fine, I got lately Miami clip again. I was said it’s because of the shaven leg, but I’m suspicious that my ownerlady is just in love with this kind of clip and due to the surgery she doesn’t need to explain home why she groomed me like this…
I also like the ponds, last summer I learned to swim in Balaton. On the rehab, the vet said swimming will be also a part of my convalescence. I also would like to play with a duck :), but I will have to do it “secretely” otherwise my owners will not let me…
BTW I also know to use a lift, I use it while I’m going to our Grandma who takes care of me in days I have vet checks or rehabs. And my owners carry me like you last days frequently, I can’t climb stairs or jump anywhere.
So, thank you once again for the letter and let me know about your new trips.
We’ve just completed our more than succesful show season in Wels, Austria, on December 2.
This year’s Wels CACIB has seem to be smaller than in the last years to us, but definitely it didn’t matter – more space around the rings, more space in the stall halls 🙂 For me there was a perfect linghtning – warm white light in which Minion has her own colour (doesn’t look like too light).
Minion was entered in the champion class and was excellent! She won Ex. 1, CACA, CACIB, best female and BOB under Ms. Iris Urschitz! I’m very proud that I can announce she became a new Champion of Austria and new interchampion (C. I. B.)! The best end of the show season ever!
In the summer I gave up my effort to grow up Diamond‘s coat…so…I shaved him down. It started to grow up again, but he’s again completely chewed from one side :/ (so I made a pictures from the other :))
This week I receive very nice news. There arrived his genetic results for vWD and they’re clear!
We’ve received news from Woody together with two videos and a pictures. I can see his father Charlie in him, both visualy and from the description of his behaviour from Woody’s ownerlady. On the videos, there’s Woody and his smaller (but elder) brother Zorba.
According to Woody’s relax position, it is obvious that his origin is in our family 😀
We’ve received a big amount of pictures of China and also a letter written by China’s paw (maybe with a little help of her ownerlady). Wish you nice reading!
As usualy we hadn’t enjoyed snow in Prague a lot. But if there had been, both girls and China had had fun.
The little ownerlady Terezka celebrates her third b-day, so all the people who came to our home are there just because of cuddling me and playing with me. Or not? They didn’t let me to taste the cake, it was said not being for dogs or what…
I’d just found a perfect lair, even with a blanket inside prepared by my girls. I just don’t understand when they call it ‘their tent’.
I’m definitely not a dog, I’m a bear. Or not? Three months without grooming became evident. Also biting my hair while boring wasn’t much helpful.
After non-professional grooming hit
It was necessary to cut off some volume before bathing, just because of cleaning the coat to the deep and to be able to brush and comb whole hair from the bottom to the top. Almost noboty noticet that shame, it disappeard in few days. It really doesn’t look the best, but this was made after consulting it with my friend Tereza, who subsequently groomed a nice poodle from China again. She has my big thanks. China had bitten Tereza’s flowerpot instead of thanking her.
Nice again in the garden 😊
Resting, don’t disturb…
Trip for the Death pond near Jáchymov near Karlovy Vary.
Give me the blueberry…
Moss pathway posing near Boží Dar.
I’m getting dry on sun (brushed and combed😉), it’s just too hot for drying by a dryer. Thanks to it I can enjoy a walk without breathing like being finishing a Marathon run. (And my joy is twice as big because I deslike drying)
Few pictures from grooming.
A non-show posture in brand new clip 😊.
Hunter shelter posing near Kladno during our trip to lookout tower. Pack of girls, dads and two very ‘clean’ dog ladies – labrador girl and our China.
A lookout tower view from, where China couldn’t climb 😉.
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