Saturday, August 02, 2008

An Evening Stroll

Björskogsnäs, August 1, 2008

At about 9 P.M. last night Mr. L., Jay and I decided to go to a nature reserve called Björskogsnäs.

It was supposed to be a nice stroll in the evening, getting to enjoy the beautiful scenery. And we were prepared with lots of mosquito repellent. But as it turned out, even though the mosquitoes didn’t bite, they singled Mr. L out and chased him down (or so he claims). So the stroll quickly turned in to a power walk/run. Great!

Back at the car Mr. L all of a sudden said “shit, I have a tick crawling on my pants”… and shortly thereafter we found several ticks on his pants. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! How freakn disgusting is that??!!! I found one tick on my pants and about 10 more on Mr. L. Found several on James too that were still crawling around… so damn nasty (the reason why Mr. L and Jay had so many were because they had taken the lead during our walk/run). Back at home it was clothes off, clothes in the washer and humans in the shower.

This must be the worst tick season ever….:( Below are more pics from Björskogsnäs.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

At the Lake

The wild baby is glancing towards the sky... aahh, so cute. :)

Yesterday, we spent a couple of hours at one of the many lakes surrounding this area. The dogs had a blast, as always. At night we ended up going to another lake... Jay will never have enough of it, he is having the best time of his life every time we go. :) Even Alih has started swimming more, he used to think he was actually swimming after getting his tummy wet but now he really is swimming. hihi.. He's the cutest - he's always been front heavy so his butt sticks up over the water... he looks like a cute little baby bear swimming around. :)

Found out Jay's breeder is coming to the next Dog Show we are going to. Great news, really looking forward to that. Anyhow, time to make some dinner... Below are more pics from the lake...

Above: This pic should be a symbol for James. It really represents who he is and what he's all about. :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Guess where we are going?

Denmark's largets tourist attraction and National Symbol -
The Little Mermaid

Yup, you got it. Denmark it is ..along with Malmö (the South of Sweden). We are going in a couple of weeks with A & H. Should be lots of fun!!! Have not been down south since I was a kid. I'm excited about getting to take the bridge (Öresundsbron) over to Denmark. I've only gone there by boat before. Will be fun, fun, fun!!! :)

Famous skyscraper in Malmö called Turning Torso, officially opened in Aug of 2005

Monday, July 28, 2008

Back for more

We returned to Little Hawaii today again. This time we brought company in form of A & H and their rottie Gonzo. Alih had to stay at home this time too. :( Here's some pics from our day at the beach.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Great Day in Ransäter

It went really well at the Dog Show. :) As all Swedes know, we’ve had a serious heat wave hitting the entire country which didn’t make it easy for all our 4-legged friends today, or for the 2-legged either for that matter. I swear, it was hot as an oven. But Jamie was for the most part covered up under a soaked towel. However, the heat did a number on him ‘cause he’s mostly been sleeping since we came home. :)

Since I for some reason never got a Show Catalog, I do not recall how many dogs were in the Junior class with James, but it was a whole bunch. This time Mr. Jay received a “1” score in the quality judging part, and we were on to the competition part. Yeahhhhaaaaaaa!!!!!! In the competition part the baby came 3rd and we could not have been more proud of the Baby Blue as the dogs he competed against were all very good-looking. As always, I am extremely grateful to the wonderful Marina who keeps showing James. She’s a true pro!

I had no camera today, so no pics were taken. Forgot to charge my freakn camera, and had no charger with me to the country.

The judge today was Cristian Vantu (from some East Block country :)). And the critic he gave James was:
Good proportions, Good front and ribcage, Medium angles, Excellent movements.

Results in Swedish: 1a Kv, 3a Kk.