Posts Tagged ‘Dogs’

Happy New Year! Doglets are out today wearing baby socks. It’s -40°C today – courtesy of Siberia. This morning, before we put the socks on, Oskar refused to put more than two paws on the ground and therefore, had to be carried. They can stay outside a lot longer with the socks on. The masking tape around the ankles starts to freeze and crack pretty soon though but it’s still better than no socks. We have proper doggie boots too, but they come off just as easily and are a lot more difficult to put on 8 paws of two very excitable cockers. Roll on summer!




Posted: January 5, 2016 in Doggies, Photography
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Dogs are not allowed on the sofa and they know it. They have taken over two armchairs already and I think that’s enough for them. Oskar still goes on the sofa whenever he thinks I’m not looking. As a punishment, he had to pose for a picture. With glasses on. Doesn’t he look distinguished?

Old and wise

Tesla, on the other hand, is not as naughty as Oskar. This boy is never still, and by never I mean NEVER EVER, and that is why we have very few pictures of him. I have tons of pictures of the tip of his tail. After taken a picture of Oskar, I put the glasses on Tesla and I know from experience that glasses stay on for a nanosecond and if one wanted a picture of Tesla WITH glasses, one would have to be nothing short of a magician. So, here we are, a picture of Tesla with glasses (and his ball, of course)!

I can see my favourite ball!

Hot dog, jumping frog

Posted: November 9, 2014 in Doggies, Photography
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Here are my sweet boys, Oskar and Tesla. Tesla is the scruff-bag at the back.

Tesla is always ready to play and he’s always trying to get Oskar to chase him. Oskar is more of a lone stranger and prefers to mind his own business.

See, there he goes! Oskar is well camouflaged at this time of year!

Isn’t he a fine looking specimen?

Tesla is a happy-go-lucky kind of boy and it’s not easy to see any more than one of his paws on the ground at any one time.

See what I mean? Is he perhaps the first ever flying dog?

Ice treasure

Posted: January 18, 2014 in Doggies, Photography
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Hullo! It is I, Oskar. I enjoy looking for ice lumps and you’d never know what I found the other day. I was digging in a pile of snow where we had some nice lights before, and inside the snow I found this:

Oskar with ice

It is a big piece of ice but it has a hole in the middle and it is very easy to carry. I just put my nose throught it. I prance around like a pony, wagging my tail and don’t let anyone touch my ice. It is my treasure.

Oskar with ice

I wanted to take the ice with me to the house but Sari said I can’t. I pranced a little more and tried to sneak it in but in the end we made a deal. I left the ice outside and Sari gave me a biccie. Nom nom.

Oskar with ice

Here I am, back in the warm house, lying on my own comfy chair. Sari says I’m the silliest dog in the world but I think she’s just kidding. But guess what, when I went out the next time, I found the same ice lump with a hole in the middle and I pranced around again carrying the ice and not letting anyone else get it. It was a great day.


Ages ago I promised the dogs a new rug. I knitted it using yarn cut from old t-shirts. I used a lot of t-shirts and it took forever to cut them. I kept getting Paddington stares from the dogs while knitting, knuckles white and aching, like there was some sort of urgency for the rug. Finally, it was finished.


I assumed there would be a fight between the two dogs for which one can sleep on it first. But guess what? No one touched it. For two days they deliberately walked around the goddamn rug. After two days Oskar finally went on the rug. He stayed a moment on the edge of it, like the rug was a leper or something.

Look, I’m on the rug. Alright?

What a fuss about a rug. Sheesh [rolls eyes]

I’m lying on it, I’m lying on it.

Dogs, eh?

Hubby was making pizza. He unwrapped a piece of extra mature cheddar, put it on the table and turned around to put the wrapper in the bin. Oskar the dog saw his chance and leapt – he took the cheddar and ate the lot.

He’s been trying his cheddar mind tricks on me ever since!