My yorkies really make my days and... nights! They are so much fun to have around. First of all, they are extremelly cute and I cannot resist them! I need to hug them non stop! Each has its won charm. Birk is adorable, but Lucy, how can I describe this little princess? Recently she has shown interest in my computer screen!
When I go to bed at nights, they pay close attention to all my movements and when I go upstairs they follow me with hopes to be allowed on my bed. When they are clean enough, I let them be with me for a while and they simply love it and relax immediately after jumping into the bed.
What I find extremelly sweet is the way Lucy lies down in a curl format, becoming even smaller than she already is!
Nearby where we live there are farms. Yes, Norway is like this. You don't need to go far to find farmland and...cows. So, there is an area where I like to take the dogs for a walk which is a place like this. I call it "Tuscany" because of the green fields. In sunny days it reminds me of Tuscany.
Whenever the cows are loose and we have to pass by them, I walk fast and many times the dogs are behind me. Birk is careful and walks very close to me, but Lucy, she gets stuck and does not dare to pass where there is a cow looking at her. And when she stops, the cows get even more curious and start approaching to see "what is going on". Today was another such day. I managed to take a few pictures with my mobile phone.
It's been a while since I last posted. This because I have been very occupied with My Italian Side, which is my other blog and all the matters related to it, which has to do with me following lots of procedures, including having spent almost all of June in Italy, to have my Italian citizenship recognised.
Anyway, back to dog talk :) A lot has happend. Lucy will be 9 months on July 21st! She had her first period last May and she is growing to be an adorable little obedient lady. She and Birk are still the best of friends and inseparable. Her weight now is 2.6kgs and she eats reasonably well. She is also now completely house trained.
Birk continues to be a darling, as usual, and also very grumpy when he has his favourite bone in his mouth :)
Below some recent pictures of the darling ones :
Two weeks ago my yorkies went to the hairdresser for a new look. We would much rather cut their hair ourselves, but somehow it had proved to be a bit complicated. Then I thought, what the heck, let us take them to a proper hairdresser only this time and see how it goes later. Birk got a very cute look and much nicer than with the long hair. Lucy's hair was cut mostly in her body keeping the hair long in her face, for the cute laces etc. I'll post more pictures later, where the new look can better be seen.
If a dog were your teacher, you would learn things like this:
Whe somebody you love arrives home, you run to meet him/her Never lose an opportunity to go out for a stroll Allow yourself to experience the fresh air on your face Show others when they are invading your territory Take a nap in the middle of the day and a do good stretch before getting up Run, jump and play everyday Try to get along well with your neighbour and let people touch you Don't bite when a simple snarl does the trick! In hot days, stop and roll on the ground, drink a lot of liquid and lie under the shadow of a tree When you feel happy, dance and shake all your body It doesn't matter how many times you have been hurt, do not feel guilty...come back and make up again Enjoy the pleasure of a long walk Feed yourself dearly and with enthusiasm Eat only enough Be loyal Do not pretend to be what you are not and the most importrant of all... When somebody is nervous or sad, stay silent, be close and show that you are there to comfort. True friendship does not accept copies!
Finally sunny days, blue skies and warmer breezes have reached us! We can now go for long walks with the yorkies in the afternoon, after coming home from work. The day light time lasts long, allowing us these "luxuries" of free time.
Below are Mathea, Julia's friend and her doggie, Aila.
Today we have been to the vet for the doggie's second dosage of the rabies vaccine. First it was Lucy and while she was having her vaccine, we told Birk to wait sitted on the chair, which he did very nicely. See below. He is so obedient, our little boy!
Then, after both were vaccinated they got two important EU passports :)
We took the chance and talked to the vet about Birk's weight after the castration. Before being castrated he weighed 3.800kgs, now he weighs 4.700kgs :(
So, now Birk is officially on a "diet". I bought new light dog food for him from Hill's to help him out and we are also trying to exercise him lots.
I have been away. It's not easy to always be inspired to write on a Blog if you do not have something really inspiring to say. Things always happen, days go by and we are all rotating or going forward, who knows? :) Anyway, I wanted to talk about the dog seat I bought some time ago for my yorkies. Birk loves to go on car trips, but Lucy is still...a child :) She is everywhere in the car. She can't relax like Birk does. The chair seems to be nice though. It is high enough for them to be able to see out the window. Birk, however, has chosen to take a nap so far whenever we are driving. Have a look at the shots! :)
Yes, I have read everywhere that yorkies are natural diggers and this I have had the chance to experience many times here in our backyard! What a drag that is! :) I thought Birk would grow out of it, that this was a puppy thing, but look at the photos!
Lucy also enjoys it tremendously! Before Lucy's arrival we had lots of holes in our garden, now, multiply that by two! The drawback is, we have to prevent them from being free in our large grass garden or at least to be there unsupervised.
Is there anything one can do to stop that? Any "recipe"? :) How do your yorkies behave in your gardens?
I have been trying to find out if my Birk boy is too heavy. We have noticed that after he was castrated his appetite improved considerably. But, some other factors might have influenced.
Since after his operation in January, for example, we have been having a harsh winter, which means no looong walks with him. In December, we bought Lucy and he became very interested in her puppy food (Royal Canine). Now it seems that Lucy's puppy food is the best food on earth and he always manages to eat a little of it everyday. I feed him 60 grams of Royal Canine Junior twice a day. He still eats Junior because he does not like the adult food. He also became one year old last February.
Have a look at the slide show above and tell me what you think? Does he need to go on a diet? :)
The weather is beginning (very slowly) to get better in our part of the world. Yesterday, Sunday, it started out bad, with snow. Then, in the afternoon, sun!! We thought it could be a good chance for a different walk (warmer) with the dogs and there we went. But, a freezing wind was blowing. Too bad. Anyway, we got the chance for a few nice outside photos with Birk and Lucy. See below!