Sunday, 28 February 2010

Nanie



I got to know about a very noble lady in Spain called Julie, that is retired and dedicates her life now helping dogs in need, rescuing them. My sister-in-law bought a dog from her. As far as I understand she cooperates with a another lady in Norway (possibly in other places too) who, on behalf of this lady, places ads in Finn.no, looking for possible buyers. The price charged is used to pay for Vet expenses and the ticket to send the dogs here, so it is a reasonable price. The dogs vary in age and breed.

My heart broke today when I read an ad in Finn.no for a 5 year old female yorkie called Nanie (shown in the picture)whose former owners decided they could not have her anymore and took her to the Vet to be put to sleep. The Vet, feeling sorry for the Nanie, contacted Julie who took care of her and is now trying to find her a new home. It is a very sad story, I think. I admire Julie's efforts in finding new homes for these dogs and I wanted to make sure I mentioned her here.

Friendship and closeness



See these two best friends sharing a Sunday "siesta"...All the time I witness beautiful moments between them! I feel so happy that they have one another to play with, to sleep together with and feel each other's warmth. It was a wise decision to buy a second yorkie. No regrets at all!

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Taking yorkies for a drive.



No, the picture above is not Birk on a car trip!!! It only shows how dogs should NOT be seated in a car! Birk loves to go on car trips, but so far we have been using his bag carrier to transport him. In his bag he is positioned at the bottom of the car floor and cannot see anything. It would be much nicer if he could be positioned in such a way that he could look out the window, like all dogs like it! That goes for Birk and Lucy, naturally.



With this thought in mind I decided to try one modell of car seat first and see how it works with Lucy to begin with (she is still a puppy and faces more difficulties to look out). I realise I can't put both dogs in this one, though. So I have to see. Anybody out there that has experiences with this same type of dog car seat and would be willing to share them with me? I would really appreciate it!

Thursday, 25 February 2010

I am looking for Yorkie Blogs! Do you have one?



I am looking for other people that blog about yorkies! Are you this person? Please write me a comment with a link to your blog or site! Please share!!!
Thank you!! :))

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Fleas in Norway?

I think most people will have experienced fleas at some point in their lives. It is a horrible thing and it is even worse when the fleas get off the dogs/cats and onto their owner's beds! I can't recall having had a dog in the past which did not have fleas. Maybe this is the case in Brazil, or Rio de Janeiro for that matter. In other words all my 3 previous dogs had fleas, no matter how clean we kept them. One lived in the city and the other two in the country side. Some people used to say the streets of Rio are dirty and this caused the fleas. But the other two were running wild in the forests! When they turned their bellies up, I could normally see the fleas parading...
Here in Norway, however, I have not seen (thank Goodness) any dogs with fleas, neither in my husband's family dogs or mine! I really think this is so amazing, not to say refreshing!!!
Obviously this has something to do with the weather etc, but today I read in a Blog from Sweeden about the seasons when the fleas are most common there: Early summer (bird fleas), late summer (hedgehog fleas ) and autumn(bird fleas and cat fleas). I have done a quick research in the internet trying to find out what the incidence of fleas in Norway is but I could not find any relevant result. What is your experience in Norway/your country? Do you have to live with this plague? Tell me all! :)

Monday, 22 February 2010

Snowy Stavanger - cold for yorkies (and for me!)



We have had snow now for a looong time now! So, going for a walk with the doggies is not as nice as it could be, had we had a bit less snow! I feel sorry for Lucy, now 4 months old, walking in the snow with her short legs! :) And she really freezes! There are some sunny days though and we must be quick to go out before the sun goes away. On one of those days I took this nice picture of Lucy.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Yorkies in Norway and abroad!


I had this thought that it would be so nice to gather and publish here as many pictures as possible of all the "online yorkies" in Norway and abroad! I could post the pictures one by one here in my Blog and give a short presentation of  them. Do you think this is a good idea? If you do, please send me a picture and a short presentation of your yorkie, like, name, location, favorite pass times and food etc. I guess that would be a lot of fun for all involved!! Please send the photo and text by email to rtorvnes@gmail.com
I am truly looking forward to that! We are waiting! :)

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Confession to make!

I have to admit to something I find terrible, being the owner of two yorkies: I do not know how to groom them! All my attempts have been complete failure! Taking them to a Dog hairdresser costs NOK 500 (about US 45) for each of them, each time! So, I trust my husband to cut their fur and nails...when he has the time and remembers to do it...Bah! This is not enough and I feel guilty to look at Birk, who already has long fur (Lucy still has puppy look) that he does not have the cool and neat hair cut I would like him to have. How do you solve this problem? Do you have a story to tell or pictures to show? Please share them with me! Good tips are always welcome!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Vote for Lucy!

Just for fun really, I signed up Lucy for a photo contest in a magazine called Modern Dog. If she manages to have the majority of the votes, she will be featured as "Dog of the Week" in the homepage of moderndogmagazine.com AND will have a chance to appear in an upcoming issue of Modern Dog Magazine. I want to give her a chance! If you also think she deserves to win, please vote for her HERE!



Saturday, 6 February 2010

Dog Family outside My Yorkie Backyard


Birk and Lucy have two cousins, Sara, a beautiful 13 year old Westie and now very recently, Lotta, a Spanish mix, 9 months old. They live in Ålesund, so, unfortunately Lucy and Birk cannot play often with them. Anyway, they are all part of the Yorkie Backyard Family! The beauty holding Lotta is Emma, Julia's cousin :) (Hello to you from Stavanger!)

Friday, 5 February 2010

Yorkie King!

How do yorkies see themselves? I am not sure about all yorkies, but I do know how my male yorkie Birk sees himself...He sees himself as a lion! :) Birk seems to be oblivious of his size and he shows a lot of braveness, edging aggression sometimes! He knows what he wants and when he does not want to be disturbed, he knows pretty well how to make himself understood! He also feels it is his duty to look after the house and every little noise he is there, alert, like a true watchdog!
It is really cute to see such braveness in a small dog! He is our Yorkie King and as a King he rules our hearts! He is also extremely affectionate and loyal and smartly knows how to combine his lion and pussycat nature. What a lovely creature he is. Check out some other pictures of this Lion Yorkie King :)

Monday, 1 February 2010

Yorkie fashion Show :)

It's crazy what the market sells as clothes for toy dogs or lap dogs like the yorkies, for example. They are cute, they are small, why not make them look like dolls, they might think. I do not know how well it sells, it sure looks cute in the pictures, but I do not think the dogs appreciate so much production. I think a dog t-shirt or a coat for cold days should be the limit. See for yourself :)