Play date

So her best Ridgeback friend is down at her summer home and we were invited to come play. Great times!

Trying out the new camera

Bought myself a new mobile phone the other day. Haven’t done that in four years. The camera is really an upgrade and since the kids don’t want to model, I go for the little princess.

X-ray

We X-rayed Tesla’s hips and elbows today. With we I mean I. Getting people and animals sedated is not my cup of tea. Not that it’s me putting the drugs into their system, but I don’t like seeing them doze off. As I have my limits, it’s always been the Mr caring for the boys…

Queen

Yesterday, we did our second dog show ever. Last time was pre kids and with our first Ridgeback. We are total amateurs. We knew this already, but it became very clear upon our arrival. Or I shouldn’t say we, I should say the Mr. This was totally his idea and he had to handle it…

There’s no place like home

When away, the dogs are at a boarding home (for dogs), Svalbogård (they were founded pre social media and is still here so no website available). We had them there for Sam’s graduation as Tesla would have knocked both people and party tent over. Then a couple of days later we left them there again…

Too little attention

She thinks she’s gotten too little attention lately. The human children eating all the lime light. so, here she is – our little princess/diva. And our four legged prince.

Our princess

She’s so precious our little princess. Love her to death we do.

Good Friday playdate

Once upon a time Good Fridays were just like like we call them in Sweden Long Fridays. Because you couldn’t do anything and TV and (more common at the time) radio was just depressing organ music. This is what I’ve been told by my parents, I wasn’t born in these bleak times or at least…

Our little runaway

She did it again. The second time she escapes. We are almost 100% sure that she doesn’t jump the fences, she crawls underneath (even-though we have put an extra fence to make it (almost) impossible). If she jumps we’re screwed. Well, now she’s grounded. Can’t leave the house.

Short feeback

The message to our little miss T seems to have worked. Last night she didn’t bother come into our bedroom. On the other hand her big brother did. So if anyone has a minute over, please inform him, that no dogs should be co-sleeping in our bed going forward. Thank you,

Malik hitting Båstad

During the night the storm Malik was passing Båstad and Sweden. It peaked during the night, but still roams around. This morning many curious people (including ourselves) went down to the ocean and the harbor to see what Malik had been up to.

Love them so much

I have had dogs now for 20 years. But I’m still fascinated by them and the fact how much I love them. They are amazing. Especially ours. ❤️

Friends

Today we had a play date with one of my high school friends and family. With we I mean the dogs. Buddy haven’t had so many play dates due to his parents. I’m devastated over this fact, when I see how good he is. Buddy, Tesla and Sansa had a great time – and so…

Growing

Our Tesla is growing. Getting to know a new character is exciting. So far we noticed that Tesla is bright (fast learner as some would say and that includes not so positive things), independent, lover of balls, extremely fond of all strangers as well as family members. When she sees someone, not only her tail…

Christmas thankfulness

Silent night or morning in my case. As you know my favourite. Also on Christmas morning. The Mr just came home from working the nightshift, sleeping some hours to later get on a new one. I’ll let the boys sleep a little longer to later force them have breakfast with their mother and joining me…

4.5 weeks

Meaning that in 3.5 weeks she will be home and then crazy will live here for a while. We were asked to pick two, the breeder will then decide. Mine and Fabian’s favourite was light blue. While Sam’s was yellow. The Mr loved them all.

As the kids get older

As the kids grow older you can enjoy stuff with them. Sam and I watched this, we both laughed so hard we were crying.

Out and about

How I love nature. To be out walking and talking and, at times, taking pictures. We have been quite good at it over the years – thanks to being a dog owners.                 

Freckles and giggles

The spring sun has left traces on your nose and your voice, when asking if you can go with a friend home after school, is so full of giggles it all needs to come out. Thank you for being you. My love for you and your brother meets no end.

Half an hour

A walk for half an hour is what you need. I have no scientific proof behind this statement. But it felt good. A half an hour walk by the beach with a happy dog and you have the best possible base for a good day.

Morning walk

Grey, windy, rainy Sunday. What you need is a walk by the ocean with a dog and your family.

Mousedog

I mowed the lawn yesterday, the Mr. took care of someother garden chores. Buddy the liondog (ridgeback) sat on the elevated patio observing us and his lands. All of a sudden the Mr. whistled for my attention. I came over and saw the liondog with his nose in the dirt by the lilacs. A MOUSE!…

Example

This video is a great example of friendship (topic in my last post).

Just some pics

Took the dog to the beach for a walk the other day. It was a great spring day.

Food for the soul

This morning I did something that is the essence for me having my own business. I played hooky. The best thing to have your own business is not the millions you make (yeah right). It is the possibility to decide for your self. Sure, many of us have (had) quite flexible jobs that allows us…

Traumatized

Away on Sam’s grading (? or whatever it is called) for yellow belt in taekwondo, terrible things happened to a dear friend. When we arrived home we met him and a lady friend of his brutally battered and bruised. I could never imagine that this would happen, not in our home. I will never feel…

Tomorrow

Today the Mr and I went to Tylöhus spa for the day. We got it from some if the Mr’s colleague when we tied the knot. THANK YOU!!! Besides massages and facials we had sceduled some important plans for our future. And now we know were we are heading, now we only need the plan…

Goodbye summer

For some reason it felt like the last day of summer today. The weekend has been really hot, really, really hot. And we have enjoyed it. Today we went to Kattvik and further to the nature reserve Hovs Hallar. And if it was, it was a good one. With only one dog it is easier…

Pain

I know it is part of life, but frankly I could very well do with out it. I know that it was the right thing to do. The only thing to do. But in these moments it is clear that mind and soul are separate. I know it would be worse if it was a…

Busted

Went upstairs to tuck in the kids. Came down and found this. We have 100% animal free sofa… . We later felt sorry for him and invited him here instead.

Today’s ahoh

Just had to double check if I’d let one of the dogs out and never let him back in…

Snakes, other reptiles and animals as such

After a slow and late breakfast (or actually two) with the dearest of friends. We ignored the fact that the sun was here (it is still too bl**dy cold anyway) and they boys and I went to Tropikariet in Helsingborg. Sam loves his (and all other) animals and little bro got really excited as well….

When will it end?

I don’t know where I have been. Probably yelling my lungs off. From this day, I will really think twice, three or 100.074.663 times before I even consider to ask them to stop. And I will be sure to NEVER, EVER blame the older again, even if there are tangible marks of blood on little…

Made peace

I have learnt, the long oldfashion way, to not become 5 and meet my children in the same mannor as they sometimes choose to meet me. Instead I leave, for 5-10 minutes and then return. First with a hug and then a talk what went wrong before. But sometimes, life would be just so much…

No place like home

Sitting in front the fire place (as we have it by our dining table I can’t sit in a comfy armchair), but I have two dogs to join. Nice.

Dolphins

As I mentioned before, we spent one day (or half of one) during our Key West stay, dolphin watching. Unfortunately (or not) our first arrangements with captain Sheri at Wild about dolphins got cancelled due to illness in the family. But she arranged for us to go with captain John at Dolphin watch instead. What…

Heading south

After some great days in Orlando we are about to head south to the Keys tomorrow. Life is grand.

Time to let go

I am sick of it. The cold, especially the cough that is irritating and comes at the worst times and NEVER stops. And then the headache that comes with the cough. Arrrhhhhhhh! But then we have the little baby that make you happy (even if he is not that happy anymore, but still cute).

I am on

Just so u know. I am at instagram. Follow me at @lopo2001.

Time in forrest

Today, a very tired Mr and one not so tired me, took the brothers and the dogs for a forrest walk. I never been the biggest advocate for the forrest, I am a more a beach and ocean person. But I have to say together with the Mr, the kids and the dogs, also the…

Why I am happy

There are many reasons to be happy. I have found mine. And here they are:

Visiting family

Today’s outing was to Buddy’s breeder. There he got the chance to catch up with his sister, mum and grandmother. They clearly showed who decided. Lot’s of play was the result and left him quite tired. Fabian and Buddy’s grandma found a connection. Have some great pics, just need them to travel through space first.

V.A.C.A.T.I.O.N.

  Officially, vacation starts on Monday. But already now I have done most things needed on a vacation.   Sorting. Sorted all Sam’s old clothes to Fabian. Now Fabian have an updated wardrobe and does actually not need any more clothes. Relax. Went to the beach twice for more then 30 minutes (probably a world record for…

Oh, what a day

Yesterday night ended with the awesome win for Loreen and Sweden in ESC. The whole family watched the voting, which usually is sooooo boring, and we screamed after each full point she got! Congrats to Loreen, people like you make me so proud to be Swedish. Today was Mother’s day but for most it was…

Circus

Been to the circus today. My kids first (!) time (yepp, I know terrible mother). I think it is due to my own memory of it, we never gone. Remembered (I think this actually is my first memory ever) being about six years old and looking forward to the circus visit. Especially looking forward to…

Progress

At the garden work goes forward. Much thanks to the Mr. Love him especially much for that.