Tuesday, December 29, 2009


On December 26th Guido and Endo came to Lelystad.
We picked them up at the trainstation and went straight on to the Zuigerplasbos, a big park where the dogs are allowed off leash. That way everyone is used to eachother and tired..
Chimay, Eoos and Endo had a good time, sadly no pictures, I forgot to take my camera...
Back home Frank made us a fabulous diner :-)

The next mornig I took some pictures from Eoos en Endo:And one more time Endo:

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Show Wijchen

Today was the big day for Xin-Feng's Endo and Xin-Feng's Eoos: for the first time in the Youthclass.

Yesterday Guido and Endo came to Lelystad and this morning the alarm went off at half past four! A little after six we went on our way to Wijchen. We arrived early enough to get a nice spot for us and the Chow Chows. Ilone, the owner of Xin-Feng's Demeter, arrived a bit later with two of her Shibas.

Ilone offered to show Eoos. She has a lot of show experience, so we took her offer gladly.

Endo had not his day. His left eye teared a lot and he was tired of the night at our place. The judge J. van Hummelen from België gave him a Good.
Smooth, 9 months. A bit insecure. Irritated eye. Crooked teeth. Straight forelegs. Good bone. Good back. Correct tail. Good angrulation in front and back. Fluent movement.
The other male, Orso van het Bossche Front, got an Excellent, so he won the Youthclass males.
Then Ilone and Eoos went into the ring, Eoos did very well and got an Excellent.Smooth. Nice expression. Good ears. Dark eye. Correct bite. Good front. Straight forelegs. Good feet. Strong bone. Good backline and tail. Standing back legs parallel. Excellent coat. Nice movement..
She won her class and got Best of Breed!!!So Eoos got her first CAC and the first point for Youth Champion.
In Group 5 she was not selected, but we were already so proud of her!

A very good day in Wijchen and thank you Ilone!!


Yesterday is snowed inLelystad.
Eoos had never seen snow before and was a bit offended that her garden looked so different ;-)

On our morningwalk Eoos was just getting used to the snow when she fell through the ice... She came out on her own and was not completely wet.

Back home I dryed her with a towel and then she went into the garden to play in the snow:
Snow is fun!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Demi did it again!

Last Sunday Demi (Xin-Feng's Demeter) won in Brussels for the third time Best of Breed!
At Ilone's weblog an impression (in Dutch).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chimay neutered

Today Chimay was neutered.
She gave us two wonderful litters, but both times the delivery was heavy for her. Her heats were long and intense, so we decided neutering was the best option.
All went well and she is sleeping on her dogbed right now.
Van Xin-Feng's blog

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Xin-Feng's Egoi

We stayed in a hotel in Montceau-les-Mines. The last part of our vacation was visiting Cathy and Cédric, who live near this town. They are the owners of Eoos brother Xin-Feng's Egoi.

Chimay and Egoi, he has the same dark red color as his mother.

Egoi and Eoos meet.

Egoi and Cathy

It was good to see them all back. We even met Cathy's parents, who came bye. The visit was way too short, but we had a long drive back home to go. So we all got back in the car again and at 4 in the morning we were back home...

Friday, November 20, 2009

last day

A nice picture of Frank with Eoos and Chimay. The sun was low, this makes the color so bright and deep!

Typical for the mediterranean are the stone or umbrella pines.

We know the edible seeds of this tree as pine nuts.

We drove a few times by this sign and got curious...

So we took this way to find out, but there was no clue. It is either the name of the road or the name of the top of the hill.
North of this place is the town Le Luc, maybe it has to do with that.

This was our last day in La Croix-Valmere. Tomorrow everything back in the car and on our way to Montceau-les-Mines.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

La Croix-Valmere

Some more pictures of the apartment and the village La Croix-Valmere. The yucca at the balcony was blooming!

A picture of Frank at the balcony.

Chimay wants to see the view too!

Eoos at the balkony.

It was in the center of the town, left the town hall (Hotel de Ville):

Right the place to play de jeu-de-boules:

and straight ahead the next hill:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

fondation Maeght

Originally we wanted to go first to the city of Vence, because of the long history of this town. But we took the tourist route along the coast and that took longer than we anticipated (and poor Eoos, she got nearly car sick of all the curves in the road).

So we went straight on to a museum for modern art in Saint-Paul: the Fondation Maeght.

They have, among others, a large collection of Joan Miró and Alberto Giacometti.
A beautiful garden with many sculptures of Miró. The founders of this museum gave him time and space to try many forms of art here.

A detail of stained glass made by Miró:

Outside and inside many statues of Giacometti, in his characteristic streched style:

A moving fountain by Pol Bury:

And so many other great works of art, a painting by one of our favourite modern painters Ellsworth Kelly and some works of Fernand Léger, like this pottery art in the garden:

It was great to be here, seeing so many beautiful and facinating pieces of modern art. No doubt this was the best part of our stay!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Yesterday we arrived in La Croix-Valmer. The appartement is in the center of the village.

Today we drived around a bit, to get to know the surroundings.
Stopped for a short walk near the lighthouse at Cap Camarat.
We decided it was time to take a closer look at the Mediterranean Sea. We found a small beach, with an entrance directly from the parking place:
Eoos loved the sand and the sea:
After a short sprint, the length of the flexi a few times forth and back, Chimay sat down to look around:
Frank and Eoos walked a bit over the rocks:
It was a good first day in the south of France!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

visiting Cindy and Chows

Friday November 13th we left very early in the morning to France.
Our first destination was Corbelin, a small village east of Lyon, where Cindy and Julie live with their Chow Chows.
They have 6 Chow Chows, two of them are smooth:
Cajou (Xin-Feng's Cajou), litter sister of Chimayand Dune (Latte Macchiato of the Royal Club), a half-sister of Cajou as she has the same sire (Multi CH. Paramount Stylish Smooth)Cajou and Dune
We spend the evening talking about Chow Chows ;-)
The next morning we put ourselves and the Chows in the car again and went to the south of France.

Thanks Cindy and Julie for the hospitality!

Friday, November 13, 2009