Monday, September 29, 2008

the garden in September

Less flowers in the garden this month, the last roses blooming:
and the Dahlias go on as long as the weather is warm enough
Many berries on the firethorn this year

But the eyecatcher this month is the Pampas Grass:

Sunday, September 21, 2008

the pups of our D-litter celebrate their first birthday

Today one year ago they were born: Demi, Desna, Bobbie, Dante, Dao and Demi, congratulations to all :-)
This is the first photo of them. I hope they all have a great day today!

Friday, September 19, 2008


A nice picture of Chimay snoozing in the garden

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

a visit to our Chow family on Texel

Today we went to Nel and Henk on Texel.
Noes (Xin-Feng's Anouska), from our first litter, lives there with 5 daughters and a granddaughter. Last July she had her 10th birthday and still looking great:
The owners of Radja (Vita Texla Radja) spended this day on Texel too, and dropped by. Radja is a brother from Callisto and Susie, from Noes' first litter. You wouldn't give him nearly 8 years ;-)
I took pictures of all the Chows for the Vita Texla Chow Chows website (in Dutch).

Here a picture of Nel and Laika together on the couch.
It was a good day, just a bit too much three visits in 10 days time. But I was happy to see Noes and she was very happy to see Fank and me, not only her tail, but her whole body wagged.

Monday, September 15, 2008

the bike

Today arrived Franks new bike:
You can see he is very happy with it!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Gladdichs birthday

Today we celebrated Gladdichs second birthday at Ben and Ilone's place. They breed Shiba Inu's and Chimay's smooth daughter Demi (Xin-Feng's Demeter) lives there.
They have a big fenced pasture next to their house, a private place to walk the dogs, so there Gladdich could run off leash and he LOVED it!
Sadly Gladdich does not like other dogs, so when he was tired we put him back in the car and Ilone got Demi and mother and daughter could be together for a while. Demi looks great!

Then we went to Rotterdam for dinner at a nice place.
We all had a good day with Ilone and Ben, thanks!

See all photos from Gladdich, Chimay and Demi.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A walk on the Knardijk

Once in a while we walk near the lock in the canal on the Knardijk.
View at the canal through the lock
Chimay and Gladdich on the bridge over the canal, next to the lock
a nice picture of Chimay
and one of Gladdich

Sunday, September 7, 2008

D-litter at the Young Dogs Day of the Dutch Chow Chow Club

Every year in September the Dutch Chow Chow Club organises the Young Dogs Day. This is not an official show, but all attending young Chow Chows (from 3 to 24 months) are reviewed. For some Chow-owners it is their first step before entering a "real" show.

Four of Chimay's puppies were there and her sister Ginger (Xin-Feng's Charming Ginger). The four "D's" attending were the smooth female Demi (Xin-Feng's Demeter), the rough females Desna (Xin-Feng's Desdemona) and Demi (Xin-Feng's Draupadi) and the smooth male Dao (Xin-Feng's Dao).

Ilone, owner of smooth Demi, took this photo of them all, from left to right: Desna, rough Demi, Ginger, Chimay, smooth Demi and Dao

And here the photos I took today: