Sunday, November 30, 2008


The biggest part of November we were busy with Gladdich after his second ACL surgery in October.This time Gladdich had some bad luck, so we had to start his revalidation from start over again.
At first one of the stitches inside started to itch and Gladdich managed to open up the wound overnight. Our vet removed it and we got some honey-ointment to prevent infection.
It seemed to go well, but it became infected. A second round of antibiotics, this time for 10 days.
This cleared the infection, but Gladdich was not doing well, afraid of everything and everyone. We suspected medicine poisoning and immediately stopped with his painkillers. Since then he is slowly, but steady improving.

On November 23rd we had some snow here a few pictures of the garden that day.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Shiba puppies

Yesterday we visited Ben and Ilone in Klaaswaal, to see their Shiba pups. All four are adorable and extremely huggable.
I forgot my camera, so here a photo from Ilones weblog with Ben and the pups: Demi (Xin-Feng's Demeter) was happy to see us again. Ilone had a nice surprise for us, a photo of Demi in chocolate, in honour of becoming a Dutch Youth Champion: I was unaware that this was possible with chocolate! The (Dutch) creator of it is Chocolaterie Robbertsen.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Gladdich is an uncle now

When I checked the website of Royal Club Chow Chows today, I noticed that Gladdichs sister, Parfait d'Amour of the Royal Club, had a litter: three pups in three colors.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Dutch Youth Champion

At the show in Bleiswijk Demi (Xin-Feng's Demeter) got her last point and became Dutch Youth Champion!Congratulations Ilone and Ben (her owners) and Ien (her handler)!