Happy new year

As a dog I am rather surprised about all this happy new year stuff. Humans make a lot of fuss about it, as if today will be very different from tomorrow because it will be a ‘new year’. Typical. The sun goes down and comes up again, which in itself is pretty magical every time she does that. Drawing a line between two days with an ‘old’ and a ‘new’ year is kind of…. technical.

Anyway: humans share a lot of ‘looking back on 2016’ news and that I do like. It got me thinking. It was a good year, you know. So I thought I’ll share my biggest adventures of 2016 with you.

This is The List of 2016:

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February: camping for the first time with our new campervan. I guard it even more ferociously than I did before, with our old campervan. We went camping a lot this year, which was awesome.

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March: helping the police to catch some burglars – that is a police officer you see in the picture, the burglars escaped. But we did find their tools!

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May: exploring the woods around our home and discovering a new path that is known only to us.

Walk in Barolo

July: hiking in the hot hills of Italy.

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August: chilling in the high mountains of France.

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September: cruising along the beach boulevard with my boy-friend.

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November: exploring the vast woods around our favorite campsite.

I also want to mention the numerous times I was on the beach. We go there almost every day, so I can not call all these beach strolls a big adventure. But I do love them. There might not be a big adventure waiting there (although sometimes there is, like the times I assisted the police), but one never knows what little surprises we will encounter. They count too, you know.

Little fish!

Happy new year!

Merry christmas

It is almost christmas, M tells me. Great! I love christmas! Because of the love and peace and warm feelings we all have towards each other…. ha! Just kidding! I mainly love christmas because it means food, plenty of yummy delicious food! It is a time where I can sit in the kitchen for hours, smelling the wonderful smells of good food and anticipating the moment I will get it.

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Like… herring!

Being very sweet

Or a big juicy bone!

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My mouth is watering, even when I am writing this. Because I will get things like this, you know. I will eat the herring the Dutch way:

Eating herring the Dutch way

And gnaw on that juicy bone:

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Maybe I will even have pizza, for desert. This is my famous pizza pic:

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It was so delicious I ate it before I could take a picture. Sorry about that.

Merry christmas!

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Selfie (sort of)

I have no time for a long post, sorry about that…. you know what it is: end of the year, loads of things to do (dreaming about squirrels, to name one) and presents to buy for all my friends like the cat next door (ha, just kidding!). Anyway: I thought it might be nice to share some selfies with you. Being a modern and digital native dog, I make selfies. I like this one, I look kind of cool, don’t you think?

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Or this one. It is not really a selfie because M made it, which makes it a wesie (I think that is the right word). It is pretty artistic:

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I know some of my friends make selfies, too. Like Hester:

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Do you make selfies? I’d like to see them (especially when you are a squirrel)!

Chuck no more

Chuck, my favorite prey, is no more. That is at least what M tells me. He is broken, she says. I do not see the point. I can still drag him around with me, I don’t care whether he consist of one or two parts. They easily fit into my mouth. But M will throw him away, she tells me. This is what Chuck looks like now. He changed into an extended version of himself:

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M thinks I will be sad about it, so she bought me a new prey. She just gave it to me and tells me this is Chuck, too.

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Ha! I can’t be fooled: this is not Chuck. He does not smell nor taste like Chuck.

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This ain’t Chuck, this is Chick!

I don’t mind, though. I like to play with Chick. Maybe even more than I did with Chuck, because Chick makes squeaky sounds when I bite her. Nice.

Beach life

I love the beach. We have it very near our house, so we go there almost every day. I love the spaciousness of it, I love sensing the silky sand underneath my feet, how soft it is and yet hard enough to give me a solid grip when I press my feet down to jump really high. I love the fresh water of the ocean to cool me down after some thorough running.

There are a lot of things I love to do on the beach. Like running, playing with other dogs, digging deep holes and fetching ball. When I am lucky there are seagulls for chasing. When I am even more lucky, there are funny little birds I do not know the name of. They are small, like little balls, they have very short legs but they can run so fast one does not see the legs anymore. Of course I am faster. Too bad they can fly.

No matter what the weather is like: the beach is always the best place to go.

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