Category Archives: Friends

Awesome weekend

I have an awesome weekend because my boy-friend is here! He is a really cool kid. We went out together in my cargobike:

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We went to the beach! We played frisbee:

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He can throw really far! We also did some swimming, although the water was cold – but that won’t stop us, we are tough!

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We played for hours and hours. After that, we rested in the sun. I gave him my bed, so he had something soft to sleep on.

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It is very, very nice. I really love him.

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Friend from Greece

Look who I met on the beach:20150629_134024

Her name is Filia and she has just arrived in Holland. She looks a bit like me, doesn’t she? She is from the shelter where I grew up, in Athens, Greece! And now she lives in Holland, because a Dutch human adopted her. Which means she is an expat, like me.

Together we explored the beach and tested the water.

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When we got warmed up a little, we started sprinting. M and I sometimes do this, but for me that is very easy because M is slow. Sprinting with a dog like Filia is more challenging! Very nice.

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Do you see how she is looking at me, asking me to go faster? When she got tired and slowed down a bit, I motivated her to move on:

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In the end we both were wet and tired. We had a great time. I hope I will meet her again soon!

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Do you want to adopt a gorgeous dog, just like us? Take a look at the website of the shelter. They have awesome dogs and cute puppies as well. If you live in Holland, you can go to the site of Huize Zwerfhond, the Dutch foundation that arranged for Filia and me to come to Holland. Please do, because I’d like to meet more expats like Filia on the beach!

The trouble maker

This is my friend Boss:

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They call him the trouble maker. Because he is strong and independent and not easily doing what he is told. And because he steals all the balls at the beach. Well, that is a bit of a nuisance, especially if it is your ball he stole and you particularly liked that ball. I never have this problem: no dog can steal my ball, not even Boss. I am the fastest on the beach, you know.

Anyway, I think Boss is a fabulous dog. I think it is great he is strong and independent, that is what a german shepherd should be! I never have trouble with him, when we go to the beach or the forest. When we are out together we explore the surroundings and go wherever we want. I feel very safe with him by my side. When I am at his place I even sleep on his bed! We are true friends.

Happy Valentine!

Today is Valentine’s day and M just explained to me what this means. It is a very romantic day, when you think about the ones you love. Humans make a fuss about sending cards, sometimes anonymous, and then start fussing about whether the one they love loves them too. We dogs do not have this problem. When we see a dog we like, we just jump on him/her. When the other dog does not appreciate this, he/she snaps. Straightforward and simple, we like that.

Since it is Valentine’s Day, I will write a post especially to the dogs I love. To Boss: I am really glad we got to know each other at Nicolines place, because you are an awesome dog. You are huge and strong and I love your smell. I also like your independent character, so whatever Nicoline and your human try to achieve in your training: stay exactly the way you are. Maybe we can go chase a burglar one day! I’d like that. I will run to the criminal and bite him in the leg to make him fall, than you can jump on him and pin him down. When the police is there we will hand him over to them and receive two big juicy bones as a reward! That would be an Adventure.

To Flynn: I love the colors of your fur and the way you look at me. It makes me go all wobbly in my long legs. I would like to spend more time with you! Just lying in the sun together, on the beach. That would be nice.

To Jack: you are my coolest friend, you make me feel shy when you pry at me with your dark eyes. I am sorry I snapped at you last time I saw you on the beach, I do not know what got into me (all right, I do: there was a little crab I wanted to eat), but I promise you I won’t do that again (as long as you leave the crabs to me). Hey, we understand each other, don’t we? You being a big mean looking Rottweiler from the shelter and me being a sweet looking, beautiful dog from a shelter too.

To Dange, formerly known as Danger: I miss you, because I haven’t seen you in a while. How are you? I remember very well that as a puppy I ran to you and put my little legs around your huge head and you started to snort because you were so happy to see me. I hope I will see you again soon!

To Fred: you are my gentleman friend and always will be. When we are out together, I marvel at the majestic way you walk and the polite things you say. I do hope that someday we will get the change to chase rabbits together. I am a bit younger so I am faster than you, but you are a whippet bred for the races, so I do expect some competition! Let’s dream about that race for the rabbits.

M just tells me one can’t write Valentine’s cards to different males. Why on earth not? Humans can make life very complicated. I do write these posts to all the males I love, because I love them all. I think that is fine and so do they, I am sure about that. Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

Girl friend

I told you earlier I have one human friend, his name is Mats. But it turns out I have a girl friend too!!! Her name is Karin and she is the niece of M and P. She lives in the United States and she came visiting us the past days. We did all kind of wonderful things together.

We went to the beach! We shared my cargobike for this:

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We went to the beach together twice, even in the storm yesterday. We ran together and bounced a lot and she threw balls for me. And we did not stop playing when we got home, oh no! She kept on playing with me, from the time she woke up until she went to bed. It was very, very nice. M told us we are two little bouncing balls and that is true!

Karin will be returning to the States in a couple of days, she told me. That is too bad – she does not have her own dog there, only a troop of cats! Anyway, I hope she will visit us again soon. I am a very happy dog now, because I have a boy friend and a girl friend!

New friends

I was with Nicoline again, for one day. You know, the Dutch dog whisperer I told you about earlier? It was great! We went to the forest and to the beach. I made some new friends:

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I really enjoyed myself. I thought the day was wonderful already, but the real surprise came at Nicoline’s place, where we went the late afternoon. In her garden I met this:

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Yes, it is a dog, I smelled that all right. But a strange dog, truly! She has the legs of a small dog, but the body of a good solid one. Something odd happened to her nose, so it seems, and she is making funny noises because of that.  Anyway, she is to-ta-lly cool.

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She has great personality. We played for hours and she, although small and still young, never gave up. She came bouncing back to me. I love bouncing! It was awesome.

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Boy friend

All my friends are dogs, with one exception. I find it hard to call a human a friend, because humans are a very different category. We don’t understand each other all the time and I believe friends should (okay, maybe I am a romantic kind of dog).

Anyway, there is one human who is my true friend. His name is Mats and this is him:

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Mats looks a lot like me: he is skinny and bouncy and very energetic too! He wants to play with me all the time, he throws balls and we run together, very fast. We even play my favorite shoe game: he shuffles his feet and I jump around and nibble on his shoes, loosening his laces. I like him very much.