by Eija Koskelin
Mother and child reunion. Aino behind.
Long time no see - welcome summer!
Amazing, all gardening done not a single seed left. Yippee! But - now we deed some watering here that is RAIN! No matter what the Weather Man says and is promising every day, we sure live in a big shelter here, today we got 4,6 drops. And one of them propably hit the head of Aino. The puppy sister of my Nuppu. Saw her lifting her face up wondering what a hell it was.
Speaking of pups. Have never ever kept a puppy so long as now, the last one is leaving on Friday thus being at the age of 12 weeks !!?! After being reserved there was a cancellation caused by some illness in the family. Which they were so sorry about. And i wish them all the best in the world.
Well, after that there has been some strange people asking for puppies though most of them sure never even wanted one:"if i have any left" (answered yes i have and sent pictures - never got an answer) or "when i shall have more" (telling when - no answer) and your "puppy is just what we been looking for and it suites so well for our family" (sent them photos and whished welcome to see her here - never got any answer) or "do i have smooth" and "oh we want a boy" or "do you sell by installment" or "we want a black one". Having very proper & big home sites with new updates with well organized menu i cann't help the feeling these people really don't know what they are doing and most definitely cannot read. But what they really can is taking lots of FB photos - manipulated own faces - not regognized by their own mother. Why asking this and that if no intention to get anything?
Finally this lovely puppy Aino found herself a home with two other griffs and lots of property to run free and am sure she will be loved and spoiled to death. Thank you Outi or making my day!
Family all that matters.
As to this other puppy Nuppu, she seems to be inherited her fathers spirit: always run fast as you can, always lick my face a.s.a.p. and she also likes empty flower pots running with them... Hope she doesn' t start loud barking (like Luke the father) if not having something she wants! That remains to be seen.
Siiri (H Every Game You Play) visited as she always does for summer hair cuts. She reminds me of her exellent pedigree full of remarkable griffs and all i've experienced with them at the time being.
There has not been many shows since last blog, Tallinn & Tampere & Helsinki.
Of which Tallinn gave Luke her Estonian Junior CAC (making him ready Baltian Junior Champion) + TLNJV-TLNV-19. Helsinki again BOB. Tampere on the other hand was a mystery, an Irish (!) judge giving him exellent, nothing else - however the critics being most praising. People saw her reading standard every now and then. ?? I quess i had to see this before i die...
Which i thought i will, having extre hard flu & caugh almost 7 weeks. It nearly took my breath away the caughing being the hardest part. I still do. It really took my strenght away and i never been lieing on the soffa as much and even opening the closet was a work of the day. Horrible and just the opposite of my nature. Hope that never comes again.
Three nights left and Aino goes leaving me with her sister Nuppu. House Master has got a new pet in her. He with his big nose and Nuppu having her long tongue!
Just as waited for, winter hit us again, only softly thanks God! "New snow kills the old one" they say, hope this will be as mentioned. Anyways, clean areas and paws, also a thing to be thankfull.
The International Mum - Rita - gave her birth of two pups and ofcourse the other one - not even 100 grams - had no chances. But her brother "Frankie" the b/t belge boy is doing great and will be 4 weeks tomorrow. Goes well together with the older pups of Bette' s. He has grown up to be an "i know it all" guy while copying everything he sees the others doing.
They all eat properly and have been served different types of meals mixed with meat, fish, chiken, vegetables, rise. Yammy, yammy everything!
People have visited and seen their puppies, but still 2 girls waiting for their owners. Older ones will be checked & cipped & registrated next Thursday. Frankie boy shall wait after Easter hollidays.
Only 2 shows on Mars, Turku & Lahti Internationals. Lack of exhibitors to bee seen, 2 bruxellois in both halls. This weekend at Vaasa Int. seems to be only 1 (not me) bruxellois! Is this a lost generation?
Some rakings done on the yards, brick areas washed once with pressure machine. Still has to be done 2 times before they are Spicket Span clean, rest of the snow and ice must disappear first.
Easter coming up! And yellow flowers has to be bought. It seems our snow heaps are still fighting against Easter. But it will not be the last time flowers are placed into the snow! Keeping my fingers crossed anyways.
Have a nice EASTER HOLLIDAYS you all where ever you are!
Bette & Luke had puppies 02.03.
Sun shines again, every second day. Spring tries to put her feet down but due to several minus degrees at nights she doesn't manage so well. But it's in the air however. No doubt of it.
Bette had her litter with Luke, 5 lovely lively pups. Only one boy. Which will be a disappointment for some people waiting for them. Bette is a very easy and quick whelper and all were done within 4 hours. Besides, she gave her birth midle of the day. Not weekend night! Today it also seems two of the girls would be SMOOTHS, yes, tell me about it but still cannot give my head against it! So it seems however.
Now on their second weeks of existence they have given me time concentrating to do something else than watching them on the side of their gardboard box!
And i find myself standing by the trimming table, day after day. Oldies & Goldies and show gang. Leggs, bodies, heads... Every day some parts, dog by dog.
Rita, the International Mum still in one piece. But keeping in mind she also is a very quick and easy whelper she can start her labours at any time. She is not so big herself nor her belly, 2-3 pups i recon. Excitement coming up! Hold your fingers...
International Mother - soon to be!
Sunny Sunday! Snow "mountains" getting lower and lower. Due to that it's deadly slippery everywhere. Have to watch carefully where to put your feet on. Anyways it's sunny and - do i smell spring - yes i do.
Greatings from Baltic countries. Janyary Lithuania (Kaunas) 2 shows, February Latvia (Valmiera) one show. Both trips were manufactured mostly for Luke The Junior but Rita was fighting her last CACIB for INT tittle at Kaunas which she did! And two times! End of story. Now this little champion will soon be a mother. Bless her.
What comes to Luke he's been a super youngster winning all the merits available. Only Estonia JCAC left to make him BALTICJ CH. Thanks for his super temperament. Hope he'll stay like that. So wild. Never seen anyone running outside and jumping over 2-3 other griffs together, still speeding. Amazing.
Both my girls, Rita & Bette Davis seem very pregnant, Luke will have his first outcomes (with Bette), cann't wait to see.
Little creatures have born elsewhere and there's still one to come. Hope she will manage well.
Having a break now, no travelling anywhere, concentrating for births to come
and obligatory trimmings. And depending weathers - face against sun. Have to charge batteries!
Xmas over, new year over and life normalizing. Yippee. Couldnīt be happier. Year shift nearly took my breath away. Too hectic. But at least christmas "menu" was one of the kind. And i really had it all written as in Menu! Next year it will be the very simple meals with no extra this or that....
As usual here 5 bitches put their heats for hollidays. Dog meals were served in two diffrent rooms.
New year started with 4 different matings, mine and others. Also 2 litters manufactured by ours were born just before x-mas. And thereīs more to come. It seems we are going to have busy times for griffons.
Winter have not been too hard for us only reasonale if i may say so. Snow enough to be called "winter". Living gets lighter every day after dark fall and xmas time. A huge improvement. Today being the FIRST all-together-day after this long lasting period, also big improvement.
Yesterday one show after long time, "Mertsi" took it all. Felt good to be away from home 4 hours for a change. Drive on daylight both ways.
HouseMaster have been baby-sitting plus fixing things in need.
A good lightening to finish this: "If a man says he will fix it, he will. There's no need to remind him about it every 6 month"!