Pawdicure

Hi guys!

We thought we had shared this, but couldn’t find it.. Did we really forget? One of my goals over Christmas was to teach Gummi to grind his own nails. We took inspiration from here!

A video from the very beginning

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One session

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Two sessions

He’s only allowed to do it for a little while at a time as I’m afraid he’ll quick his own nails or hurt a pad as he tends to get pretty eager, fast! We’ll try to make a new video one day.. but we’re still perfecting the position of the board.

…and Oooh! This was our post number 900!

Finally Friday

It’s Friday morning here in Norway and it’s snowing a little outside. We’ve got the fire going and Mom is going to be a good girl and do lots of reading and I’m going to chew on something or other.

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Can you believe I’ve turned 10 months old? I’m all grown up and sensible now.

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Happy kisses,
Gummi

Happy Friday

Hi everyone!

Thank you for all your kind words about Bajas. It was a sad and strange weekend, but also so very touching to see how one little pug can affect people all over the world. Of course he was the very best one, but still… Gummi and I and the curlies had lots of time to snuggle over the weekend and since then it’s been just plain crazy at the University. Things go back to normal there next week (intensive intro course over 8 days), but I’m working this weekend so might still not have too much time for fun.

Here’s a photo from the weekend. Gummi and I had a lovely walk both days, even quite exciting on Saturday but we’ll get back to that one later.

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Tonight we’ll just snuggle on the couch!
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Please note Gummi actually sleeping on the couch!!! It’s a miracle. Not sure if he’s still sad or actually growing up..
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Either way he’s pretty darn cute!

Hugs to all!
Ane

Bajas 2002 4/15 – 2012 1/6

Bajas was put to sleep this afternoon at one thirty. After injuring his back last year it was only a matter of time and today was the day. He’s been enjoying Christmas on the couch or in front of the fire with us, eating whatever he wanted and mostly being carried around in the house and to go outside to potty. He’s deteriorated fast the last few days, so it was really time. Once the ice and snow came outside he started walking even less and with that reduction in movement he started having pain, most likely from the calcifications in his joints.

I know it was the right decision, but it’s so strange imagining a future without him. There has been other dogs before him, but none like him. He was the dog that turned me into a crazy dog lady rather than just a person with dog(s). He introduced me to dog sports, first and foremost obedience, but also agility, tracking, tricks and so on. I knew pretty much nothing about dogs other than as regular family pets before him. I didn’t plan to get a dog with so much drive, but I got him and just had to find ways to channel the brains and energy he had so that he didn’t drive me NUTS.

I’ve found a few (lots) pictures of some of the things he’s done during his 10 years.

Vakkergutt
Just being beautiful

Baby beareater
He’s always loved stuffies, this Koala was one of his first.

Pølsepusen
He did love them BIG!

Tur med Ducky
But small ones, like Ducky here, could be okay too.

BamBam
BamBam has been his favorite for the last few years.

Baj på sofarygg med Raff
Raff has been a good friend, too!

Skolegutt
As a puppy – ready for school. He took lots of classes – they were the only place he was busy enough to behave. LOL!

Luegutt
Auntie Lene knitted this hat for his 6month birthday – we threw a party with guests and everything!

Valpeshow
Best of Breed at his first puppy show.

Langeland
Out on lots of adventures – here on the mountain Langeland near our cottage.

Kolbotntur
Walking with Coco and Nimbus.

Elgjakt
Moose hunting..

Skitur Gålå
Skiing..

Fjelltur

Vintermjøs
Walking on the frozen lake.

Lilleøya
Adventures on the little island in our lake.

Lilleøy med Virus
Virus kept him company!

Vasse
He never willingly went into the water (with one exception) until he turned 5 years old, but then he began really enjoying wading into the water.

Bajas andelår
Due to food allergies he ended up on a raw diet – which he’s enjoyed tremendously. Here he’s eating a duck leg.

Baking
He’d help me bake, too!

Supermops
SuperPug

ag
Fun in the forest!

Nimbusbrutt
He’s tolerated lots of annoying little brudders.. Here with puppy Nimbus.

Cindy
And even one annoying niece, Cindy.

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It’s a bit sad he got injured before Gummi arrived, making it less fun for them to hang out than I would have hoped. Hopefully Gummi will get to hang out with his own brother or sister in the future without having to worry about anything, just have fun.

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He was pretty patient after all. Poor Bajas! Didn’t help much to tell him he’d been just as annoying when he was a pup..

Lillevirus
Little baby brudder Virus kept him company when Bajas suddenly was an only dog a few years back. They learned to enjoy each other’s company.

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Julekort 2009

Run free, Bajas.. We’re going to miss you, but we’re so very thankful for knowing you.