KORAD SE VCH Erövrarens Alhambra - The love of my life!


To be just you is the best thing you can do to yourself and every single one around you.

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Photo by Linda

5.9.2021 The Cat

I cannot call myself a cat person, I like cats but I consider myself a dog person. BUT this one is special, really special. If all cats were like him, I would have a cat. 

He is TEPEN the Cat!

He is very relaxed with dogs especially among white swiss shephards because he lives with them. When Ami`s three first puppies were about 5 weeks they were quite, no really wild. One day Tepen decided to make a shortcut through the room where they were. The three white hairballs noticed him at once and thought what a nice new toy and rush to bite him. Tepen did not respond but looked at me and seemed to say: get these lunatics off me and I did :). 

Photo by Simplesite, not the dog in my story

3.9.2021 To become a better human being!

I was today searching something in my computer and saw this writing from a few years ago. It was relevant then and also now. I have not been doing a lot of communications lately but always the message of animals astonishes me. I decided to share the original writing with you.

“Yesterday, while waiting to fall asleep, I thought about many things, especially the essence of dogs and the messages that animals have conveyed through me.

I'm thinking about us humans. How difficult it is sometimes in the midst of everyday haste to be positive, no matter how much you know that negativity creates nothing but negativity. When you look with your heart, you see something good in everybody and everything.

It feels like there are two sides in dogs or animals in general. That breed or species like “everyday me” that is reflected in everything a dog/animal does or does not do and then that other side, part of a larger whole. This kind of thinking started when I communicated on request with a dog I know. That stubborn and stiff guy in everyday life, "told" amazing things about his owners and to the owners. I was left wondering about the difference how he reveals himself in everyday life and how profound the message was. So have my own dogs also done, in everyday life "just" dogs, and then in sayings something completely different. I have said before that the fact that I communicate with my own animals every now and then does not make them any more obedient, nicer or better as they are. If they don't obey, it's because of my ability to teach them. You get what you need, not what you order when it comes to animals.

What kind of a dog/animal everyone needs tells what she/he as a person, as a dog trainer, as an owner etc needs to develop as a human being. I do think that animals are indeed here to teach us to be better and should be appreciated simply for that reason.

Appreciate, accept and genuinely love, that's mankind`s greatest educational experience. Animals already know how to do it!”

Photo by Anja

2.9.2021 Mother and daughter

It is funny how time flies. Erövrarens Discovered Diamond aka Nova - the puppy in the photo -  is already a mother herself and her mother Erövrarens Alhambra aka Ami is therefore grandmother and her mother Bonnibel of Lovely Whitestar aka Bonni a great grandmother.  

What a fine journey I have had and it continues!

Photo by Simplesite

21.7.2021 Colour Homeopathy 2 webinar

I am lucky, really lycky that I have been asked to be part of the brand new Colour Homeopathy 2 webinar (16-17.10.2021) arranged by Valon Huoneet/Hanna Kärävä. The basic course - Colour Homeopathy 1 - is an eye opening course/workshop and number 2 takes the participiants further to the most interesting wisdom of possibilities of self-care and healing.



Photo by Anja

14.7.2021 Summer

30 degrees one has to say it is summer, but not a typical Finnish summer. The dogs like to be inside rather than outside. Today they got a swimming pool, let`s see if it turns out to be a favourite! 

Photo by Simplesite

6.6.2021 The nest

We have a terrace in the  garden by the wooden fence as many of you know.  I have put a shelf to the fence. One day last week we noticed that a black bird had skillfully made a nest on the shelf. The screws holding the shelf were nearly broken, so Tapani said we have to change them and at the same time we decided to move the shelf with the nest one meter to the left and hoped that the bird does not abandon it.

I stayed and watched what would happen when the bird returns and to my surprise the bird went to the original place several times before it kind of found the new place which was as said only one meter away. This happaned several times during the day. First to the original place and then to the new one. I could imagine what was happening in her little head. Where the hell did my creation go?!


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27.5.2021 Health Summit

I think that I have written earlier how I love learning new things, hearing ideas, seeing them to happen. Sometimes I disagree but always I try to keep in mind the fact that my perspective is narrow although I may imagine that it is not and always it is fascinating to realize that someone else thinks about something totally differently than I do. Can I learn from his/her point of view? Apparently. I may notice that I have to reconsider my opinions or then I stick to my own even more.

A long preface - what I actually wanted to write about is the joy what the interviews of the Finnish TerveysSummit (Health Summit) give me at the moment. The variety of topics is so inspiring and everyone has the possibility to watch them free of charge during that day they are published. 

A wise creation of the creater once said that the world is changing one person at a time.


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16.5.2021 Ribes uva-crispa

I am so happy that I have reorganized my garden. The new little green house had actually only one place where to be put. On that place I had red currants which I had to plant elsewhere. They were old and I was afraid they will die if I change their place, but they did not. Happy me! I have now a corner with red currants and a brand new red gooseberry and hopefully later on a lot of berries!  I think all the black birds living nearby will like me!

Photo by Simplesite

1.5.2021 I am so waiting for...

I am so waiting for my dahlias to grow, seedlings to survive till I can put them to my brand new little green house and outside. I am no "green thumb"  but it is a lot of fun to follow the growth. I will also have a tiny meadow in the garden. It is something I have dreamed about a long time! Lot of plans, now I am just waiting for a bit warmer days and nights. 

Photo by Simplesite

23.4.2021 Home

Today I have been thinking a lot of word HOME and where it actually is. From spiritual point of view HOME is where we have come from here on earth to our physical bodies to experience and learn. From religious point of view it depends to which religion we belong to. To many it is called heaven. Skeptics do not believe in anything I have written above so apparently their only home is the building they live in here on earth.

The spiritual way of thinking is my way! 

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10.4.2021 Bach Flower Remedies

What is good in life? For me it seems to be learning new things, broaden the perspective. This weekend I enjoy of the wisdom of Bach Flower Remedies. How exciting they are. I have used them  myself and given them to my dogs but never before actually delved into their secrets. It is like to getting to know a totally new world.

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18.3.2021 No big deal!

I just wondered today how many plants I have left in my little garden when the snow melts! These cute guys have decided to ruin all my plans of a beautiful tulip, crocus and snowdrop sea! But to turn also this positive, the dogs would anyway have trampled them down! So blood pressure down Anja, it is perhaps no big deal after all. But the creature on my other shoulder reminds me that I could have yelled at the dogs when they were trampling there.  Evil, evil creature it is!

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15.3.2021 Happy or not!

My motto in life has always been JOY in spite of what happens around me. Have I always been able to follow my motto? No, of course not. But I know for sure that it is my choice and my choice only how to react to other people and their doings or to what is happening in general in the world.

I have been listening in the evenings in bed several wise women and men: Sister Jayanti from Brahma Kumaris, Sadhguru, Mooji, Joe Dispenza, Anita Moorjani etc. What they have common in their "teachings" is the fact that every one is responsible for her/his thoughts, attitudes and so on. We so easily tend to blame others or circumstances for our misery and so reluctantly we turn inside and ask ourselves what can I do differently to make my life better!

“Unless you do the right things, the right things will not happen to you.” – Sadhguru

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23.02.2021 Once upon a time...

Once upon a time I was working as a secretary. I was the connection person between company`s marketing and sales. So I had to write and send letters to sales guys who where located all over Finland. As the pieces of information were often quite boring I used to copy a Hägar the Horrible cartoon to the end of the letter. I had a pile of these cartoon books and I chose from them a clip that suited best for the info of the letter or what had happened in the company or in the society lately. I do not remember anymore what the guys said about the cartoons (it was in the 1980s). Hopefully they enjoyed reading them and laughed as there is a saying in Finnish - laughter prolongs the age! That is why it is also good to occasionally laugh at oneself!

Photo by Simplesite

20.02.2020 Don`t do what I did!

A couple of days ago I defrosted my frost and found from there liver, vegetables, chicken and thought they have been there so long that I am a nice person and cook food from them for the dogs. So I did and they ate with good appetite and seemed to appreciate my effort. So far so good.

Then I had to pop to a shop and thought that I take the dogs with me and after shopping we go walking nearby the shop. So far so good.

I left the dogs in the car, Ami on the back seat as usual and Strax in the rear or whatever it is called. When I came back I saw Ami standing on the driver`s seat. My first thought was that some dog must have passsed the car. But when I opened the front door a smell of cooked liver combined with stomach acids filled the air. She had vomited the other front seat and when I looked at the back seats they were full of vomiting too. Not so nice.

I took her out and put in the rear with Strax and thought okay never mind the smell we go out anyway as it was -10 outside and I did not have anything with me to clean the car. Good idea.

I drove enjoying the smell of liver and stomach acid 3 kilometers and heard her vomiting again. I stopped the car and took the dogs out of the car. After 10 meters walk Ami picked up a poop place and the shower of brown loose poop flew all over and formed a nice circle dia 20 cm. I thanked the universe that this did not happen in the car. After the walk I drove home, took the dogs in and shouted Tapani to roll all the carpets. When returning to my car I thanked the universe again and Lidl as I had bought from there seat covers to the front and back seats. To my luck all the vomiting was on them not on the actual seats. The covers went naturally to trash as I would no way take them inside my home for washing.

But guess what had happened already earlier to the cover of driver`s seat? 😀

Photo by Simplesite

19.2.2021 Love, happiness, hope ...

Love is the only thing that matters in this crazy world where news on television do not talk about anything else than covid and chaos. Happiness is a state of mind, an attitude you can choose! Nothing much needs to happen. When you are happy about little things, you can be happy throughout the day. Hope is needed to make you believe that what you as an individual think, do, believe has eventually an impact on the big picture. A weird thought I know but what if it is true, however.  

I have been extremely happy this week about my lab results, the old boy Strax, that the days are longer, my seedlings, good coffee, good discussions etc. 

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12.2.2021 If I could I would!

If I could turn the clock backwards I certainly would. Why you may ask? There are not many things that affect one`s life so much than the fact how one one takes care of the teeth. You may guess that I have a dentist appointment today.  Earlier it was not a big deal, nowadays I, who do not have the habit of envying anyone, look with admire people with straight, white teeth, I envy those who say that they have never had karies. I have! As a child I pretended to wash my teeth, I did not understand how important the health of teeth and mouth is. At age of 67 you can not reverse anything you can only protect with love what is left!

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9.2.2021 And what happened to a friend of mine one cold winter night?

I have a permission to tell this.

A friend of mine woke up in the middle of the night at 2.30 as one of her dogs wanted to go out. My friend sleeps naked. She got up went to the door and let the dog out, the other dog of the house noticed the opportunity and sneaked also out. She thought never mind and regretted this thought immediately as both of her dogs started to bark at something in the garden. My friend put like a lightning her boots on, took a brush which was by the door and ran out to stop the barking. The dogs looked at the naked woman with boots on and a brush in hand and were of the opinion that she had absolutely got crazy and of course did not want to come in.

So there she was outside naked and tried to restore her normal self to get the dogs in. 

Hearsay it had been cold! 

Photo by Toplady.fi

7.2.2021 Stay-up!

This happened when I was much much younger and just started a new position in Purchasing Department.  I was supposed to be an expert in packing materials from the first day I started the new position but actually I did not have a glue of what I should know. There were no courses about the matter, no studying possibilities at that time. So I had to pretend that I knew what I and the representatives of suppliers were talking about. I really did improvise.

Okay above was an introduction what one day happened. I was in a meeting at the suppliers office and when the meeting ended I was really happy that everything went well and I was sure they did not figure out how little I knew. It was winter and I was wearing a bit longer woollen skirt and stay-ups as they were the latest fashion at that time. I got up from the chair and heard how the silicone part that keeps the stay-ups up said something and then I felt how the socks started to run along my legs. I tried to walk with stiff legs so that the muscles would not move. The guys walked me to the door and stayed in the corridor when I walked towards the stand where my jacket was. With every step the socks flowed down and when I reached the stand they were both hanging around my ankles. I turned my head towards the guys, they managed to keep a poker mask eyes wide open but I could not I burst out laughing. 

Did I use stay-ups ever again?

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28.1.2021 Erithacus rubecula

This bird species has been visiting our bird board this and last winter. The wikipedia says that some individuals try to overwinter also here in Finland. During the summer "red breast" (which is the direct translation from Finnish) accompanies us when we do gardening or whatever we do in the garden. Normally there is one bird who comes when we are out. It is not afraid but comes near, so near that we could touch it. I love it!

Photo by Linda

23.1.2020 One Year Ago

About one year ago I was a puppy nanny in Sundsvall. The job I love most. Covid-19 had not yet spread widely when I left there. After 8 weeks stay the world had changed totally. Ships from Uumaja to Vaasa did not take any passangers so I had to return home driving through Haaparanta/Tornio. Many funny stories about the drive, especially in Finland.

2019 was not a happy year for me I lost Bono and got sick. I thought 2020 would be better but covid changed many plans. 2021 has started with news I would not have liked to hear. All my plans are upside down. Only a miracle can change the course. But life is full of miracles!

Photo by Elina Mälkiä

27.12.2020 Memories

I have had the priviledge to know a couple of Irish Water Spaniels. He is one of them. His name is Luffy. He is the second best friend of Ami my White Swiss. Her ultimate favorite is father Strax, third on the line is Kelju another White Swiss male. It is funny how dogs have also very good friends. One could think that it does not matter,  that every pitch would like every male and vice versa but it is not so. 

Same with us people!


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16.10.2020 Sorrow

Sorrow is a funny feeling, it comes and it goes. A couple of days ago a friend of mine asked that have I got over Bono`s death? I had to say no, I have not. I was thinking that do I ever. I still feel so sad that I could not help him, I could not change what was going on inside his head. I have been crying so much because of him or perhaps because of me and what I had to do. Life sucks sometimes. And somehow it does not help at all that when he was gone to the other side I saw him and he was looking so happy and wagging his tail and asking me can I really go?

POOR, POOR photo by Anja :)

5.10.2020 Do good and it comes back to you!

I have 12 coasters (had to check the name for these from the dictionary). The photos of them remind me of present and past. I have got them as thanks of something I have done. Lucky me!

Photo by Johanna Lehikoinen

Photo by Elina Mälkiä

30.9.2020 Long time no seen

Time has really flied and I have been lazy.... but better later than never!

This is Luffy an Irish Water Spaniel - a lovely male. We have a special relationship he loves me and I love him. Spaniel is certainly different than a WSS, but there are some similarities: both love water, both love balls, both love to run fast - nice! But Luffy does not hunt, his girlfriend Ami does, so do they have the opportunity to run wherever and whenever? No and both are complaining but from different reasons. Life is not fair!


30.6.2020 Time flies but where to?

I do not know where the time flies! Or am I only lazy or what? I have been listening Abraham Hicks from youtube and according to him the main purpose of life is joy and happiness, the fact that you do things you love most! And that the positive energy invites more positive energy. When I was still working and meeting suppliers, the company I loved most was Peltolan Pussi making paper bags. It was the only company where the Production Manager when audited did not need any map to tell how they operated. The instructions were made for every day`s work not for the auditor and map :). The management said that their main purpose is that when the employees go home they should have positive thoughts with them from the work because then the next day they will also bring positive thoughts from home to work. The circle of positivity is the only one that rocks. So let`s rock all of us!

Photo by Anja

15.5.2020 Minor operation you know!

Everyone can get a lipoma and it is good to be taken away! So it was. Why I tell about it? When the dog came home from the operation it got at once homeopatic remedy (Arnica) and a Bemer treatment which were repeated in 4 days. No pain killers needed, no swelling,  dog is not interested at all in the wound. Homeopathy and Bemer rock! You may ask how I know, same procedure after my own intestinal surgery. You bet I know :). The photo is taken on the second evening after the procedure.

Photo by Linda

12.5.2020 Erövrarens Antilope

We are so much waiting for Corona restrictions to end!

12.5.2020 Kennel Erövrarens

I am so happy I found Linda Johansson and her kennel Erövrarens when I was looking for a new dog. The dog I got is the love of my life! She is so good with my grandchildren, has always been. Ami is from Linda`s first WSS litter. I kind of fell in love with her parents. How Linda told about them was something I did respect a lot. So honest and frank. All my dogs have been special to me but there is some peculiar bond I have with Ami. She has her issues so have I. She is stubborn yes, but so am I. If Dixie taught me to look at the mirrow and Sepe to listen to my intuition, Jos not to be afraid of anything, Bono that I cannot repair something that is broken. Ami has taught me what unconditional love is. Actually love is the only thing that can change the world. 

30.4.2020 Red Diadem´s Decent Designer aka Dixie

If I had not had this dog, I would perhaps still be fooling myself that I knew something about dogs and their training :). This dog put me on my knees and it was really hard to stand before a mirrow and say to person there that this dog is pulling my leg and hard!  I am so happy I had her. She was really something special.

27.4.2020 Handmade soap

I have not been so interested in block soaps until I bought one to wash my own hair. Then I got to know Marc Glasser's handmade artisan soaps. I love them, the soap in the photo is for dogs and cats. As I have my tiny business I decided to sell them here in Finland, too.  Ask more if you are interested!

4.4.2020 Before winter returned it was like spring!

Video by Anja

Photo by Linda

3.4.2020 It is winter again!

You know the feeling when swans and geese begin to arrive and birds are singing in the morning!  The feeling that has a taste of spring in it. Then you wake up one morning just to find out that the winter is back. So unfair!

Photo by David

1.4.2020 Puppy Mornings

What else does one need in the morning?

Photo Aki Alanen

1.4.2020 Just a year ago!

Is this a practical joke of April 1st or what, we have been training!

Photo by Anja

30.3.2020 Me and My Mama!

It is so annoying with puppies. Every time you think now I have to take a photo of some cute or funny situation it fades away before you  have the camera ready and photo taken.

29.3.2020 On the other hand!

On the other hand I can also feed them like this. It is up to me! By the way I may take a bath when these leave.  Not sure though, need Marc Gasser`s super good dog soap "Wouah Dog Savon" first. Will tell you about it later.

Photo by Anja

29.3.2020 It is tough to be a Mama!

When the puppies are 6 weeks old I rather feed them standing. They have quite sharp teeth you know. Is is easier to walk away when you are standing :).

26.3.2020 Inesse Galante

Actually I am no proper opera fan but love this song by Inesse Galante. It brings me good memories from the time I started my mental transformation; Ave Maria

Poor photo by Anja but we can use toilet every now and then.

Photo by Anja

24.3.2020 Five Weeks of Age

I am five weeks old today and guess what I am cute.

Photo Elina

23.3.2020 Sepe and Jos

Reikon Jos aka Jos and Zeeta aka Sepe were best friends. I had had 3 Airedale terriers and I wanted to have another breed too. Jos was Sepe`s "dog". I remember asking the breeder of Jos when Jos was a puppy that can a shephard be a dog`s dog and he said noway. The truth was the opposite. It was so frustrating to stand in the woods and call Jos (who was  alone so obedient) to come here! She started coming but always noted on the way  that oh my where is Sepe, turned around and went to find her. Then they came together. Sepe on the other hand had a very strong interest in game so you can quess that soon I did not let them run free together.  

21.3.2020 Mama!

To have a mama is a nice thing. Ami has started to invite the puppies to play and they do respond. Soon One = Me should not enter into the nursery with a long nightgown. No surely not if I want to survive.

Photo by Anja

20.3.2020 My own studio apartment!

It is good to find an own studio apartment when others are on the rampage.

19.3.2020 "Purity is half the food"

As we say in Finnish "Purity is half the food". Ami is very precise that one has to be very clean when breakfast is served.

Photo by Anja

18.3.2020 God night to you too!

During sleep everything one has learnt and experienced throughout the day is processed and filed! Have a good night's sleep you there.

Photo by Elina Mälkiä

Photo by Tanja Lupari

18.3.2020 Oldies

This morning I was thinking of old dogs when I was walking with  Ami and her father Strax. Strax is now 11 years so is Jos (Reikon Jos) in the photo right. In the photo left she is perhaps 2 years old. There is something admirable in old dogs. The body does not function anymore as it used to and they know it. In spite of that they are full of life and as Jos once comunicated: "The fact that I am old is not a sickness!"  I "oldie" by age try to remember that every day!

Photo by Anja

16.3.2020 Puppies are growing fast!

Puppies are growing really fast. They will be 4 weeks tomorrow! They have had several fooddrive sessions and depending on how hungry they are just in that moment they eat the meat from hand either so that no fingers left or then a few of them still left. They are a happy bunch of "kids" with a lot of attitude.

This photo has been taken a few days ago. I just love their little black paws!

15.3.2020 Memory of Training Herding with Ami

Listen to the trainer kindly laughing at my mistakes in guiding the dog. Kristiina is her name and she is a real good in her job! Hope all Ami`s puppies would have a possibility to show that they are ment for working!

Photo by Linda

15.3.2020 Gourmet

What else can I say the food in this house is gourmet food! Love it! Puppy nanny is so happy. The puppies have started to get minced meat in form of fooddrive. Lucky puppy buyers!  

Photo by Elina Mälkiä

13.3.2020 He is Luffy the Man!

One can have all kinds of good friends! Color does not matter nor the fact that the ears are not like mine. Not even the fact that he certainly is a dog. But as you can see I am stronger at least mentally.  Yes I am -  I am namely a bitch.

Photo by Linda

12.3.2020 The IT Wizard

Thank you, thank you IT Wizard!

Photo by Anja

12.3.2020 Starving

I am starving in this house. Do the humans not understand that I need food MANY times per day and I really mean MANY.  I am really disappointed and you can see it! 

Photo by Anja

11.3.2020 Sisters

We are the females of the litter. If we will be like our mother and father we will love especially swimming, tracking, herding. We get along very well with children. We adapt to everything. We are the best of ourselves!

10.3.2020 We are the G-litter

Yes we are the Erövrarens G-litter and 3 weeks old today. We can even eat upside down.

Photo by Simplesite

9.3.2020 For you all to know.

I have had the priviledge of being a puppy nanny in Linda Johansson`s WSS Kennel Erövrarens in Sweden 3 times now. When I talk about Ami`s puppies in the blog I talk as Ami`s owner and as a happy puppy nanny.

Photo by Anja

9.3.2020 How important it is to have a good friend?

Tepen and Ami are so good friends! It is amazing to see how easy going a cat can be and how much a dog trusts this cat not to harm her puppies. The litters differ a lot how they react to a cat when they meet one for the first time. D-litter (3 puppies) were of the opinion that oh my we got a new toy and rushed all over the cat - every one of them. E-litter (7 puppies) on the other hand were very respectful when they first time were sniffing the cat. Luckily Tepen is so cool. When D-litter rushed to bite him, he looked at me and was clearly saying bloody hell get them out of me - and I did. Anyway it was Tepen's own fault to jump into the puppy room!

8.3.2020 Do you know how to listen?

I am always amazed to see how animals respond to human energy. How easy it is e.g. for a dog to trust a calm and self-confident person and to join that kind of person in spite of the fact that the person is not even interested in the dog. Energy speaks more than thousand words.

7.3.2020 Mama

The milkbar is open!

Photo by Anja

6.3.2020 There it is!

What a beautiful morning. At 6 o`clock it was -10 degrees and the sky was blue. I wanted to take a photo of the rising sun. I captured something else in the photo too. I feel blessed!

Photo by Anja

5.3.2020 What fun it is to train dogs!

If you start the training evening with bubbles and strawberries, it cannot go wrong. And it did not!

Photo by Anja

5.3.2020 The purring one in the house!

To have a purring friend beside you in the morning is so nice. It makes you think you are loved.

Photo by Anja

4.3.2020 I really succeeded!

If you want to mate a frying pan with a cutting mat for ever, please use heat. They will never ever be apart!

Photo by Anja

4.3.2020 It is snowing you know!

It has been snowing for 3 days now. This is my car I think.

Photo by Linda

3.3.2020 This is a good day!

Ami has had 3 litters covering 3 + 7 + 6. The puppy in the photo is Nova from her first litter. We called her Princess as she was the only long-coat in the litter!

Photo by Linda

26.02.2020 And life is!

This is the scenery of my "second" home! It is so funny how I feel at home also in Sundsvall, Sweden.