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A good friend of ours posted a beautiful photo on her Facebook wall. I had to snitch it right away. This is what Irish Wolfhounds are made for. This is why they live.


Early morning run (c) Anna Laurila

Have a lovely day!



Sun has replaced the torn clouds. Snow – which we had in abundance – has deserted us.

Spring is here.

We’re out of shape, dogs are out of shape and the competition season is just around the corner. Where as last year we had just recovered from kennel cough and cut paw, we have now been just bare lazy.

May the Light show the way.


New year is dawning

Year changed all of a sudden. Thank you all friends for your greetings and warm wishes, I’m sorry I haven’t responded. I’m kind of a slacker on those kinds of things, you see.

I suppose the new year has gotten me to write again. It’s not a New Year’s resolution or anything, just something that clicked while I was having two weeks of vacation around Christmas: I like to write.

We have a lovely winter in here, some 15-25 cm snow everywhere. The negative side of a great winter weather is the fact that there is also some freezing temperatures involved, recently as low as -25 deg C (this year’s record in Finland is -36 …), which somehow slows down the walkies with the dogs: I think anything below -15 warrants the fact that the dog shouldn’t be exercised, that is, made run. Especially these deep chested breeds are pretty susceptible to respiratory inflammations, so let’s be careful out there.

Anyhow, I’ll be active again. Not daily, maybe weekly posts about things that make me wonder in the dog world… and hopefully even something about lure-coursing and training, too!