fredag 30 december 2011

New Years gift

Some days ago we had a very nice New Years gift; the result of the hip X ray of six of our dogs. They all had A-hips so we were really happy. Now we know that 15 out of 18 dogs have A-hips and 2  have B-hips. This is a really good result since the chance that 17 randomly chosen dogs will have either A or B-hips is only about 1%. We conclude that the environment during puppy hood is very likely to be very important for the development of the hips.

We have no snow and no ice, but today it has been a bit cold so maybe there will be a bit of winter. A few days before Christmas we had a little bit of snow, but the day before Christmas the rain took it all away. During this period of very bad weather, icy or muddy roads we have been especially happy about the dogyard where we can let the dogs run loose. They play and run just for the fun of running and as one watches them the heart becomes warm and you feel happy.

Running on icy road

we need to stop and give the dogs water quite frequently as it's a bit warm
                                   One evening we had some snow and the dogs really enjoyed it

torsdag 15 december 2011

Eros X-rayed and eyes checked

Congratulation Marie and Ulf for the good results and thanks a lot for checking this, it's so important for us, to evaluate our breeding. The results will shortly be found in E-litter, under litter-info

söndag 11 december 2011

Quick visit to Åre

On friday we went to Åre by car. The resaon for our visit was that we were going to recieve a diploma for having finished the white ribbon, that is; going from Grövelsjön to Treriksröset in some way without using any kind of vehicle with an engine. This year, in march and april, Håkan and I went from Särna, passing Grövelsjön and going on to Treriksröset. by dog sledge. It was a marvellous adeventure and you can read more about it and se photos if you click on "Expedition with samoyeds in Skanderna".
At the meeting in Åre we were welcomed by Annicka and Torkel Ideström who have started the white and the green ribbon (going from Grövelsjön to Treriksröset in summertime). Invited to the meeting were also Peter Askulv from Klättermusen, Kalle Grahn from Utemagasinet and Elin Engerström who has walked, biked and gone skiing and paddling really long distances. Annicka, Torkel, Peter, Kalle and Elin were the jury that was going to decide if we were going to be awarded a diploma or not. There are several rules that have to be followed so we had to show photos from the tour and tell about it.
It was a very nice meeting and it was especially nice to watch Lars and Nicklas photos and to listen to their stories about their tours. Lars hade walked the green ribbon and Nicklas the white, with dog sledge with Siberian Huskies.

Peter, Nicklas and Håkan

Lars, Torkel, Kalle, Elin, Peter, Nicklas

This lovely cake was the dessert

and we did recieve our diplomas

onsdag 7 december 2011

Merry Christmas

Now it's soon Christmas and we finally had some snow, not enough to go sledriding but the dogs love it and it lightens up the dark evenings.

söndag 4 december 2011

The last puppy has moved

Now Fuji has moved. He is the last pyppy to leave and we are sure he will be happy in his new home together with Roberth and Jenny. We wish the good luck with their new family member.

Fuji "Nimbus" , Roberth and Jenny