The scent of a dog

When you have dogs, they tend to smell more or less indoors. But it is a good smell, at least for me. Normally my friends do not say anything about it but I also have a friend you used to mention it every time he visited and even outside my premises. Needless to say, he
Minnie flatcoated retriever

Minnie 10

Time really goes fast. It feels like yesterday when Minnie came to me as a puppy. I can so clearly remember the weekend in December 2009 when I went to UK to pick her up. Tony from the Belsud kennel had already selected a puppy for me from the litter. My friend Heidi joined us
Hanie sohvalla - poseeraus ei hänelle se juttu

It’s a miracle

The amount of gratitude is over the top. Today on the 2nd of October Hanie had time for surgery. It is no longer needed. About mid-August, I noticed a growth in one of Hanie’s nipples when she was laying on her back. The following week both of my girls had a booking for vaccination so
Haniel of Joy

Happy 5th birthday to Angel-litter

It’s already five years since Minnie had her litter. Her labor started in the evening and the first puppy came around 7:30 PM. It was the time when my dear Hanie girl was also born. She is having her 5th birthday with the rest of the gang. The birthday girl will have the traditional raw
Kolmikko: Hanie, Mickie & Minnie

Itching – did the new food help?

Experimenting if changing a food could help reduce the itching.
Leevi kissa


Leevi had a little wound in his head and it did not heal by itself.
Minnie iloisena metsässä


When Minnies was almost 1 year, she started to eat raw food. It has worked well until now at least. On spring 2018, when Minnie’s left inner ear was removed, I briefly discussed the possibility of allergy with the vet. Minnie has very narrow ear channels, which I think was the cause of the problem
Flatcoated retriever

Mickien eka näyttely

Mickie was in his first show on Saturday 18th of May. He got Junior Excellent. Below copy & paste text from the results (there are no commas etc) nice size male masculin head nice expression excellent construction nice deep chest correct rear angulation in between coats at this moment which is okay for age moved
Scalibor ja Seresto punkkipannat

More ticks than ever

We have been quite lucky here with not too many ticks. It has now changed. I need to take out one or more ticks every day from the cats. Earlier it was just time to time but never like this, daily. The dogs are much better thanks to the big pond I have in my
flatin synttärit

Mickie’s 1st birthday

Time really flies. Today Mickie turns 1 year. And he was just a little boy a while ago. Now he is almost a grown man. We took some photos of his day + traditional raw meat cake was served. Happy birthday Mickie.