Part 5: Meeting strange creatures. Page 11.
Part 5 has grown into a multi-page thing. This is page 11, covering the days September 15 - 21. Links to other pages are found at the bottom of this page.
|Here I am about to get eaten by a hungry Labrador puppy. I managed to wrestle out of it and turned him on his back. But as usual, my sloppy manservant didn't record my triumph, just my humiliation.||At last! A picture worth to be shown. Me in my natural state - on top! The sad little thing in the gutter that I am wrapping up in my leash is a Jack Russel terrier. He never had a chance poor thing.|
|My first Whippets and three at the same time. Nervous types who just walked away when I tried to flip them over. Or perhaps just overaged. The one I am sniffing is 17 years old, believe it or not. She was so scared of me that she trembled - as indeed she should.||This is Kerba, an Airedale terrier champion named after Cerberus, the dog who guarded the gates to the underworld. Kerba's servant is a very dedicated person who trims her fur daily with an exhibition in sight. Kerba has a very strong voice and nearly scared a passing Rottweiler to death with it (and me).|
|My greatest victory ever! Here I am in total control of Koffi, an almost full grown Labrador retriever. He is looking for help, but none is coming....||... so I gave him a farewell kiss as consolation. He seemed happier after that. I am tough, but not cruel.|
|Here is Filip, a tiny 1,5 years old Yorkshire terrier who fell in love with me instantly. And why not, indeed? His friend Betty is looking the other way.||My servant took me to an enclosure for dogs in a nearby park. I decided to chase Leon, who is 90% Dobermann (and 10% chicken). He fled in terror.|
|Hampus is no chicken, though. His mother is a Cocker Spaniel who was out philandering at an Italian restaurant, where she had spaghetti and meatballs together with a Jack Russel terrier. The result: a black terrier, now 5 months old.||Here is a Lagotto Romagnolo, September's dog-of-the-month in the Swedish Kennel Club Magazine. Lively, playful and lots of curly hair. These dogs just love water and will throw themselves into it, given a chance.|
|Met Hedda, a nice poodle in a dog enclosure in a park. We played for quite a while until she had to leave.||After that, Toulouse arrived. He is a 4 months old wirehaired Dachsund named after Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a French impressionist known for his short legs. Toulouse and I tumbled around in the enclosure until we were exhausted.|
|Another gem in my collection of truly unsual dogs: Poncho, a Spanish Podenko. There are only 15-20 of them in all of Sweden. One of my classmates is a Podenko, so now I know at least ten percent of all Podenkos in Sweden.||One more really unusual dog: Hjolle is a Powder Puff. When the naked Chinese Cresteds have puppies, one in four will have a rich fluffy fur. If a Chinese Crested has puppies with a Chihuahua, two in four will be fluffy. Hjolle belongs to the latter and I think he fell in love with me within minutes, licking my ear.|