Part 5: Meeting strange creatures. Page 5.

Part 5 has grown into a multi-page thing. This is page 5 covering the period August 10 - 13. Links to other pages are found at the bottom of this page.

At last, a Bichon Frisé who is truly and professionally friseed. Met him on the aft deck of an archipelago steamer as we were heading for a Saturday lunch. This is Chico, a crossing between Greyhound and a Goldn retriever. Met him as we were waiting for a ferry to take us to our final island destination.
On the car ferry I met Hebbe, a huge Airedale terrier. He was really friendly and lied down so I wouldn't break my neck trying to sniff him. While the humans were fiesting away on filet of veal and other delicacies, I was fed my usual ration of Royal Canin fodder. Luckily, there were lots of pine cones laying about, so I didn't have to spend any time admiring the view.
On the way back from Saturday lunch in the archipelago I bumped into a really unusual dog quayside, while I was waiting for the boat back to Stockholm. A Bichon Havanaise, just 1 year old. Both he and his two servants were very friendly and I am sorry I had to make a run for the boat back into town. Here is a Golden Retriever, that I met on a Sunday walk. She wasn't too interested in me, but at least we said hello.
Flisan is a Cairn terrier like me. She is 11 years old, so she doesn't play with puppies anymore. But it was nice to meet a Cairn. But Malin likes to play with puppies. She is a 1 year old Golden Retriever and we had lots of fun. I had her on her back, but my sloppy servant had the camera turned off, so I can't show it.
One more Golden Retriever - Sofie - who is just 10 weeks old and of a nervous disposition. She ran off when I wanted to play. Saying hello to Morris, an elderly Cocker Spaniel gentleman, who sniffed me disinterestedly and turned away. I hope I haven't got bad breath.
Big girlie meet with four King Charles spaniels. The fourth was not on leash and outside of the picture. Got a bit nervous. There were so many of them and they stared at me with bulging eyes. Really scary! Poor Sebastian! They had cut his fur short for the summer and shaved off his beautiful moustaches. You could hardly see that he is a Scotch terrier. He was so ashamed, that he could barely face me.
Met this beuatiful Cairn terrier briefly in the entrance of a ladies' hair dresser parlor. as I was passing by. The other end of her leash is attached to her servant, who had her hair set. The gem of my collection of truly unusual dogs: Dolly, an American Toy Fox Terrier. There are only 25 of them in all of Sweden. She is one year old, but I figured I could have this tiny dog on her back in no time at all. Not so! The game was declared a draw after 20 minutes. I am so mortified that I could die.

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