Part 5: Meeting strange creatures. Page 6.

Part 5 has grown into a multi-page thing. This is page 6 covering the period August 13 - 17. Links to other pages are found at the bottom of this page.

Rocco - a distant relative from Scotland in the form of a Border Terrier. He lives just across the street and is 12 years old. His nose has turned grey with age, but he was still lively and playful. A nice acquaintance that I hope to see more of. These are Björn and Bosse, two Affenpinschers that I met on the boulevard. The kennel where I was born also bred Affenpinschers and my brothers, sisters and I used to jump on the mother. So I was a bit concerned at first that Björn and Bosse would try to get even with me, two against one, instead of one against five. But they hadn't heard of it and so they didn't.
Akira, named after a famous Japanese film director, is a Japanese Shiba Inu dog and another addition to my collection of unusal acquaintances. As you can see, I found it best to play dead. These two dogs from Spain were in the seat in front of mine on the bus three weeks ago, but this was my first time to sniff them properly. Crossings of poodle, terrier and a lot more.
This is Skipper, a 16 weeks old Mini Pinscher. We played for quite a while and I tried to get him on his back, without any success. Stood my ground though. Here is Jasmine, my first longhaired Dachshund friend.
Bumped into this Cavalier King Charles spaniel just outside the office and did my usual "win-friends-and-influence" routine for male dogs. Huge success! Can't remember her name, but she is a crossing between a Papillon and a Japanese Spitz. We met only very briefly.
Here is Gert, a crossing between a wirehaired Dachshund and a Border Terrier. looks pretty much like a Norfolk Terrier. As you can see, I did my usual routine. Mollie and Mocka, two West Highland Terrier cousins of mine. Pretty, aren't they?
Bobby is a Spitz from Västergötland (West Gothia) - a genuinely Swedish dog. His ancestors are believed to have been brought by Vikings to the British Isles, where they became the ancestors of the Welsh Corgi. This puppie is 13 weeks old like me, a crossing between a Golden Retriever and a Border Collie - or so the owner said. She managed to turn me over, but I'll get even next time we meet.

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