...beginning of July when she’s 8 weeks old and I get her home :) 1 week ago
❤ Having people to hug
❤ Improving as a healer and getting great feedback from people
❤ Beautiful, sunny weather after several weeks of rain. I love spring.
❤ Adorable photos of the puppy. I am so hopelessly in love with this tiny, black, furry, four-legged being.
❤ A long barefoot walk in the quiet woods with a good friend, the gentle May sun on our skins, the warm winds going through pine trees. Feeling one with nature. 1 week ago
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
—Anaïs Nin 1 week ago
The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
—Bob Moawad 1 week ago
...definitely glad about how few stray dogs there are in Finland :)
I think it’s because buying a dog is quite a bit more difficult here than it is in many other European countries and the US, for example – dogs are never sold in pet stores (it’s seen as cruelty to animals) and since most good breeders only have one to two litters a year, there are more people wanting to buy a puppy than there are puppies, so the breeders get to choose the best owners-to-be from a big group of people. Finding a puppy can be surprisingly challenging so it’d be quite difficult to buy one on a whim.
Mixed breed puppies from “normal” people are of course easier to find, though, and unfortunately nowadays there are some people transporting puppies (that are often ill and from a very poor background, and often they’ve been weaned off the mother too early) illegally from Estonia. This is called pentutehtailu (could be ‘puppy mill’ in English, I’m not sure), and it is tried to be stopped but it’s been proven to be difficult. A puppy from this kind of an Estonian puppy mill usually costs only around 200-400 euros while a puppy from a good and respectable Finnish breeder costs around 1,000-1,2000 euros, so some people not familiar with the issue go for the cheaper dog. 1 week ago
...thought I’d take a stray dog needing a home as well, but I wasn’t able to find even one dog at the shelters in my area, which is of course great :) There are very few stray dogs in Finland, but there are several organizations that bring stray dogs from Serbia, Spain, Estonia and Romania to Finland, but I didn’t dare to go for that option as the dogs tend to have some behaviour issues and yet you have to make the decision before ever meeting the dog (since they’re not in Finland). But it’s awesome you’re going to offer a home to one Serbian stray when you can – perhaps I’ll dare to do that too when I’ve a bit more experience with dogs. :)
My plan is also to have 2-3 dogs eventually. The breeder and I have been talking about the possibility of using my dog for breeding at some point, so I’d probably get one of her puppies as my second dog. :) 1 week ago
...truly a special site. I think I could never delete my account; I love the memories and seeing how much I’ve grown. A lot of people who were active here when I registered rarely post anymore, but some are still as active as before, and it’s been amazing to be able to watch them grow and develop along the way. Such a great group of beautiful people. 1 week ago
You’re so sweet :) Thank you so much for such a kind comment! Have a beautiful day ♥ 1 week ago
Switching to wild spring water is one of the best things I’ve ever done for my health :) It has probably made a bigger difference than all the diet changes combined. 1 week ago