The dogpark! I like it very much, you already know that! Have lots and lots of friends there to play with! We have fun there! That’s what a dogpark is for!
Well, listen! When the humans put something new in the DOGpark, a dog would think it’s for the dogs, no? Wrong! The humans dit put benches and a table! Yihaaa! I like climbing, that’s for sure! So does Sammy, the white golden retriever! …
Sammy jumped on the bench and then on the table! So did I! Nice! The humans did install funny things for us, dogs! At least, that is what we, dogs, were thinking!
Thinking was wrong! We are not allowed on the benches and the table! My mum says I’m very bad mannered. Well, I’m not the only one. Mum says that’s a poor argument, … no table-jumping! 😦 No bad manners for Kita, she says! And Kita, that’s me! 🙂
Luckily she has no picture from me on top of the table! Not caught in the act by the blinking box… although… 😉
Sometimes I feel very small, really! When we went to the special park with the big boxes, I felt very small! I tell you, even my mum looks very small there! (And she is not tall, for a human, I can assure you that! There she seems even smaller!)
But today? Really guys, I felt like a giant! A giant-airedale-lady! Why? Well, we came in the dogpark and one of my good boy-friends was present! Hercules! And when Hercules is there, I feel like a giant! But not for long… 🙂
Although he is very, very, very small, his name is Hercules! Did you laugh? You should’t. Little Hercules doesn’t feel small at all! On the contrary! This little gentleman is a real “man”! He knows what he wants, and he knows it very well! When he decides, a hole is HIS hole, even if he completely disappears in it, well don’t try to chase him! You’ll meet Hercules! 😉
I like playing and walking around with him, he’s a fun guy! And my mum? She made the pictures with the blinking box! 🙂
The human mum of my mum, she died a very long time ago! In years, it’s more then the double of the age of my grandpa Lennox and he is 14 years old. But my mum remembers some things very well! Especially about cooking. My human grandma was a very good cook – my mum is not such a special cook, generally… only when she prepares grandma-stuff, well then she also is a good cook! That’s what I hear! 😉
Few days ago she made again that stew, Flemish carbonades… but as my human grandma did, in her special way! I love when she does that, so does my grandpa Lennox! Why? We can help with the cooking! 😉 Grandpa Lennox says I’m joking! Help?? No, we eat, he says! Well, that’s helping, isn’t it? We eat what is too much…. 😉
Mum had the blinking box ready and made some pics for the foreign friends! Of course! And I’m sure, if you want the grandma-recipe, well, ask my mum! She’ll be glad to explain it to you, I’m sure! (I think! 😉 ) (Gracie, in Michigan, maybe you should tell your mum about this recipe, maybe she is interested? 🙂 )
Cutting the meat!
You see, there is something too much!
Yes, I lay down! really, mum, can I get it?
Cutting the oignons.
The special Belgian beer!
The oignons in the butter
Meat with the oignons
Pouring the beer over it all!
Mustard on the brad!
Yes, yes, yes…
Bread on top of the meat
After more then two hours, mum puts the spices of the little bag with it.
I’m resting after all that cooking, I’m tired of all that work.
French fries, made in the oven, almost without fat! That’s healthier!
I have a very funny mum! She teaches me lots of serious commands, but sometimes also funny things. Grandpa Lennox says we do silly things and dad laughs! but me and my mum we like it!
When she puts her tongue out of her mouth and then back in, I do that too! That’s funny, she says! She says I ‘image’ her!
Imitate, Kita, imitate!!!
Okay I Image her, she says. And now, I learned a brand new thing! Mum closes one eye and then she says: ‘Pink, Kita!’ (pink = wink, for the foreign friends!)
Mum, I can not do it! My eyes close at the same time!! I cannot ‘pink’! But then, we were on a walk and we were resting. Mum sat on the bench and I sat next to her! Mum was ‘pinking’ (=winking) all the time! Saying: come on, Kita, wink! And then! I did it, and did it again, and again! 😉 🙂 😉 🙂 😉 🙂 😉 Mum laughed and was happy about it but she said it’s a funny sight, I open my mouth! 😉 Mum even took a picture!
Mum says we still have to work on it because it does not work every day… 😦 She enlarged the picture, so you can see it very good!
First of all my mum took this very big bag! A bag on wheels! Normally that’s for going to the supermarket! She leaves without me, with an empty wheels-bag. Not today! She fills the bag! And then we all leave together: the wheels-bag, me and my mum. Don’t like that too much… What’s the plan?
Mum explains we go to a special park… Well, that sounds good! But my goodness! This park is big and special!!! It’s full of boxes, but Jesus, these boxes are big! Real big, they’re huge! What do I say, they are gigantic! You can walk around in them if you want to! And they’re made of metal! Mum, I’m a tiny, little bit afraid! But I’m curious too, of course, as I should be as an airedale-lady! Can I go on the stairs? Yes? Oh, no, rather not. But this shovel smells good!… All the stuff of the wheels-bag go in the big boxes, different boxes…
Okay, we go home! Mum, look! Very big buildings over there! We are small, aren’t we? 😦 And here! Mum, look? This flowerpot is really big, no? Too big to put on our table at home!
Okay, first my grandpa Lennox, I know it. I’ll stay in my bed. See you in a minute! Euh, what does she say, my mum? Do I have to come too? We go together? We go both, at the same time, with mum? Grandpa Lennox and me? We go together for our walk with mum?
What’s going on? When we go out with dad, we go together, yes, my grandpa Lennox and me… but not with my mum! Lennox goes first for a short walk and then it’s me for the long walk! 🙂
Okay, there we go! We go to the park to look at the pond. That’s nice. We like to sniff there! Always new smells… grandpa Lennox says this is our newspaper and internet at the same time. He knows lots of things, my grandpa, really!
Yes, grandpa, I know I should not hurry or pull on the leash, you’re less “wild” then I am… we take it on the easy side today! 🙂
Mum has the blinking box for pictures, that’s nice! Grandpa does not want to sit to pose for a “fototoot”? Fine, I’m always in for some rebellious action: I don’t sit and pose neither today! 😉 We just keep going, don’t we, grandpa? 😉
There we go!
Always new smells!
There’s the pond, with the fountain. Don’t see the ducks today…
Mum, tell the wild one that there’s a car parking and that we have to wait!
My mum went to the supermarket to get some food. Yes, you understand immediatly I could not come! Dogs not allowed! 😦 I was at home with dad and my grandpa Lennox!
Mum came home and you know what she told? She met one of my doggie-family-members! A daughter of my grandpa Desmond and Femke. The lady is three years old and her name is Jara. Jara Van ’t Asbroeck! Mum was cuddling her, I could sniff that! And she did not take the blinking box, so no pics! That’s a pity! A big pity! A shamefull pity!!! 😦
When I go out with my mum, we never meet other airedale-ladies and dale-sirs! The one time she goes out alone, yep! I tell you, it’s a shame.
Mum says that maybe we’ll meet again! That would be lovely!
Same day we did a long walk, that was nice! Mum took a pick of me before a special place. I was not that interested, I was more interested in her icecream! 🙂
We also saw a boat on a house!! Not in the sea! In the air! On a house! You tell me! Strange day: missed the airedale-lady, got almost nothing of the icecream and boats flying in the air???!!!
Okay, my grandpa Lennox and me were very pleased we went to the seaside to cool down some time ago, during the hot days here in Antwerp! But we love the beach even more in winter!
What do you ask? Why? I’ll explain it very clearly to you! In summer, dogs are not allowed on certain parts of the beach. That’s normal: too many humans, too many human kids playing, it’s full over there. No place for playing and running dogs! The happy news: some parts of the beach are for dogs and humans (the mums and dads, 🙂 ).
The bad news: in summertime, dogs must always be on the leash, also on “their” beach! In wintertime we may of the leash on those parts of the beach. My mum had a very good idea: she bought me a very long leash! That’s a special thing! Never saw that before! Listen to this: when I run, it’s getting longer, when I don’t run it’s short… However: I don’t like it that much! 😦
Mum filmed me, and the leash, on the beach! Don’t like the leash! Only when I found the ball, I completely forgot I was on the leash! You see that on the movie! 😉 The movie moves! 😉 Because I was pulling without knowing! hahahahaha
Yesterday I was at holiday-mum’s place, my grandpa lennox too! Mum and dad went to a big wedding. I don’t know what that is: even airedale-ladies aren’t allowed to come! Imagine! Anyway we were having fun! Don’t tell my mum what the mischief-actions were this time! I ate the cat’s food, I went upstairs and spent some time in holiday-mum’s bed (yihaa-at home I can not go into the bedroom!) and played with a plastic bag, euh… ripped it in pieces. 😉 But sssstttt! Don’t tell mum!!! 😉
Today, at noon we went to the left bank of river Scheldt… had to leave early over there because of the rain! I saw it coming and warned mum and dad, so we were just in time in the car!
Afterwards we went to the dogpark in the rain. Me and mum do not care about rain! I had the tree for me alone! 🙂 We also took a walk in the park. This Sunday the Sunday-park-party wasn’t successful… almost nobody was there! Lot of empty chairs! And… my cuddlingfriend of last week? Could’t find him! 😦
Mum, you won’t sea the castle on this pic, because of the trees. Never mind: I’m on it!
My grandpa Lennox and I, we never sleep in the same bed. I mean: we never sleep together in the same bed! Yes, we did some times, long ago, when I was a baby-lady. But my grandpa does not like it, so I sleep elsewhere!