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Safe Window Treatments
And Pet Proofing, Hm?

November 24, 2011 1:21 PM



Luckily for me my dog Lisen is pretty calm at home, therefore I have not had to pet proof my home very much. Although she does like to stand up on the couch to look out the window from time to time. Which is why I have actually considered to get some safe window treatments there, like blinds for instance.

Safe Window Treatments
My dog Lisen looking out the window.

But like I said earlier, Lisen is pretty calm at home. She also usually just sleeps whenever she is home alone. However a dog who is the total opposite of Lisen is my sister's dog Diva (Lisen's daughter). Who loves to search through the apartment, and steal, for food whenever she is home alone. So whenever I look after Diva I definitely have to make sure to pet proof my home a bit more than usual.

And some pet proof precautions I make on those occasions are; to remove everything editable and/or things that I know Diva has eaten before, like ointments. To put away all sharp objects, like dirty knives or breakable stuff, because Diva will grab and lick them if there is any food on them! To make sure the door to my balcony is closed, because Diva is also a real dare devil who is not afraid of anything (except the vacuum cleaner...). So I cannot let her out alone on my balcony either.

Pet Proofing, Hm?
Because this is how Diva enjoys the view on my balcony. (I live on the fifth floor...)

But despite Diva's dare devil behaviour, I can never get mad at her. She is simply too charming and too much of a sweet heart to feel anything but love for. Although she definitely makes me think twice about how to best pet proof my home. And the fact that how to pet proof ones home depends very much on the personality of ones pet. Which is why I am very glad that Lisen is as calm as she is, except for her wild couch climbing that is. Hehe. ;-)

/A.L


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It Is A Yummy Dog Life
November 17, 2011 11:17 PM



My dog Lisen loves to eat, anywhere - anytime! She is always up for having a little snack or treat, even on our walks. And when I do not give her one, well then she tries to find something edible outside. But if she does find something to eat, she at least usually asks for my permission before she eats it. And she asks me by looking up at me with her big brown eyes and licking her mouth. However there have been a few occasions when Lisen has just gone for it and grabbed whatever she has found without asking. But those are rare occasions, and I usually manage to grab whatever she has found out of her mouth before she swallows it. Hehe.

In any case, Lisen sure seem to think quite a lot about eating during a day. At least that is the impression I get from her. :p

It Is A Yummy Dog Life
Lisen on our morning walk.

It Is A Yummy Dog Life
Lisen in the evening.

It Is A Yummy Dog Life
Lisen realizing - dreams actually do come true!

/A.L


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Itchy Scratchy Doggy Ears
November 8, 2011 10:29 PM



My dog Lisen has normal sized hanging dog ears I think, which suits her pretty face so well. However she has had some issues with her right ear throughout her life, with for instance ear infections. Although a few of those ear infections were probably caused by the fact that she loves to swim in the ocean for long periods of time. But for some reason she has always gotten, and still gets, her ear problems in her right ear...? Her left ear has always been super clean and healthy though.

Itchy Scratchy Doggy Ears
Lisen shaking of some water and flapping her big ears in between one of her beloved swims in the Baltic Sea in Karlskrona in Sweden.This photo was taken on May 12th in 2009 at Verkö.

Anyway, because of these issues I do keep an extra eye on Lisens right ear and clean it frequently. More frequently than I clean her "magical" left ear. So when she started to scratch her right ear a bit too much on our walk today, I did get a bit worried.

Itchy Scratchy Doggy Ears
Lisen scratching her ear today here in Lyckeby in Sweden and looking very intense.

Itchy Scratchy Doggy Ears
Still scratching.

Which is why I cleaned it as soon as we got home. Surprisingly though it was pretty clean, just a bit red. Which I suspect was because she scratched it so much on the walk. So a huge relief. But also a reminder for me to keep her doggy ears under close supervision, well at least her right ear. Hehe.

/A.L


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My Dog And Her Precious Leash
November 2, 2011 1:55 PM



My dog Lisen loves to carry things. For instance, whenever someone walks through the front door she has to fetch a shoe and carry it around for a little while. Or if I have a waterbottle with me on our walk, she wants to carry that one. She also loves to carry my mittens during winter time. So whenever I have mittens on my hands she wants me to take them off and give them to her.

Now this could be a great thing, if only Lisen did not have the habit of simply letting go of whatever she is carrying when she does not feel like carrying it anymore. Lol! Therefore I always have to pay close attention to her whenever she is carrying something to make sure she does not leave it along the way somewhere. Which she usually does.

But although Lisen loves to carry many things, at the moment she is mostly obsessed with carrying her leash. An obsession she always get after her heat period, when she thinks she is pregnant for about two months. So when we are out on walks, even when she is loose, she just has to carry her precious leash everywhere. My precious little Lisen. :-)

Below are some photos of Lisen and her precious leash in Rödeby forest in Sweden.

My Dog And Her Precious Leash

My Dog And Her Precious Leash

My Dog And Her Precious Leash



/A.L


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Dog Training With A 10-Year-Old
October 26, 2011 4:49 PM



Even though my dog Lisen is 10 years old I still do some obedience training with her from time to time. Mainly just to see if she remember all the tricks my sister and I have taught her through the years. But like I have mentioned before, Lisen does what she is told - IF she feels like it. Lol! In other words, she is very stubborn. Although the one thing that usually does win her over are bribes. Edible bribes that is. So she can be very good at doing what she is told. Nevertheless, I have never really been a candidate for any training your dog awards. Not that I care about that anyway. I am just glad to have Lisen in my life, stubborn and all. :-)

Below are some photos from our training session in the summer rain a few months ago.

Dog Training With A 10-Year-Old
Me: "Come on Lisen, look at me.".

Dog Training With A 10-Year-Old
Me: "In the eyes please.".

Dog Training With A 10-Year-Old
Me: "Good Dog!". Lisen: "So, do I get a treat or what?".

Dog Training With A 10-Year-Old
Me: "Give me your paw.". Lisen: "Yeye, here you go.".

Dog Training With A 10-Year-Old
Our After Training Talk. Me: "What a good girl you were today Lisen.". Lisen: "Hm, I think gave in way too easy this time...".

She did get some treats by the way. :-)

/A.L


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Different Sunday Treats
October 23, 2011 6:32 PM



I love Sundays. Mainly because it feels like the most calm day of the week. But also because I think that Sunday is the best day to enjoy some different treats. Which for me means for instance;

Different Sunday Treats
An extra long walk in the wonderful weather with my dog Lisen. Where we today ran into these very unafraid hens and rooster! Who, instead of walking away from us when we approached them - walked right towards us with firm steps! Lol!

Different Sunday Treats
Sunday is also a great day for family visits I think. So after our walk today Lisen and I visited my sister, who treated us to coffee with home made banana cake. Yum!!!

Different Sunday Treats
These birds also had some Sunday treats on my sisters patio while we were there. :p

Different Sunday Treats
And because I did not let Lisen eat very much banana cake at my sisters, just a few crumbs. I instead gave her this little treat when we got home. Which she seemed pretty pleased with. :-)

Now Sunday is not over yet so I am sure I can squeeze in some more different treats during the evening here. Hehe. And I do wish you all a great Sunday too, filled with lots of different treats! :p

/A.L


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Doggy House Hunting
October 19, 2011 1:06 PM



I wonder if my dog Lisen was house hunting on our morning walk today? Because when we passed some houses here in Lyckeby in Sweden she became suspiciously interested in one of them. Although the house she did decide to have a closer look at was more in the category of pet houses I would say. Small and cute. However, after having inspected the house, I do think Lisen quickly realized that she has it way more comfortable where she lives right now. Which is in a warm, cozy apartment with me. Plus, I would never ever let her move away from me anyway!

Doggy House Hunting
But these are the little houses Lisen and I passed by this morning here in Lyckeby, Sweden.

Doggy House HuntingDoggy House HuntingAnd Lisen was very curious about this little blue house.

Doggy House Hunting
But after a closer inspection she probably also realized that all her stuff would never fit in there. Lol!

/A.L


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Wiping Floors With Dog Equals Tricky October 16, 2011 4:09 PM



It can be a bit tricky to wipe floors with a dog in the house. And by house I mean my apartment. So there is not a whole lot of places I can tell my dog Lisen to move to when I clean it. Which is also why I seldom get to enjoy my newly wiped floors for very long. But it is all good! Because Lisen always look so non understanding when she lies there in the middle of the wet floors. Like she is thinking:

Wiping Floors With Dog Equals Tricky
"Why on earth did you do this!?"

Wiping Floors With Dog Equals Tricky
"They looked just fine to me."

/A.L


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Odd stuffed people by the road...
October 12, 2011 3:13 PM



On our walk in Rödeby in Sweden today my dog Lisen and I had an encounter with some odd stuffed people by the road. Not sure why they were there? But I think it had something to do with somebody named Stig who works at an Ica food store and recently had his 50th birthday. Because beside the stuffed people was a sign that said something like: " This is your life. ICA Stig 50 years.".

Now the best part about this encounter was to see Lisens reaction. Which was a very, very suspicious one. So finally I had to drag her away from there. But I can imagine they must have seemed extremely strange to her. I mean, even I thought they looked super odd! Lol! :p

Odd Stuffed People By The Road
Lisen staring at the odd stuffed people earlier today.

Odd Stuffed People By The Road
And here they are with the sign next to them.

/A.L


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Quick intro!
Name: Lisen
Age: 12
Breed: Mixed - Flat Coated Retriever, Newfoundland and German Shepard
Location: Sweden
Live with: Alexandra


Enjoy,
Bathing in the ocean, tracking, chewing bones, playing in the forest.

Believe in,
doing things her own way!


Visit Lisens blog HERE!

 
 
My dog Lisen
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Safe Window Treatments And Pet Proofing, Hm?
It Is A Yummy Dog Life
Itchy Scratchy Doggy Ears
My Dog And Her Precious Leash
Dog Training With A 10-Year-Old
Different Sunday Treats
Doggy House Hunting
Wiping Floors With Dog Equals Tricky
Odd stuffed people by the road...
 
 
   
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