Blog about Barbet Yatzie & Moët

My life with the French waterdogs Yatzie born 2007 and her daughter Moët born 2011. Barbets are purebred, active, relaxed and allergy friendly dogs with a soft and loving spirit. I am Swedish but live with my dogs in Holland. I hope you will enjoy the blog! Enlarge the photos by clicking on them.

2013 > 07

It is hot in Tuscany! Yatzie and Moët find different spots in the shade near us to make it through the hottest hours. Once in a while I hose them down with cold water. I also made waterice with meat juice to cool them down from inside. In the mornings and late in the evening, while the temperature is still bearable, we take long walks in the djungle like forests around here. Yesterday night we saw a porcupine (piggsvin) while driving up to the house. The dogs got totally wild, and so did we. Never seen such an animal in the wild before. They look amazing! Afterwards Yatzie was on guard all evening to protect us from that beast!

Today we visited Lucca, an ancient city surrounded by impressive stone walls where Yatzie and Moët could run freely for a while, cooling down in the waters around the walls. Then more cooling down with delicious Italian ice creams!

Our first stop-over in Austria on our way to Italy. We will be coming back to the Alps in a few weeks!

Finally leaving for vacation! I love the feeling of having all the time in the world together with the dogs and family! This year we are spending 2 weeks in Tuscany again, with friends, and thereafter a week in Austria.

Some photos from the car where we had time to cuddle a lot with our cuddely dogs. Moët has learned to love icecream just like her mother Yatzie!

It is so nice to receive photos from the dogs from Yatzie's litter living abroad. This is Meru (Cristal) who is living in Finland. I have not seen a close up photo of her for very long. Look at that shiny, wavy Barbet fur! It looks lovely! She looks very much like her mother. Yatzie's fur was more wavy during her first years than it is now. Meru is being trained to work as a hunter at a bird's farm. 

Copyright Barbet Finland

This time of year a plant is flowering in Holland that carries small green sticky balls that get stuck on the dogs in hundreds every day. So, coming back from the walk you need to spend half an hour to get rid of them! Today Moët did not have a hundred but a miliion! She was more green than brown when she came out of the bush! Her whole head was covered with the plant - I could not see her eyes :-( ! So back home the family team had to work for half an hour, as well as Moët herself, to get rid of them! A handful we gathered! Just imagine what it would have been like if she had her long fur! This weekend we leave for Italy and I am happy we leave the green balls behind us for at least three weeks!

Today Yatzie and Moët came along to the tennis final (Bart won!). Moët was so cute as she was sitting on the terrass watching Bas and Margot playing tennis on the asphalt I started filming her, and when she sees I am filming she nicely poses for me! 

Hurray for Bart and Peter who won the finals!

Our darling Saartje is no longer with us. Yesterday her legs started shaking and cramping and she was unable to walk normally. It was a neurological problem that could not be cured. She had her  14th brithday just a few weeks ago. We will always miss you sweetheart. May you run happily in heavenly fields overflowing with juicy bones and tennis balls!

I have added a gallery with sweet memories from our years together. 

Etiketter: saartje

We had a lovely dinner with friends on the beach this weekend. Moët knows her place, right? 

Barbets in summer dresses

A barbet book!

The first book about the barbet published in Europe is here! 308 pages, 300 photos, in hardback  for years of enjoyment. Order the book here: The book is available in English and Dutch and can be shipped to all countries!
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Authours: Elisabeth Roest Kempemo and Brigitte Waller-Rengelink. 

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  • June • 4 juni 2016 16:31:26
    Beautiful Barbets! Has been a dream of mine for almost 10 years to have a Barbet of my own! Someday! ;)

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