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.

2015 > 12

The day before New Year Bart and I took the dogs to a wonderful forest area in Zeist where there are open areas with sandy dunes here and there. The forest was crowded with people with dogs enjoying there day off. Something I as a Swede, used to loneliness in the forest and loving that, did not appreciate so much, but the dogs were in a very happy mood and had uch a lot of fun together!

Swedish Golf courses are great in the winter time! They open up for the public including dogs! Here Moët is enjoying the freedom on her favourite golf course in Danderyd! 

It is so wonderful to have time to just be together during Christmas - and cuddle with our cuddle bears!

A traditional Swedish Julbord comes with so many delicacies - for humans and dogs alike! Cooked ham, smoked lamb, gravad lax, sausages and Swedish meatballs of course! The dogs were waiting and waiting for their share -  which they got on their own plates just the way we always do it! (Sorry about the artistic filter in these photos, a mistake in the settings)

There were so many Christmas gifts under the tree, and after having unpacked and eaten her largest bone the first day here (without permission!) Yatzie tried to wait patiently for Santa Claus just like Moët. Finally he arrived and they both got countless bones and sweets to keep them happy and busy the whole evening -  the way it should be on Christmas!

We are spending our Christmas holidays in Sweden with lots of fun and cosy family gatherings. Yatzie already found and unpacked and ate her Christmas gift that was laying under the tree.... that was not the idea but we could not blame her, it just smelled too nice! Moët is more well behaved and is waiting for Christmas Eve for hers! We wish you all a wonderful Christmas time and a Happy Year 2016!

Amaro is getting ready for Christmas and sends Christmas wishes to all his sisters and brothers!

This great shot was made by Chris Pepper, Canada, when he came to pick up his puppy Osher! Luv it!

Ain't I lucky that one of the puppy owners this time is a professional photographer! Chris Pepper (North of 49 Photography) made these lovely photos of Osher back in Canada. 

Our Christmas Tree is ready and Moët is lazily laying around waiting for Santa! She will have to travel far to see him though - we are celebrating in Sweden this year!

Dec 13 is a special day for a Swede -  we then celebrate the Italian Saint Lucia, we dress up in white and sing Christmas songs. This year Corine and Wouter with Yeye and Elvi came to celebrate with us. Of course we ate lussekatter and drank glögg too!

Sorry that it was so quiet on the blog suddenly. A puppy period is very exhausting and once you see the last puppy leave you sort of collapse for a while... Almost every day I get messages and films from the puppy owners and it makes me very happy! I will share some with you soon. As a family we have been adjusting to normal life again. The living room is back in shape and at the moment also beautifully decorated for Christmas season. Yatzie and Moët get longer walks and they also have more time to relax. We will leave for Sweden in  a few days and are hoping for a white Christmas there. 

Moët totally relaxing in her favourite armchair (not allowed!!!) after being a busy mother for 10 weeks!
Moët totally relaxing in her favourite armchair (not allowed!!!) after being a busy mother for 10 weeks!

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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