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.

2016 > 08

Yesterday we went to walk the dogs in a park we had never seen before in the outskirts of Utrecht. Suddenly we saw a herd of deer in an enclosure. I have never experienced this before, but they were so used to people that they liked to eat from your hand! The ground was full of acorns and the deer were crazy about them. Yatzie dared to come and stand beside me and she behaved very well. I was surprised that she did not get totally wild around them. Moët kept some distance. This was a very special moment for me, to be so close to these beautiful and noble animals. Only on our way out of the park did someone tell us that dogs were not allowed there...

Angel's 5 puppies are now 7 weeks old and we went for a visit this weekend! They look lovely and liked to be cuddled with too! Moët checked all of them out very well, while Yatzie stayed on the couch with Marita who is bringing these puppies up in a fantastic way - but according to Yatzie those grandkids were still  too wild to be around! 

Mummy Angel with her pups
Mummy Angel with her pups

Just a recent shot of Yatzie I like a lot, despite its over exposure. 

Moët found the perfect place to watch Bas playing his first football game this season. Or was she actually scanning the field for rabbits? More likely!

Yatzie is happy to be back at home and sleep in her favourite wardrobe amongst Bart's shoes that she makes a total mess of. I guess they smell nice and cosy :-I !

"We're back celebration bones" after far too many days apart!

We all missed the dogs a lot during our vacation (normally they come along...) and it looks like they missed us a bit too! 

What a lovely, spoiled quartet of l'Esprit de bonté! Very soon we will see them again!

I am getting all these photos from Yatzie and Moët's vacation address and it is really great to know they are so well taken care of! Thank you Anja & co! X

Yatzie and Moët are now in good care with their extended family - while we as a family escape to the sun in Spain for a while! Luna en Lizzie were thrilled to welcome them in their house - and so were the rest of the family! Enjoy all the long walks on the "peel" and the abundance of cuddles in this loving family my sweat hearts! Hasta luego!

After having repacked the bags the dogs and I are now on our way to Horst in south Holland where Yatzie and Moët will be staying for two weeks in the best possible company of Anja, Erik, Kyle, Kiara, and their own daughters Luna and Lizzie!

I was not sure how Yatzie and Moët would find a sailing trip in quite hard wind... My friend Patrik, in Gothenburg, offered us to join him as he was sailing his boat from Orust to Öckerö, a trip of around 6 hours. It turned out to be another great adventure for all of us. The dogs did fantastic. They were so cool and laid down where they were safe. They soon found out that that was not on the higher side of the boat :-) ! We had a nice break in Marstrand where we walked around the fortress and then had a simple but delicious lunch on board. Thank you Patrik for a wonderful day at sea together!

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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