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 > 12

Yatzie and Moët wish all their friends a Happy New Year!

Today as we were doing groceries we came across a new line of Feast Day Meat including fresh rabbit leg. Bart and I did not hesitate but brought one of those boxes home for a Feast Meal for the dogs! And it was surely a great feast for them! Yatzie first tried to steal the package from my hands but afterwards waited quite (!) patiently for her plate! 

This Christmas Bart and I escaped together with the dogs to a lovely dog-friendly hotel in the middle of Amsterdam. The dogs immediatley felt at home, on top of the huge soft bed, in our cosy room! They were also welcome to accompany us in the bar and at breakfast. The hotel even offer walking the dogs or looking after them in the room if needed. But we planned our weekend so that we could be together almost all the time and did not need that service. But I found it amazing that it was possible! We are used to getting a lot of attention from peple when we bring the dogs to new places, but this time, with glitter and gold ribbons around their necks, the attention was overwhelming. 

So sweet these lttle darlings in their Christmas hats! And let us all,  the Roest Kempemo family, wish you a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We took a lovely walk with Moët's son Bink (Benoit) and these two look alikes stayed side by side through the whole walk! So sweet!

On 5 December Holland celebrates Sinter Klas. We met him and his helpers on the school yard this morning. Yatzie was very curious as always, and got much attention, but Moët kept a safe distance to these weired looking guys! The Dutch kids wait all year for this happy day, when they get gifts from this kind bishop from Spain. His helpers, Zwarte Piet, used to be painted all black but as a result from the current discrimination debate they nowadays just have a litttle dirt on their cheeks, the idea being that they have descended down the chimney. Yatzie was also happy to clear the grounds from the left over Pepernotjes (ginger bread cookies) that traditionally are thrown by Sinter Klas to the kids.

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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