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.

2017 > 07

This morning the sun was tempting me and the dogs to spend some time on the beach enjoying the wind and the waters. We love it here!

The evenings by the water at our cottage in Lapland are so peaceful. We light a fire, prepare some food on the fire and eat by the table made by my father from the wood gathered on our own land. The dogs and the kids enjoy themselves in the nature and the water. These are all precious moments to think back upon when the winter arrives back home in Holland. 

This is how happy the dogs became when they encountered snow in the mountains in the middle of July!

Even though they are living wild and free, every reindeer has an owner. During the marking this year's newborn calfs, that are captured with the help of a lasso, get a unique series of cuts made into their ears by their owner. The Lapps nowadays drive the reindeers into the collar with the help of helicopters and motorbikes. When we arrived at 22, after a 2 hours long walk, the reindeers were just being driven into the collar. We left at 00.30 while the Lapps were still working. It was a magic experience that we will remember forever. The dogs loved the long walk in the wild nature full of exciting things to discover, and they behaved perfectly near the reindeers. I was surprised that they did not react more intense.

We took a lovely morning walk in the forest near our old house. Dutch Willemien and Silas were our neighbours when Yatzie and I were living in Stockholm. Since then Godis moved in as well.

Our vacation continues up north with a stop in Stockholm for a few days. Here we are back in Sätra Äng in Danderyd where Yatzie and I spent our first years together.

Bas is already for 5 years totally in love with our charming brown haired girl! Who would not fall for those deep and innocent eyes!

Our first evening in Sweden we spent at Seafood Restaurant Kajutan in the harbour of Limhamn. We were astonished to see how eager Moët was to taste the clams! But then we rememberd that another favourite of hers is crab - and realized that she is simply crazy about seafood!

Vacation feelings - a sunny trip on the bost to Denmark!

For a family of 2 adults, 2 kids and 2 dogs it is always a challenge to get everyone and everything that one needs for a 3 week vacation to fit in the car. Somehow it always works even though at first sight it seemed we had to leave the dogs behind - kidding!!!!

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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