Kenzo the Hovawart

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Monday, March 25, 2019

To Wart Or Not To Wart


As soon as Zerline noticed the group of people she was away, loudly barking at the approaching "threat". Tilde was right behind her, equally displeased it seemed. A Hovawart arrest was eminent.
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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Mama's Last Hug. Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves



Animals have emotions. I know, I am preaching to the choir. We - dog people - already know this. Still, I want to highly recommend this book, "Mama's Last Hug. Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves."
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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Dog Studies Man

hovawart observing

The feeling someone is looking at me suddenly comes up. I quickly look at the window, but no creepy person there, neither is there a ghost standing behind my me when I look over my shoulder. Then I notice Zerline, the source of the disturbance in my sixth sense.
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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Driving Miss Zerline


"Woof!" I looked in my rear view mirror.
We were driving on the highway and the car behind us was so close it could almost touch our towing hook. Another case of an Audi in a hurry.
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Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Symphony


I wasn't wrong with my prophecy. "Dit is een goed stel hoor," excuse my Dutch.
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Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Joy Dog


It's Tilde's 6th birthday today. Maybe. She was born somewhere around February 17, 2013. That much we do know.
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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Distraction


A dog and his person appeared on the horizon. We don't meet many people this time of the year. Most avoid the wind-swept West-coast during Winter. But there are like-minded people who, like us, seek the solitude.
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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Band of Equals


More than a decade ago, when I visited Kenzo's breeder for my first Hovawart puppy, Kenzo quickly lost his interest in me during our initial greeting. He just sat down, with his side casually leaning against a fence while looking out over the fields adjacent to the breeder's house. Watching the grass grow seemed a whole lot more interesting than us, he seemed to think.
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Confidence Collection


No, I am not standing in front of a mirror and giving myself a pep talk. It has been a while since my last post and I thought about what could best capture our long absence from the blog.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Where There Is No Time


I hesitated for a moment. It was 7am. "No, I am not going to do it," I whispered to myself. Before there were dogs in my life, I preferred to start my working day at 7am, well ahead of my co-workers and customers, who usually start at 9-ish.
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