søndag 7. august 2011

nok en tur til Piggen


Etter en treg morgen kom jeg meg ut på tur til Piggen, et lettgått skogsterreng jeg har gått i flere ganger før. Tok idag en runde på 5,1km. Terrenget var vått etter alt regnet denne sommeren. Både jeg og hundene syntes det var deilig med en tur i naturen. Spesielt etter gårsdagens noe lange biltur frem og tilbake fra Nesbyen.

Some of the forest path looks like this, wonderful!

My view :)

After a slow morning I finally got out for a short hike to Piggen. A easy to walk forest path I've walked several times before. Today I went a roundtrip of about 5,1km. The terrain was rather wet after all the rain this summer. However both the dogs and me enjoyed the hike in the nature. Especially after yesterday's pretty long return car drive to Nesbyen.

Muddy path...
Blåknapp, Succisa pratensis, i blomst

lørdag 6. august 2011

Norsk Utstilling Champion!

Norwegian Show Champion!

Lørdag 6. august 2011 bar det avsted til Nesbyen på en hundeutstilling med Denali. Etteranmeldte henne da hun ikke kunne stilles på Vålerutstillingen. Var veldig spent på hvordan dette skulle gå. Dommeren var greske Stelio Makaritis, en mann jeg ikke ante noe som helst om.
Dagen var varm og både Denali og meg var temmelig "slått ut" av varmen allerede før vi skulle i ringen. Er jo ikke vant med den slags vær denne sommeren. Men det gikk da ganske greit fordi om hun ikke akkurat så veldig energisk ut i ringen. Heldigvis hadde dommeren forståelse for varme hunder i polarpels. Han var en trivlig dommer med en humoristisk sans. Hr. Makaritis gav Denali en strålende kritikk:

Very nice type all over. Beautiful head, expression. Excellent head propotions. Excellent set of eyes. Prefer darker eyes. Excellent neck. Excellent angulations front, rear. Lovely rib, development and temperament. Very good loin. Lovely top line, croup, tail set. Lovely bones. Sound movements.

Resultat: Excellent, 1AKK, CK, CERT og BIR.
Denali er nå Norsk Utstilling Champion
Første gang hun ble stilt ut etter hun fylte 2 år :)


Saturday the 6th of August 2011 I headed for the dog show at Nesbyen with Denali. Managed to enter her late as I couldn't show her at "Vålerutstillingen". I didn't know what to expect from the judge, one I've never seen judge or heard anything about before. A Greek judge, Stelios Makaritis. 
It was a hot day and both Denali and I was pretty exhausted even before we were entering the ring. We aren't used to hot weather this summer at all. It went rather well, even if Denali didn't exactly look as energetic as she usually does. Luckilly the judge understood that the combination of high temperatures and a polar coat might not be the best. He was a very pleasant judge with a sense of humor. Mr. Makaritis gave Denali an excellent critique:

Very nice type all over. Beautiful head, expression. Excellent head propotions. Excellent set of eyes. Prefer darker eyes. Excellent neck. Excellent angulations front, rear. Lovely rib, development and temperament. Very good loin. Lovely top line, croup, tail set. Lovely bones. Sound movements.

Results: Excellent, 1st Open Competition Class, CK, CERT and BOB
Denali is now a Norwegian Show Champion
and at the first possible time after turning 2 years old as well :)


Etter utstillingen gikk vi en kort tur på ca. 3km rundt Trytetjern ovenfor Nesbyen. Både Denali og Freke badet litt og jeg vasset. Hadde jeg hatt med meg bikini eller badedrakt hadde jeg garantert lagt på svøm denne varme sommerdagen.


After the dogs show we went for a short hike, about 3km around Trytetjern up the hill from Nesbyen. Both Denali adn Freke had a little swim, and I had to settle for dipping my feet. If I had brought my bathingsuit I would guaranteed have gone for a swim on this hot summer day.

Trytetjern, Nesbyen