Wednesday 20 June 2007
Busy, busy, busy......Rune continue to build at the pooldeck....ofcourse
there were to less of wood and some other things so he have to go to
store and buy more. I´m on my way to my hairdresser to cover the
gray autobahn in my head....as usual every 5 week. I really have no
time for this today, but it was neccessary!!!!! First I went to a
store and buy things for Midsummer....after 2,5 hour at the
hairdresser I was really stressed, because I have costumer in my
store at five o´clock!!!! Normally it takes most 1,5 hour! I was
home half past five!!! But I called Rune (he was trimming three
cockers at home, and he been at his doctor and at drugstore and at
the sopstationen and throw lot of garbage, at the lady who helps me
to alter(ändra) the dresses....and pick up two dresses for me) He
called me because he forgot to go to the cateringshop and take home
food that we ordered yesterday, so I have to go there too before I
was home.... In the store for 3 hours, one of the dresses didn´t fit
at all...back to the store and the girl tried it again and the
seamstress (sömmerskan) change it but it was not better...we almost
got panik...she will married in some day and her store is closed
over Midsummer..Back home to my store and find some other
dresses...now a white one that she remember that she liked first
time...it was to big and we will try to change it quickley. Her
friend changed dress too then, because they would like to be similar
while they will married at the same time.. After two hours all three
of us was very pleased about the result, ofcourse both dresses need
to be changed (unfortunatelly)!
Rune was also on his way into the house at same time as me , and we
started to make dinner, but first dinner for all dogs..... We were
so tired and I was thinking about how in hell I will get the dresses
ready tomorrow...... We went to bed tooooo late as always..about 3
And Jenny (friend and kennelhelp and owner of Expos sister from
Holland and soon owner of one of Donnas puppies) thank You for
coming here many tims every week, even if You live 50 km from here,
just to be with our dogs and specially Donna....your favourite...it
is so good to know that they have company when we are running in and
out, some days, like this day. Last week when Donna expecting her
litter Jenny took holiday from her work all week, and Martin her
boyfriend have to take free too to take care of Kassie their dog
because Jenny stayed her all the time, day and night, she don´t want
to miss anything, and she was helping Rune, all hours at vet when
Donna was caesarean.We are so happy to know You!
Tuesday 19 June 2007
I woke up with a terrible headache as usual...and realized that I
had slept almost ten hours, that was not good...Rune was snoring in
a bed at the other side of the room and nobody of us have heard
anything from the dogs..probably all of them have slept well all
night for the first time last weeks. Even Diamond and Rolex was still
asleep.... I looked at Jill and she was still in her bed, but she
was shaking her whole body and looked very unhappy. Ok...up and take
temp on her....no fever today, but what was wrong??? Took her under
my quilt and tried to warm her up while Rune called the vet again...
after 5 minutes she stopped shaking and relaxed a little. Half an hour
later she and Rune was on their way back to vet again..they would
like to take a x-ray of her stommac in case something is wrong.
I started to make breakfast for all other dogs and go to store to
buy something for us..so we can eat when Rune is back..and I have to
go to the drugstore to get more medicine for Jill....but first I had
to clean up in the kitchen...I have to do that many times during the
day but it is so much easier when the dogs are out...and the sun is
shining today again so only Donna is here with her puppies. Chrissi
is in one of our big halls close to us with her litter....her
puppies are two weeks today and we will start to hearing test them
during this week.
Now a shower for me and, hurry hurry....during the day many of young
girls that have their first prom are coming back with their dresses
to my store...so I have to dress up a little more than when I´m in
the house with all dogs *S*!!!
And still waiting for a call from Rune what the vet find out about
Rune called just now and something was wrong....it seams that
nothing could pass through her stommac so she have to stay
there...during the day...poor Jill..she is so unhappy without us.
18:30 Jill is home again!!! Probably Constipation
(förstoppning)...was her diagnose...and they give her extra fluid,
enema...and some injections so we hope everything will be ok with
The sun is still shining...I have been in my shop
for two hours and Rune is now making dinner...I hope he will
continue to build our new terrace after dinner because we have
promised to barbeque there at Midsummer Day with some of our friends
Monday 18 June 2007
All puppies are well, and they grow
a lot every day........Chrissi and Donna is in very good
condition and take care of their puppies perfectley... Even
Devlin is a very good babysitter.
But Jill who was sterilized at friday got
fever today and started to throw upp everything that she try
to eat.....when I was out with her she started to scream
when she try to pee. My poor sweet darling......this was not
good at all. I called the vet and Rune already started to
drive there while I was calling...At the vet she got
injections with antibiotic and something against the pain,
every medicine we try to give her she throw up after a
little while because it haven´t had any effect for her...
During the evening she eat a little, but
after some hours she throw it up all over Rune that was
trying to sleep beside her in a bed at the floor in the
kitchen (the kitchen is almost 50 sqm) and we live our whole
life here everytime we got puppies..it is because we don´t
want to leave newborn puppies and mom´s the first weeks. We
have everything that we need here two TV, one where we make
food and one where we sleep and eat, so we don´t miss
anything *S*, the computer is here, everything to drink and
eat. Telephone and everything that we need during the day
and night. We have large windows so we can see the other
dogs when they are out playing..and they can see us. Just
two meters to a toilet and three meters to the indoor
Sunday 17 June 2007
This morning....I woke up to a loveley
smell of dogshit ....when we finally fall in sleep last
night the puppies continue to play some more hours...*s*
Under dagen kom det flera som ville hälsa
på oss...det tyckte vi om.
Vi fick även gå ut i den hemska rastgården
där det fanns bamse STORA lejon på båda sidor som ville leka
med oss, fast matte tyckte det räckte med nya bekantskaper
för idag....så vi busade med pappa istället resten av dagen.
Saturday 16 June 2007
A day in hell, but it was worth it!
My birthdaygift was to
go to Amsterdam and bring our 2 new puppies from
kennel Gwynmor home. I got up half past 3 in the
morning and went to the airport, Landvetter. I was
there 1,5 hour early, but it was a line out the
doors for check in with SAS. I tried to check in on
the machines, and realized that I forgot my mobile
in the car. I had to bring the cage back to the car
and get the phone with all the flight information
etc. Back again and try to do the check in. Not
possible! Then it was only to go back to the
looooong line and hope for the best. I realized that
it would not be possible to check in in time
standing in this line and asked for help. A friendly
person helped me, but said it was too late for check
in. She still managed to do it and checked the cage
all the way to Amsterdam, but I was only checked in
to Copenhagen. I ran and dropped of the cage and ran
to the securety control. It was 200 people in line
before me, but I ran through and was allowed to go
first. I only had wallet, mobile and camera, but
didn't get through the scanning! I had to take off
my shoes and when I was cleared I had to run without
my shoes to the gate. All well! At Copenhagen I had
to check in my self to Amsterdam and had to wait in
another line again. I was checked in 5 minutes
before departure and when I entered the gate, they
had checked me in wrong! I was checked in back to
Landvetter and they had taken away the reservation
for the puppies on the journey back! So at the gate,
they had to check me in again to Amsterdam. Ok so
far so good, but I had to contact SAS to re reseve
the transport for the puppies. I had an economy
ticket, but was placed behind the economy extra
seats, so I got breakfast even if I should'nt. Thank
you! Well at the airport, I was waiting for my
luggage/cage, but it never came. Then another line
to report missing luggage. Now I had some hours
before Annemiek and Rhys came with the puppies and
could relax a little, but of course contact Annemiek
to bring another cage just in case.
At 13 o'clock Annemiek and Rhys came with the little
ones. They where very tired so we let them sleep in
the cage, and sat down to have a cup of coffe/Coca
Cola. Henk that bought Gwynmor A Shadaow in A Mirror,
came to show me his puppy. Thank you for letting me
see him. It was nice to meet you and Shadow. After
spending some time together we said goodbye to Henk
and Shadow and went for the check in. More problems.
They could not accept 2 puppies in 1 cage! But as
they lost my cage we could not do anything about it.
After a lot of discussons, it was ok. They tried to
check me in all the way, but it was not possible, so
I had to check in again in Copenhagen. I said
goodbye to Annemiek and Rhys and went for some
taxfree shopping and everything seemed to be ok for
the rest of the journey. I had only 45 minutes
to check in and go to the gate, and I belived that
it could not be any more problems so it wouldn't be
any more stress! I could see the puppies was
transported into the plane and was very satisfied
Well seated and ready for take off -
did I say ready? It was problems with the brakes and they
had to fix it before we could leave! Then I became quite
stressed again. Now I also had to think about the puppies
and what would happen if I missed the last plane to
Landvetter and the puppies got to go with the plane to
Landvetter or even worse if I got on the plane and the
puppies didn't!!!! Couldn't take any more now. I called
Florence and asked her to check for alternative flights etc.
I did not want to alarm Annemiek and Rhys before I knew how
it would be, and make them stressed about the situation. It
took more than 1 hour to fix the plane and I guessed that
the last plane to Landvetter would have left already when we
arrived Copenhagen so I prepered my self for a night in
Copenhagen! But during the flight they said that the plane
for Landvetter was waiting for us because the crew had to go
with that flight. I asked if I had time to do the check in
and go with the plane, and I would not have the time. What
will happen with the puppies, I asked. Most likely they will
be transported to Landvetter, and I got angry and said that
the puppies WILL NOT GO ON A PLANE WITHOUT ME!!! After a
while they said I could run to the gate and it would be ok
and the captain would personally make shure that the puppies
would be on the plane with me. Ok out running again. My
plane was next to our gate, and I ran there, but no one was
to be seen. Then I ran the other way, but no staff anywhere.
I ran back to the first gate, and a nice lady asked if I was
Johansen! I've never been so happy to hear my name! She
checked me in and then I asked about the puppies. She looked
at me with a big questionmark on her face! She said go on
the plane and I will make shure that if the puppies are not
on the plane, she will take me off the plane. Finally I was
on the plane and waited for a confirmation that the puppies
was on the plane too. Then I could see that they carried the
cage from the other airplane to my plane. I called Florence
and said that finally it was ok. From there I had no more
The puppies and I arrived at midnight in
Götene after 20 hours of travelling. We are so satisfied
with the puppies. They slept with us in the kitchen (as we
sleep there to be close to Donna with her newborn puppies).
Rolex and Diamond had a lot of energy after sleeping and
travelling all day so it was no time to sleep for us either!
In the middle of the night, I finally got my birthdaycake!
Thank you Annemiek and Rhys for all your help and for two
wonderful puppies and my beautiful birthday gift!!!
Wednesday 13 June 2007
Finally Donnas Puppies are here!!!
She got 11 puppies 3 males and 8 bitches, we have now 1 male and 7
bitches most of them are blackspotted.
Tuesday 12 June 2007
I called the vet in the morning and ask a little
about my fright about why Donna havn´t started to get birth to her
puppies..Don´t worry he say and ask me to call again tomorrow if
nothing have happend.. During the weekend (when I was home and Rune
in Norway on dogshow and at his brothers oldest son´s confirmation)
she stopped to eat and more things that I think was a sign that she
was ready to start. But yesterday and today she eat like a HORSE!
In the afternoon a man with a machine was
here to dig a large hole so the small fun/pool we bought will be
standing a bit better. We have sold the caravan Rune renovate some
month ago, so he have to drive to the new owner and deliver it.
After that he was driving to Jönköping to a store that have almost
40% discount if You buy things there during just that night. He
bought a shower to put up in the garden for very hot days, lot of
duckboard for the pooldeck and fence for Hanna and Jens garden, they
really need it for their dogs.
Carola and Hannie as puppy 2004.
Monday 11 June 2007
In the house with Donna whole day..still waiting
for her puppies to come out. It was really hot, hot, hot. Poor Donna
and Chrissi and Us. Rune called a store to buy an aircondition that
will be very good (we bought one last summer, and it was really
shit)..Ok in about two days they will delivery it her, thank good!!!!!!
Donna still in very good condition and play even
if it is a terrible heat.
Sunday 10 June 2007
On our way to Norrköping at a Dogshow... Jenny
home with the dogs...and Donnas temp was not low enough that I need
to stay home. Today we have Expo, Devlina, Perfect, Jill and Darling
Perfect and Darling
Changing trousers beforethe final, with LOT of help!!!!!
Super final today too, BIS 2
Many thanks to Helena A, Helena
B, Jenny A, Hanna and all of You that make it possible for me to
show my breedinggroups!
And ofcourse to my Darling Rune that show most of
the dogs, in a perfect way.
Congratulations to one of our Best Friends Mr
Dragon himself, his loveley bitch Spotnik´s Coffe Cream was
Best Of Breed.
Saturday 9 June 2007
On my way to Dogshow i Vänersborg, only
Expo was entered. Rune was home with all other dogs and the
Judge was Cecilia Ringstrom from Canada..almost 40
Expo Best Of Breed again and Ch Jilloc´s Hothouse
Flower BOS (Topwinning Dal in Sweden 2003)
Jilloc´s Run Wild Run Free 7 w old..and then 14
month old today.
Citykids bitch after our Dennis from his last
litter. Handlers/puppybuyers on a hot day.
Hanna and Rebecka some years ago..
Jilloc´s Matchmaker fick sitt andra cert idag...här 7 v gammal.
Second CAC today in Vänersborg.
Perfekt Ending of the day. BIS BREEDINGGROUP!!!!!
Friday 8 June 2007
Today lot of teenagers in Sweden celebrate their last day in
Highschool, and end it with a prom.
Lot of girls have been in my store this week to take home their
dresses they have bought or hired.
In the afternoon a garden party at Rebeckas home (Rune was still
home watching for puppies)
Thursday 7 June 2007