Cheeba

We got this little wolf about 3 years ago when she was only 3  months old, born on 28 January 2014 just 3 days before me so we celebrate birthdays together.

When we arrived to the family who had the pups straight away we noticed the mother. She was enormous and looked like a real wolf. Terrifying like from a movie similar to the dire wolf from Game of Thrones.

The pups instantly ran out to us greeting and howling wagging their tails, we didn’t know which to choose until we noticed there was one in the back, shy, scared, close to her mother as the other pups didn’t let her eat with them and sometimes stomped over her.

She needed love and we had just that, plus we heard a more reserved puppy is easier to  raise (according to Cesar Millan). When the owner was pulling her out from the doghouse when she hid the screams and squeals she was making made me feel bad, but I knew we will make it up to her. On the journey home she was very calm in the car laying still most likely petrified until she laid her head on Paulinas lap and licked her.

We quickly got her a little harness and lead, some food and made her a comfy bedding but she was still sacred. We took her to the bedroom and put her on the place provided and she laid there frozen, she did not move an inch until the next morning. 100_3999

She laid all night with dog treats on her paws as you see in the picture and stared in the mirror watching us. Next day she was more comfortable in the room and started walking around, sleeping in different places. 100_4011

Soon she accepted she will stay with us and got more active and friendly playing around in the garden as she was still scared of walks outside of the house.

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Qucikly Paulina started teaching her tricks and proper behaviour with good effects, but you can’t change the fact cheeba was a little child that liked to mess around sometimes and show her anger in cute ways. One memory the whole family has when she got angry for some reason and tried to pull of kitchen utensils from the table making everybody laugh. DSC01569.JPG

It didn’t take her long to start sleeping in our bed instead of hers and she still does and gets annoyed when I tell her to get off. DSC_0277Yes I had long hair.

When she got acquainted with walking on the leash and going for a walks, in around the same time there was a dog show in our town , we decided to go so Cheeba could meet other dogs. We did not plan to enter it but while there we signed her up just for fun. Surprisingly our little pup won in 3 categories. The cutest dog , the best of mixed breed and the best tricks which was ankle biting while one walk way, it might not sound like it but it was hilarious as she tried to pull of my girlfriends shoes as she tried to walk. Our little winner got a photographs by a professional , a hamper , and a voucher for grooming, and she was proud of herself. DSC01552DSC01553

Since then she was growing quick and yet she is nowhere near the size of her mother even at present day. Cheeba turned out to be a smart dog which loves to travel and gets excited every time I open the car. There are some things that she can’t grow out of, one of them being stealing used socks and chewing on them, she goes to trouble of basically hunting them , even when we hide them she will figure out a way to get to them, and if we leave them in our sight she will wait until we look away and pounce on them like a cat. Other interesting thing is that she almost never barks, I’m not sure if she knows how to bark properly, instead she howls like a wolf and talks like a husky. Yes she can talk, I would show you but I can’t upload videos yet although you might find something on Paulinas Instagram. She can say “I love you”, “Hello” and “Luna” on command, She can count too, up to 7 as in Paulina says the number and she barks the amount of times or rather makes these short growly/howly/barks.

Loving to be outside she is our furry Usain Bolt, yes she is fast and can sprint for really long time. In many photos she looks like a super dog because we managed to capture her in full flight all paws off the ground.

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This is the general info about Cheeba and you will find out more if you follow the blog. For more pictures visit https://www.instagram.com/iluvenis93/

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Coral Beach

I would like to start the first article with our most recent trip and then jump into the past with other articles.

For those who have been to this little magical place on the Emerald Ireland there is not much to read but you might like the photos.

Since we heard a lot of good about this place we decided to go ourselves, because it’s the Atlantic ocean and it likes to rain we packed sets of spare clothing, food and water as once it didn’t go so well for us and I had to drive around 300km completely soaked.

We recently moved closer to the middle of Ireland so now it was only a distance of 177km. I packed the bags and my girls into the car, put on some 80’s tunes and off we went.

It took us a long time to get there longer then I would expect as it was almost 3hr drive but that’s because lately I am forced to obey speed limits, including few stops and rain which brought down visibility to 15%. None the less it was a pleasant drive full of laughing and singing.

At last we have arrived at the destination and for a second I felt some disappointment as I thought it will be a lot bigger but that feeling was soon gone. It looked like nothing special and yet it was.

So what is so nice about you wonder mainly the sand on the beach , which is not sand at all. It will fool you from the distance until you step on it, honestly I did not notice any sand at all when I was there. If not sand then what? All that you see is pieces of coral reef and tiny shells.

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Fun fact, because the layer of shells and coral reef is so high and has plenty of space in between, the waves that crash on the beach don’t flow back to the ocean as on a sandy beach but rather disappear into the ground. Another interesting thing is that there are plenty of jelly fish and I mean plenty from tiny ones like a penny and bigger ones like a dinner plate with various colours as well. I have noticed 4 colour types: clear(see through), red, black and blue. I don’t know much about them but if you would like me to write about stuff like this in somewhat scientific detail just say it and I will. In the mean time have a look yourself.

Right now I don’t have much more to write as we didn’t stay there very long we played around with the doggies and while Paulina was taking plenty of pictures I decided to take some of the beach home. 20170730_160707.jpg

In the next two post you will get to know the dogs individually form puppy to present time.