Saturday, August 17, 2019

New Manned Lunar Project

Americans will return to the Moon in 2024, if everything goes to plan. Nasa has designated a site in Alabama to work with the new Lunar landing vehicle. This is good news.

I hope that at the end of this new Lunar programme, it will not take as long as it did from the end of the Apollo project landings in 1972 until there will be even more landingson the Moon.

Even though I will likely not live to see the news of the new successful landing on the Moon, it makes me happy to read that it will probably happen.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Racoon Stuck in a Vending Machine

A racoon in Florida tried to steal snacks inside a vending machine. It did not find its way out, however. Some humans had to open the machine up and let it out.

Itis never nice to be stuck inside anything. Nevertheless, I can think of worse places to be stuck.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Tropical Storm in Japan

A tropical storm nicknamed Krosa has hit Japan. Trains and flights have been cancelled and roads closed. Almost 400,000 people have been advised to evacuate.

We seldom have so harsh weather conditions in Sweden. Even last Monday, when we had a lot of rain, there was no storm. I think this is a good thing, but it is not very exciting.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A Lot of Rain

We got a lot of rain this Monday, more than 30 millimetres in one day. This was amazing.

This was supposed to be the subject for my Monday blog post. For technical reasons, it was never published. I write this short piece about it now, instead. A rainfall of 30 mm in a day must get a comment.

Kidnapping

We sometimes hear about pups or even adult dogs being abducted and turned over to other families. This does not just happen to dogs, though. In DR Kongo, human children who were supposed to go to a summer camp were abducted and adopted to new families in Belgium. It is beyond me how people can be so cruel and hungry for money that they do things like this. I think it is awful. I hope the people responsible are brought to justice.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

A Little Rain

We have received a little rain this weekend. It should have been more, the levels of water under ground is still very low.

Daniel said it rained a lot in Askersund, where he worked at the dog show. This does not help us here in Örebro, 50 kilometres from the dog show. I hhope we will get a rainy autumn.

Missed One Day

Somehow, I forgot about making a blog entry last Tuesday. I do not know why. Most of the time when I miss out on writing a blog entry – which is seldom, fortunately – I know just the reason why. I do not always reveal the reason for you, my dear readers, but I know of it. However, I realised today that I did not write any blog entry last Tuesday, and I have no clue why this is. The memory works in strange ways, sometimes. I guess I just have to make up for that missing blog entry anyway.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Am I Old?

Am I old? Well, Karstuhl and Gerstuhl think I sounded very old in my blog post yesterday. They did not really recognise my pessimism and question on whether there are dog shows in Heaven. They believe I am usually more positive than this.

Come to think of it, I realise I was more pessimistic than usual yesterday. Yes, I am getting old. We are all getting older, and I have had many years of getting older, soI am old. This does not have to mean I need to change my optimistic view of the world. I am a Shiba, this alone is a fact which makes me proud and happy. Shibas know how to enjoy life. I intend to enjoy life for as long as I have got it.

Once in a while, everyone can bea little gloomy. If you notice this with me again, I can assure you it is only temporary. I am happy about life.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Preparations

Daniel is preparing himself for a dog show this weekend. He is going to work as a ring steward in Askersund, as he usually does.

My granddaughter Gerstuhl was supposed to be shown at theshow tomorrow. She is, however, shedding hercoat and would not do herself justice, so she will stay at home.

I remember my heydays as a dog show star. Those were the best days of my life, except for the days with my pups. There must be dog shows in Heaven.