Friday, April 28, 2017

Leave from Work for Pups

The Scottish brewery Brewdog has a new perk for its employees. It is odd, but I think it is very good. the brewery offers one week of leave for any employee who adopts a puppy dog or a rescue dog.

I think this is great. It would make it easier for many humans to make up their mind that they have to get a dog. Most human loves are better with dogs, and although many can see some reasons for this, others just might need this kind of perk to decide they need a dog. It must be up to the employer, of course, but I think most employers would benefit in the long run. The employees would be happier and healthier, as humnas tend to be when they have dogs. Thus, there would be less sick leave and with happier employees, there would be a better production. More dogs would also get loving humans.

It is a situation positive for everybody involved. Who can oppose that?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Settle Land

The town plans to make a lot of land around us open for settlement. We have a lot of land around us, where there are just forests and meadows. We like this. Still, when the town grows, people moving here has to have some place to settle. Daniel was at a meeting about this tonight. He said most people living around here wanted less buildings, and smaller buildings, than in the sketches shown. No decisions are made yet. I hope they will not build much. I like to have free land just outside us.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


A government agency will move its headquarters to Örebro, our home town. It is an agency working with statistics. I guess it is good for the town to get a headquarters here. Perhaps some more people will move here or find good work here. Nevertheless, I guess it is nice, statistically.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


This April, the weather is exciting. We had hail today. This was not the first time this April, yet hail is normally a very rare weather. We have had warm, sunny days, cold, rainy days, and days when snow has fallen and cold winds have chilled us. It seems like we can never know what to expect. It is rather interesting, actually, even though I would rather have more stable, warm weather and a lot of rainy nights. We need rain, but I rather have it when we are sleeping late at night. Nevertheless, I think I will remeber this April for its weather.

Monday, April 24, 2017


We had rainy weather today. Friends of Paula and Daniel had been allowed to park their caravan on our property, but their car could not drag the caravan up the slippery slope to the parking space. They made several attempts, then they gave up. I felt a little sorry for them, even though I am not that fond of caravans. It would have been nice to be able to let a piece of our property out. It is big and we do not use all of it. It was not to be, however. I fuess there might be other opportunities

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fun, but It Cound Have Been Better

It felt great being back in the show ring today. I think I did a great performance. I also won Excellent and CAC, but was not Best of Bitches, neither Best Veteran. My grand daughter Soya also performed well, but got a surprisingly low quality prize. We believed she would fare better. On the other hand, this is part of what is fun with dog shows: you can never tell in advance what your result will be. Soya will surely get her final Certificate, to become Champion, soon.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Show Tomorrow!

We are going to a dog show tomorrow! I get to come along and will compete in Veterans' Class. I am so excited.

Of course, those of you who are long time readers of my blog, know that I think dog shows are the best thing you can do over a day. It is so much fun going into the ring and getting the attention of everybody. I hope this is just one out of many dog shows for me this season.

Ancient Roman Coins Found in Japan

At an archaeological excavation by a Japanese castle, four old coins believed to be from the Roman empire has been found. The research is still going on, nothing about this find has yet been published in a scientific journal. It still looks like the coins have been lying in the ground in Japan for many centuries. If the coins have reached Japan in ancient times, it must be a fantastic discovery. Imagine the trade, this long ago, from Southern Europe to Japan. It will be nice to know what the researchers settle as the probable year for the arrival of these coins to Japan.