Thursday, December 14, 2017

Flowers for the Queen

The Labrador Yama was supposed to give flowers to the Queen of the United Kingdom. The Queen visited Canine Partners, an organisation which has placed 400 dogs with disabled owners. However, as can be seen in this video, Yama dropped the flowers on the floor right in front of the Queen.

The Queen loves dogs. She has bred Welsh Corgis. She did not mind the little mistake. She is a great woman.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Blister

I was hurt a little today. I started to bleed a little on my left front paw, so I limped. It was not dangerous, but would have healed. I guess I just stepped on something sharp.

Daniel and Paula saw my limp, however. They cleaned the wound and put some ointment on it to help it heal and kill bacteria. This will make the small wound heal faster, which is great.

Humans are good to have in so many ways. It is not only that they give us food to eat, water to drink, a warm house to live in, they also tend to us when we are hurt. I love this.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Music Help

It is the time of the year when "Musikhjälpen" is broadcasted on Swedish radio. This is a way to make people help other people. I wish the theme would be to help dogs. Maybe it will be in some years.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Name Day

Hello, Gertrud here!

Daniel has name day today. There are some humans and some dogs who have their names in the almanack. This is because we have names of saints or other holy people. Daniel has a name from one of the prophets in the Bible, I have the name of a prominent saint in early European Christianity. Neither Mum, nor Grand Mum, have name days. This makes me feel a little special.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Nobel Prize

Sweden is in focus in the world today, the Nobel Prize is given to the laureates. It is one of the most presitgious prizes in science and literature.

I might be a productive blog writer, but I do not believe this will ever make me become a Nobel Prize laureate. The vast majority of writers around the world do not win any prizes. I just hope my work amuses some readers.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Missiles for Japan

Japan is planning to get medium range missiles for their fighter aircraft.

The plans will spark protests in Japan, whose constitution states the country must be pacifist. Still, there are military threats against Japan. The object is to arm Japan against the threat of North Korea. There have also been tensions between Japan and China.

If the government of Japan believes these missiles are necessary in order to preserve peace, then I am all for it. You often need to arm yourself in order to preserve peace, thus staying true to thr pacifism required by the Japanese Constitution.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Lights in the Night

We always have lights on throughout the nights at this time of the year. It is tradition, a way to commemorate the time before and during Christmas. It is coz and nice. It may make it a little harder to sleep, but the advantages are bigger. I like the upcoming holiday, it is so full of joy and good food.