Thursday, January 31, 2008

Arctic Wolves Capturing Water Fowl

New photographs show humans what none have seen before: arctic wolves in Canada hunting water fowl, swiming to catch them. This is so cool. Humans should not be surprised, though. We canines are very resourceful, if waterfowl is there to catch and eat, we do it. I also felt akin to these wolves when I read that some of them had gone through the rucksacks of the film crew, spreading the contents across the ground. Curiousity is a nice thing.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Yesterday's Post

Yesterday, Blogger did not seem to work. It just gave me an error message saying it could not comply with my request to post what I had written. However, I can see today that the blog post was published, nevertheless. I wonder why. Very well, if you have a free blog service, I guess you cannot expect it to work every time. Over all, I am satisfied with my Blogger account.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

There Were No Six Children

Some humans are stupid. Take the couple in Missouri, USA, who tried to make people give them money, by saying that they had had six children but could not afford the hospital care that the children needed. (While it is common for dogs to have litters with six pups or more, it is very rare that humans get more than one child at a time.) The scam was discovered within a month. If you do want to fool others, why not do it in a way that will not be so easily discovered? It is as if a dog breeder would claim to have a litter of six pups, and yet there were none. Of course people would find out.

This American couple is now sentenced to prison. That is good, stupidity shall be punished.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Robbers Mazed Themselves

It is never a good idea to commit robbery. However, if you are going to do it, make sure you are not so clumsy as the robbers in Stockholm today, who used their maze on themselves. Needless to say, they were not able to steal anything from the jeweler they were trying to rob. They had a scooter as an escape vehicle, but had troubles getting it started. At last, it started, and they left. They are now wanted by the police. I believe I would have made a better job, if ever I would consider a career as a robber.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Unofficial Dog Show

There was an unofficial dog show in our home town today, arraged by our regional Kennel Club. Daniel and Paula did not show any of us dogs there, since it was unofficial. They worked at the show instead, and April and I gott come along and watch the show. It is not that any of us have anything against unofficial shows, they have their merits and are great if you are a beginner and want to try to be shown (or show, if you are the human) at a dog show. For dogs like April and I, who have been shown so much already, there is not much use going to an unofficial show, though. Anyway, we were happy for Gozu, who is from the same breeder as Auntie Linni, who became 4th Best in Show.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

What Daniel Brought Home

Daniel went to his parents last night and came home tonight. He has helped them to make their house look better. They will sell it because it is too big for them since their children moved out. When Daniel came home, he brought a big basket with stuff for small children (a child is a human pup). Maybe there will be human babies as well as dog babies born in our house sometime in the future.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Arggh! It is late, very late, and I have forgotten to write in my blog. Long time readers know that I am really trying to keep it daily, to be true to the blog's name. Now I have no time to think of anything better to write about than the fact that I am really late. If I would have logged in just a little later, it would have been past midnight and then the blog entry is registered on Friday instead of Thursday. Daniel is a bit disappointed, we were supposed to have gone to bed already, but I tell him I have to make my blog entry. Now I have to stop writing.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Just Another Day

I have not done anything special today. It has just been one of those days when you feel like there is nothing about it that you will remember later in life. We had a little snow again, but it was less than a centimetre and not worth playing in. Both Daniel and Paula were away from home for a while in the evening, but there is nothing unusual about that. I could use this dull day to write more than I use to in my blog. On the other hand, what is there to write about on a dull day? I think this will have to do. Meanwhile, I hope for a more exciting day tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ice Hockey Victory

Daniel's favourite sport to watch is ice hockey. Since he is from Stockholm, his team is Djurgården. They won the game tonight against Färjestad, the first victory in a while. I do not care that much, but Daniel is happy, and that makes me glad.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Fifty Years of Smurfs

The small, blue characters called smurfs turn 50 years old today. They were first introduced in a comic strip in 1958. Most smurfs are blue. Since I am black myself, I find it a bit sad that the only black smurfs had that colour because they were infected by an illness and became evil.

Many Visitors

I have no idea how many people read my blog. I hope there are a few. My breeders have a counter on their homepage, and they have just gone past 42,000 visitors. That is nice.

Another nice thing is that we have a new washing machine.

In the USA, they will elect a new president in November. It seems like the candidates for the two main parties will be John McCain (R) and Hillary Clinton (D). However, it is still too early to tell for certain.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Picture Proof

From time to time, Paula and Daniel hear people expressing doubt that I am the one who write my own blog. They often believe Paula or Daniel do the actual work. For those of you who may have doubted, here is picture proof that I am the one who write the blog:

This photography was taken yesterday evening, when I wrote the blog entry about Bobby Fischer. So you see, I am the one doing the job. Daniel often helps me reaching the keybord, that is all.

Friday, January 18, 2008

A Hero Is Gone

The famous chess player Bobby Fischer - world champion in 1972, as a sole American breaking the dominace of the chess players of the Soviet Union - is now dead. Hunted by the American authorities for breaking sanktions on Yugoslavia in 1992 by playing a game of chess there, he finally got refuge in Iceland. He gave up his US citizenship for an Icelandic one and never returned home to America.

Bobby Fischer was regarded as a hero in 1972. It surprises me that he did not get a pardon twenty years later. Once a great hero, should you not always be treated with the respect that a hero deserves? What he did in 1992 could not have been so bad that it erased all the heroic status he had, could it?

It should be noted that I see Bobby Fischer as a hero for defeating competitors from the Soviet Union. This was an important victory against representatives of an evil country. However, I strongly disagree with the opinions that Mr. Fischer expressed on the Holocaust and his defamatory remarks about Jews.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I Thought I Was Really Black

There are differences in the shades of black. Dad and I are black, but there are things that are blacker than us. Our car is black, but there are different shades of original black paint, so if you want to touch up the paint, you got to know what black paint to use. American scientists have now discovered a material that is the blackest ever found. The material was made in a US laboratory from carbon nanotubes, sheets of carbon atoms an atom thick and rolled into cylinders. It reflects less light than any other material. - I thought I was really black, now I do not feel quite as dark as before.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wordless National Anthem

If you are Spanish, you cannot sing your national anthem. There are no words for it, just a melody. Proposed new lyrics have just been rejected. Of course, for Spanish dogs, this does not matter. Dogs howl proudly in the same way to any anthem.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Upset By a TV Show

We saw a documetary on TV about a person who had assaulted a little pup. The pup had thirteen broken bones and scull fractures. How can anybody do a thing like that? I am at a loss of words.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Cosmic Collision

A huge gas cloud falls towards the Milky Way galaxy, where we live. Its speed relative to the galaxy is about 24 kilometres per second, so it is really fast. It is huge, too, 11,000 light years long and 2,500 light years wide. However, it is still so far away that it will not reach our galaxy for at least 20 million years. There is thus no cause for alarm. It is still interesting to know that human science may foresee some things that will happen so far into the future.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Daily Blog Entries

I have been bad at posting daily the past week. This happens once in a while. Sometimes, I forget to write anything. Whenever I remember again, I pledge to myself to try to be better.

We have a problem at home, the washing machine has broken down. This does not affect us dogs, we have dirt resistant coats that do not need the washing machine. Paula and Daniel are upset, though. The washing machine was so old it is hardly worth it to get it repaired, and a new one costs a lot of money. We will have to see what will happen.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Nuclear Power

The Finns have decided a while ago to build another nuclear power plant. Now the Brits will probably also build more nuclear power plants. I wonder if this will make people in Sweden think about another Swedish plant. The future will tell. As a dog, I have a warm coat to keep me warm in the meantime.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A Foreign Secretary in Green

Swedish foreign secretary Carl Bildt recently handed out a prize at the Swedish Grammy Awards, dressed in a green, yellow, grey, and black jacket. From the pictures I have seen, I believe it is hideous. There were, however, some people who were there who really liked it. I think a foreign secretary should dress with more class, preferably in black. April and Auntie Linni beg to differ, though, and claim that this is just because I have a predominantly black coat myself. They asked me what I would have said if Carl Bildt would have worn a jacket in the colour of a red Shiba Inu. Since April and Linni are red themselves, I understood that they were trying to make me insult them. I did not, but wrote this piece in my blog instead. Maybe Linni and April are right, but in that case it is only on a subconscious level. I cannot be fully responsible for subconscious views. Still, I did not change my mind.

Monday, January 07, 2008

The World's Tallest Lift Tower

It sometimes seems like humans can set the most different kind of record, the tallest, smallest, oldest, or first of this or that. In Japan, Mitsubishi has built what is not the tallest building in the world, but what they call "tallest lift tower". It is 173 m high and built to test lifts for the next generation of very high buildings. For my part, I am satisfied with our single floor building, which is very easy to get out of when you feel like it. On the other hand, a penthouse with a private garden on top of a skyscraper would perhaps be something.

Sunday, January 06, 2008


A lot of snow has fallen today. It is almost a decimetre deep and very fun to run and play in. It is fortunate that Paula, Mum, and I decided to go home from Gothenburg yesterday, when the weather and road conditions were better.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


I have spent the day to prepare myself for this year's first dog show. Mum, Paula, and I will go to this show, which is in Gothenburg. I am so looking forward to it.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Politics in 2008

Mum says this new year will be very exciting, politically. There will be a new President elected in the USA in November. So far, nobody knows who the contestants for the two major parties will be. I am not as interested in this as Mum, but I will follow the news reports, nevertheless.