Saturday, April 30, 2016


The King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, celebrates his seventieth birthday today. This is a special birthday. It is an even decade and also equally to when a dog turns ten. The King has dogs, so he must know this.

Happy birthday, Your Majesty!

Friday, April 29, 2016


Hello, Karstuhl here!

I said hello to Orange's pup Macy today. She and Orange was out in the yard when I was, Macy in the  smaller, fenced in area that we usually use for small pups. She is cute and a nice new acquaintance. Orange has made a good job rearing her so far. I think I can help over the coming weeks. It is always fun to be around small pups, even those that are not your own.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

In and Out Again

Hello, Orange here!

Macy, my pup, has started to get out of the litter box herself, and back again. This is the age when she is supposed to do this, but I am still proud of her. She is my pride and joy. It is so nice to be with her.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Early Morning

We got up earlier than usual today, because Daniel had a train ticket for an early train to Stockholm. It is now daylight early in the morning, so it did not feel very early. I like to have sunlight on the morning walks.

I wonder if Daniel got some sleep on the train. He does not, ordinary mornings, when he go straight to work, but I guess he had the chance on the train. All of us dogs always go back to sleep after the morning walks. It is one of the privileges of being a dog. It is another factor that takes the edge off a really early morning. When you know you can soon go back to sleep, it feels easier taking a walk.

It is now evening again. Time to get some more sleep. Sleeping is comfortable.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mitsubishi Has Done Wrong

After last year's revelation that Volkswagen had conducted fuel consumption tests in a wrong way, I though I could at least trust the Japanese car makers. They are known for quality and would lose their faces if caught doing anything wrong. However, it turns out Mitsubishi has conducted tests in a wrongful way.

How many other car manufacturers will be caught with similar wrongful tests? I do not like it, when people are caught cheating. It makes you suspect others have cheated as well. I want to be able to trust people, but I cannot trust anybody, just because I would like to trust her or him. Trust must be deserved. Distrust can smear on innocents, despite me not wanting to distrust them.

I do hope no more car manufacturers have conducted tests like these in a wrongful way. It is important for trusting the car manufacturing business as a whole. I want to trust this business. Cars are important and trusting the companies building them are important too. We will have to see what happens in the future.

Monday, April 25, 2016


Snow fell yesterday afternoon, but melted right away. There was frost on the ground this morning, though.

I am not surprised. It is the end of April, but there can be winter weather this late in the season. We had a fairly early spring this year, but nothing says the spring must progress fast to summer.

The morning sunshine reflecting of the frost is quite beautiful. It made me feel glad this morning.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

New Sofa

We got a new sofa to our living room today. It is bigger than the old one. It is comfortable to rest in. Do I need to tell you I like it?

Saturday, April 23, 2016

No Comments

Hello, Karstuhl here!

I have noticed that nobody comments on the Daily Hailey blog posts. There might be a lot of readers, especially when a link to the blog post is posted on Facebook and Twitter. There might also be comments on the link on Facebook. Still, there are no comments on the blog post itself.

I wonder why this is the case. Why don't anyone of our readers want to comment on the blog? If you have got an opinion on this issue, please post a comment on the blog itself!

If there are comments on this issue, I will come back and give you an update on it. Stay tuned!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Disqualified From the Eurovision Song Contest

In many sports, in Sweden, a club can be disqualified and relegated to a lower league, if your economy is not good enough. Such is the case when a club gets bankrupt or close to it.

In the Eurovision Song Contest, it is the same. The European Broadcasting Union has decided that Romania is disqualified from the contest because of outstanding debts dating as far back as 2007.

It is fair to disqualify Romania. If you have a competition, everyone should compete on equal terms. If one contestant does not pay its share of the costs, it is only fair that this contestant will not be able to participate. The participant should be stopped until all debts are paid.

There are many countries participating in the European Song Contest. I really do not see any particular reason to miss Romania. If Romania would pay and be able to participate, it would be nice, bit it is also OK if they are kept out until the debts are paid.

This year's competition will be in about a month. We are looking forward to it here.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Queen, 90

Some humans say humanity is ruled by patriachal rules, that male humans rule.

It is true to some extent. The highest ranking human in the world is a man: His Imperial Majesty Akihito, Emperor of Japan.

Still, I would say the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, has a little more influence. She is Queen of many countries, like Australia, Canada, Jamaica, and New Zealand. She is also a registered dog breeder of Welch Corgis etc. under the kennel prefix Windsor. Queen Elizabeth celebrates her nintieth birthday today. She is worth all celebrations the world gives to her.

Happy birthday, Queen Elizabeth II, breeder of Windsor dogs.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Chipping In

Paula's father, our dear friend Nils-Olov, celebrated his birthday today. We all chipped in on a present for him. He deserved it. He is a very caring and thoughtful person, we all love him.

None of us dogs went over to Nils-Olov to celebrate him. We were there through the present and greetings on the birthday card. We heard he was satisfied with the birthday, which was the main thing.

Happy birthday, Nils-Olov!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Earthquake in Ecuador

Ecuador has been hit by an even stronger earthquake than those hitting Japan recently. The Ecuadorian earthquake reached a magnitude of 7.8 in its centre by the coast. About 350 people were killed and 2,000 people injuried.

I suspect that there are more people killed and injuried in Ecuador than in Japan, not only because the quake was stronger, but also because the infrastructure and buildings might be of poorer quality. Ecuador is a poorer country than Japan. I hope enough help will go to the humans and dogs of Ecuador as well.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Rising Early on a Sunday

We got up early this morning, even though it was Sunday, and despite the fact that we did not go to any dog show. It all had to do with the Formula 1 Grand Prix in China, which started at eight o'clock in the morning, Central European Time. It was an exciting race, so I did not regret getting up to watch it.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Rescue Operations

The rescue operations continue in Japan after the earthquakes. More humans have been found dead due to the quake. It is now a race against time to rescue more. I hope dogs will also be saved.

Please send your thoughts and prayers to the humans and dogs of the affected parts of Japan!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Another Earthquake

A new, stronger earthquake hit southern Japan today, just a day after the last one.

This quake had a magnitude of 7.3, much stronger than the one yesterday. Still, some people had been evacuated, which saved those who normally lives in a village now flooded when a dam burst. Many buildings make it, because the Japanese know how to build earthquake safe buildings. There are no reports of killed humans, but some are injuried and a few trapped inside buildings.

I still wonder how the dogs of the area are doing.

Thursday, April 14, 2016


An earthquake shook southern Japan today. At least two humans died and more were injuried. The quake had a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale. Many houses and buildings were left without electricity and gas.

The nuclear reactors close to the quake were not affected and those that were running are still running, three others were already shut down for regular maintenance. This is important, when we remeber that the earthquake with following tsunami forced the Fukushima nuclear reactors out of operation in 2011. A lot of people died due to that tsunami, luckily none because of the damages done by the tsunami on the reactors.

I hope the dogs in the area are alright.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Sometimes, we have to clean the house. We did this tonight. It is not a fun task, but it feels good when the cleaning is done. It is sweet, having a clean house.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

More Wild Tigers

The number of wild tigers in the world is rising. This is the first time in a century that this has happened. It is good news. Tigers are endangered, but if there will be more tigers, it shows that endangered species can be saved. This is good for the biological diversity and the ecology where tigers live. I like it. I would not want to meet a wild tiger, but I like that the number of tigers grow, anyway.

Monday, April 11, 2016


Daniel has been chairman of the board for the local chapter of his political party for many years. He was re-elected tonight. I am not really sure what he is doing as chairman, but I am sure he is good at it. I know Daniel and knows he is good at many things. He has been re-elected many times, which goes to prove the members want him to continue as chairman. It is unlikely he had be re-elected may times, if he would not be good at what he does as chairman, would he? He likes being chairman, and I am glad he can stay chairman, because it makes him happy.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

New Desk

Paula's sister Mia was here today, withher man and son. It was nice meeting them, as always.

We got a desk from them, where Paula can sit when she is studying. It was a nice desk, even though it was used. It is always nice to get things for free.

Saturday, April 09, 2016


Hello, Karstuhl here!

English is a langare that lack a few letters. They do not have å, ä, or ö in English. I miss these letters sometimes.

Å is a usefull letter. It is also a word in itself in Swedish, meaning river. I think it is nice, with the ring over it. Ö is also a word as well as a letter, it means island, but it is not quite such a cool letter.

The English speakers could have å, they have this sound, but it is up to them to incorporate the letter in their langare. It will likely never happened.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

In the Middle of the Night

There are good reasons for being awake in the middle of the night, and there are bad reasons. The last couple of nights, we have been forced to wake up, because the males are screaming for the females who are in heat. This is ridiculous. There have been so many times at least one female has been in heat, and the males must know they do not decide when it is time to meet a female in heat. Males are too emotional, many times.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016


Hamburgers may be a good idea for a TV show, as I wrote yesterday. Still, meatballs in your food bowl is much better. We got meatballs today. Who needs any food TV shows, when you get meatballs to eat?

There was a food TV show on tonight as well. Paula watched the finale of the latest season of Master Chef Sweden. I did not care, I was still content with having had meatballs.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016


A new food show started on TV tonight. This time it was interesting, it was about two Swedes going around America, tasting hamburgers, searching for the ultimate recipie of a hamburger.

Hamburgers are tasty, one of the best things to eat that is not pure meat (or water melon, which is also great). America is my Mum's home ountry. I have always wanted to see it, but if I never go there myself, I can watch it on TV at least.

Theres should be more TV shows like this. I am just a little disappointed I did not get a hamburger to eat while watching the show.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Running Little Dog

A runaway Chihuahua was chased by the police in California, and caught on camera. It is a quite amusing, albeit very short, film. I would not want to be on the run on a motorway, even though it was no traffic to talk about. It is nice to look at, nevertheless.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

No Publication

No, my blog entry was an April Fool's joke. I will not get anything published in a magazine. I hope you enjoy my blog as it is, just a blog.

Friday, April 01, 2016


Some of my blog entries will be published in a magazine. I will become an author of a colums in this magazine. I will not yet reveal what magazine it is, but it is a great honour. The magazine is read by many dogs. Stay tuned, and I will tell you more.