I grew up with three dogs – Bliff, an English Springer Spaniel, Bjørn, an Old English Sheepdog and a small mix called Gauga. Gauga was named after the battle at Gauga Mela, because she looked just like it, as her first owner told me when I received her as a gift. I was 7 years old at the time, Gauga was 3 years old and she became the center of my world for the rest of her life.
Later, after I had left home, I wanted to get a dog myself, and my then boyfriend and I found a lovely mix in a rescue center for dogs. She was 9 months old and black with white breast, but apart from the colouring and perhaps the shape of her tail, she had the looks and size of a Jack Russell Terrier – and I loved her to bits. I only had Gina for a year or two – she became a “child of divorce” when my boyfriend and I split up, and he insisted that he should keep her because I worked and was attending evening classes several nights a week at the time. Of course, he had a strong point, because dogs need attention and time, but I was heartbroken, because I did not even get visiting rights although she had been “my” dog. Need I say I missed her like crazy?
That was all many years ago though. I have often thought of getting another dog since then, and now, almost 20 years later, a new dog will be entering my life – and indeed the life of the entire family. Next Friday I (and probably one or two of the kids) will be driving to Kennel Fridsborgs in Sweden to pick up a Jack Russell puppy. He is simply adorable, as you can see from the picture, and I am sure he will keep us all busy.
He will be 8 weeks old then, and for now goes under his “official” name, which is Hugo Boss. We still need to find out what we will call him, but although a few ideas have been tabled, I think we will need to see him before we make our final decision. We certainly look very much forward to having him as part of our family.
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Hej! Vad kul att även ni har en blogg:) ska bli kul att kunna följa Hugo Boss (eller vad han nu ska heta) även i framtiden. Ni är välkommna till oss ska bli roligt att få visa er alla hundarna:) Kram angelika
Glæder mig til at møde vores ny familiemedlem
Såg på Angelikas blogg att ni har köpt en av hennes russelvalpar. Ni kommer att ha mycket kul med valpen. Vi köpte en av hennes hanvalpar i förra kullen. Denna russelbebis som vi köpte är den bästa hund vi har köpt.För all träning som Angelika med familj lägger ner på valparna är jättebra för oss som köper valparna, Det ska bli spännande och följa Hugo Boss uppväxt.
MVH Marina (Tassens matte)