Taito flirting with Miia & her reindeer (or, possibly, just deer)
Miia is a chip of the old maternal block when it comes to begging for a bit of fuss
Spot the family resemblance?
L-R: Taito, his mother Neka & his neice Miia
Photo: Jack Moore
At the show there was a newcomer visiting from Sweden, the handsome Lappizaros Glazyr, known as Ice. I'm looking forward to the opportunity of introducing this wonderful character into my breeding plans next year, if everything goes to schedule.
Ice enjoying a bit of English sunshine & wondering what everyone is saying
After that trip was a shorter one up to Somerset for the annual walk in celebration of the first litter's birthday, hosted by the Wilson family and Taika. Unfortunately, Mark and his fabulous camera were absent due to other commitments, so the only photos captured were mine, on my phone, after we had all got rather damp. (You're not surprised to learn that it rained, are you? No, thought not.)
Taika (begging for treats, just for a change) & Usko (interested in other things)
Minna with no ears (again, no change there) & Usko illustrating
the source of his distraction above
Kaija looking exactly like both her parents!
Jay wasn't able to come so I just took Tuuli and Maija with me. When we got to the field we cross to get to the wood, they both got a little excited to discover that the farmer had recently applied rather fragrant fertilizer. They both had a good old roll around but it was pretty dry and so did not stick to their magical Lappy coats. No sooner had I uttered that smug observation than they stormed ahead to find a more appealing moist patch and so I had quite a stinky drive home.
Both of them went straight into the bath on arrival, but there was still the faint whiff of cowpat about them for 2 or 3 days.
Maija in the bath - the face says it all:
the bath was worth the cowpat!
Tuuli in the bath
Tuuli drying herself off after her bath