Sunday, February 27, 2011

Where is the beach?

It is almost dull to start yet another post by telling how the weather has been here lately.

And it has been cold, and still is.
We didn't get more new snow, most parts of Skåne are without the white glory by now (not so further north of course).

Unfortunately we are currently harassed (and have been since about two weeks) by a freezing cold wind coming from East, from the baltic sea area.

As a consequence of that icy cold wind the water along the coastline is all frozen over!

It is a strange sight, let me tell you that! No water and no waves... but see for yourself!

Ingrid and the dogs are walking where the waves hit the beach normally. And waves make usually a nice enjoyable sound, not now. Where you look, only ice covered by a thin layer of snow.

They say that the baltic sea along the swedish coast hasn't been frozen over like that since the 80s.

We hope that the temperatures will rise soon, not only because the walks along the beach are more fun when it's warmer, but also because we will soon run out of firewood.
It has been a long and cold winter and we managed to heat the entire house with using just one soapstone oven, situated in the center of the house. It was comfortably warm everywhere, even upstairs in the bedroom where the warmth comes from the chimney.
We have about one week of firewood left and then we are forced to use the central heating system which is powered electrically. That will elevate our electrical bill a lot, but buying firewood this time of the year is also expensive.
Well, it's almost March and it WILL get warmer eventually.
We just have to be patient for a little bit longer.

I will complete this post with a snapshot that Ingrid took this week.
Aaron has a couple of toys which we keep in a basket next to the TV. He loves to take them out one for one and play with them.
The other day Cleo decided to go and sit IN the basket ON TOP of all the toys so that Aaron couldn't get them...
Smart girl - confused Aaron!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Update on Aaron

We had a big storm coming through last night, and it is still blowing hard outside (9am).
The weather has been quite good those last few weeks. We had warmer temperatures, some rain - who helped get rid of all the snow and ice and in between some sunshine. 

We are already in the second week of february and it's been a while since my last entry, hasn't it. 

Aaron's injure in his front leg (we suspect he had a over-streched muscle or ligament around his elbow) has healed and he is moving normally again. We had it checked out at the vet and he gave some pain-killers and some anti-inflammatory drug. Keeping him on the leash for more then two weeks might have helped as well even though it was very frustrating for him not to be able to run, jump and stretch as usual.
But he got through it and all the efforts payed off at the end. 

And because we wanted to know for sure that everything was fine we decided to let them x-ray his elbows together with his hips (that has to be done anyways after the dog turns one).
Last week we got the results and it all turned out to be perfect. 
Aaron's hips and elbows are all fine! 

Here's his certificate:

So now he can play and run and jump again like a young dog is supposed to. 
Nothing is nicer then to know that your Shepherd is fine in his joints!!! :))
Right Aaron!?