“In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human.

The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.”

 

Edward Hoagland

Appropriate Dog Food

The right dog food is THE foundation of the dog’s health. Not only the physical. Also, the psychological. And even the educative one. The better the dog is supplied with nutrients, the more efficient his Read more…

Wintercare and Snowie Walks

Dogs in winter. Dogs in snow. Few things put such a big smile on our faces like a first morning view across a white winter wonderland. Before you get to enjoy our fun walk in Read more…

Zeeland

Zeeland. The land of my childhood. Back when Zeeland was pristine and inexpensive, my family and I spent every spring and fall vacation there. Just a three-hour drive from the hellish metropolitan areas of our Read more…

North Frisia

Schleswig Holstein. North Frisia. Dithmarschen. Wesselburen. Hillgroven. This two-month journey is about the wind. About space. Of calm before the storm. Of storm before calm. Of the transition from warm summerair to freezing wintercold. About Read more…

House-Sitting in Austria

Via Garmisch Partenkirchen, where we spent a week on vacation, we travelled to Salzburger Land in Austria. We were booked for a house sit in Bad Ischl. For two sits, to be precise. The first Read more…

Noord-Holland

Endless. Endless seem the duneworlds of the western coast of Noord-Holland. Endless seems the freedom on the miles-long beaches, which gently curve into the meter-high mountains of sand. Endless the relief to be here, after Read more…

Sylt & Rømø

Before I visited Sylt for the first time, I scolded the German North Sea Coast like a barnyard rat. Not because it lacked grace and beauty. No, it lacked dog-friendliness, good riding terrain, and accordingly, Read more…

Norden & Norderney

Norden. Nothing would have driven me to Norden. That community on the shore of the North Sea, which offered its visitors the seaside resort Norddeich and the associated dog beach Norddeich. If it wasn’t for Read more…

A walk at sunset

Sunset. Translucent atmospheres. It‘s 2018 on the heights of Solingen.   It is already October and Tia and Sandy have been with us for three months. They know all the surroundings of Solingen. That city Read more…

A day in the fields

Fields. Endless expanses. It‘s the year 2018 in Solingen, western Germany.   We stroll across finite fields, which gently curve over the edges of Bergisches Land. It smells like earth and hay, in a way, Read more…

A day in the forest

The forest. Infinite depths. It’s the year 2018 in Leysiefen.   The small community of the town of Leichlingen in western Germany, has been one of my favorite walking areas since I was little. Once Read more…

A day at the dog’s meadow

The dog’s meadow. Astonishing fun. It’s the year 2018 in the Hildener Heide in western Germany.   The title “dog’s meadow” is not quite right. It implies a fenced area, which is specially designed for Read more…

Cyprus – Where everything started

Everything started in Cyprus. Everything started with housesitting. Via Trustedhousesitters, we discovered a request from an Englishwoman living in Cyprus, who was looking for housesitters for her 11 cats and 6 dogs, during her four-week Read more…