A trip in time…. or at least to Zons.

Last weekend we celebrated the birthday of Julia’s mother….  I guess that makes her my grandmother.  I have two actually…  One lives in America and the other here in Germany!  This way when I travel I can get hugs from Grandmothers on two different continents!  How lucky am I!!!

Anyways…  Last weekend we went to Zons to celebrate Barbara’s birthday.  Zons is a medieval town located near Düsseldorf.  It is like taking a time machine into the past.  I was told that it officially became a city in 1373.  I tried counting how many years that was on my paw… but I did not have enough toes.  Anyways, it is older than me.

The city rests upon the Rhine, and is surrounded by a big wall.  You can see markers on the wall where the Rhine flooded the city in the past, which was interesting.  I played frisbee along the Rhine with everyone…  I am getting better at bringing the frisbee back to whoever throws it, however I am still a little nervous about jumping into the air and catching it.  Maybe one day I will be brave enough to try!  Until then I like to chase after it!!!

After walking around the city it was coffee and cake time!!!  Ok… once again I did not get coffee or cake.  But I did get some treats.  Some how I feel a little jilted on that part, but that is ok.  We sat in the garden of the restaurant and in the back of the garden was a large outdoor coop full of colorful birds.  Surprisingly it did not phase me.  It was very relaxing.

We have to go back to Zons and walk around some more.  The architecture is really unique and it is interesting to see a city that is that old (again, sorry that I can not count that high on my paw).

Roo

PAWS & HEARTS FOREVER!

Sitting on the cobblestone streets in Zons, Germany.  An amazing thing for a Whippet puppy to do!

Sitting on the cobblestone streets in Zons, Germany. An amazing thing for a Whippet puppy to do!

I feel like a king looking down on all my subjects.  KING ROO.... KING OF ALL WHIPPETS!!!

I feel like a king looking down on all my subjects. KING ROO…. KING OF ALL WHIPPETS!!!

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I am a Starbucks puppy!

Today, I surprised Kenn by picking him up from school…. of course Julia was with me.  He had a big test today, so we thought it would be a nice surprise!

We decided to go to Wuppertal for the afternoon. It was so HOT! Kenn said he missed air conditioning… I do not know what that is, but if it cools down a room it has to be good. So we did the only thing we could think of…. go to Starbucks! It was too hot for my normal Latte…. plus, iced coffee and iced tea do not exist in Germany.  So I had a GRANDE water and my parents had a Cool Lime. The water hit the spot!

I am such a café puppy! And I love STARBUCKS!

ROO

PAWS & HEARTS FOREVER

Whippets LOVE Starbucks!

Whippets LOVE Starbucks!

Getting my drink on!

Getting my drink on!

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Some Random Photos of Roo (Hey that’s me!!!)!

Sometimes Julia and Kenn take random photos of me.  Normally, they take photos when we have something to write about, but the random photos look nice sometimes as well.  So, I thought I would share them with you!!!

Roo

PAWS & HEARTS FOREVER

Am I adorable or am I adorable?

Am I adorable or am I adorable?

I am such a Momma's Boy!

I am such a Momma’s Boy!

Playing with my papa is always fun!

Playing with my papa is always fun!

Sitting in a field of flowers is always nice!

Sitting in a field of flowers is always nice!

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I love it when my mom holds me in her arms!!!

"Guess How Much I Love You!" Or in German.... "Weißt du eigentlich, wie lieb ich dich hab?"

“Guess How Much I Love You!” Or in German….
“Weißt du eigentlich, wie lieb ich dich hab?”

Classic Black & White Phoito!

Classic Black & White Phoito!

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A warm sunny day in Werden!

On Sunday Julia, Kenn and myself took a little trip Werden.  It is about 35 minutes or so from us as the crow flies (I actually do not know what that means…. but I like to chase crows even though I am not supposed to).

It is a cute little village.  Usually things are closed on Sundays, but today was one of the days where stores were able to be open.  So we were able to go into several boutiques.  They also had an art festival where several artists exhibited their work.  It was quite nice seeing.  Maybe next year I can have the portraits of me hanging up at the festival???

They also have a little island which is really nice.  I had to pose for some pictures while there.

After having lunch and ice cream, (ok, I was not allowed to have ice cream… which seems a little unfair!) we went to Baldeney See.  In German Lakes are called “See” and Seas are called “See”, one just happens to be masculine and the other feminine which seems to only confuse us puppies even more and sometimes Kenn!  It is a really nice lake though….  Several sail boats were on the water.  We took a nice long walk.  Then Julia found an amazing table for us on a dock at a very nice restaurant!  We sat there for a couple of hours and relaxed!!!  It was so nice.  Kenn joked and said we need a hammock…  I have no idea what that is, but it sounds nice.

Until next time,

Roo

PAWS & HEARTS FOREVER!

These cobblestones are a little cold to sit on...  But for a nice photo I can manage!

These cobblestones are a little cold to sit on… But for a nice photo I can manage!

Sitting in the park on the island in Werden, Germany!

Sitting in the park on the island in Werden, Germany!

The life of a Whippet can be so EASY!

The life of a Whippet can be so EASY!

My dad and me enjoying the Baldeney See (LAKE).

My dad and me enjoying the Baldeney See (LAKE).

I love going to lakes!

I love going to lakes!

Maybe I am spoiled just a little bit.... just maybe!

Maybe I am spoiled just a little bit…. just maybe!

My beautiful mom and me walking on the dock!

My beautiful mom and me walking on the dock!

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A really fun week…

This week was my parents 5th Anniversary!  So I surprised Julia by making a sign and putting it on the cars window in the parking garage.  I painted my paws different colors and put paw prints on it!  She was really enjoyed it.  If I get a chance I will take a photo and share it with you all.  It was a lot of fun… even if my paw was rainbow colored afterwards!

Not much else to add as of yet…  I was in Düsseldorf the other day, and today I had my normal class.  But I can share a couple of photos that Kenn took of me today.

Until next time,

Roo

PAWS & HEARTS FOREVER!

It is nice to enjoy nature on a nice summer day!

It is nice to enjoy nature on a nice summer day!

"It is not easy being GREEN"

“It is not easy being GREEN”

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Tag des Hundes (Dog Day) in Germany!

This Sunday morning I woke up and Julia looked at me.  She asked, “Do you know what day it is?”  I replied, “All you can eat day at the pet store?”  She said… “No Silly Roo!  It is Tag des Hundes!”  I said “Huh?”  She then explained it was the Dog Day in Germany!  Oh oh oh…. I understand now!  At that point I could not stop wagging my little tail!

She planed a big day for our family.  Our first stop was in Langenfeld!  They had an amazing little set up.. with booths and fun activities.

I even got to run the track and see how fast I could go.  I have to admit that I had second place out of 10 dogs.  I am not sure what the final standing was… but I am sure I kept my rank!

Then, there was another activity.  We went into the field section of the event and a girl took out the strangest little puppy I have seen.  Kenn said it was a Ferret!  I have no idea what kind of dog a Ferret is, but I had to take a closer look.  I was really intrigued by it… Another puppy and myself had photos taken of us and the ferret by a photographer who works for the Rheinischer Post.  So maybe we will appear in it.  Kenn said to look at Hilden and Langenfeld’s papers to see if you see me!

We then walked around a little more.  Kenn had to buy me some meat lollipops at a booth.  He bought: Salami, Cheese, and Liverwurst. You can also find them online at Artel & Hens.  They make a cute gift… and I have to say I already ate the Salami one!!! YUMMY!!!

Our next stop was at the windhund racetrack in Hochdahl.  They had races for all dogs!  I did not run there, but I did watch for a little while.  It was cute to see the little dogs run!  I also got to meet some other sighthounds there too!

So Tag des Hundes was a lot of fun for me and my family!!!  I can’t wait until the next one!

Roo

“PAWS & HEARTS FOREVER!”

Julia thinks this is just fun and games... but I am seriously going to win this!!!

Julia thinks this is just fun and games… but I am seriously going to win this!!!

I can do this!!!

I can do this!!!

Wait a minute... what kind of puppy are you????

Wait a minute… what kind of puppy are you????

Can I smell you first????

Can I smell you first????

Oh you are so kissable!

Oh you are so kissable!

Lunch time chips in Hochdahl at the Windhund track!

Lunch time chips in Hochdahl at the Windhund track!

My lollipops from Artel & Hens!!!

My lollipops from Artel & Hens!!!

So good... of course Kenn could not wait to let me try one!!!

So good… of course Kenn could not wait to let me try one!!!

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A relaxing Saturday afternoon…

Saturday was quite relaxing and a lot of fun.

Every Saturday day I have my puppy training class.  My mom, Julia found the perfect class for our family at Hundeschule FAIRplay.  I started going to the puppy play group, and got along quite well with the other puppies.  So when Julia registered me in the class I could not stop wagging my tail!!!

My instructor is Sabrina Tuma.  She is a lot of fun, and usually brings her dogs along to the class.  Me and my family have learned quite a bit from her!  I hope I can learn all the tricks that her dogs can do… I just have to have Julia and Kenn teach me!!!

Thomas and Susanne Könnecke manage the school  They are quite friendly and work well with the dogs!  Their team is amazing!  I highly recommend it to any puppy and of course to their owners too!!!

Roo

‘Paws & Hearts Forever!”

Taking a break towards the end of the class!  The Segelflugplatz is an amazing place to be on a nice Spring day!

Taking a break towards the end of the class! The Segelflugplatz is an amazing place to be on a nice Spring day!

Wait... where is everyone going....  I could relax in this meadow all day!

Wait… where is everyone going…. I could relax in this meadow all day!

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