We have two dogs; the 11 years old boxer Ludo, and the papillon Noah (5). They differ not only in size but also in temperament. Ludo is jovial, social, playful and always in a good mood, Noah is more timid, and much more of a one person dog. He has chosen me as his shepherd - even if it was my daughters idea to bring him to our house.
When I first heard of Noah I thought I wouldn’t much care about such a tiny toy dog, but of course – it was love at first sight, as it so often is with puppies.
As you can see from the pictures he has really outgrown his favorite bed … But since he loves hanging around where I am, he just makes himself comfortable the best he can – .
Gradually things are finding their places in my new home. My husband & I both do a lot of work from home, so studies have had a high priority in our planning. (We have had no choices on the exterior design of the house, but have had some saying on the interior – and have amongst other things built extra strong walls to carry our 4000 books)
For the books we have chosen the very adaptable Swedish shelving-system called String, designed in the 50′.
We started out with 4000 books, but have reduced the collection considerably. I took out all novels I knew I wouldn’t reread, and a lot of books on post-modernism and post-structuralism. My husband got to keep all the books by Deleuze & Foucault, and I kept Barthes, the rest; Derrida, Lyotard, Kristeva, Baudrillard, Bourdieu … are all gone, hopefully disappeared into other readers shelves.
Now my highest wish is to find some time to spend with – new books …
Every morning I walk my two dogs; Ludo & Noah. I have had dogs all my life, and early morning walks are among the things I really love, no matter season or weather.
View from the terrace at 08:00 AM
(I take my dogs out around half past seven, when its still very dark, today I took a second trip to get some pictures, but as you can see from the result, there really wasn’t enough light this morning … still I hope you can get a rough idea of what it looks like around here)
Since moving the routine is the same, a half-hour walk every morning, but the landscape is all different from before. My new home is situated at a small island called Hundvaag, and out of doors I walk straight into a beautiful coastal moorland.
The path crosses grazing land and tiny beaches, pass quays and piers, boathouses and homes.