First of all – I'm sorry about the inactivity and thus the silence. I would actually have a looooot of merchandise to photograph and show you guys but I've just had way too much on my mind to be able to focus on this blog, honestly. Truth is that I've been really busy with life in general – hospital visits, trying to get a summer job, studies etc etc. I hope I'll get more time to blog once the summer vacation kicks in so yeah, until then please understand that I'm a very busy and stressed guy right now; I also have a big surgery coming up and I'm super nervous about it, haha.. ha...
But hey! I wanted to tell you guys some awesome news! ヽ(´ω｀○)ﾉ.+ﾟ*｡:ﾟ+
You see, for a long time now I've been dreaming of having my own dog, to bring happiness and to share the everyday life with. I'm living alone in a small apartment and it gets lonely really fast; I wish I had some company and someone fluffy to hug when I feel sad... *sob* I've always been more of a dog person and for the last half a year I've been seriously considering actually taking the step and getting myself a four-legged friend for life.
Though the interest has been there long before that already.
I started plowing through all kinds of dog info sites to find out what breed I wanted and which would suit my needs and I came to the conclusion that it's got to be one of the Spitz breeds. Besides, I've had a female Samoyed before (with mom) so it felt like the most familiar breed group for me and hey, I think the Spitz dogs are the most beautiful as well. ♥ It just felt like a natural choice to go with a Spitz type of dog since that's what I'm used to.
After a lot of thinking and searching I came to the conclusion that my number one choice would be an akita (inu). If you've heard the sad but amazing true story about Hachiko the dog then yeah, that's an akita right there. I read up on the breed all that I could and it really sounds like my type of dog! And no, I'm not getting an akita only because I admire Hachiko or enjoy Ginga Nagareboshi Gin (honestly, I haven't even seen/read it yet) or whatever; I want an akita for many other reasons. Just wanted to make that clear.
I had a hard time finding kennels in Sweden at first but then I found some; sadly they're all in the south though (it was to be expected) so I will have to cross the whole country to get my new family member, when the time comes... but it'll be worth it!
I picked out the kennel closest to me –and with upcoming puppy plans– which was Midori no Yokouchi. It's a small kennel driven by an older couple and recognized by the Swedish Kennel Club (SKK). I sent mail to the owners about my interest and got a reply back in less than 30 minutes! The Swedish was not the best but I soon after figured out that the owners are actually an older couple (aka older than my mom) from Germany who decided to move to Sweden and breed akita dogs while at it so yeah, it makes sense. BUT WHAT I WANTED TO SAY IS THAT I'M NOW ON THEIR WAITING LIST FOR AN AKITA PUPPY AND I'M SERIOUSLY SCREAMING HERE. OMG THE JOY!!!
I'm seriously so excited I can't sit still. It's really hard to write this because I just want to bounce around my whole apartment – I'm gonna get my dream dog! ♥ It's gonna cost a lot for a student like me but it's gonna be soooooooooo worth it!! I love dogs and I'm totally ready for this, seriously. I know what it means to own a dog and all and yes, I'm all up for spending many years with a furry friend and give it all the love it deserves.
Here's a couple pics the kennel owner sent me in the email, just so that this quickie post won't be a wall of text only! I would have a lot more to tell you guys but I guess I'll save that for another day because hey, this surely won't be the only
doge doggy post I'll do! I'll very likely include "dog life blogging" in this blog too when the time comes – after all, it is a lifestyle blog so! ;)
Photos belong to Midori no Yokouchi.
|Two cute puppies ~|
|One of the kennel owners with their dogs.|
I just can't wait until autumn 2016. HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ♥
I'm sorry if this post is messy and all over the place, I'm in hype-mode right now... xD
~ Shiro Samurai out