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Happy 10th Birthday Joy!!!

Our Delightful Bundle of Joy is 10 years old today and as you can see, she's well behaved and settled down by now:

That was last summer in Scotland - for the readers of Gavin Maxwell's book 'Ring of Bright Waters' Camusfearna should be well known and apparently there are still otters there! -…


Added by Cornelia on April 24, 2018 at 5:10am — 7 Comments

Happy 9th Birthday, Joy!!!

Happy 9th Birthday, my darling! How time flies! It seems like yesterday, when you moved in and now you are a grey haired Lady - at least some of the time! Some other time, you feel like an overgrown puppy, playful and wild as ever! I can't complain. After all the health issues, you went through I'm ever so…


Added by Cornelia on April 24, 2017 at 2:00am — 8 Comments

Back to the Norwegian Arctic! (repost of blog)

We managed once more to travel all the way up to the most northern part of Europe and this time it was only 10'294 km! That is more than 1000km less than in 2011:-))…


Added by Cornelia on November 6, 2016 at 3:00am — 8 Comments

Speedy recovery my love! - new photo...

"She put my sexy body in the wash and because I was trying to lick my wound, I now have to wear this stupid pyjama! They also say, I am not allowed to run, because something they called serom developed at my belly and they want to keep it small. But I'm feeling much better and I'm getting a lot of food…


Added by Cornelia on November 5, 2016 at 5:30am — 23 Comments

Happy Birthday Joy

Our darling Joy is eight years old today! This photo is by my husband, made in our studio on the new dog sofa:

Sadly, Joy did not start very well today. First, she vomited and then she had an epileptic seizure - the first since October 2011 :-(. I will call the vet later and have her therapeutic level of…


Added by Cornelia on April 24, 2016 at 1:30am — 10 Comments

Our Joy

I finally managed to take some pictures of Joy yesterday. We've had some beautiful days this Autumn and went for many a long walk. Joy is seven and a half now and beginning to get grey but she is full of energy otherwise. What's more, and we're very happy about it, she did not have a seizure for four years now…


Added by Cornelia on November 8, 2015 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

Happy Birthday Joy!

Seven years already that this darling is mixing up our household and keeping us busy! This photo was taken yesterday in the south of Switzerland. After a long walk and a bath in the brook and watching bunnies in another garden and loads of play back home and then food, Joy was finally quiet enough for a…


Added by Cornelia on April 24, 2015 at 2:30am — 15 Comments

Fun in the Snow

"A bit of snow and a biscuit is all I need to be happy!"

"Nearly got it."

An athlete?…


Added by Cornelia on February 3, 2015 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Setters in snow

Finally the snow has come to Switzerland: 

However: Depending on the weather / light conditions or / and how much snow there is on our photo, we have an exposure problem and very often our setter is too dark and the snow grey. The simplest way to correct this is with the use of the +/- button and / or…


Added by Cornelia on December 28, 2014 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

Christmas 2014

Joy could nearly not wait to unpack her new dummy! I wonder, what she first thought, when she noticed, this thing was not edible, but then I took it and threw it for her and she had all the fun retrieving it several times. Although she is a bit grayish already, she is really very active and playful…


Added by Cornelia on December 27, 2014 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

Thank you all!!!

I want to thank you all with today's photo for your very nice comments on my blog and photo lately! As you can see, it snowed again yesterday and today the sun was out! So we went back again to 'our' field. What a difference when the light is gorgeous too! I brought roasted turkey with today for the…


Added by Cornelia on January 18, 2013 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

The Day I lost my Watch...

In December, we had wonderful snow - so Joy and I went out to have some fun and I brought the camera with. It all started with a harmless walk through the forest and Joy's long gazes into a small nature reserve, where often deer graze and herons fish in a small pond:…


Added by Cornelia on January 11, 2013 at 5:00am — 19 Comments

Norway 2012 (part two)

Hello again! Let's continue our adventure through Norway! You might remember from my last blog, that our 'ingredients' of this trip was: A bad weather forecast, an active and full of energy Setter (me) and two keen photographers. Luckily all of us share one great hobby: Ornithology! So we went to look for birds…


Added by Cornelia on November 21, 2012 at 1:30am — 17 Comments

For Kenny - or how to pull that Sky back in...

Some of you might remember my blog from last year about my attempt of a portrait of Joy in tricky light condition and how I solved it with a fill flash and a head shot. Here's the blog from last year:…


Added by Cornelia on October 25, 2012 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Norway 2012

This summer, so they told me, we were to go back to some of the beautiful places in Norway we've seen last year for extended hikes.  I was very much looking forward to this and eagerly helped cleaning their shoes and stretched out my paws because they needed waxing too.  …


Added by Cornelia on October 14, 2012 at 6:30am — 17 Comments


For a long time I wanted to take Joy to Venice to have fun with the pigeons on Piazza San Marco - so finally, we managed - just follow the direction of her smiling face and then look upwards from the two shadows: 

But our Joy does not only 'laugh' a lot herself, she is also in the habit of bringing a smile…


Added by Cornelia on May 28, 2012 at 1:30am — 16 Comments

Happy Birthday Joy!!

Already four years young today!! Our darling is as gorgeous as never before and fills our house with her 'Joy'ful character. Happy Birthday Joy!

(Click on the photo to see full sharpeness and colour - then click once more to see…


Added by Cornelia on April 24, 2012 at 6:00am — 27 Comments

Winter's Last Stand

On the 22nd of February, we walked all around the Lake of Hallwil in Switzerland, beginning at the moated castle of Hallwil. The temperatures were still below zero that particular morning:…


Added by Cornelia on April 13, 2012 at 6:00am — 19 Comments

Winter Wonderland

This year snow came late but then, there was so much snow in 'Winter Wonderland', that Joy could even play on the balcony:



Added by Cornelia on January 5, 2012 at 12:00pm — 20 Comments

For Debbie - or the long Way to a Portrait ...

It is not always easy to take a portrait of our 'Lively Bundle of Fur' - here we are at a beach in Norway and Joy was in her explorer mood:

I was so busy, trying to get her to sit still for a moment - while she was busy, trying to dig through to Myra :-) - that I did not even notice, that my camera…


Added by Cornelia on December 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — 10 Comments



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