12/31/2003: New Year
Walks in Nuuksio on New Year's Eve and Day
We spent a traditional Christmas with Kai's family in Vaasa. We met a few toller friends.
12/02/2003: Bailey & Saga
11/12/2003: Fun in fall, part II
11/01/2003: Emma & Agility
Emma agilityn kimpussa. Capsi Emman kimpussa ja päinvastoin. Capsi agilityn kimpussa :-)
10/26/2003: First snow
A nice walk in the windy forest. The snow was fresh on the ground and Capsi had a great fun!
09/20/2003: Fun in fall
Training and having fun near our home.
08/23/2003: A week with Emma
The last week of August we had a great time taking care of Emma, Capsi's littermate while her owners were on vacation.
07/23/2003: In Vaasa
After the retriever camp we went to Vaasa, where Pia was working for the summer. From Vaasa we also made a trip (without Capsi) to Sweden to attend the Swedish Toller Specialty.
07/20/2003: TollerShow 2003
TollerShow is the Finnish toller specialty. It's the biggest toller show of the year. Next year this show will be an official one. Let's hope it still remains the biggest one. This year 74 tollers were entered.
Leija (Nitric Duck Diving Up). Retriever camp 2003.
07/08/2003: Retriever Camp 2003
Retrievercamp was a lot of fun training, friends, camp life for a whole week!
Midsummer is the festival of the longest day of the year and above all it's a celebration of summer!
06/07/2003: Flyball (Emil & Aaron / toller camp 2003)
Pictures of Emil and Aaron doing flyball at Toller Camp 2003.
06/07/2003: Toller Camp 2003
Toller camp was a blast! Lots of tollers, lots of activities, but only one weekend.
05/31/2003: In the forest
In our favorite forest, the national park of Espoo, Nuuksio.
05/26/2003: By the Sea
As Capsi didn't swim last year, she's been a bit timid with this new element. Here we're practising by the sea.
05/22/2003: Obedience training
The Toller Club's obedience class. In puppy group with Emma.
05/18/2003: In the nature
Taking a morning walk. Retriever training in the central park.
05/11/2003: Dress rehearsal with "Raakku"
Capsi's training buddies Wellu, Freya, Lara and Doris are all heading for the basic retriever test and the weekend before we had a "dress rehearsal". Capsi is not going although I was hoping she might be ready for it now that she has the required age, 8 months.
04/26/2003: First show
Capsi's first official show (unofficial class, though)
04/22/2003: In the forest
(Espoo central park)
Saturday in the forest
04/19/2003: Easter Saturday
Saturday afternoon in the forest - perfect weather, perfect activities.
Watching an unofficial obedience trial arranged by the toller club and meeting up with toller friends.
03/28/2003: Hurt paw
Poor Capsi broke her claw 27th March probably when she took a giant leap (like the toller she is) and landed in a frozen puddle and broke the ice. The claw had to be removed under anesthesia and afterwards she had to wear a bandage for some time to wait for a new claw to grow.
03/20/2003: Evening walk
Tico (Openbay's Wild Boy) 14 wk
Training with the dummies and the crow.
03/08/2003: Puppy Reunion
When Capsi and her littermates were 6 months old we had a nice reunion at Benita's place. All except Aker (in America!) made it to the reunion, but seven puppies is already a big bunch! The weather wasn't ideal for photos, but we had a lot of fun. We also showed the crow to all puppies and all but one liked it a lot!
03/01/2003: Walking with Emil & Aaron
We took Emil & Aaron out for a walk while Sari and Simo were skiing.
02/23/2003: First bath
Nearly six months old and has never had a bath... Well, as we were going to an unofficial puppy show the following Sunday, we thought it would be good to give Capsi a bath and neaten her up.
02/23/2003: Toller Walk
Helsinki area tollers to go for a walk together approximately every month. Capsi had a lot of fun!
02/22/2003: Walk with Helmi
Lenkillä nätin Helmin (Shaggy Toller's Precious Pearl) ja Sadun kanssa.
02/21/2003: Nino & Capsi
02/15/2003: Walk in the forest
Beautiful Saturday morning, the sun was shining so naturally we headed for the forest right after breakfast. We were in this rather quiet forest and to our big amazement our hike started with a sighting of a group (must have been at least 15 of them) of deer! Never seen anything like that!
02/08/2003: Training with the buddies
01/26/2003: Getting a grip of the game :-)
01/24/2003: Office toller
Capsi is with Kai every day at work (the benefit of being your own boss).
01/19/2003: Sunny walk with pals
Emil, Aaron, Freya and Capsi and all the humans on a sunny walk in the forest.
01/15/2003: Visiting Emma
We went to visit Emma, Capsi's littermate and her owners Jaakko and Marianne in Helsinki.
Emma was a little bit smaller, a little bit darker than Capsi. Otherwise the sisters had a lot in common and they enjoyed the meeting very much, as did we humans!
01/12/2003: In the Forest