One year ago today, Wanda came into my life. The reason for her coming was a sad one but from the first day she felt at home. Wanda is a wonderful and clever dog. She always know (smells) if I took some candies or not....she has human characteristics.
As we both love the forest we are out there almost every day. During my walks (without camera) with Wanda I found a lot of rare butterflies, caterpillars, birds, eatable mushrooms and a lot of dumped stuff which does not belong in the forest. Thanks to her fabulous nose I also saw a lot of running away deers and thanks to her my walking shoes are almost worn out after a year! We also met several strange men in the forest but together with Wanda I felt safe! I lover her!
This afternoon I returned from my second trip to the "Lüneburger Heide" in Germany. I assumed that when I will visit this area for a week and in the last week of October, the forests would be coloured yellow/orange. This photo of the accommodation and Wanda is taken yesterday evening and the majority of the beeches is still green. The temperatures are too high and when some leaves coloured yellowish, the wind blowed them away immediately.
But, I had a very nice holiday: no computer, walking every day (with and without Wanda), go shopping, reading books, watching movies, sleep late, meeting friends and last but not least photographing some beeches and mushrooms.
Things always happens for a reason! Since years I wished for a dog but due to the lack of time I could not raise/train a pup. Secondly, it had to be certain kind of dog breed.....a German Sheperd who would join me during my nature trips.
And after years there she is: WANDA. Her owner passed away suddenly and she needed a new home. It can't be a coincidence that a Sheperd with that name came into my life.
She is very very sweet and I'm surprised how quickly she accepted me. Although she is not a pup anymore I need to train her a few things.....the first is to get/jump into the car when I wanted her to do it. A few days ago I wanted to drive to a forest area nearby for a walk and Wanda did not know what the intention was with that four-wheel-thing. She looked at me like I was stupid when I asked her to jump into the car. After a while I tried to pick her up but with a weight above 30 kilo not the easiest job. Secondly I need to train her that the couch in the livingroom is my couch and third that my food is not dog food.
Just in case you miss my regular blogs.....I'm outside with Wanda!
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.