Archive for the ‘Titan’ Categoryby Northernmost on May 22, 2011 in Titan with No Comments
With the snow now gone our favourite weekend activity is to go down to the beach with a couple of dogs and spend a few hours by the ocean. Titan recently sprained his ankle during playtime so his activities are right now restricted to “taking it easy”. For a busy teenage Mal just learning to relax and do nothing can be a useful experience too.
Titan is now 18 months of age
A teenager – but still Mummy’s Boy!
Since we got home from the mountains spring has arrived to the north of Sweden and we have been busy cleaning pens, raking leaves and enjoying the sunny weather!
Gem and Thunder enjoyed a trip to the beach on Saturday.
Thunder loves to run in the soft sand.
Titan and Leia in playful spring mood at home.‘
Gem and Titan came along to the village Valborg celebration (Walpurgis) on Saturday night. We met local people of all ages around the bonfire and many were interested in learning more about our Mals.
After a long working winter it’s nice to just take it is easy at home and enjoy spring. This time of the year the dogs are badly in need of bathing and grooming, so this work will keep us busy for a while. Happy 1st of May everyone!
Nooo, we didn’t go to Greenland…but we did make another beautiful trip along the coast today, skijoring in the Bjuröklubb Nature Reserve with Tuisku and Titan.
In winter, the coastal landscape on the northern coast of Sweden looks a bit like a slice of Greenland. Directly behind the peaks the land drops steeply into the open ocean. We made sure we didn’t get too close to the edge.
Today I took Gem and Titan skijoring during my lunch break. There are many winding trails in the forests surrounding our home, some long and some short. I picked a trail that headed in the direction of the sun – after a long winter I’m definitely in need of some sunshine!
It’s fun to explore new trails, every day we see something new.
February is beautiful and blue.
It’s our first winter in our new home in Sweden. The fall was a busy time, we spent nearly every evening and weekend building pens, dog houses and creating a big playarea for the dogs. Now, when all the work is finally done, we have time to enjoy the best of winter – February, March and April!
The village where we live is situated only a couple of miles from the coast which means we enjoy a fairly mild climate and get plenty of snow. With a dump of fresh snow nearly every day this winter the trails are smooth, soft and not too fast – ideal conditions for skijoring with a team of eager Malamutes!
Titan in the playarea with the new pens and dog houses in the background. We built the dog houses in the same style as our dog houses in Lapland – the dogs like them and the design is functional so we decided to stick to something we know.
Looks like we will be having plenty of snow this winter. :)
You can see our two locations on the map; Nedre Bäck in the north of Sweden, and the village of Hetta in Finnish Lapland in the north of Finland.