It Is Not A Laughing Matter

March 29,  2015

"Naurava Koira" the Laughing Dog Agility arena. They do not make dog cheese

“Naurava Koira” or the “Laughing Dog” Agility arena. When you’ll go to Helsinki and want to eat cheese, remember, they do not make cheese…

 

The Laughing Cow cheese brand, or Naurava Lehma, remember, they do not do agility...

“The Laughing Cow” cheese brand, or “Naurava Lehma,” When you’ll go to Helsinki and want to practice agility, remember, they do not do agility…

 

 

 

I wanted to see some Finnish Pumis in action, so Marja Leena took me to a Pumi agility seminar, held by Lotta Vuorela at the Naurava Koira or “Laughing Dog” Agility Arena. When we got there, a few of the participants asked us not to photograph them.  Of course, we obliged their request so viola, here they are not…

The agility arena

The agility arena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lotta Vuolera explaines to...

Lotta Vuolera explaines to…

Although, I do not speak Finnish, I liked the trainer, Lotta Vuorela’s style while training the participants and their Pumis.  It was great to see so many Pumis at one place (I counted 16 of them.) The facility is high, clean, bright and has a quality synthetic turf.  I guess it is true after all, if you build it, they will come.

some Pumis left...

some Pumis left…

 

some Pumis came...,

some Pumis came…,

 

there was always somebody working...

some Pumis worked…

 

 

 

 

 

We also visited Carita Friberg of Noisy Kennel.  We met Noisy Dog’s Dante”Musti,” Jellom’s Gigi “Pirre” and Noisy Dog’s Elegia “Piki.”  Our host Carita invited us for breakfast, we ate some delicious Pumi shaped Linzer made with the Friberg’s home made Pumi cookie cutter.  On the way home, we stopped by a cafe place to drink something warm to relieve my cold. I also skipped the daily hike to rest up a little before the end of the day.

Pumi cookie cutter

Pumi cookie cutter

and the Pumi Linzers, shaped by the Pumi cookie cutter...
and the Pumi Linzers, shaped by the Pumi cookie cutter…

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Carita Friberg is getting an undivided attention  – I wonder why…

Carita Friberg of Noisy Dog's Kennel

Carita Friberg of Noisy Dog’s Kennel

 

 

 


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