Some Tips That May Make Your Life (and Your Dog’s) Easier

I owe the idea for today’s blog post to Manel. I wasn’t feeling inspired, and he kindly suggested that I could write about tips that have made our lives easier when it comes to Nix. Of course, they may not apply to you, but you never know when they may …

A Morning Trip to the Mountains

As I mentioned in last week’s post, as I was hoping it’d help us get around and take Nix to other places. This morning we just did that: we took her for a walk up a mountain close to where we live. In the process, we found a couple of fountains, a mountain shelter and quite a lot of people and some dogs. As we were going back, it seemed like more people were coming, so it looks like we chose the right time to go.

I think Nix enjoyed herself pretty much. She behaved really well: she didn’t go too far away and came whenever we called her. And she’s always up for a car ride.

Below you’ll find some pictures from the trip.

Posing in front of one of the fountains (not pictured).

Oh, the joy of chewing a pinecone.

Trying to get her to pose so that I could take a picture. Didn’t work at all.

No tennis balls? No problem! Stones work as well!

One of the dogs we met on our way back.

Posing with Manel. We leashed her again because we saw some horses and we weren’t sure how Nix would react. She looked at them but didn’t seem too interested or too stressed.

I always enjoy taking some detailed shots of plants and flowers.

For a moment, it looked like we were in Rio de Janeiro. But no, we’re still in Spain.

New Car!

Today’s post won’t be so much about Nix but more about the consequences of having added her to our family. Both Manel and I have had our driving licenses since 2004, but so far none of us had actually owned a car. We live in a town which is pretty …