Very quickly after Esed arrived in Belgium, we started to think about a friend for him. Our Zino is a bit to old to keep himself busy with the crazy azawakh and the way of playing :-) Therefore we decided that we would take a puppy from Tagola, the lovely import bitch from Christiane, where our Esed comes from. Finaly Tagola decided it was her time and she was mated by the nice and sporty Bastiens Wanjala. The result are six nice and healthy puppies, born on 30th November 2011. 3 boys and 3 girls.
And here he is, our second azawakh, Agg Amaias Fehed... Thanks to Christaine Thier-Rostaing and Dagmar Pieper for the pictures.
Tagola, the nice and sweet import bitch from Christiane Thier Rostaing, Esed's breeder, is pregnant. Here some pictures of her on the 54th day of her pregnancy. Everybody who knows Christiane is counting and waiting very impatiently until the puppies are born. And so are we......
We had nice weather the past few days, so we decided to go to the beach once again, even when it is autumn! With weather like this the beach is a fine place to be instead of the woods. We had a lovely time!
We were present at the Azawakh Yearshow in Haan-Hochdal on Saturday 10th September 2011. Due to illness of Mrs. D. Getzinger, the judges present at the show divided the azawakhs between them. The males were judged by Mrs. Piesik, and the females by Mr. Jipping. It's a pity that at an Azawakh Yearshow the judges didn't treat the males and females alike. But anyway we had a nice day with our friends and family and the dogs were happy to see each other again and luckily the weather was great for the Azawakhs, sunny and hot :-)
The blog hasn't been updated since our Zino's birthday! Shame on me, but I had a good reason :-) we have had a very busy summer! We went on holiday to Germany, to Bremen and Berlin. We had a really nice time at the shows in Bremen, with Manuel and Nicole, the owners of Esed's brother Elham and sister Ewilen.
After Bremen we went to Berlin and enjoyed ourselves with nice walks, some sightseeing and visit to friends!
At the shows Esed was very succesfull, and so were Elham and Ewilen. The results can be found on the Agg Amaias Website.
And last Sunday we went to the CACIB show in Mechelen, Esed obtained 1 Exc in the Open Class, CAC, CACIB & BOB. After the show we had a small photoshoot at on of the stands. The people were amazed that Esed stood still without a lead or collar and we had some nice comments about our boy :-)
Our Zino, is 11 years old today. He is a very special dog for us. He arrived totaly unexpected as a 2 month old puppy with a recue organisation from Spain. When he was nearly 7 months old he became sick with Parvo. He nearly died. But Zino's love for us and to live was stronger, he survived. Now he's 11years old and we realise that he won't be with us for ever. But for now he enjoyes the priveleges of his age and gets his sweeties and love and special Zino time.
Some pictures of Zino as a young dog and from Sunday, when we went to Luxembourg for a day.
Zino with Chivas in 2005.
Zino with Eric in Cadzand, april 2005.
Zino summer 2006.
In 2008 Mirka made a nice series of pictures of Zino & Chivas, thanks Mirka for these nice shots!
June 2011, Zino nearly 11 years old, in Luxembourg.
We went to Berlin, for a family visit and sightseeing tour and we did two shows while we were there :-) We had a lovely time, Esed went everywhere with us, and while we were sightseeing Berlin, the people and tourists were looking and taking pictures of Esed..... We also went to the Berlin Tierpark... Esed was happy to walk around the parc and see the animals, except the snowleopards, he did find them a bit scary!
Esed likes to be lazy in the house, when he is not playing with his toys, pestering Zino or throwing his bones and chewies around ;-)So here are some pictures of our mister Lazy, Esed, in his favourite position on the sofa.....
We are Penny & Eric Karaspilios—Franssens and we live in Deurne near Antwerp in Belgium. As a child I’ve always had dogs and mostly sighthounds. In 2000 at last we had our own sigthound, Zino, a cross galgo from Spain. A few years later we took Chivas out of a dogshome near us. Chivas was a cross azawakh-greyhound and thanks to him we fell in love with this beautiful but very special breed the “Azawakh”. Sadly Chivas past away just two weeks before Esed arrived in Belgium.