Crumbs is it really 7 weeks! Thought I could share with you Aino's first ever photo, here you can see the x ray of Onneli just before the Caesarian section. You can see how Aino was really taking advantage of all the space in the uterine horn !!
Well Aino is now 7 weeks old and weighs 3900kg, both ears are nearly up, and she has an amazing coat! This weekend she will head north - that's right she is not staying here. Tempted as I was, she was destined for Karen and Brendon and will be best friends with Mikko, Karen is Chris and Terry's daughter, and Karen &Brendon have been practising being a lapphund owner by looking after Mikko when Chris and Terry are away. She will be well spoilt by the extended family and if she fulfils half the promise she looks to have, we hope she will join Mikko on the show circuit.
I have made some more decisions some easier than others, and one concerns Onneli, we have decided that she deserves a great retirement to be spoilt rotten rather than be pushed about by my stroppy girls. So she is off soon to join Tassu (Elbereth Otso) to be his new "Girlfriend" - he has had a hankering for a Friend for a while - but thought it worthwhile waiting till a special girl came along. Onneli is the sort of girl who loves to spend as much time as possible upside down having her tummy tickled, and there can be a queue for this in our house (normally behind Toive)- so Peter and Heather offered to help her out. She will be missed, but we know she will have a great time.