2017 news

31.12.2017 TO INFINITY AND BEYOND - NEW YEAR 2018 !

As the New Year begins I release all negative thoughts and feelings. I welcome exciting new changes, new adventures and new opportunities. Every day is a new beginning, a new adventure, renewed hope and a chance to make changes in your life. You must let go of yesterday, its the past you can't go back. All you can is go forward, so forget yesterday. Embrace today and envision tomorrow. The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We will do our best to fill all the pages with positive things, beautiful places, new friends and wonderful suprising experiences.
YOUTUBE
New Year's Fireworks with Ramses
"You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person. - Scott Sorrell"

29.12.2017 Aussenhaus Ramses: RUSSIAN JUNIOR CHAMPION

Finally arrived a long-waited letter from Russia, Junior Champion diploma for Ramses. It was our weekend in Kaliningrad, where Ramses got his JCAC. So it's always great to have good news at the end of the year. Waiting for the new year, because who knows what's going to happen then. 
"If you are the light, you cast away the darkness. - ManHee Lee"

18.12.2017 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Photo place: The northern breakwater Liepaja, Latvia. 56.556875, 20.996336,
It's suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the new year, to stop and reflect on the year that has gone by. To remember both our triumphs and our missteps. Our promises made and broken. The times we opened ourselves up to great adventures, or close ourselves down for fear and getting hurt. That's what why new years is all about, getting another chance. A chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more, and to stop worrying about what if...and start embracing what will be.
"You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person. - Scott Sorrell"
Once again, we have sent small Christmas gifts to our beloved RK family, Although we don't see everyone so often, but we always remember <3 
Wishing Season's Greetings to our beloved RK family members and our dear friends around the world. May this year lead you into a even better year :)
YOUTUBEMaking a nice Xmas photo
"Love is wet noses, sloppy kisses and wagging tails."

10.12.2017 National Dog Show, Liepaja Latvia
Intermediate class longhaired males
AUSSENHAUS RAMSES: Excellent, CAC, BOB
Judge: Olga Grin, RU
9.12.2017 National Dog Show, Liepaja Latvia
Intermediate class longhaired males
AUSSENHAUS RAMSES: Excellent, CAC, BOS
Judge: Nikola Konrad, RS
Puppy class males Newfoundland
NEWFOUND TREASURE HANDSOME HERO: Very promising, BOB Puppy
Judge: Livija Zizevske. LT

What a great weekend in Liepaja, Latvia. We were so much hoping to see our friends in Latvia and sometimes we are just very lucky. Beautiful Hanna Solo Rigoletto was BOB on Saturday and Ramses is such a gentleman, that he thinks Hanna should have been BOB also on Sunday. Well it was so nice to see friends here in Liepaja. Unfortunately we heard some sad news and that just shows, that there are more important things in life than just dog shows. We know the feeling, when you lose a family member. Just remember, that everyone who touches our heart stayes there forever.
"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. - Helen Keller"

6.12.2017 The Northern Forts, Liepaja Latvia

The forts are a unique monument, built in 1893. Having been slowly eaten away by time and the sea, the old forts are now partially buried by dunes and some tumble into the sea. The underground bunkers are impressively extensive and quite unlike anything else in the world.

In November 1908 the fortress was liquidated, as its construction had been acknowledged a fiasco and strategic mistake. When it turned out that the fortress was of no strategic importance, some of the cannons in the complex were dismantled, melted down, or taken to the Kaunas fortress in Lithuania.

There were attempts to blow up the underground bunkers and armoury, but these were unsuccessful, and therefore they remain visible to this day. As you climb on top of and wander through the ruins of the fort, the wild waves of the Baltic Sea against the concrete might make you think you're by an ocean instead.
YOUTUBEThe Northern Forts
"Build people up and you'll always have a fortress around you. - Team Lee" 

6.12.2017 Holocaust Memorial - Skede Dunes Massacre, Liepaja Latvia

The name "Skede" is as well as known to the whole world as Bikernieki and Rumbula - the places of extermination of Latvian Jews. An obelisk was erected in Skede in the beginning of the 60's to commemorate mass executions of the Soviet prisoners of war, Liepaja Jews, and other civilians.
There, in the dunes of Skede on the Baltic Sea shore, the History of a 150 year old Liepaja (Libau) Jewish Community recorded its darkest events. The pre-war Jewish community numbered over nine thousand people, a considerable part of Liepaja population. During WWII more than nineteen thousand people were murdered; they were shot and thrown into ditches.
Remember, it didn't start with gas chambers. It started with politicians dividing people with "us vs them". It started with intolerance and hate speech and when people stopped caring, became desensitized and turned a blind eye.
YOUTUBE: Holocaust Memorial - Skede Dunes Massacre
"Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire." - Itzhak Stern 

6.12.2017 Latvia's largest drums, Liepaja Latvia

At the end of Peldu Street are Latvia's largest drums - one of the objects of Liepāja's environmental design which reminds one that Liepaja is the music capital of Latvia.
"Love is like a drum. You shouldn't never miss a beat." 

4.12.2017 Zuvintas Lake Nature Trail, Lithuania

If you want to become better acquainted with the pride of southern Lithuania's nature, Zuvintas Lake, take a walk along the Zuvintas hiking trail. A 350 meter long boardwalk with an observation tower allows one to observe the shores of Zuvintas Lake. And from spring until fall you can study the great world of birds and various species.
YOUTUBE: Cool walk with our longhaired GSDs in Zuvintas
"The world changes when it snows."

3.12.2017 National Dog Show, Alytus Lithuania
Open class longhaired males
AUSSENHAUS RAMSES: Excellent, CAC, Winner N, BOS
Judge: Irina Azen. BY
Puppy class males Newfoundland
NEWFOUND TREASURE HANDSOME HERO: Very promising, BOB Puppy
Judge: Valentinas Stiklius. LT
2.12.2017 National Dog Show, Alytus Lithuania
Open class longhaired males
AUSSENHAUS RAMSES: Excellent, CAC, Winner N, BOS
Judge: Valentinas Stiklius, LT
Puppy class males Newfoundland
NEWFOUND TREASURE HANDSOME HERO: Very promising, BOB Puppy, BIS Puppy II
Judge: Svetlana Postarnakova. LT

Exactly one year ago we visited Alytus with Ramses and then he became Lithuanian Junior Champion. Now one year later Ramses gets his final CAC so he will now become a Lithuanian Champion. So what a weekend, just superb and perfect. We are so happy.

Our new family member Hero. What a way to start dog shows: BIS Puppy II. OMG :)
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you. - Walt Whitman" 

3.11.2017 Renegade Knights Bellissime "TARA" BH koe / exam
Tuomarina / Kohtunik: Vesa Kuosmanen, FI
Saimme mahtavan uutisen Tinalta ja Veijolta. Olemme erittäin iloisia tästä Renegade Knights Beta-veijarin BH kokeen suorittamisesta Hyvinkäällä. Olemme niin ylpeitä ja onnellisia.
Paljon onnea / Congratulations Tara & Tina & Veijo :) 

1.10.2017 Maria Alexandrovna, Mariehamn Åland

Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853 – 1920) was the fifth child and only surviving daughter of Emperor Alexander II of Russia and his first wife Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine. She was the younger sister of Emperor Alexander III of Russia and the paternal aunt of Russia's last Emperor, Nicholas II.
"Our happiness in this world depends on the affections we are able to inspire.
- Duchess Prazlin"

1.10.2017 International Dog Show CACIB, Eckerö Åland

Champion class longhaired females
RENEGADE KNIGHTS ARANEA: Excellent, CQ, CAC, CACIB, BOS

Intermediate class longhaired males

AUSSENHAUS RAMSES: Excellent, CQ, CAC, RCACIB
Judge: Gabriela Ridarcikova, SK
Excellent weekend in Eckerö, which is situated in glorious Åland Archipelago. We had our final CACIB for Aranea, so now we can apply the official title of Champion International d'Exposition (C.I.E.). So in total we are excited and extremely happy. 
Congratulations to Nea's family Nina & Henkka :)
"No road is long, when dreams are big and sky is the limit."

6.8.2017 Kavine Alka, Druskininkai Lithuania

Our third and this weekend's final visit to Kavine Alka. We enjoyed very delicious food with dessert, so after this it was great to start our journey back to home. Normally on a dog show weekend, at some point we are having terrible headaches due to lack of food. This weekend no headaches, so thank you Kavine Alka. Maybe someday we shall return again :)
http://www.kavinealka.lt
YOUTUBEUNIQUE Cafe - Kavine ALKA
"The best journey always takes us home."

6.8.2017 International Dog Show CACIB, Druskininkai Lithuania

Intermediate class longhaired males
AUSSENHAUS RAMSES: VG
Champion class longhaired females
RENEGADE KNIGHTS ARANEA: Excellent, CACIB, WINNER N, BOS
Judge: Irina Azen, BY
Third show day in beautiful Druskininkai. It was such a joy meeting our new friends from Latvia, and also very friendly people from Lithuania and Russia. This really is, what makes our trips worth a whole lot more, than just another day at the dog show. 
YOUTUBEInternational Dog Show 3xCACIB
"Friends are like diamonds. Bright, beautiful, valuable and always in style.
- Nicole Richie"

5.8.2017 Kavine Alka, Druskininkai Lithuania

Our second visit to a superb and atmospheric Kavine Alka. We were so hungry after a day at the dog show, so the food desappeared faster our plates than camera's shutter worked. Luckily we took a photo from our delicious dessert.
http://www.kavinealka.lt
YOUTUBEUNIQUE Cafe - Kavine ALKA
"Dessert is like a feel-good song and the best ones make you dance. - chef Edward Lee"

5.8.2017 International Dog Show CACIB, Druskininkai Lithuania

Intermediate class longhaired males
AUSSENHAUS RAMSES: Excellent, LT CAC, CACIB, WINNER N, BOS
Champion class longhaired females
RENEGADE KNIGHTS ARANEA: Excellent, R.CACIB
Judge: Andi Hudono, ID
Second show day in beautiful Druskininkai. Lots of parking places and very spacious rings.
YOUTUBEInternational Dog Show 3xCACIB
"Always look on the sunny side."

4.8.2017 Kavine Alka, Druskininkai Lithuania

Cafe „Alka“ was opened in July in 1972. The interior and the exterior nowhere else as it is in „Alka“. Alka means the altar of archaic lithuanian‘s gods.

Cafe „Alka“ was built by the clerk of the works J.Cesnavicius, furnishing was made by the forester V.Urnevicius. 

We enjoyed very delicious food and the prices are cheap, with drinks and desserts every day from 20 to 25 euros for two person. Very friendly and excellent service.
http://www.kavinealka.lt
YOUTUBEUNIQUE Cafe - Kavine ALKA
"Good food is all the sweeter with good friends."

4.8.2017 International Dog Show CACIB, Druskininkai Lithuania

Intermediate class longhaired males
AUSSENHAUS RAMSES: Excellent, R.CACIB
Champion class longhaired females
RENEGADE KNIGHTS ARANEA: Excellent, R.CACIB
Judge: Paul Lawless, IE
First show day in beautiful Druskininkai. There were lots of different dog suplies to buy.
YOUTUBEInternational Dog Show 3xCACIB
"There's so many beautiful reasons to be happy."

3-6.8.2017 Hotel Simple, Druskininkai Lithuania

Guests are welcome to cook their own meals in an on-site kitchen with a stove, an oven and kitchenware. There is a spacious dining room to enjoy meals in. Spacious room with private bathroom, electric kettle and a large refridgerator. No breakfast service. We filled the fridge, so we had an excellent breakfast and supper. We would not call this place as a hotel, but it has everything you need for a weekend stay. There is a great park close by, where you can walk your dogs. Be sure to park your car in a secure place in the parking place. There is CCTV, but with many blind spots. 
"Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
- William Blake"

3.8.2017 Gruto Park, Druskininkai Lithuania

To date, no other museum or cultural institution has endeavoured to collect or duly exhibit Soviet relics. 

Grutas Park is situate on a 20 ha area, exhibiting 86 works by 46 authors. Such a large concentration of monuments and sculptures of ideological content in a single out-door exposition is a rare and maybe even unique phenomenon in the world.

In Grutas Park, monumental sculptures are positioned in a 2 km-long exposition, where guard towers, fragments of concentration camps and other details resemble Siberia. 

The aim of this exposition is to provide an opportunity for Lithuanian people, visitors coming to Lithuania as well as future generations to see the naked Soviet ideology which suppressed and hurt the spirit of Lithuanian nation for many decades.

Young visitors are also amused by the inhabitants of the mini-zoo located in the park – featuring birds and animals like bears etc.

There is also a cafe with excellent menu with nostalgia extras. Dishes are prepared according to traditional regional recipes, and according to modern recipes. Grutas park style and its mood is reflected in “Soviet” menu: “po ruski”, cutlets “proscaj molodost“, cocktail “elnio akis”.
YOUTUBE: Unique Grutas Park - Gruto Parkas
"History repeats itself endlessly for those who are unwilling to learn from the past.
- Leon Brown"

2-3.8.2017 Rezidencija Grizulo ratai, Sasnava Lithuania

Grizulo offers a modern-style countryside retreat 10 km outside Marijampole city centre. 

This eco-friendly accommodation features relaxing facilities, including jacuzzi and sauna, as well as free Wi-Fi and free private and video monitored parking.

When we arrived to this beautiful Hotel the kitchen was closed earlier, so we had to eat fast food in nearby Hesburger. They didn't inform us anyting about paying more in breakfast. As you can see our breakfast, both of us had only one small bread (with 3 marmalades and 4 cheeses and some salami) and we hardly ever eat bread. So after extremely spacious and comfortable room and very quiet and beautiful location, such a pathetic breakfast. Would recommend highly if you just remember to pay more for a decent breakfast. And maybe the restaurant offers good food, if you just arrive earlier.
YOUTUBEResidence Grizulo ratai
"A good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day."

2.8.2017 Pazaislis Monastery, Kaunas Lithuania

Pazaislis monastery and church form the largest monastery complex in Lithuania, and the most magnificent example of Italian Baroque architecture in the country.

Amazing architectural complex is situated in fascinating Kaunas Lagoon Regional Park. That perfect place is surrounded with enchanting forest and separated from dusty city life. 

Church of Blessed Virgin Mary was composed as the heart of charming architectural complex. High ceilings and wonderful murals enhance the sense of sanctity and greatness there.

Exterior of Pazaislis Monastery gives an ineffable impress.
"If you have time to breathe, you have time to meditate.
- Ajahn Chah"

2.8.2017 Little People's Bench, Raudone Lithuania

Funny bench just waiting for anyone to come and fool around.
"Just another day in the park."

2.8.2017 Raudone Castle, Lithuania

Raudone Castle is a residential castle. Bayersburg II Castle, an old Teutonic castle, stood here until the 16th century. The tower is open to public as an observation tower of Nemunas valley.
"Cause you don't know, what you've got, until it's gone."

2.8.2017 Raudone Castle Park, Lithuania

The castle is surrounded by an old park, in which rare trees grow: the silver fir, Swiss pine, grey walnut, line with nine trunks, Gediminas Oak.
"Nature never goes out of style."

2.8.2017 Remembrance for the dead soldiers, Raudone Lithuania

"Only the dead have seen the end of war. - Plato"

1-2.8.2017 Ventaine, Vente Lithuania

Ventaine is set on the shore of the picturesque Curonian Lagoon. Guests can enjoy hiking in the area and park their car on the free parking on site. Unfortunately this place is not a very dog friendly place, but very beautiful location.
"The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. - Napoleon Bonaparte"

1.8.2017 OMG what a beautiful Curonian Lagoon, Vente Lithuania

So calm and serene and beautiful. And it is true, what they say. calm before storm. Next night storm and lightnings. Total darkness, and the lightnings illuminates the sky so bright, that you could see the Curonian Spit on the other side.

When you have these kind of moments and such a picturesque place, you just have to take a photo.
"Stop, take a moment, look around you and appreciate the beauty in your life.
- Gail Lynne Goodwin"

1.8.2017 Vente Cape - Vente Horn, Lithuania

Vente Cape, sometimes referred to as Vente Horn, is a headland in Nemunas Delta, located in Silute district, Lithuania. It is known as a rest place for many birds during their migrations, particularly the autumn migration. One of the first bird ringing stations in Europe, still in operation, was opened here by Tadas Ivanauskas in 1929.

The Cape, being in the former Memel Territory, was part of Germany until 1919. The Teutonic Knights erected a castle here, called Windenburg, but it no longer exists. There is an 11-metre-high lighthouse, built in 1863 during the Prussian period, though currently it is not in use.
"Lighthouses blow no horns, they only shine."

1.8.2017 Vente Cape - Vente Horn, Lithuania

Just be here silently and listen to water.

Very beautiful sunset and wow what a perfect moment.
"All sunsets are beautiful when viewed with the love of my life."

1.8.2017 Monument for "Neptune's victims", Vente Lithuania

On the Curonian lagoon coast, a monument has dedicated to the non-returning from the lagoon. In order to honor all those who became victims of Neptune. The inhabitants of the Venta can tell a story of how their relatives or neighbors did not return from fishing. They were killed in the floods of the gorgeous lagoon. Most bodies subsequently returned to the landlords, but there were those who forever remained in the estates of the lord Neptunas.
"For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. - Khalil Gibran"

31.7.2017 Swing bridge, Klaipeda Lithuania

The swing bridge is manually rotated by a couple of dockworkers. Yachts and small ships then pour from castle moat into the Danė river and vice-versa.
"When someone hurts you cry a river, build a bridge and get over it!"

31.7.2017 Sculpture "The Black Ghost", Klaipeda Lithuania

Near the castle remains, just past the swing bridge, there is a bronze sculpture of a ghostly silhouette that looks like it is just stepping out of the water via the shore line. 2.4 metres in height, the sculpture holds its own secret - everyone who comes near the frightful sculpture will be greeted by it. According to one legend, in 1595, one of Klaipėda Castle guards, Hans von Heidi, saw a ghost. The mystical visitor warned the guard that the city’s supplies of grain and timber may be running out, and with that, it vanished just as it had appeared.
"True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld"

31.7.2017 The Tall Ships Races 2017, Klaipeda Lithuania

The world's largest sailing ships sailed to Klaipeda from Turku. 

So many grand sailing ships to admire. 
"Life is like sailing. You can use any wind to go in any direction. - Robert Brault"

31.7.2017 The first legendary motorcyclist sculpture, Klaipeda Lithuania

Antanas Poska (1903 – 1992) was a prominent Lithuanian traveler and anthropologist. He is best known for his journey to India in 1929–36, which he traveled with motorcycle. He was recognized as the Righteous Among the Nations for hiding three Lithuanian Jews during the Holocaust in Lithuania. Despite Nazi orders to destroy Jewish books he concealed and preserved over 1,000 publications which were later transferred to the Jewish Museum. After the Soviet takeover in 1945, he refused to destroy books deemed unacceptable to the Soviet regime and was imprisoned in a Gulag. Unable to return to Lithuania, Poska later worked at several museums in Central Asia. He was allowed to return to Lithuania in 1959. By age 60, he had visited 75 countries and 120 nations.
"The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same. - Steve Maraboli"

30-31.7.2017 Vlantana, Klaipeda Lithuania

10 km from the centre of the town. Peaceful location. Great size room with huge comfortable bed.
"Relax and dream up a good life. - Jim Carrey"

30.7.2017 Ferry ride over the Curonian Lagoon, Lithuania

We had a free ferry ride from Smiltyne to Naujoji, crossed the Curonian Lagoon.
"Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations."

30.7.2017 Amber Bay, Juodkrante Lithuania

In 1855, while canalizing the waterway near Juodkrante, the workers discovered amber in the silt soil. The first person to start the works of organized excavation of mud from the bottom of the Lagoon for amber search was former miller, owner of ships, later Klaipeda innkeeper Vilhelmas Stantynas. The amber excavated from the Lagoon’s bottom had to be cleaned and separated from admixtures. From 1860 till 1890, approximately 75 thousand kilograms of amber on the average per year were excavated. Having the amber mining declined, in 1890, the excavation works contract was not renewed, therefore, the excavation works in Juodkrante were terminated.
"If you have a family that loves you, a few good friends, food on your table and a roof over your head. You are richer than you think."

30.7.2017 Curonian Spit, Lithuania

The Curonian Spit is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. The northern 52 km long stretch of the Curonian Spit peninsula belongs to Lithuania, while the rest is part of the Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. The width of the spit varies from a minimum of 400 m in Russia (near the village of Lesnoy) to a maximum of 3,800 m in Lithuania (just north of Nida).It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by the two countries.
"Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it. - Karolina Kurkova"

30.7.2017 Terrible traffic jam, Kaliningrad Russia

On sunday we started driving to Russian-Lithuanian border trying to get to the Curonian Spit. OMG 15 kilometers over 3 hours, and at the beginning of this traffic jam to the border 65 kilometers. It was very hot hot day, so we kept the doors open almost all the time. We didn't know anything, like where all these cars are going to. On Curonian Spit we discovered the answer. These families were driving over 3 hours to park their car beside the road (no mather where) and then they walked through the forest to the beach. Unbelievable, but unfortunately the truth. In addition to this we had to pay before the border, on the border and after the border. So many extra payments, which we didn't know anything in advance. Not a lot of money in total, but what the hell happens here. In Finland, if we want to go to beach, we just drive about 15 minutes and go to the beach. Always space for parking, no payments, just enjoy the time and beach.
"The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. - Richard Bach."

30.7.2017 Beautiful family park, Kaliningrad Russia

Children having fun on this sunny and hot day in Kaliningrad. 
"It's not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness."

30.7.2017 Fort number 11 "Dönhoff", Kaliningrad Russia

The fortifications of the former East Prussian capital Königsberg now Kaliningrad. The fortress was supplemented from 1874 to 1885 by a ring comprising 11 forts, another two intermediate works and a 12th fort were added between 1887 and 1890. The system was consolidated up to the outbreak of the First World War with 280 chambers (infantry, artillery, machine gun and accommodation positions), 9 support points and 25 sconces and several outposts along the Lauther position to the north-east.
We visited one of these huge fortifications and almost lost in these neverending tunnels.
"Go forth and set the world on fire. - Ignatius of Loyola"

28-30.7.2017 Aparthotel Sunny, Kaliningrad Russia

Huge room (36 square meter) with kitchen corner. Excellent breakfast. Good value for money.
"It's a little hidden gem. - Richard Anderson"

29.7.2017 National Dog Show CAC, Kaliningrad Russia

Photos by photographer Karina Medved :)
Junior class longhaired males

AUSSENHAUS RAMSES: Excellent, JunCAC
Champion class longhaired females
RENEGADE KNIGHTS ARANEA: Excellent, CAC, BOB, BIG-2
Judge: Andras Korozs, HU
Very nice dog show day in beautiful Kaliningrad. People are so friendly here. Photographer Karina Medved took superb photos. Many thanks to Elena for your invaluable help :)
"The happiest people in life are the givers, not the getters."

28.7.2017 Border crossing on the road to Kaliningrad, Russia

Border crossing Grzechotki-Mamonowo (Poland-Russia). Suprisingly fast crossing. Not our first time going to Russia, so no difficulties filling the documents. Our gps maps ended here, so after this we used our mobile phone gps app for navigation. 
"Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. - Winston Churchill"

27-28.7.2017 Kazimierzowka, Elblag Poland

Great accommodation place with excellent breakfast. Safe location.
"Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax. - Mark Black"

27.7.2017 Elblag Canal, Poland

Elblag Canal is a canal in Poland, in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, 80.5 km in length, which runs southward from Lake Drużno to the river Drwęca and lake Jeziorak. It can accommodate small vessels up to 50 tons displacement. The difference in water levels approaches 100 m, and is overcome using locks and a remarkable system of inclined planes between lakes. Today it is used mainly for recreational purposes. It is considered one of the most significant monuments related to the history of technology and was named one of the Seven Wonders of Poland.
Today no vessels on dry land, but very interesting and beautiful place to visit.
"All water has a perfect memory and is trying to get back to where it was. - Toni Morrison"

27.7.2017 Stutthof concentration camp, Sztutowo Poland

Stutthof concentration camp built in a secluded, wet, and wooded area near the small town of Sztutowo (German: Stutthof) 34 km east of the city of Gdańsk in the former territory of the Free City of Danzig. The camp was set up around already existing structures after the invasion of Poland in World War II, used for the imprisonment of Polish intelligentsia. The actual barracks were built in the following year by hundreds of prisoners enslaved in specialized commandos. Stutthof was the first camp outside German borders, in operation from 2 September 1939, and the last camp liberated by the Allies on 9 May 1945. More than 85,000 victims died in the camp out of as many as 110,000 inmates deported there.
"Today, and every day, we say never again. Keep the memory alive."

27.7.2017 Ferry ride over the river Veiksel, Poland

We had a suprise ferry ride from Mikoszewo to Swibno, crossed the river Veiksel.
"If feels good to be lost in the right direction."

27.7.2017 Watch on Youtube - TO HELL AND BACK

These videos are not a political statement. Simply our visit to Hel, Poland 26-27.7.2017. Terrible weather almost all the time we spent in Hel. We had only two hour window without heavy rain to go and see places in Hel. And as a result is these videos from Hel, Poland. There may be some dark humour, but also some historical facts. Many thanks to CO.AG Music for providing amazing music.
YOUTUBETO HELL AND BACK
"I've gone through hell and back. - Keith Emerson"

27.7.2017 Highway from Hell - Hel Peninsula, Poland

We drove really a highway to hell and back.
YOUTUBEHighway from Hell
"It's easier to go to hell than to go to heaven, because there's only a stairway to heaven but a highway to hell." 

27.7.2017 Legend - Promontory of Hell - Hel, Poland

A stone monument "Kassubians' Mound" on the Promontory of Hel - one of the finest places in Poland. Here is the spot where Poland symbolically begins. According to a beautiful legend, when friendship and harmony prevail in the world, the boulders will awake in order to change into kind stolems again. 
A hundred years ago Poland regained independence. In 1918, World War I was over and finally Poland was free at last after 123 years of geo-political oblivion. CONGRATULATIONS !!
YOUTUBELegend - Promontory of Hell
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. - Nelson Mandela"

27.7.2017 End of Hell - Hel, Poland

The tip of the Hel Peninsula. So this place is the final place in Hel. After this only water. Other side is the Bay of Puck and other side the Baltic Sea.
YOUTUBEEnd of Hell
"To hell with circumstances. I create opportunities. - Bruce Lee"

27.7.2017 Battle of Hell - Hel, Poland

The Hel Fortified Area was a set of Polish fortifications, constructed on the Hel Peninsula in northern Poland, in close proximity to the interwar border of Poland and the Third Reich. It was created in 1936, upon a decree of President Ignacy Moscicki. It covered most part of the peninsula, and during Polish September Campaign, it was the last place of Poland to surrender to the invading Wehrmacht (Battle of Hel). During World War II, the naval base in Hel was used as a major training facility for U-boat crews.
We went to the woods in Hel. We discovered these tunnels, which connects artillery batteries.
YOUTUBEBattle of Hell
"If you're going through hell, keep going. - Winston Churchill"

27.7.2017 Gates of Hell - Hel, Poland

We drove really a highway to hell. Weather was all evening and night very hellish. Port Hel could easily be FI-EN-mix-translated as Gate to Hell, because gate is in finnish portti and Hel is hell.
YOUTUBE: Gates of Hell
"The path to paradise begins in hell. - Dante Alighieri"

26.7.2017 Highway to Hell - Hel Peninsula, Poland

Aerial photos: www.szczyptaswiata.com.pl.
Hel Peninsula is a 35-km-long sand bar peninsula in northern Poland separating the Bay of Puck from the open Baltic Sea. The width of the peninsula varies from approximately 300 m near Jurata, through 100 m in the most narrow part to over 3 km at the tip. Since the peninsula was formed entirely of sand, it is frequently turned into an island by winter storms. Until the 17th century the peninsula was a chain of islands that formed a strip of land only during the summer. A road and a railroad run along the peninsula from the mainland to the town located at the furthest point, Hel.
We drove through a hellish traffic jams to get this place, which goes nowhere but Hel.
YOUTUBEHighway to Hell
"All right, then, I'll go to hell. - Mark Twain"

26.7.2017 Gabinet Weterynaryjny, Reda Poland

Very nice place to visit. Special thanks to very friendly veterinarian Katarzyna Lewandowska.
"Dogs do speak, but only those who know how to listen."

26.7.2017 Malbork Castle, Poland

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork is the largest castle in the world measured by land area. It was originally built by the Teutonic Knights, a German Roman Catholic religious order of crusaders, in a form of an Ordensburg fortress. The Order named it Marienburg (Mary's Castle). The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress and, on its completion in 1406, was the world's largest brick castle. UNESCO designated the "Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork" and the Malbork Castle Museum a World Heritage Site in December 1997. It is one of two World Heritage Sites in the region with origins in the Teutonic Order. 
"A warrior is the protector of his family and those in need."

25-26.7.2017 Dworek Skarszewy, Grudziadz Poland

Booked this beautiful hotel room in the same evening. We were extremely suprised of this hidden oasis in the middle of the woods. If we would tell you the price breakfast included, you wouldn't believe it. We recommend highly to everyone.
"Relax the mind. Renew the body. Revive the soul."

25.7.2017 Olsztyn, Poland

Founded as Allenstein in the 14th century, Olsztyn was under the control and influence of the Teutonic Order until 1466, when it was incorporated into the Polish Crown. Since 1999 Olsztyn has been the capital city of the Warmia-Masuria. It currently is one of the best places in Poland to live and work. It is also one of the happiest cities in the country.
"You can tell when people are truly happy. Their energy is genuine. - Alex Elle"

24.7.2017 Lidzbark Warminsk, Poland

Lidzbark Warminski was once the capital of Warmia and formerly its largest city. The city itself was a rich center of faith and culture and was known as the Pearl of Warmia. The town was originally an Old Prussian settlement known as Lecbarg until being conquered in 1240 by the Teutonic Knights, who named it Heilsberg.
"The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you. - Vanna Bonta"

24.7.2017 Mamerki, Poland

One of the best preserved complexes of undamaged German bunkers from World War II in Poland. In the years 1940-1944 about 250 objects including 30 concrete shelters were built. One of the most important command centers of the Third Reich.
In addition, visitors can walk along 30m underground tunnel connecting two shelters.
YOUTUBE: Mamerki, Poland
"Those who do not learn from the history are doomed to repeat it. - George Santayana"

24.7.2017 "For the honor of fallen soldiers", Olecko Poland

The stone half-turn in Olecko is 20 meters wide and 10 meters high. It was placed in honor of soldiers from Olecko County who fell during the First World War.
YOUTUBE: Olecko Poland
"All gave some. Some gave all. Never forget freedom isn't free."

23.7.2017 Short moment shared in Poland
Dogs who really look after each other. These kinds of dogs is not very unusual sight in Poland.
YOUTUBE: Dog Friends in Poland
"Their affection is timeless. Their devotion is ageless."

23.7.2017 Monument of Maria Konopnicka, Suwalki Poland

Maria Konopnicka (1842 – 1910) was a Polish poet, novelist, writer for children and youth, a translator, journalist and critic, as well as an activist for women's rights and Polish independence. She used the pseudonym Jan Sawa and others. She was one of the most important Polish poets of the positivism in Poland period.
YOUTUBE: Moment with Maria Konopnicka
"If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die."

23.7.2017 The Ninth Fort - IX Fortas - Stronghold, Kaunas Lithuania

At the end of the 19th century the city of Kaunas was fortified and by 1890 was encircled by eight forts and nine gun batteries.The 9th Fort retains it numerical name from the days when it was indeed the ninth part of a series of forts that together formed a whole ring of fortifications around the city of Kaunas. Collectively these were called Fortress Kaunas. 
During the years of Nazi occupation, the Ninth Fort was put to use as a place of mass murder. 
YOUTUBE: The Ninth Fort - IX Fortas - Stronghold
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

21-23.7.2017 Superb weekend, "Lici" Latvia

"Lici", Jelgava district, Latvia
"Senlici" HOTEL & "Zemnieka cienasts" Kafejnica - Restorans
YOUTUBE: Superb weekend, "Lici" Latvia
"Relax. Life is beautiful. - David I. Wolper"

23.7.2017 Happy Birthday Ari, "Lici" Latvia

After our breakfast we decided to visit this "playground" near our Hotel.
Happy birthday Mr 47 - Herra 47 ;)
YOUTUBE: Having some birthday fun in Latvia ;)
"Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened."

22.7.2017 German Shepherd LVASK Specialty Show, "Lici" Latvia

12-18 months longhaired males
SG 2 - AUSSENHAUS RAMSES
over 24 months longhaired females
SG 4 - RENEGADE KNIGHTS ARANEA
Judge:  Frantisek Matous, CZE
Beautiful show location and pleasant atmosphere. Thank you to everyone at the show place ;)
We started early in the morning. Last ring at the show place was about 21PM.
We are always proud of our dogs. After all they are our family and we love them so much :)
Special thanks to our great handler NASTI ;)
People at the showplace extremely friendly, cheerful and kind ;)
One word: SUPERB - We love you all - PALDIES - Thank you ;)
YOUTUBE: German Shepherd Specialty Show, Latvia
"When you start each day with a grateful heart, light illuminates from within."
"What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs."

21.7.2017 August Maramaa and his dog NEFF, Viljandi Estonia

August Maramaa (1881–1941) was an Estonian politician and the legendary mayor of Viljandi. The bronze statue of Maramaa with his dog Neff near the Viljandi town Hall was opened in 2007. During the reign of August Maramaa (1919-1939) Viljandi grew and developed extremely fast. Many parks, new streets and new city districts were founded. A stadium, a hotel, the new town hall, four schools, a hospital, a beach pavilion and a suspension bridge in the castle hills were built during his time in Viljandi. August Maramaa was arrested by the Soviet authorities in 1941 and he died in the same year in a Russian prison camp. 
YOUTUBE: Meeting August Maramaa and his dog NEFF
"They are the teachers of unconditional love and true devotion."

21.7.2017 Carl Robert Jakobson Monument, Viljandi Estonia

Carl Robert Jakobson was one the most important public figures during the Estonian Period of Awakening as well as a columnist, writer, teacher and founder of the Viljandi County newspaper 'Sakala'. The statue was erected in 1998 to mark the 157th anniversary of Jakobson’s birth. It was sculpted by Mati Karmin. Jakobson's importance in the history of the Estonian people was reflected in the fact that he was depicted on the Estonian 500-kroon bank note. 
YOUTUBE: Meeting "500 kroon man" Mr Jacobson
"Great hopes make great men. - Thomas Fuller" 

21.7.2017 Tuhala Witch's Well, Estonia

The folk myth says that the Witch's Well begins to overflow when the witches of Tuhala whisk themselves inside the well. This periodically rising spring overflows during times of high-water. At a depth of 2.4 m deep, the 'Well's' brownish water overflows at a speed of 100 litres per second. As the surrounding river's rate of flow is at least 5,000 litres per second, this creates an effect that is one of the most unique natural phenomena in Europe. 
Voted by the public as the Wonder of Estonia in 2012, the wondrous beauty of the Tuhala Witch's Well is a phenomenon that occurs for a day, or up to three weeks. 
YOUTUBE: Tuhala Witch's Well, Estonia
"Silence isn't empty, it's full of answers." 

8.7.2017 Renegade Knights Aranea: RKF CHAMPION

Renegade Knights Proudly Presents RKF Champion Aranea :)
"He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.  - Sun Tzu"

These are very precious moments :)

"A leader leads by example not by force- Sun Tzu"
ONNITTELUT NEAN OMALLE PERHEELLE AHLAISIIN: HENKALLE JA NINALLE :)
"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. - Sun Tzu"

8.7.2017 Statue of Raimond Valgre, Pärnu Estonia

The musician Raimond Valgre who played in Pärnu in 1930s and brought the town a lot of fame, can today be found sitting in the park near Kuursaal, as a bronze statue. The author of the statue is Rait Pärg. You too can sit down next to the beloved Estonian composer and enjoy his beautiful compositions.

How did these funny guys came here with us...watch our video :)
YOUTUBE LINK: Having fun with Raimond Valgre, Pärnu Estonia
"Sometimes the best moments are the ones you didn't plan at all." 

8.7.2017 Gustav Faberge monument, Pärnu Estonia

Gustav Faberge (1814–1893) was a jeweller, born in Pärnu and later active in St. Petersburgh, who founded the House of Faberge. His son Peter Carl Faberge became a world-renowned jeweller, primarily famous for his precious metal Easter eggs that were encrusted with generous amounts of jewels. In addition to the Russian czar, all European royals ordered his masterpieces. Faberge eggs can also be seen on the wonderful paintings of Tiina Ojaste, an artist from Pärnu.

YOUTUBE LINK: Carpe Diem with Gustav Faberge, Pärnu Estonia
"
When you try control everything, you enjoy nothing.
Sometimes you just need to relax, breathe, let go and live in the moment."
 

8.7.2017 Pärnu coastal meadow hiking trail, Estonia

A 600 m hiking trail with a viewing platform, which stands right by the sea in the middle of the Pärnu beach, was constructed for visitors to be able to explore the unique ecosystem of the city. The visitors can walk above the backwaters and look for unique protected plants. The trail that rises gradually is pram and wheelchair accessible for everyone to enjoy the outdoors.
YOUTUBE LINK: Relaxing walk with our longhaired GSDs in Pärnu Estonia
"B.E.A.C.H. Best Escape Anyone Can Have!" 

7.7.2017 Visiting our friend in Estonia

Biceps vs Biceps...who is the winner. Okey Lara you win :)
"Work out hard and be proud of what you achieve." 

17.6.2017 International Grand Market, Turku Finland

Atmosphere at the Turku International Market 17.6.2017. Visiting with our longhaired GSD's Cola and Ramses. Behind camera also our view-shaker Florenza :)
Great place to do good training with dogs. Many different kinds of peoples, other dogs, all kinds of voices, etc. etc. Ari is walking with Ramses and Cola. And our camerawoman walking with Florenza in left hand and camera and bag in right hand...not very easy to do :) Well that's not the point. We just like to encourage every dog owner to go out on these kinds of events with your dog. This is really good training for everyone, and really it's fun. Go for it :)

Tunnelmia Turun kansainvälisiltä markkinoilta 17.6.2017. Matkassa mukana pitkäkarvaiset ystävämme Ramses ja Cola. Kameran takana myös kuvansheikkaajamme Florenza :)
Aivan mahtava tilaisuus hyvälle treenille. Paljon erilaisia ihmisiä, toisia koiria, kaikenlaisia ääniä, ym. ym. Ari kävelee Ramsin ja Colan kanssa. Kuvaaja kävelee takana Florenza vasemmassa kädessä ja kamera sekä laukku oikeassa kädessä...ei ole kovin helppoa :) No sehän ei ollut tässä pointti vaan haluamme rohkaista kaikkia menemään tällaisiin tapahtumiin omien koirien kanssa. Hyvää treeniä ja oikeasti todella hauskaa. Siittä vuan menoks ;)

YOUTUBE LINK: International Grand Market, Turku Finland
"The best therapist has fur and four legs."

27.5.2017 Eesti Peaerinäitus, Estonia
Aussenhaus Ramses: SG6
Tuomari/Kohtunik: Herr Leonhard Schweikert, SV
"
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them. 
- Washington Irving
" 

27.5.2017 Harjavalta RN
Renegade Knights Bellissime: AVO-ERI AVK1 PN1 SA ROP SERT
Tuomarina: Vojislav Al-Daghistani, RS

14.5.2017 Pakri Cliff, Paldiski Estonia

The height of the limestone cliff at the top of the Pakri peninsula is 24–25 m. Unlike Ontika with its opulent Klint vegetation, the Pakri Cliff wall offers a cross section of all limestone layers in the course of several kilometres. Black guillemot, quite unique in Estonia, lives in the cracks of the Cliff.

Pakri pank eli Pakrin rantatörmä on Paldiskin niemellä Virossa sijaitseva suuri rantatörmä, joka koostuu ordovikikautisesta kalkkikivestä ja kambrikautisesta savikivestä. Alueella on runsaasti neuvostoajan raunioita. Törmän päälle on myös rakennettu majakka.
YOUTUBE LINK: Pakri Cliff, Estonia
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. - Helen Keller"

12.5.2017 Lover's Bench, Pskov Russia

We had time for a nice walk in the park and noticed this quirky, funny bench there :)

Kävelyllä puistossa huomasimme tämän omituisen hauskan penkin :)
YOUTUBE LINK: Lover's Bench, Pskov Russia
"Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench, when there is plenty of room at both ends."

12.5.2017 Blacksmith made a horseshoe, Children's Park in Pskov Russia

By the legend, Peter the Great called the people of Pskov "scobar" (holdfast maker) when he was not able to straighten out the holdfast forged by local blacksmiths while Peter the Great used to easily unbend horseshoes. On his order, Pskov masters started to produce holdfasts for Russian fleet under construction.

Every year on January: Blacksmith Festival "The Day of Scobary"
YOUTUBE LINK: Blacksmith, Pskov Russia
"One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. - Elbert Hubbard"

4.5.2017 Aussenhaus Ramses: BALTIC JUNIOR CHAMPION
YOUTUBE LINK: BALTIC J CH - Aussenhaus Ramses

Estonian + Latvian + Lithuanian Junior Champion equals BALTIC JUNIOR CHAMPION :)
YOUTUBE LINK: BALTIC J CH - Aussenhaus Ramses
"Loving others is the key to living happy life. How you treat others is going to be an impact on your career and success. - Jeremy Limn"

4.5.2017 Aussenhaus Ramses: ESTONIAN JUNIOR CHAMPION

Second weekend in Estonia and success...happy couple Ramses and Ari :)
"How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you. - Kushandwizdom"

29.4.2017 National Dog Show, Rakvere Estonia
Aussenhaus Ramses: SP1, SK, PI1, VSPJ, Jun SERT, VSP 
Judge / Tuomari: Kevin Young, UK
"Like strength of head. Good eye and expression. Good front angulation. Pleasing topline. Nice depth of chest. Good size and balance. Moving soundly. Excellent condition"
Näillä arvosteluin saimme Ramsi pojalle Eestin JUN SERTin, jota tulimme hakemaan. Jätimme suosiolla sunnuntain näyttelyn väliin erittäin iloisin mielin räntäsateesta huolimatta. 
Suur aitäh - kaunis kiitos ja kumarrus kaikille paikalla olleille...teitte päivästämme hienon :)

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. - Edit Wharton"

29.4.2017 06:00 AM - Theatre, Rakvere Estonia

Opened in 1940, Rakvere Theatre is one of the most unique buildings of its kind anywhere in the world: a repertory theatre with two halls in a town with a population of just 17,000. Its repertoire includes Estonian drama, world classics and contemporary works for both adults and children.  

Vuonna 1940 perustettu Rakveren teatteri kuuluu maailman omaleimaisimpiin teattereihin, koska se on kahden salin repertoaariteatteri vain 17 000 asukkaan pikkukaupungissa. Teatterin ohjelmistossa on virolaisia alkuperäisnäytelmiä, maailman klassikkoja ja nykynäytelmiä sekä aikuisille että lapsille.
YOUTUBE LINK: Theatre, Rakvere Estonia
"We must all do theatre, to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become - Augusto Boal"

29.4.2017 05:30 AM - Arvo Pärt statue, Rakvere Estonia
'Young man on bicycle listening to music' - Pyöräilijäpoika kuuntelee musiikkia

This sculpture was inspired by Arvo Pärt himself, from a time when he was cycling on Market Square (now Central Square) listening to the radio programmes and music being broadcast from a speaker on top of a telephone post. The broader message of the sculpture is that every child can become a well-known and respected composer, scientist or representative of any profession. 

Inspiraatio veistokselle on tullut Arvo Pärtiltä itseltään, ajalta jolloin hän kävi poikana kotikaupunkinsa toriaukiolla (nykyisellä keskusaukiolla) kuuntelemassa radiolähetyksiä ja musiikkia puhelinpylvään päässä olleesta kaiuttimesta. Veistoksen laajempi sanoma on, että jokaisesta lapsesta voi tulla tunnettu ja tunnustettu säveltäjä, tieteilijä tai muun ammatin harjoittaja.
YOUTUBE LINK: Boy on a bicycle..., Rakvere Estonia
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein"

10.4.2017 Tara Mavic Poland: BALTIC CHAMPION
YOUTUBE LINK: BALTIC CH - Tara Mavic Poland

Estonian + Latvian + Lithuanian Champion equals BALTIC CHAMPION :)
YOUTUBE LINK: BALTIC CH - Tara Mavic Poland
"The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. - Zig Ziglar"

10.4.2017 Tara Mavic Poland: LITHUANIAN CHAMPION

At last here we are Ari and Cola...after 5 CAC and success :)
"To be a Jedi is to face the truth, and choose. Give off the light, or darkness, Padawan. Be a candle, or the night. - Master Yoda"

26.3.2017 National Dog Show, Siauliai Lithuania
Tara Mavic Poland: Excellent, CAC
Judge / Tuomari: Pero Bozinovski, MK
25.3.2017 National Dog Show, Siauliai Lithuania
Tara Mavic Poland: Excellent
Judge / Tuomari: Valentinas Stiklius, LT
Jes jes. Hieno viikonloppu. Colan Liettuan viides CAC :)
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams"

25.3.2017 Skaitantis Zmogus - Reading Man, Siauliai Lithuania

The man of the old times, standing on a cobbled pavement, is not just an ordinary person he can read. Elderly residents of Šiauliai may find his silhouette slightly familiar. The Reading Man has come from the old press of Šiauliai: the same hand raised his eyeglasses, the same irony. 

Sculpture of a man with his eyeglasses (missing) in his hand. Well not any more. We brought new glasses to the reading man statue from Finland :)
Patsas miehestä silmälasiensa kera, tai siis enemmänkin kadonneiden lasien. Ei hätää enää Mr lukeva mies, me toimme sinulle lasit suoraan suomesta ;)
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. - Dr. Seuss"

18.3.2017 Tara Mavic Poland: BELARUS CHAMPION

Happy 2some Cola and Ari. New Champion title for Cola...wow :)
"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. - Zig Ziglar"

Cola's official diploma BELARUS CHAMPION.

"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. - Og Mandino"

11.3.2017 Renegade Knights Aranea: BALTIC CHAMPION
YOUTUBE LINK: BALTIC CH NEA

WOW...Renegade Knights "HAU-HAU-HAU MENI" CHAMPION NEA :)
"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. - Paul Bryant"

JÄTTIMÄISET ONNITTELUT NEAN OMALLE PERHEELLE: HENKALLE JA NINALLE :)

"I do the very best I know how, the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing so until the end. - Abraham Lincoln"

Tästä olemme todella ylpeitä: BALTIC CHAMPION titteli Nealle :) 
"Decide what you want. Believe you can have it. Believe you deserve it. Believe it's possible for you. - Rhonda Byrne"

11.3.2017 Renegade Knights Aranea: LITHUANIAN CHAMPION

WOW...Renegade Knights "HAU MENI" CHAMPION NEA :)
"To be all you are meant to be, you must dream and act with bigger intentions. - Rick Conlow"

ONNITTELUT NEAN OMALLE PERHEELLE: HENKALLE JA NINALLE :)

"Success is not just a measure of how big you can dream. It's also a measure of how much you can do."

Nean Liettuan muotovalion tittelistä on helppo yhdessä hymyillä :) 
"Keep your dreams alive. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. - Gail Devers"

4.3.2017 Aussenhaus Ramses: LATVIAN JUNIOR CHAMPION

HAPPY ARI WITH LATVIAN JUNIOR CHAMPION RAMSES :)
"The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be. - Shakti Gawain" 

19.2.2017 National Dog Show, Panevezys Lithuania
Renegade Knights Aranea: Excellent, N SHOW WINNER
Tara Mavic Poland: Excellent
Judge / Tuomari: Daiva Rimaitytė, LT
18.2.2017 National Dog Show, Panevezys Lithuania
Renegade Knights Aranea: Excellent, CAC, N SHOW WINNER, BOB
Tara Mavic Poland: Excellent
Judge / Tuomari: Vytautas Baranauskas, LT
Vuosi sitten ja taas täällä takaisin. Molemmille päiville oli runsas osallistujamäärä sekä normaali- että pitkäkarvaisten puolella. Nea suorastaan puhdisti pöydän lauantaina. Iloisin mielin oli mukava palata kotisuomeen. Saas nähdä, mihin suuntaamme seuraavaksi.
Henkalle isot kiitokset oikein leppoisasta matkaseurasta :)
"Don't wait until you've reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal."

18.2.2017 Juozas Balcikonis, Panevezys Lithuania

Lithuanian linguist and teacher, who contributed to the standardization of the Lithuanian language.
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin"

18.2.2017 Juozas Miltinis, Panevezys Lithuania

Lithuanian theatre director and founder of the Panevezys Drama Theatre.
"The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results. - James Dean"

18.2.2017 Articus Winter Cup - AWC I etapp - BENELLY I KOHT, Estonia
Palju õnne Benelly & Signe :)
INDIVIDUAALSED TULEMUSED:
KK-3
1. Renegade Knights Beatitas / Signe Tiitso 81 punkti
2. Wunderstern Vox / Ülle Vahesaar 79 punkti
3. Juger Edelweiss Igra Va-Bank / Julia Knut 73 punkti
Judge / Kohtunik: Marika Mikk, EE
"Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there."

14.2.2017 HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY !

Toivotamme koko RK-perheelle sekä kaikille muille lämmintä ystävänpäivää :)
"In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all. - Gandhi"

5.2.2017 National Dog Show, Valga Estonia
Aussenhaus Ramses: SP1
Tuomari: June Wall, IE
4.2.2017 National Dog Show, Valga Estonia
Aussenhaus Ramses: VH
Tuomari: Joan Walsh, IE
Talvi ja jäinen liukas keli teki tepposet jo ennen reissua. Ramses kopsautti etukäpälänsä eikä ollut näyttelypäivinä oma reipas itsensä. Keräsi kyllä ihailijoita ja silittelijöitä ympärilleen siitä huolimatta. Eläinlääkärissä käyty ja näyttelyn jälkeen parantunut. 
"Look forward with hope, not backward with regret."

4.2.2017 Toomas Nipernaadi - August Gailit, Valga Estonia

A. Gailit's Novel "Toomas Nipernaadi" -Whistling and air-heads spank the tar along a winding dirt road ...
Classic literature writer, born in Valga County - August Gailit (9 Jan. 1891 - 5 Nov. 1960).
"A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future. - Albert Einstein"

4.2.2017 Kokletajs - The Kokle Player, Valka Latvia

Travertine sculpture of a man playing a kokle.
The kokle (or kuōkle) is a Latvian plucked string musical instrument (chordophone), of the zither family. It is installed in honor of the Latvian Nationwide Song and Dance Celebration centenary.
"Never stop dancing to the music in your heart. - Katrina Mayer"

22.1.2017 National Dog Show, Daugavpils Latvia
Aussenhaus Ramses: JUN1, PP, JCAC, SUNS2
Judge commented about Ramses: "Excellent perfect head, correct and excellent topline, excellent angulations. Over all excellent super dog."
Tuomari: Čelebić Pero, ME
21.1.2017 National Dog Show, Daugavpils Latvia
Aussenhaus Ramses: JUN2
Tuomari: Julia Ovsyannikova, RU

Onnellinen kaksikko Ari ja sydäntensulattaja Ramsi-boy. Ramses keräsi näyttelypaikalla ympärilleen ihailijoita ja kuvia otettiin paljon. 
"It's not where you are in life. It's who you have by your side that matters."

21.1.2017 Mayor Dubrovin with his dog, Daugavpils Latvia

Bronze statue of Mayor Dubrovin with his dog, descending a flight of stairs. Unveiled 16 September 2007 and the 125th anniversary of the park, which was founded by and later named after Pavel Dubrovin.
"My rules are simple. Treat everyone fairly. Treat everyone with respect. - Mayor Nat Baker"

21.1.2017 Daugavpils Museum, Latvia

Daugavpils Museum of Regional History and Artis one of the oldest and largest museums in Latgale. It was founded in 1938 and is located in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city – an Art Nouveau monument of architecture built in 1883.
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. - Mary Anne Radmacher"

15.1.2017 German Shepherd Speciality Show, Harjumaa Estonia
KASUTUSKLASS (GHKL) PIKAKARVALISED / WORKING CLASS LONG-HAIRED
V2 + RENEGADE KNIGHTS BEATITAS 
PARIMAD VARRUKAKOERAD/BEST TSB:
Isased - Estrellest Von Vertex, omanik Urve Lageda ja Sunntoya's Ballack, omanik Daniel Heinmaa
Emased - Renegade Knights Beatitas, omanik Signe Tiitso
KOHTUNIK/JUDGE: Frank Goldlust (SV)
VARRUKAMEHED/HELPERS: Rene Radala ja Viktor Salalui

15.1.2017 Tara Mavic Poland: ESTONIAN CHAMPION

ARI WITH ESTONIAN CHAMPION COLA :)
"The darkest nights produce the brightest stars
."

8.1.2017 Aussenhaus Ramses: LITHUANIAN JUNIOR CHAMPION

ARI WITH LITHUANIAN JUNIOR CHAMPION RAMSES :)
"Be like a diamond precious and rare, not like a stone found everywhere
."