Tag Archive: golden retriever

In loving memory of Nico

Nico passed away last Saturday, November 10th, after her condition worsened abruptly. She was 10.5 years old and I had lived with her for 4.5 years. You can read here the first post… Continue reading

The typhoon season

Every summer, Suzhou stands on the way of some of the typhoons that come from the western Pacific Ocean. Usually, when they arrive here they have already lost most of their strength so… Continue reading

Dogs and health

Last week, on April 18th, it was Pet Owner’s Day (I didn’t know we had a day! China¬†should totally observe this holiday and give me a day off!) and the nice people from… Continue reading

“My mum is also a foreigner”

Most kids (and also adults) in my compound are scared of Nico because she is bigger than the mini poodles Suzhounese people like to have as pets. But there are a couple of… Continue reading

Having a dog in China

When I tell people that I live in China, one of the first things they ask me is if I have eaten dog. It seems to be one of the things Chinese people… Continue reading

Sunday by the lake

It’s that time of the year again! The beginning of summer means the rainy season is here. It has been raining a lot the last couple of weeks and there were also several… Continue reading

The perks of being unemployed

These past months I have been a de facto taitai as I quit my previous job in mid July. Now that I just found a new job and will be resuming my professional… Continue reading

What have you been doing while I was away?

I am back in Suzhou (after a 28 hour trip!) and C. and Nico were very happy to see me again. But what have they been doing during the month I’ve been away?… Continue reading

Our new flatmate

Since last week we are three at home. Please meet our new flatmate, her name is Nico:   Nico is a 6 year old female Golden Retriever and yes, she’s fat. She weighted… Continue reading