And as if all that wasn't enough

Getting involved with dogs also meant that all free time just disappeared somewhere. In addition to showing one's dogs one can work at the shows - so we trained to be ring stewards.

© Ulla Frejman

This little by little led to various kinds of tasks in different canine related clubs, and in time Marjo became a Finnish Kennel Club Show Instructor for the Kainuu region, and eventually Marjo even got started in becoming a dog show judge (at the moment she has breeds from FCI groups 3, 4 and 6). We've also got rather deeply entangled in arranging dog shows in our area.

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Every now and then it's necessary to do some work, too. For Eija that means teaching languages to adults, while Marjo works in Metso Automation's customer documentation. And when dogs became a way of life, we felt that some other hobbies might be a good thing. Nowadays Eija sings in an ensemble called Nais-Girls, while Marjo is engaged in Oriental Dance (which is dangerously close to being a part-time profession by now...)

A Dandie looks at you as though he's forgotten more than you ever knew.