Summer Snaps...

Posted by Pia

Hey there Daily Waggers-
As you know, I’ve been in Sweden visiting family and meeting lots of amazing critters along the way... I've been having so much fun snapping shots to share with all of you! Sweden has some very animal friendly street signs -and otherwise whimsical images- that I thought you DWaggers would appreciate...

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This image made me think of my fellow DWaggers and Glue Squad family!  If you look in the distance, you can see a pooch and his human…. it reminds me how much our companion animals are truly our children and family members!

1 This image made me think of my fellow DWaggers and Glue Squad family! If you look in the distance, you can see a pooch and his human…. it reminds me how much our companion animals are truly our children and family members!

I was happy to see that the fish living in this stream were protected by their fellow Swedish humans!

2 I was happy to see that the fish living in this stream were protected by their fellow Swedish humans!

While the locals seem to prefer that the doggies not swim in the lake, they still allow canine family members to join in the summer beach fun!

3 While the locals seem to prefer that the doggies not swim in the lake, they still allow canine family members to join in the summer beach fun!

This sign was posted by the lake on which I spent many a childhood summer vacation!

4 This sign was posted by the lake on which I spent many a childhood summer vacation!

I love how the Swedes add whimsy to even a simple ‘children crossing’ sign.

5 I love how the Swedes add whimsy to even a simple ‘children crossing’ sign.

My husband Peter and I were pleasantly surprised to see so many signs posted in our honor ;)

6 My husband Peter and I were pleasantly surprised to see so many signs posted in our honor ;)

As ‘Peter and Pia,’ we often refer to ourselves as Team PP !

7 As ‘Peter and Pia,’ we often refer to ourselves as Team PP !

Go team!

8 Go team!

Even the iron rails by the river were shaped into P’s!

9 Even the iron rails by the river were shaped into P’s!

I was thrilled to see this sign next to an escalator!

10 I was thrilled to see this sign next to an escalator!

It cautions parents about how to keep both little humans AND their fur kids safe on an escalator!

11 It cautions parents about how to keep both little humans AND their fur kids safe on an escalator!

Check out the heart I spotted on a Boras street hole cover!

12 Check out the heart I spotted on a Boras street hole cover!

The statue in the center of a town called Boras has a beautiful fountain…

13 The statue in the center of a town called Boras has a beautiful fountain…

Look closely and you can see the doggie!

14 Look closely and you can see the doggie!

I was in awe at colors in this beautiful feather…

15 I was in awe at colors in this beautiful feather…

…I found it on a cobblestone street in Gothenburg!

16 …I found it on a cobblestone street in Gothenburg!

Look what I found in the Swedish pharmacy!

17 Look what I found in the Swedish pharmacy!

I'm not entirely sure what it's for, but I thought it was neat to find it among bandages for humans!

18 I'm not entirely sure what it's for, but I thought it was neat to find it among bandages for humans!

These little pooches…

19 These little pooches…

… were yet another item I considered getting for F and S!

20 … were yet another item I considered getting for F and S!

This image was painted on a city scaffold- pretty neat.  Made me think of Delia and her stunning horses!.

21 This image was painted on a city scaffold- pretty neat. Made me think of Delia and her stunning horses!.

These hand-carved horses are a modern version of the

22 These hand-carved horses are a modern version of the "Dalerna Hesta." The Dalerna Horse is carved from wood and painted with orange and flowers. They are displayed in many Swedish homes. I still have the one I got as a child!

Again with the

23 Again with the "P” signs! How sweet was it that the town put "P’s" everywhere for us??

This sign was in the Amsterdam airport- cautioning travelers against taking exotic animals away from their natural habitats.

24 This sign was in the Amsterdam airport- cautioning travelers against taking exotic animals away from their natural habitats.

Here’s a cute gift item I came across- a souvenir specifically for your pet-sitter- they had kitty ones too!

25 Here’s a cute gift item I came across- a souvenir specifically for your pet-sitter- they had kitty ones too!

Here is the shadow of my hand on some Swedish moss- waving a big

26 Here is the shadow of my hand on some Swedish moss- waving a big "Hej” to the Glue Squad and all of you DW readers!

I hope you are all enjoying the summer, getting some quality R and R, and staying cool!

Enjoy!

In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Comments (10)

  • Hej,Dr. P,
    It is amazing what you find when you take time to look! I like your PP Team! What fun you've had this summer in Sweden and we've really enjoyed your pictures. Thank you so much.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Good morning Dr. Pia,
    What a pleasant post this morning. All the vibrant colors and the interesting signs and also, the signs for you and your husband. I really liked the horse sign as we kow Delia will too. They should have a PP day in Sweden. The place is already decorated and you are there so everything is a go. Who is in charge so we know who to contact to tell then that they should have a Tribute to Peter and Pia day? Oh yeah, a big HI right back at ya but instead of a hand it is a big furry paw. When are you coming back to the good old USA? Ok, Glue Squad, up and at em.
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    And hello to you too Dr. Pia. What a nice vacation you had and thanks for sharing it with us. Everyone knows that I like to travel. All those new sights and smells keeps me busy exploring. I must see, and smell, everything. I don’t get to travel as much as I used to; bad economy you know. And now the price of fuel is going back up again. Oh, for those good ole days. Daddy says he can remember when he paid 28 cents for a gallon of gas. That was back in the days when all cars were getting better than 20 miles for each gallon. What happened? Everyone wanted a car that could go from zero to sixty in less than five seconds. Big engines means low mileage. Guess we shot ourselves in the foot. By the way; Daddy had one of those cars. It would go 140 miles per hour. Don’t know why; the speed limit was only 55.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hello Dr.Pia, Kirby, Maddox, Rebel and all my glue squad friends,
    Thank you for sharing your nice vacation pictures. There were nice PP tribute signs everywhere. We liked the dog related signs by the lake and escalator too. The feather colors are beautiful.
    Rebel, I hope you see humming birds soon. We have had them by our hanging petunia plant. Tiny bird helicopters with green heads zooming around the flowers. Lynn, you must be busy with the night cameras. Have you seen my possum friends?
    Congrats on your certificate Missy Chow! Kirby I am sure you would be a wonderful therapy dog if you decide to go with your parents to visit people at the nursing home. We are so PROUD of Ming Ming.
    Rebel, what happened with the t.p.? Dudley hope your mom's throat feels better. Maddox, Chester is my summer fling boy friend. Cora Belle, hope you have a great time by the river with the Chiweenies.
    Thunderstorms this morning so no computer til now. Mom spent hours yesterday organizing stuff and doing de-cluttering. BORING for me but she seemed happy. Kirby I hope you have a good day and dream about muscle cars. No penalty box today, risky business time when mom goes to her trail running race tonight. Strike up that rock and roll--- Abby

  • Hej-Hej Dr.Pia!!!
    What an endearing post and AWESOME whimsical photos! :-) I love your descriptions, and to find the P P's, certainly they were for you and your hubby Peter.

    I love cobblestone streets, they have so much character. How nice to see so many signs geared to the welfare of animals. When I came to the Horse painting, I went, Oh WOW, I love that! and how sweet to be associate with this horse image...thanks!
    I will look for the 'Protect Endangered Species' advertisement when I have to exchange planes at the Amsterdam airport.

    Thank You for sharing all this! I assume you and your hubby are coming home soon..Have a safe and enjoyable trip home! :-) Minnow and the rest of your fur-gang will be so happy to see you.

    Glue Squad friends May your weekend be wonderful!

    Hugs,
    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

    Just a quick note:
    we had the most unusual, weird, odd etc etc. storm last night, none stop(continuous) lighting bolts across the sky inside of clouds with none stop sound of rolling thunder...and high winds for over an hour...I have NEVER experienced anything this odd, I felt like I was on MARS or watching a movie. Good thing Kitty was in the house, but hiding...

  • Hello Dr. Pia & Glue Squad Buddies,
    How special of you PP Team to still think of us Daily Waggers while you are on vacation. We are so lucky seeing the sights and signs of another country. It looks so clean and beautiful in Sweden. We are glad you are having fun and thanks again for thinking of us. Talk to you in America soon.
    Hugs & smiles,
    Lynn

  • Hi Dr.Pia, Thanks for another great blog with great photos from Sweden again! Those people who live in Sweden must be really nice to all animals and I think it would be fun to be there! Everything seems so calm! I love all of those street signs with the Ps and about animals-how great they are! Seeing that horse like Delias is terrific and those cute little Frenchie items do look like F&S! You must be having a great time visiting there where you used to live! Hope you have another great day and a wonderful weekend! Also hope all my Glue Squad buddies have a great day, too! Love, Dudley Do Right and Jan XOXOXO+

  • Not sure if this will get to Martha, but my request or search is for my son. He has a black lab that needed tendon surgery on his back leg and while recovering from that his other back leg took the same injury and needed surgery. The expense for this is tremendous and my son has limited finances. Now my request is there any assistance programs for pet owners when placed in this situation. Any programs existing that help? Please help if possible. Thank you, Darlene

  • ..thanks for the photos..where we live there are lots of Swedes..some of the old timers still speak Swedish and we have lots of Finns..Lucinda remembers gas as low as 19cents a gallon..her car of choice was a big dodge Charger with a hemi..James had a Super Sport and a GTO...they wish they had them now..especially Lucindas 69 Corvette..but who ever thought those cars would be worth a lot of money?..they were just cars...that went super fast and there was no traffic and the only person you would kill would be yourself..and of course, who thought of that..hmmm...that would have been fun zipping along 100mph...it is misting out, cool and refreshing..the chiweenies are catching on..tried to maul a feral kitty..but it didn't work out..Lucinda caught them in the act and the feral just laughed at them..it could have really hurt them but just went limp..like go for goofy chiweenies you can't hurt me...we are all going for maple bars..gotta go..love, Cora-Belle

  • ..for Darlene..your vet should have some information on this..or your local human society..if your vet is a good one, he or she will let you make monthly payments..yes, doggies can be expensive..good luck, Cora-Belle

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