July 26th, 2012
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...
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!
2 I was happy to see that the fish living in this stream were protected by their fellow Swedish humans!
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!
4 This sign was posted by the lake on which I spent many a childhood summer vacation!
5 I love how the Swedes add whimsy to even a simple ‘children crossing’ sign.
6 My husband Peter and I were pleasantly surprised to see so many signs posted in our honor ;)
7 As ‘Peter and Pia,’ we often refer to ourselves as Team PP !
8 Go team!
9 Even the iron rails by the river were shaped into P’s!
10 I was thrilled to see this sign next to an escalator!
11 It cautions parents about how to keep both little humans AND their fur kids safe on an escalator!
12 Check out the heart I spotted on a Boras street hole cover!
13 The statue in the center of a town called Boras has a beautiful fountain…
14 Look closely and you can see the doggie!
15 I was in awe at colors in this beautiful feather…
16 …I found it on a cobblestone street in Gothenburg!
17 Look what I found in the Swedish pharmacy!
18 I'm not entirely sure what it's for, but I thought it was neat to find it among bandages for humans!
19 These little pooches…
20 … were yet another item I considered getting for F and S!
21 This image was painted on a city scaffold- pretty neat. Made me think of Delia and her stunning horses!.
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!
23 Again with the "P” signs! How sweet was it that the town put "P’s" everywhere for us??
24 This sign was in the Amsterdam airport- cautioning travelers against taking exotic animals away from their natural habitats.
25 Here’s a cute gift item I came across- a souvenir specifically for your pet-sitter- they had kitty ones too!
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!
Dr. Pia Salk
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