Now Anne and her furry buds enjoy travelling around Europe in her VW T4 Campervan.Their latest jaunt was a two-week-long journey through the mountains and fjords of Norway.
Anne used her camera to document the trip, and the result is a beautiful collection of photographs showing the dogs on crystal clear lakes, and roaming snow-bound mountain peaks and misty forests.Anne, who lives in Tauplitz, Austria, said: ‘It’s perfect, we can go wherever we want and whenever we want.
‘We are totally free and flexible and not bound on any accommodation.
‘The dogs love the van.
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‘It’s like a home for them.
‘I think moving from hotel to hotel every few days would be too stressful.
‘This way of travel is different.
‘It’s a very simply way of life, and you have to reduce everything on just important things.
‘Of course sometimes it’s also quite hard, to have no shower for days, to sleep in a cold car or to have just a bit of space during a lot of raining days.
‘For us, it is definitely the perfect way to travel and the biggest luxury we can imagine.‘We already travelled to several countries – Norway, many times to South Tirol, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. ‘And we made a lot of short trips to amazing places here in my home country Austria’ Finn, a fox-terrier and Labrador cross, was the first of the two to be adopted in 2014, with Yuri, Australian cattle dog/border collie cross, joining the family in 2017.
Poor Yuri had been kept in a kill shelter after living on the streets for three years.
Give him the exercise he needs. All pets need regular exercise to stay fit and to release their energy. Without it, your pet will begin to act out. Young pets that do not get enough exercise are more likely to develop negative behavioral issues that lead many to give up their pet.
Anne thinks he had been abused and neglected before she adopted him.
She said: ‘Yuri is a really lovely dog. But he needed time to trust.
‘Yuri is a dog, who – I think – had bad experiences with humans in his former life.
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‘You can see it if you get a bit angry with him – he is always afraid that something bad will happen.‘Finn is the calm anchor in my life.
‘But much more important he is Yuri´s calm anchor.
‘Yuri is a mongrel of breeds with a lot of energy…so Finn is the best companion for Yuri.
‘They supplement each other perfectly.’
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: Stories abound of owners whose dogs kept sniffing or licking a mole or lump on their body so they got it checked out, discovering it was cancerous. The anecdotal evidence was later backed up by scientific studies. Dogs are so good at this that some of them are trained to detect cancer, in as little as three hours.
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