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.
Your dog needs his own cozy spot as well, preferably a crate, a comfy bed that’s his alone and a selection of appropriate toys.
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.’
Goldfish have a reputation as short-lived creatures, but given proper care, they can live as long as 30 years in captivity. The oldest captive goldfish ever recorded was won at a fair in 1956 and died in 1999 at age 43.
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