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IKEA stray dogs taking a nap

In Italy you are allowed to bring your dog to IKEA. IKEA in Catania has also their own “stray dogs” watching the warehouse. And they are allowed to take a nap inside in the exhibition area by the entrance. Normally they eat and sleep just outside the entrance. No one gets upset, people are just fascinated about this. These dogs live here and are taken care of.

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I Italien ?r det till?tet att ta med din hund till IKEA. IKEA i Catania har ocks? sina egna “herrel?sa hundar” som h?ller koll p? varuhuset. Och de f?r ta en tupplur inne p? utst?llningsomr?det vid ing?ngen. Normalt ?ter de och sover precis utanf?r entr?n. Ingen blir uppr?rd, m?nniskorna ?r bara fascinerade. Dessa hundar lever h?r och tas om hand.

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Pic of the Week: Home and food for street cats (curious Jack London checking that all is ok)

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Dogs are welcome all over

Catania, and Sicily in general, is very dog friendly. Only place that is a little problematic is long way buses, but in general dogs are welcome everywhere. We have no problems to bring Jack London into stores, restaurants, hotels ecc. In Catania the municipality has also made couple of dog parks with fences where dogs can play freely. These images are from the central park called Gioeni and was recently made even bigger. There is another park in Vulcania. Here you have access to water for the dogs and trash bins. There are rules of course that you have to demonstrate the health card for your dog and female dogs in heat are not allowed to be brought. A police officer is also present in the whole park.

We are travelling to Scandinavia soon and have to prepare much more in advance for Jack London because it is more strict with domestic animals.

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Catania, och Sicilien i allm?nhet ?r mycket hundv?nligt. Enda som ?r lite problematiskt ?r l?ngv?gsbussar, men i allm?nhet ?r hundar v?lkomna ?verallt. Vi har inga problem att ta med Jack London i butiker, restauranger, hotell etc. I Catania har kommunen ocks? gjort n?gra hundparker med staket d?r hundar kan leka fritt. Dessa bilder ?r fr?n den centrala parken Gioeni och har nyligen gjorts ?nnu st?rre. Det finns en annan park i Vulcania. H?r har du tillg?ng till vatten f?r hundarna och soptunnor. Det finns ocks? regler t.ex. att du kan visa ett h?lsokort f?r din hund och l?pande tikar i f?r inte komma. En polis ?r ocks? n?rvarande i hela parken.

Vi reser till Skandinavien snart och m?ste f?rbereda mycket mer i f?rv?g f?r Jack London eftersom det ?r mer strikt med husdjur.

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Dog Rescue

In Catania I have met many wonderful people rescuing abandoned dogs. E.g. in the park most dogs are adopted dogs or dogs people have found on the street. There are four dogs that were in such bad condition that the new owner has spent lots of money on Vet care and surgery to save the dog. There are some people who only take in abandoned dogs. We went to the Vet some weeks ago to check Jack London’s health and just that day in the queue were three streets dogs with fresh new owners waiting for their turn to get a total health checkup. Now lately we have also found associations where you can adopt dogs and our next dogs will be adopted. Feel a little bit stupid buying a dog after I found all these associations where you can find really nice dogs to adopt. Of course there are idiotic people here that abandon their dogs because they do not understand that a dog takes time and effort, but here are so many amazing people just doing the opposite….rescuing these dogs and takes them to their homes.

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I Catania har jag tr?ffat m?nga underbara m?nniskor som r?ddar ?vergivna hundar. T.ex. i parken ?r de flesta hundarna adopterade eller hundar som hittats p? gatan. Det finns fyra hundar som var i s? d?ligt skick att den nya ?garen har spenderat massor av pengar p? Veterin?r v?rd och operation f?r att r?dda hunden. Det finns vissa m?nniskor som bara tar in ?vergivna hundar. Vi ?kte till veterin?ren f?r n?gra veckor sedan f?r att kolla Jack Londons h?lsa och bara den dagen i k?n var tre gatuhundar med nya ?gare som v?ntade p? sin tur att f? en total h?lsogenomg?ng. Nu p? sistone har vi ocks? funnit f?reningar d?r man kan adoptera hundar och v?r n?sta hund kommer att adopteras. K?nn lite dumt att k?pa en hund efter att jag hittade alla dessa f?reningar d?r du kan hitta riktigt fina hundar att adoptera. Naturligtvis finns det idiotiska m?nniskor h?r som ?verger sina hundar eftersom de inte f?rst?r att en hund tar tid och arbete, men h?r finns s? m?nga fantastiska m?nniskor g?r det motsatta…r?ddar dessa hundar och tar dem till sina hem. JL

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Dog Day in Catania

Last weekend a Dog Day was organized in Catania. Here your dog could meet other dogs, participate in competitions, you could adopt dogs and also buy different products for dogs. Jack Londons best friend Billy participated in two categories: all dogs and breed. Of course Billy won both of them. He is the black and white Border Collie in the last photos.

The association who organized the event was very good and so typical sicilian. They are very aware of the animal protection issues here and also that people starts to wake up. Here in Sicily they speak clearly, in a way you can not speak in Scandinavia, but I like the sicilian way much better. They said out loud that we people do harm againt animals and we are to blame if e.g. our dog is aggressive. Animals are a joy to people and has to be treated well. People who treat animals badly does not deserve to live on earth. It is time to wake up people! Now! And remember that dog fights are organized by the mafia and if you bring your dog there and bet your money there, you are worse than mafia! Mamma mia, speaking like this in Scandiavia. LOL! It was a great event and more events are planned. Next time also Jack London will participate.

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F?rra helgen anordnades en dag f?r hundar i Catania. H?r kunde din hund kan tr?ffa andra hundar, delta i t?vlingar, adoptera hundar och ocks? k?pa olika produkter f?r hundar. Jack Londons b?sta v?n Billy deltog i tv? t?vlingskategorier: alla hundar och hundras. Naturligtvis vann Billy dem b?da. Han ?r den svartvita Border Collien i de sista bilderna.
F?reningen som organiserade evenemanget var mycket bra och s? typiskt sicilianska. De ?r mycket medvetna problemen med djurskydd h?r och ?ven att folk b?rjar vakna. H?r p? Sicilien de talar tydligt, p? ett s?tt du inte kan tala i Skandinavien, men jag gillar det sicilianska s?ttet mycket b?ttre. De sa h?gt att vi m?nniskor skadar djur och vi ?r att skyldiga om t.ex. v?r hund ?r aggressiv. Djur ?r en gl?dje f?r m?nniskor och m?ste behandlas v?l. M?nniskor som behandlar djuren illa f?rtj?nar inte att leva p? jorden. Det ?r dags att vakna upp m?nniskor! Nu! Och kom ih?g att hundkamper organiseras av maffian och om du tar med din hund dit och satsa dina pengar d?r, ?r du v?rre ?n maffian! Mamma mia, t?nk de skulle tala s?h?r i Skandiavien. LOL ! Det var ett mycket bra evenemang och fler ?r planerade. N?sta g?ng kommer ocks? Jack London att delta.

Pic of The Week: They walk free

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Free Animals

This is a very common sight in Sicily. Animals walk free in the nature and have a lot of space. Perhaps the agricultural structures are more simple than Nordic structures, but the terrible reputation that most animals are badly treated here is not the whole truth.

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Detta ?r en mycket vanlig syn p? Sicilien. Djur vandrar fritt i naturen och har en hel del utrymme. Kanske jordbruksstrukturerna ?r enklare ?n nordiska strukturer, men det fruktansv?rda ryktet att flesta djur behandlas illa h?r ?r inte hela sanningen.
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Friends you meet out walking!

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Shit for Luck!

To step in animal poo is considered as luck in Sicily. It has its origins from agricultural traditions where a field filled with shit was a very rich soil and the farmer was very lucky. The more shit, the better soil. And this gave also richer harvests because poo was and still is used as fertilizer in sicilian agriculture.

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Att trampa p? djurbajs betraktas som tur p? Sicilien. Det har sitt ursprung fr?n jordbrukstraditioner d?r ett f?lt fyllt med skit var ett mycket rikt jord och bonden var mycket lycklig. Ju mer skit, desto b?ttre jord. Och detta gav ocks? rikare sk?rdar eftersom bajs anv?ndes och fortfarande anv?nds som g?dningsmedel i sicilianska jordbruket.

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