Recently, I have talked to people quite often about dogs. Don’t know why, it just happened like that.
And yesterday, I took a small walk. Yes, with my crutch around the building where I live. I need fresh air every day!
Then, quite unexpectedly, a young dog came up around a corner of the building. Black head, white body with black spots, a very cheerful curly tail and mid-length hair. I saw it right away! That was a Stabijhoun pup!
The Stabijhoun, also known as “Friese Stabij” or simply “Stabij” is a Dutch pointer race. But historically, they were farm dogs used for hunting, guarding, and destroying pests.
They are awesome dogs. Proud, stubborn and very loyal.
All this reminded me of the two Stabij’s I owned: Binke and Boukje. Even when it is several years ago, I continue to miss them.
Boukje was really a young lady, even a bit shy and reserved. Pink was more strong minded, but very loyal and honest young man. Both were marvelous dogs.
There is a lot to say about the Stabijhoun, that I will not do here because there are very good resources on the Internet and in the books available. Although I may soon write an article on my vision about these great dogs.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, where I already work more than one year from home, I often think of Boukje and Binke. They were very good company to have at home.
When the virus crisis is behind us, there is a very reasonable change that we do not return to the office for five days a week. A 2-3 workday solution at the office and the rest of the workweek from home was mentioned. If this is going to happen, there is a big change I will get a dog again (if I can find a good solution for the days that I will be at the office). And yes, it will be a Stabijhoun.