1 March 2011

Happy 1st of March!

Today is the 1st of March, the first day of spring (at least according to the calendar). In Romania, we celebrate this day as Martisor (a diminutive for March). Women and girls receive flowers and little trinkets adorned with a red and white lace (this is also called martisor).

Our little symbol of spring.

It is a nice holiday and all of us wear our trinket(s) to school or work. I bought some from my mom, Scorp's mom and a couple of good friends.

Aschiuta seems to have been in style today. Her little winter coat is red with a white fur collar and padding. I managed to make her stay still for a few photos.

A very nice side-view.

Notice the "hugging" flaps.

The classic "give paw" pose.

Have a beautiful sunny spring everyone!


  1. Great pictures! I can never get my dogs to sit that still! How do you do it? :)


  2. The trick is a little command called "wait", which makes her sit still for a few moments, until we call her (or until she gets distracted). There is a treat involved, of course.

    Also, I took twice as many pictures as you see, but only used the best ones.

  3. Oh, Aschiuta looks beautiful in her Spring outfit! *chases tail in a circle* I hope you both had a wonderful first day of Spring/March 1!!!
    Cairn cuddles, Oz

  4. Fantastic photos! Just love those ears on that girl!

  5. I'm new to your blog, and really enjoyed my visit. I cook for my boxer, so I can't wait to check out the Doggy Dessert Chef Website! Thanks for the tip!

  6. I love Aschiuta's coat...it looks so warm and cozy!

  7. This was an interesting post, I love learning more about customs and traditions in other countries. Your dog is so sweet, mine will never sit still for a picture.

  8. I didn't realize spring was earlier there...here it is the 21st. Very interesting post! Your furbaby is so pretty in the nice red coat! Happy spring to you!

  9. Thank you posting about Martisor - I'm going to celebrate it next year!

    Love Aschiuta's coat!

    Happy March,
    -Chandra at Daley's Dog Years

  10. Happy March to you! Great photos.


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