April 22, 2014

a girl and her dog: cornelia + frieda.

why hello!

today i'm so happy to welcome cornelia and frieda from berlin on the blog to tell us about the special bond they share in our monthly "a girl and her dog" series. 

i connected with cornelia's instagram account a few months ago and absolutely fell in love with her pictures --  especially the moments she captures, which she does so beautifully and poetically. when we began to exchange emails i also realized that she has an amazing videography portfolio. you can take a look at her work at sing sing film and at hearts on tape where she is also a part of a wedding-videographer team. this explains how she is able to tell such a warm story using just images. but she also knows how to tug at the heart using words as well.  

here is their story. 
the girl: cornelia cornelsen
the dog: her official name is frieda but she has a dozen nicknames like: frido, fidolino, fridi, fridchen, kleine ratte. she is a wire fox terrier. 
cornelia's favorite snack: weekdays, it's hot & vegan ramen and during the weekends, crisps. 
frieda's favorite snack: weekdays it's carrots, and during the weekend, croissants. 
from: berlin, germany 
find them on instagram: @foxteufelswild

frieda is an adventurer, i guess that's a characteristic for a terrier. she doesn't like to cuddle, but she loves to play and to run and to find things i hide for her. she jumped out of the window (1st floor) when she was a puppy. nothing happened to her, but i have a fear of heights since that day. she is a very clever girl (of course) who has a special fondness for elderly persons. i know most of the people in our neighbourhood because of her. she seems to have her own circle of friends and some shopkeepers buy treats only for her. at the weekend we travel halfway across town to visit her favorite lake. my husband told her to swim and was proud like a dad when she finally had the heart to cross the water on her own.

she is terribly afraid of wind and storms. you will find her hiding and shivering in our bathroom till we close very single window and get some cheese to elicit her. as i'm a freelancer working at home, she is the one i spend most of my time with. she has been with me for nearly seven years now and knows all of my secrets: when i am watching tv (or on instagram) instead of finishing that annoying job. how many crisps i really ate and all the dispensable rags i order online.

before we got her, my husband was afraid of dogs. now he calls her K├Âter (pooch) and tells everyone that fox terriers are the best dogs in the world. there is a letter from neil gaiman to his dead dog, that says it all very clear: "i'm so glad I knew him. i'm so glad we found each other. i don't imagine i'll ever have another bond like that in my life. i wish dogs lived longer."

thank you so much cornelia + frieda. 
you can see more of the life they share on instagram at @foxteufelswild.

photos via cornelia. 


read more "a girl and her dog" stories here

24 comments

  1. Waaaaahhhh her dog Frieda is adooorable!
    But then again which dog isn't? I'm glad to
    read that Cornelia's husband has overcome
    his fear of dogs c;
    Great great pictures as well! Xx

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    1. she is isn't she? i love cornelia's pictures as well :)

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  2. Aww they totally look like best buddies.

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    1. i love when that comes across in the stories and pictures!

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  3. Frieda is so huggably cute. I haven't seen a fox terrier yet in real life. I wonder how they are like compared to other breeds. It's amusing to read Frieda eats croissants. :)

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    1. I don't think I have either. But she is so delightful!

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  4. Beautiful photos! Frieda is so cute :)

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  5. Such a sweet post:) Friday is such an adorable terrier. No wonder everybody in their neighbourhood loves her.

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    1. I thought that part was so sweet to read as well. :)

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  6. Nice to meet you Cornelia and Frieda! You guys look like you have so much fun!

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    1. they seem like the best of pals. and share secrets too :)

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  7. Awww, Frieda is so adorable!! Nice to meet you Cornelia and Frieda!!!

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  8. both of you are just too cute for words. my dogs use to be scared of storms too. adorable.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. piri was scared of storms too! he would shiver and come really close to us. :)

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  9. This is jut too sweet, love this story!! Bless xx

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    1. a bond between a girl and a dog is so beautiful!

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  11. Loving this series! Seriously, dogs are the best!!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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