May 20, 2014

a girl and her dog: märta + ninja.

hello! 

here is a great tuesday fix for everyone. i'm so very happy to have märta and ninja from sweden join us for our monthly "a girl and her dog" series. hope you'll stay a while and read about their wonderful friendship. 

i always have a fun time going through märta's instagram feed. they are full of her whimsical and adventurous dog, ninja. sometimes ninja's a princess, an artist or chef extraordinaire. she can rock a flower crown and be the most amazing agile dog. but most of all she provides the kind of companionship to the human girl in her life that no other can provide. 

here is their story. 
the girl: märta norrby
the dog: ninja smulan norrby. she is an american cocker spaniel
märta's favorite snack: cheese balls!
ninja's favorite snack: the same! 
from: stockholm, sweden
find them on instagram: @ninjasmulan

we got ninja four years ago when i had depression because of my crohns (inflammatory bowl disease) and i was home alone a lot. my mum decided maybe we should get a dog, and i just thought she was kidding. but she googled, and did a lot of research and i remember when my mom showed me five black and tanned american cocker spaniels. and one of them was ninja. 

in early june, we drove to the kennel and when we got there she took us to the backyard. she said wait here, i'm just going to get the puppies! and when she opened the door to the red little house, five small cocker spaniel puppies ran out with their big ears and big fluffy paws. all our family members melted of all the cuteness. and that was when ninja and i first met. from then on she has been the best friend who has always been there and will do all possible things together.
thank you so much märta + ninja. 
you can see more of the life they share on instagram at @ninjasmulan

photos via märta. 


read more "a girl and her dog" stories here

36 comments

  1. I love the name Ninja:) And they're both sooooo adorable. Will check out her instagram.

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  2. Hello Jane,

    Animals can provide such wonderful companionship to humans. Clearly, this partnership is very strong indeed.

    We have always owned cats but, in many ways, cats rather own you than the other way round. Dogs are far more loyal.

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    1. i agree with you wholeheartedly! animals do make wonderful companions. i have never owned a cat but have read they are very independent, but i bet they give comfort to the humans in their lives as well. :)

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  3. what beautiful photos and a beautiful relationship between the 2. dogs can save lives, in more ways than one.

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  4. I loved reading about their special relationship. This also inspires me to learn better photography skills. So beautiful.

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    1. i only recently found out about their special special relationship as well through working on this post and it touched my heart!

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  5. I love this series! Such a sweet story xx

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  6. Sweet story ^___^ another great owner and
    dog! Märta kind of reminds me of actress
    Chloë Sevigny as well :') Xx

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  7. Haha, her instagram is great! Such a sweet story and adventurous dog :)

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  8. what a lovely story. dogs are such special friends. and those photos!! they are beautiful

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    1. the photos are really beautiful, aren't they?

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  9. That first picture is amazing, the mood is incredible, very special! It looks as both Märta and Ninja have found a lovely companion for life :)

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    1. i agree! and yes! they both have found awesome companions for life!

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  10. Ninja is such an awesome dog name! I love you guys relationships with your dogs! I can't wait to have one of my own someday lol. That first pic is amazing! I love what Ninja has done for Marta's life, incredibly sweet story

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    1. i agree! ninja is a great name :)

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  11. Dogs are just the best..wouldn't be with Mollie for the world and love the name Ninja xxoxxx


    Mollie and Alfie

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  12. This is so lovely. Adore the first picture, something to hang up :) Wonderful images and I love her dog too :))) Happy day to you doll xx

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    1. yes that first picture is definitely one to frame!

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  13. wow wow wow, I need to set up my pet photography game what amazing photos :)

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  14. Omg they are SO delightful together

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  15. what a fabulous best friend! dogs are awesome healers.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. This post was just beautiful and their friendship is inspiring!!! Life is good! Thanks for sharing this one!!! Nicole xo

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  17. Oh this is just lovely I am so glad you started this post series. Such a great idea and l love how creative people are.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  18. This is just TOO PRECIOUS. That first photo is gorgeous.

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