Time for another little lesson for our foreign friends. Here come the basic facts we should have posted first, but since we had all the funny pictures from Oslo we decided to take things in a less than logical order. We’re dogs – what do you expect?
Our Head of State is His Majesty King Harald V of Norway and our Head of Government is Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.
May 17 1814 in the town of Eidsvoll our constitution was finalised and we separated from our union with Denmark. Well… we didn’t do it because we were not born yet. But you might remember that one of the guys was from Mom’s home town and we’ve shown you the statue in his memory before, but we’ll do it again. Many people believe the unions we were in with Sweden and Denmark before finally getting our independence in 1814 is a reason why we’re not part of the European Union. We just love our independence too much.
On our constitutional day all the children and lots of adults gather here – we’ll try to tell you more about our celebration in May when the actual day arrives. Mom is actually having the day off this year (very unusual) and we’ll try to go out and celebrate and take pictures of all the fun for you guys to enjoy. Unlike in most countries (to our knowledge, anyways) the day is mainly a day for the children.
The currency used to buy dog food, pig tails and other edibles (and apparently other stuff too if you care) is Norwegian kroner (krone = crown) refered to as NOK. 1 NOK = 100 øre. Oh.. and we have 3 extra letters in our alphabet compared to the English version. They are Æ(æ), Ø(ø) and Å(å).
That will do for now – we hope it wasn’t too boring and that you learnt a bit! Learning is good for your brain – then you will be even better at doing clever stuff in the future. Like stealing food off the counter or finding that yummy something that’s hidden from you.
the (oh so smart) WriggleButts
Pee Ess/edited to add:
Sweet Roxy wondered where in Norway we are – and here we’ve added another picture to show you. We live in what is concidered eastern Norway – as you can see it’s also in the shouth.. (it’s too skinny a country to concider the eastern part to go all the way to the top.. Tee hee…)
Thanks for teaching us about Norway! I am not very smart about those kinds of things. Red, white and blue are good colors for a flag! I think your moneys are really pretty.
Yes, but, where in Norway are you? Approximately. Mom loved the history lesson, but she wants to know are you in the top, bttom or middle?Everything else is really cool. She likes the lessons. Is the European Union a good thing, do you think?Roxy
the whole one side of your country is all zig zaggy that is so cool. we sure are learning a lot from you guys. one thing we know is it is COLD there!
Hi, friends!Thanks for your interesting post! Now I know more about Norway!I hope you all had a great weekendKisses and hugsLorenza
Oh our servant LOVES this stuff! We like knowing where you are and seeing how pretty it is where you live. Norway looks very wrinkly around its edges!wags from the whippets
Thank you so much for showing us where in Norway you are. That is so cool. Now mom can look at the world map and imagine you there. Waving. At us. hee heeRoxy
Thanks for telling us all this cool stuff about Norway. Stella and I have put it on our list of countries we want to visit.
Thanks for the geography lesson, Wriggles! Now when the winter Olympics roll around and the Norwegians kick our American butts in all the skiing events, we can say we know pups from there :-)The FleasGangP.S. We thought your extra letters were only used in Math equations!!