He's just over a year and a half and still very, very full of beans. He's a family dog and lives at home with my parents, not with me in my little apartment (he'd go crazy - he's very much a country dog). He's also a big (really big) baby, and likes to sit on laps. When I'm home with my family, he wakes me up every morning by bashing his way through my closed bedroom door and coming to sit just at the head of the bed, and laying his nose alongside my pillow.
Also, the Vánočka (pronounced vah-nooch-ka).
WordDoc asked about this. It is a lovely, mildly sweet bread made at Christmas in the Czech Republic. It's usually braided with raisins and sometimes currants baked into it. It's dense and has a slightly yeasty taste. I love it with a bit of butter and a cup of tea.
Here is an authentic recipe. Or, you can often buy vánočka in bakeries and Eastern European markets.
We have yet to try the traditional Czech Christmas carp.