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'Honest' and 'Abe'

Friday, November 27, 2015      4 comments

while channel surfing on thursday, i just happened to hit the exact moment obama was getting ready to pardon the turkeys. there he was, standing between his beautiful girls, introducing the birds Honest and Abe, and telling us about their future... Read more

photography is a powerful art

Sunday, November 01, 2015      5 comments

just heard of this organization, group or whatever you want to call it: 'ostkreuz'. for anyone interested in photography and what's going on in the world, well worth the browsing time, check out 'reportagen'.<... Read more

ain't no sunshine coz he's gone

Friday, May 08, 2015      11 comments

my poor sunshine had bone cancer, for the last half year i've been hanging on to him and spoiling him as best i could. he was drifting fast, and on friday i talked with the vet about putting him down. he said five days too early is better t... Read more

a georgie-video (in words)

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      2 comments

georgie is still around, even though we had given him up two or three years ago. so are his 'friends', the ravens that moved in nearby, after they discovered a constant supply of readily-available cat Food. they have me well-trained, too... Read more

happy valentine's day everyone

Saturday, February 14, 2015      2 comments

wish you all a happy valentine's day, and that the message of the day may be spread the world over. yesterday was friday the thirteenth, february no less. but what squawking and trumpeting filled the air, heralding the return of the migra... Read more

double christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2014      3 comments

i live in two worlds. this means not only do i get to celebrate christmas on the 25th, with santa and all that, the american way, but also here in typical german traditions. a spark friend asked me about this, said i should share it with ot... Read more

a life for the birds! or should i say cats!

Sunday, October 19, 2014      4 comments

'fuer die katz', for the cats, is an idiom in german, meaning 'for the birds'! for two years-- or is it three!?-- i've been worried about my cat georgie, practically nothing else on my mind. he's doing just fine. and now? my cat sunshi... Read more

what a cat!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014      7 comments

any georgie-friends still there? (georgie is on my profile pic & wallpaper) you can't believe this, he's still around. actually, i'm the one who can't believe it. at the beginning of last year he had some sort of attacks, couldn't jum... Read more

georgie looks like a poodle

Monday, April 14, 2014      4 comments

well i'll be ..... maybe something bit georgie in the tail; whatever it was, he was losing hair on it and it seemed quite painful for him. off to the vet's. had to leave him there, get the pus operated out, and now i have to tric... Read more

dear samsonboy...

Wednesday, March 05, 2014      3 comments

you need to get a sparkpage up and running! how else can i get in touch with you?? ok this georgie story-- the symptoms you described are about the closest i have found to what i'm going through with georgie. it star... Read more

another georgie story

Wednesday, January 22, 2014      10 comments

we have new neighbors on the ground floor, and they recently 'inherited' a belgian shepherd dog (color and fur like a german shepherd, build similar to a collie). big guy, compared to a cat. when the two first 'met', georgie ... Read more

my placemat

Monday, January 06, 2014      5 comments

the best christmas gift i got this year was a placemat. what makes it the best one? first, it was a total surprise, totally unexpected, from a colleague of mine. now we don't exchange gifts as a habit around here, there would be no end to i... Read more


Saturday, January 04, 2014      5 comments

can you believe it... we went for our mile-long walk today!... Read more

georgie update

Friday, January 03, 2014      11 comments

we have some faithful friends out there who shared our misery last year. georgie was diagnosed with at least some sort of neurological disorder, at worst a brain tumor. he was not supposed to survive the year. well, he's still around and wi... Read more

what if wild animals ate too much?

Friday, September 27, 2013      5 comments

just saw the funniest youtube videos... check them out, they are very short, and very cute. rollin'wild (on youtube) (sorry, i'm computer illiterate, couldn't find the link to copy)... Read more

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