Jan 26 2019
Furiends…..I hope you are well and are not freezing (like me)! Winter has Switzerland in its grip and the temperatures are around or below Zero!! Freeeeeeeeeeeeezing!!
I try really hard to go outside, but somehow I hardly make it through the cat flap. When outside, I want to go inside as quick as possible, before my whiskers get frozen and break….I just can’t stand the cold!! *brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*
But I wanted to share my happiness with you: Dad is finally home again! He left us for Texas (a one-horse town called Fort Stockton) on the 8th January and should be home again the week after…well, “should”! The first delay came around 16th January, when he told my mum, he had to visit another customer in Houston and therefore wouldn’t be home as planned. But he aimed for Sunday, 20th January.
That was still (almost) OK, because that was also his birthday (yes, 25+ as usual *smirk*), and we planned to pick him up from the train station around lunch. We still would have time to celebrate!
On Saturday, came the news that he had to stay longer. His replacement came down with the flu and couldn’t come to work. Meant, my dad was the fortunate one, to spend more time in the desert and Fort Stockton, where his hotel was! At least the weather was pleasant, sunny with 17 – 20 deg. C! Boy, did I envy him…
He told us that he saw one of these roadrunner birds and a coyote! The bird would have been my point of interest, though, since they are running instead of flying (even if they are able to fly). God knows, why….they haven’t met me, maybe that’s why!
But I’d rather not have met a coyote, though. They remind me too much of dogs. My dad said he saw many dead ones, lying beside the road….poor things…
Anyhow, Sunday came and went and we weren’t sure now, when my dad finally came home. He would let us know as soon as he knows more, he said. He knew more on Tuesday, and wrote to my mum that he definitely would leave Texas on Wednesday, which means he would come home on Thursday, 24th! Yeah, finally!!
On Wednesday he held contact with us, whenever possible and arrived in Houston — too late, so he missed his connecting flight to Toronto. Bugger! He finally managed to get a new ticket and had to fly to London and from there to Zurich. Well, better late than never, right?!
So on Thursday morning he arrived in London and the plan was that he should leave London around lunch time…. But no, again there was a delay: The flight from London left two hours later than planned… *argghhh* what was next??? Meanwhile, my mum was at work, waiting for updates, about when she could pick him up from the train station and go home. Nerve-wracking…
At 16.45h my mum could finally pick my dad up…muuuuch later than planned! I was impatiently waiting at home! Was grooming my fur like a maniac to look the best of course! And finally he came through the door, lifting me up hugging me….erm…that’s enough dad!
I told him, though, what my mum did to me: Last Wednesday morning she locked me in their bedroom – and left me there the WHOLE DAY!! All I did was sneaking in while she was doing the bed. How the hell should I’ve known that she hasn’t seen me! So she closed the door (from the outside) and left for work… That wasn’t very nice, was it?! She was lucky I didn’t pee on the floor….or even worse (I thought about it, though…hehe)! My dad felt definitely sorry for me!!
However, both had to work on Friday, so I decided to be useful for once as always, and prepared this post, including some photos my dad took, while he was away! I’m pleased with the result, I must admit – I hope you like it too?!
Well, I wish you all purrfect weekend and stay inside – it’s too bloody cold outside! =^.^=
Oct 27 2018
My dear furiends! I hope you are all fine and busy with sleeping, purring and licking your paws, like me?!
Autumn has definitely arrived in Switzerland…so I’m not very motivated anymore doing stuff outside! The sun is still shining, though, but the temperatures dropped – definitely too cold for my taste! Reason enough to do some naps and beg for goodies, like “poorest me”! Know what I mean?! *blink-blink*
My newest yummiest thing I discovered is oat milk! Boy, that’s soooooooooo goooooooooooooooood!! Nowadays, my Mum serves me a little tiny bowl every morning! (Hehe, got her…)
Anyway, some of you know that my Dad has been in New Orleans….well, Franklin…. for a week. Then, he contacted me a couple of days ago and asked me if I could prepare a new post. Yeah well, since I couldn’t be bothered hunting mice this week, I agreed and he sent me some pictures and a short text!
I’m very impressed I must say, New Orleans and its surroundings must be a beautiful and charming place and I bet my Dad had a lot of fun….well, he mainly was working there, but – hey – not 24 hours! Right?!
So – ta-daaaa – here are his pics and his comments:
After I arrived in New Orleans and at my hotel around 20:00, the first thing I was informed about was that there was a carnival going on (I was thinking, yeah it is New Orleans after all)
After seeing the carnival I went to the famous Bourbon Street and looked around…. yes and had a few beer as well. Fantastic, I must say with so much live music of all the kind around on the same street. Almost every bar had a live band playing and it was for free to go in and listen – whaaoooo! That would never happened in Switzerland (nothing’s for free, mate…)!
The day after I took a stroll through the French Quarters again to see it in daylight as well. Quite beautiful then too, with some of the houses from end of 1700.
Three days later my work in Franklin, Louisiana was finished and I went back to New Orleans. Checked in at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel which is placed on Dauphine Street (parallel street to Bourbon Street). Here I learned that this was in the 1800 a famous brothel, named May Baily’s Place. They even had the old certificate and a few pictures on May Baily, who was the owner.
The day after I drove to Louis Armstrong Int’ Airport for my trip home which went over Newark. On Newark airport I was hungry and want to have a bite…. To my surprise was there no waitress/waiter. It was just an iPad standing on each place with a card reader…. “Where does this world going I’m thinking” No one to ask what they recommend or no human contact anymore.
My opinion is that this is a tragic development.
Aug 18 2018
Aug 11 2018
Hello, my friends! As you probably know, my Mum and Dad are home again….yeah!
They went away for two weeks, but this time it wasn’t so bad! I received plenty of love and cuddles from our neighbour, Cony and her kids! Even my Mum’s Mum and Dad visited a couple of times, mainly to water the garden, but also to make sure, that I’m ok! It was too hot to do silly things anyway with over 30 deg. C, so I was sleeping away most days!
Since my laptop also came home with my Mum and Dad, I finally could check a few things out and surprisingly discovered plenty of beautiful photos! I reckon they must have been taken, while they were travelling!
Look, they even had the privilege to meet dolphins – WOW! Looking at these amazing pictures, I wish I was with them on their cozy LUNA AZZURRA – what a pretty name, by the way!
Although, some cat name would have been suitable as well, such as…. ODIN! *purr*
Anyway, I know my Dad is working hard on a movie, which hopefully will be finished next week! I’m very excited about it and can’t wait to show it to you!
Until then, take care and see you soon again *miaow* ?
PS: Please visit our friends site “Bailey Boat Cat”, whose link you’ll find on our site. His cousin Dexter, who lives in England, had been horribly abused and shot. His family and the vets are fighting for his live. If you can, please help, even purrs are very welcome! Thank you!
Jun 23 2018
Hi there! Wow, long time no see….How are you?
I was really busy the last weeks with doing….well, what I did. The weather was exactly how I liked it, sunny and dry (ok mostly, though).
Exploring my house on rainy days never gets boring, believe me! Recently, I sneaked into the laundry room while my mum was in there ironing (yes, yes, I’m not allowed in there, but she haven’t seen me, hehe). But what I found outstripped everything – look:
Boxes and boxes of household stuff, it looks like we’re opening a furniture store here, a mini IKEA agency or something.
So what does that mean? Are we moving? I wouldn’t be very amused, if that was the case!
On the other hand, snooping and sniffing, it seemed everything was brand new and unused. Aw, come on folks, what’s the story here?
Another phenomenon was that the sailing books – or properly Water Pilot Books – suddenly seemed to multiply, together with the sea charts (maps)! Hmm….interesting, very interesting……..
So, my wild guess is, it has something to do with that sailing boat in Spain, since my mum and dad were travelling a bit lately and the name LUNA AZZURRA comes up a lot in their conversation. Is this the boats name? Cool, I like it!
I just have to make sure now, that I become the Admiral……piece of cake, wouldn’t you say?
So long, my friends!
Feb 17 2018
Hello my furiends! I realized it was time for me to write a new post…..although, nothing new had happened.
I could update you about the weather (always an excellent topic): We generally had everything possible this week, from snow, ice, minus 9 degrees C (!), and we even caught a glimpse of spring! I personally prefer spring and summer, as those of you know who read my posts regularly (alright, autumn is also OK, as long as it keeps dry and sunny).
But winter definitely is the worst for me!
Not only is my mum constantly complaining about me, cause in her eyes I’m growing bigger (ok, she means fat). She also reduced my food portions and I get less goodies! I’m starving, folks!!
But it’s simply too cold to go outside hunting (which would be my workout….hmm, maybe without eating the mice mouse…). Therefore, I’m forced to stay inside. That means, not much to do apart from testing the various sofas and carpets and dreaming of mice and treats! And there comes the one-million-question: How the hell can I put on weight, by only dreaming about food?! Well, my mum says, it’s the lack of exercise. But what shall I say? I don’t like to play – it’s such a dumb thing, to race and jump after fake mice, or getting almost strangled with a rope (and pretend I have the fun of my life)! IT’S NOT MY THING!
Ops, now I’ve become a bit emotional…..I wanted to tell you about my week. The highlight clearly was on Tuesday afternoon. The sun was shining (that was the spring-glimpse) and my dad was at home with me J OK, he had to work, but he was still quite entertaining and talked to me every now and then (and I got a goodie, hehe!).
I even went outside (aka winter garden) for a short while. Brave, eh?!
Thursday was a snowy, rainy and grey day…..best to forget it asap!
Since I was alone otherwise, I had unlimited access to my laptop (which mum thinks it’s hers). So I took the chance and was looking in the net for sailing boats….Yeah, yeah, I know, actually, I’m not interested in their crazy plans, but I doubt my humans would let me live in our house while they get seasick in the Mediterranean.
Which means I try to make the best of it. Who knows, maybe I’ll take part in decision-making?! Or I will simply choose, which boat we’ll finally buy, because the way it looks now, they can’t make up their minds…… Their stupid discussions really drive me nuts! As you could see in the last post, they couldn’t even agree on a boat size…unbelievable!
Oh well, good for me of course, the longer they can’t decide, the longer we stay here!
Wish you all a great week and a cosy warm place! ?
Jan 06 2018
Hi furiends – purrs, and welcome to 2018! =^.^=
I hope all of you made it to the new year and have a more or less positive memory of last weekend.
Ha! I certainly made the best of it! The 31st of December was such a beautiful, sunny and even unusual warm day, I felt like for a hike! By my own, it would have been quite boring, so I had to persuade someone to follow me – my mum and dad seemed to be suitable. It took me a little while, though, but on the end we were outside and ready for some fresh air!
First, we quickly went over to Cony’s and left a New Years-card-and-marzipan-piggy-greeting outside their door (apparently they were out somewhere).
Behind their house, the path continues to the vineyards, passing some cow paddocks, bushes and trees. I’m familiar with this neighbourhood, since my brother, Thor, and I used to play in these areas until a couple of years ago, when he died….
Anyway, I led my humans safely through all the paths which I remembered easily. They took their chances taking some photos in between and I’m not so sure, if I had to wait for them
bloody often a couple of times, or vice versa….. *yawn*
Nevertheless, it was a lot of fun to scare other walkers off – and even more their dogs, when I was growling at them (and believe me, I can and did). First, everyone goes, like, “oh it’s a kitty…..how SWEEEEET”…. well, bloody wait till you hear me! ROARRR!!
Right, back to the hike. It felt like at least a
3, 4, 6, whatever-hours walk, until I decided it was time for a short break. I mean, we went through a lot of ups and downs – more ups, if you ask me…..and finally I couldn’t cope any more! I literally gave up and simply lied down.
It took my humans a while to realise that I
couldn’t be bothered was knackered. So my mum – my hero – returned to lift me up in order to carry me home.
Well, of course, THAT wasn’t necessary, was it?! Surely, I could have walked again after a short break, but…. well, they insisted.
All this sounds like a whole afternoons adventure, but actually, everything was over in less than two hours. Yeah well, at least we WERE outside – compared to many of our neighbours!
Now, all it’s left is to wish you a great 2018, may friendships continue and new ones arise! Most importantly, never lose your dreams! Our will continue, that’s for sure 🙂
Be good and …….. keep on dreaming!