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Purrs !

Furiends, it’s been a while but now it was my turn again to act as creative writer!

How did you cope during these C-word…-times? It seems it won’t be over soon – far from it!

Well, as for me, luckily it doesn’t affect me really. I still do my naps, get my beloved goodies and have my mum and dad around. Especially my dad, since he is working from home on Mondays and Fridays.

Apparently, it will be more often soon. I heard that he’ll have to drive to the company once a week only.

Suits me, it means I’ll get more goodies if I behave correctly (e.g. rub up against his legs as soon as he gets up)!

What else? Ah, have you seen that my house has a new colour? It looks awesome, doesn’t it? It was me of course, who had the final say!

So, and this weekend I’m all by my own! Mum and dad left yesterday afternoon to meet some friends in the Vosges, a mountain range in France. As far as I know they will be on a camping-site and go for walks…..

Booooring! I’m more than happy to be at home and have some peace and quiet! Plus I have the whole house for myself!

OK, grandma and grandpa are coming this afternoon to check on me and fill up my food and water bowls. AAAAND to spoil me with some goodies (hopefully they won’t forget this very important part)!

Otherwise I most likely will go outside every now and then, to check there is no invader in my garden!

Tomorrow my mum and dad will come home again! Of course I look forward, but “psssssst”, that’s our secret……….

You’re wondering why? Why the whole weekend plan is crossed over? Weeeeell, let me explain:

My dad felt apparently some sort of snuffles on Friday morning…but was it really that, or the C-word?? So he called my mum at work to let her know.

Simultaneously, at her work, the boyfriend of a colleage was tested positive on Thursday. So of course she stayed at home, feeling quite sick. She was booked for a corona test the same day. The result will be available on Monday.

Anyway, my mum and dad decided very spontaneously (and with a heavy heart) to cancel their trip to the Vosges. The risk to infect their friends was simply too high!

Sooo….. there goes my fabolous plan *sigh* 

On the other paw, I hope my dad “just” caught a simple cold! Claws are crossed  =^.^=

So long, my dear furiends!

 

My Lovely Lively Garden

Hi Furiends! The other day I took my dad’s camera and strolled through my beautiful garden!

Amazing, how little time it took to grow all these flowers and make our neighbours disappear behind the branches and tons of leaves! Look:

It also makes me disappear perfectly when I’m out hunting observing mice and birds! What an interesting and relaxing pastime……*oooops*

My dad helped me to produce this short movie about these little buggers………. Unfortunately Luckily their feeding station is high up, otherwise they would be in danger to get eaten by some evil cat!

Another save-bird-spot is on our balcony. My mum even bought them a swimming pool recently…. I wonder why, though. Don’t they have this beautiful fountain sitting in our garden already? And it’s nice and low for me to comfortably…..erm…. watch them.

Anyway, my dad finally ordered a proper fly protection for me. It’s such a hassle, when I try to sleep in the winter garden and flies are buzzing around my face! Bloody annoying!

So, it look it’s even prettier than I thought it would – I’m very pleased 😊

Well, otherwise not much changed, my dad still works from home and my mum leaves the house every morning, as usual.

 

Ah no, wait! The weather changed – a lot! Since last weekend the temperatures dropped to nearly zero degrees (on Tuesday) and some parts of Switzerland even got a little snow! It’s the so called “Frost Saints”, who visited us. Here is what I ‘ve found on LEO:

In France, Poland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other parts of Europe: according to popular belief a period in May with increased likelihood of night frost falling on the feast days of certain saints thus jointly nicknamed ‘Frost Saints’ or ‘Ice Saints’.

These Saints appear every year, between 11th and 15th May and are called: Mamertus, Pankratius, Servatius, Bonifatius and Cold Sophie (I wonder what they look like and if they melt in the summer *haha*…..).

We also got a lot of rain this week, but that’s apparently good for the nature, so I heard.

However, it’s bad for me and my fur….

OK, that’s me for this week. I certainly look forward to sunshine and higher temperatures!

Purrs and greeting     =^.^=

 

Long Time No See

Hi there!

I’m not sure what your opinion is, but mine is quite confused.

Since three weeks my dad is at home. He’s doing something called “home office” and I reckon is has a lot to do that he’s in the office all day, sitting at his desk and looks busy! He wouldn’t play with me and it’s almost impossible to distract him (I tried it, believe me!)

My mum still leaves my house every morning and returns late afternoon. The evenings are as usual, they are cooking dinner and I get my meal in time…

I’m wondering if my dad’s strange behaviour has something to do with this creature called “Corona”…?! If so, it must be almighty, since the whole world is affected, according to the news in the radio. I tell you one thing, if I would catch this…..thing, I would simply eat it and the problem would be solved! Basta!

Well, well, my life is still as pleasant as always! I sleep a lot, inspect my garden every now and then and defend it if necessary! Apparently, there is a new cat in our area, a ginger one with a short tail. I guess he had an accident once. I’m not sure yet, if I like him or not….let’s see in a while!

Anyway, this Friday my dad did not his “home office” thing, but we worked in the garden instead! Boy, it was quite a lot we did: Emptying the pots from last years plants, filling the fountain with fresh water, clipping the huge pampas grass and we did a bit of weeding. Unfortunately, my dad didn’t accomplish all the tasks I’ve asked him to do, but he did well enough – I’m very pleased with him!

Today is Saturday and again it’s a wonderful, sunny and even warm day! So it looks like we’ll start our grill later this afternoon and open this years BBQ season!

Tomorrow we’ll take it easy I guess, sleeping a lot (me) and being in the garden, maybe reading a book (mum and dad)!

Take care all of you and watch out for that horrible Corona character!   Purrs   =^.^=

 

Twinkle-Twinkle

Hi there!

How are you all? Preparing for Christmas? Survived the first crisis and near-nervous breakdown?

Well, I must say I’m one of the lucky cats, without my servants folks getting stressed out! The only thing they did was decorate the house a bit Christmas-isch, which looks not bad I must admit!

Recently I went around and took some pics:

Pretty, isn’t it? (Bloody love these stupid reindeers….haha)

The only thing what worries me a tiny bit is that my mum and dad want to spend a few days in Sweden during Christmas…. Well, they won’t dare leaving me here alone! Maybe this time I’ll even be allowed to accompany them? I imagine that would be really mouse-crazy exciting!

All right….I’ll wait and see what happens!

Take care and heaps of glitter-purring, unicon-like greetings to all of you =^.^=

 

About Sunshine, Moonshine and Never Forgotten Stars

Purrs everyone! Since my mum and dad were quite busy this week, I decided to take the reins in my paws and write this weeks post!

The summer is definitely back again, after a short break the week before. We are having between 27 – 32 deg. C again and it’s fine with me! I do enjoy the nice and sunny weather, as one can clearly see….my once black fur gets reddish brown. I’m bleached, bloody hell!

Well, others pay a lot of money for changing their hair color, I get it for free!

I was very busy lately with catching mice at the newly cut field across the street. My mum still doesn’t appreciate it, but at least she lets me eat my prey in peace. In return I promised not to take any of them inside (anymore) and that seems to work! My dad is still very proud of me, though, when he sees me with a big fat mouse between my teeth!

Of course, I also spend a huge amount of time sleeping under bushes, while listening to the birds around. Always ready to strike, in case one of them is a bit too cheeky!

The nights are different, naturally! Since I’m allowed to be outside (since a while), I have so much fun roaming Uesslingen by night….Although, nowadays I don’t go too far and always come home before dawn. Not least for my mums sake, otherwise she’s worried sick about me.

So usually, when she gets up in the morning she always starts looking for me first. Then she finds me sleeping deeply in my beloved basket – or another of my favorite places (just to keep the excitement up…hehe).

After she greeted me, we go inside, were I receive my goodies an my beloved oat milk *yummy* . A bit later dad also comes to the kitchen to get his coffee, so I also let him pet me but then it’s definitely time for my nap outside or in our winter garden, depending on the weather.

Hey, by the way, this week – on Tuesday night – the moon was disappearing!! Have you seen it? I even took some pics…..WOW, that was really exciting and I enjoyed it a lot!!

Last but not least, today is my brofur’s fourth day of death….Thor died on the 20th July 2015, by being hit by a car….I still miss him every day! My mum and dad also are still sad when they are talking about him. Sometimes they light a candle for him an Gulliver – the marvelous cat who was our predecessor.

Well, today there will definitely be some candles and maybe even some tears will be shared.

Nevertheless, life must go on…so in order to have some happy words for you at the end of this post: I wish you all a purrfect weekend and don’t forget to every now and then peek at the starry sky!    =^.^=

 

Dad is finally home again!

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! =^.^=

Dad’s Greetings from New Orleans

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)

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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.

Stop the Bloodbath

http://stopthebloodbath.afd.org.au/petition

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