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Oct 14 2017

Ready for a change?

Doing laundry…..not everyones cup of tea!

But everyone has to do it…..some daily – some weekly, if you like it or not. And since you can’t get rid of if, why not do it the smart way?

A while ago, I found the perfect solution: DIZOLVE!

I’m sure some of you know these laundry detergent strips already. Apparently it’s a Canadian product and as far as I know, it can be purchased all over the world (even here in Switzerland, haha… 😉).

Actually, I don’t know where to start to enumerate all the positive sides….Here are the (my) top ten:

  1. Practically no waste
  2. Eco friendly
  3. No animal testing
  4. Vegan
  5. Palm oil free
  6. Hypoallergenic
  7. Saving money
  8. No measuring
  9. No more heavy carrying
  10. No storage room

Honestly, I’m wondering why this kind of laundry detergent is an exception. This should be the norm, in my opinion!

However, maybe some of you are ready for a change 😺

 

Oct 07 2017

What? Already October??

Dear Furiends!

Can you believe it? Recently was still happy summertime and – bang! – it’s autumn!

Those of you who know me, know how much I hate it! And even worse: Winter will be next! ❄️❄️

I already had a taste of what is awaiting poor me! Wetness, cold, wind, fog….you name it! None of it suits my taste, that’s for sure!

I mean, you guys have our gear, but – honestly – what would I look like in wellingtons? I doubt if I still would be a respectable cat in those items! After all, it’s ME, who is guarding our house and garden.

Imagine, me coming around a corner with a (pink?) rain cap, trying to scare away some neighbours cat?! Inconceivable!!

And winter is even worse: Shall I wear a knitted scarf and woollen gloves, or what?! Ridiculous!

But you might see my problem? I do get cold in the winter, especially my delicate ears and paws….. *sigh*

Well, well, it looks like I just have to put up with my fate. Luckily, we cats sleep a lot, so I will go, have a nap and dream about summertime….

Sweet dreams to you all and take care (watch out for the snowflakes!)

=^.^=

 

Sep 23 2017

Colourful Killers

Imagine! There is a party going on, a birthday, a wedding, an anniversary…..whatever the occasion might be.

The mood is excellent (hopefully), the food is lovely, accompanied by various drinks. Your friends are there, family, you hear laughter and chatter. Above all, the weather is perfect, just as it should be.

More often than not, you will also find varicoloured balloons on such events. Tied to strings, in order to prevent them to fly away.

Then, as a big highlight, everyone takes a balloon and all at once let them fly into the blue sky! Cheering and applause, everyone assures one another, how beautiful they look, with their different colours. Children are cheering, as the balloons get smaller and smaller, until the horizon swallows them up.

People chat a bit longer maybe, then turn around to get another bite from the buffet or another glas of wine…..the balloons are soon forgotten.

But does anyone think further? What happens to these pink and blue and yellow rubberthings, after they are out of sight? Fact is, all of them will – sooner of later – come down to earth again. Some shredded to tiny pieces, others may come down intact, but all of them turned into rubbish, no doubt about that.

Now the problem starts: Many animals mistake these pieces as food, eat them and many die. That can be cows, goats and wild animals. Others – like birds – get tangled up in the strings, still attached to the balloons. Another deadly trap.

Sooner or later, most of the balloons end up in the oceans. Other animals will try to eat these “easy prey” – such as tortoises – and realise too late, that the supposed jellyfish was something else.

I guess, everyone has seen pictures of plastic trash floating in the oceans and I bet everyone is disgusted about it. But why do most forget about it, when it comes to balloons?

My parents just returned from their vacation from the island called Oléron in France. According to them it’s one of the most precious places they have seen. They told me that one day, a group of small children with their animator from the nearby hotel came to the beach, each of them a balloon in its hand. All of them let them go at once, which clearly looked great and made the children happy!

But is it worth it? Is it worth these few moments of joy, admiring some colours in the sky? Causing some more pollution at exactly this very moment? Causing the suffering and horrendous death of countless animals?

Well, who knows, maybe some of you will remember this post. Maybe at their next party, when everyone is supposed to free a balloon into the blue sky. Maybe some of you will be courageous enough to speak up – in the name of our beautiful, but so vulnerable Mother Earth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 16 2017

Deadline…..

We are very sorry, but we had such a busy week and, therefore, none of us had the time to write a cool post….

Nevertheless, we do wish you all a great and relaxing weekend! Take care 😻

PS: “Australia for Dolphins” (AFD) changed their name and logo. You can see the new one on our site! 🐬

Sep 09 2017

Am I ready?

Well, it was actually Patrik’s idea to write this post, he even had to persuade me – a little bit.

Many of you know that I’ve been rather busy for the last few months. Being creative and very much enjoying what I did, naturally.

What had started as sort of a playful attempt, suddenly became a more serious thing. My bracelets and necklaces were unexpectedly more and more popular amongst our friends and families. It didn’t take long and their friends and families also wanted to own a piece. Orders started to come in, with special color requests…..

It was such a big surprise for me and I was overwhelmed, about their interest in my jewellery. Not to mention my slowly growing success!

These days, my creations are displayed in a fashion boutique, a nearby tattoo studio and “our” Harley dealer! Isn’t that awesome?

Someone even suggested that I should participate in an exhibition, which will take place in December….It’s called “Koffermarkt” here, and apparently known as “trunk show” in the USA (that’s what Google says).

Well, that was a bit of a worrying idea and I needed to be pushed a little, at least to seriously think about it. I mean, was I good enough? Was I ready for this next (big) step?

But on the other hand, what could I loose? The exhibition is not a big one and only one day. Not even the costs are high.

And you know what? As fate would have it, my parents had an antique suitcase on their loft. An absolutely beautiful piece, in beige leather which looks like new! I guess that was me, running out of excuses, right?!

Anyway, meanwhile I signed up and bought some deco stuff in order to present my bracelets and necklaces in a suitable environment.

I reckon, the following weeks won’t be boring, as I’ll have enough to do with producing and building up a small stock.

And I must admit, since I decided to participate, I do look forward to this event. Who knows what the future has in store for me?

A few impressions, voilà!

 

 

 

Aug 11 2017

URGENT – Dolphins in Taiji need our help!

An urgent cry for help reached us this week from “Australia for Dolphins” (AFD), wherefore we decided to to postpone the last part of our Sardinia report (again….sorry).

This is the message we received:

 

Can you please take a minute and sign this petition to stop thousands of dolphins being hacked to death?
I’m sad and outraged at dolphin hunting in Taiji, Japan. It’s not a “tradition” – it just makes a few greedy hunters and middlemen rich. The dolphins suffer horribly before they die a slow and agonising death.
Please help with this important issue. Sign the petition to pressure the one man who can stop this season’s hunts:
Add your name to the global petition to #StopTheBloodBath now.
Thanks very much.
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There are only a few weeks left, until the brutal slaughter will start – therefore, it’s important to sign and spread this petition asap!
By supporting AFD and/or Sea Shepherd you show compassion and that you care about marine mammals!
Thank you so much for your help – in the name of the dolphins!

Aug 01 2017

Happy Birthday, Switzerland !

A quick sign of life from my side, folks!

My mum and dad are occupying the computer so much with their Sardinia stories, I hardly catch sight of it. But now dad is away, working on a big Swedish ferry. My mum is busy with vacuuming the house, to my great annoyance!

Well, my dad’s parents are coming from Sweden on Thursday and mum feels like the whole house needs to be bloody renovated…

Anyway, what I wanted to tell you is, that today, 1st of August, Switzerland celebrates its birthday! So my best wishes and a Happy Swiss National Day – you still look great with your 726 years!

Well….one cat’s joy is another cat’s sorrow….MINE for example!

Celebrating this day means, people are igniting fires everywhere (in the evenings) and start fireworks and crackers (typically also in the evening, but it had already started a couple of days ago).

Now, my mum is very worried about me because of all the noise and rockets. She even turned down invitations from friends and family, in order to stay at home with me! The thing is, do I want to stay at home and locked-up inside? I found it very interesting the last few days, hunting in the fields beside us – there are loads of mice, waiting for me to play with….

A while ago – it’s lunch time now – I was outside and checked the surroundings. Still pretty quiet, so far! A bit further up from my house, people from the village’s shooting club are still working and preparing everything for a huge party tonight: A big pile of wood, massive fireworks and bars. All that means, many people will be driving here and visit the event!

And that’s the reason why my mum is so afraid ….the same could happen to me, as to my beloved brother Thor, who died two years ago….*sniff*

All righty then! I’ll do her the favour, and be home in a reasonable time. Spending the evening with her on the sofa, watching tv, and play the cuddly sweet kitty! *purrrr* 

Wish you all – who can – a great night, out in the wild    =^.^=

PS: Photo’s will follow – my mum doesn’t know how to put them in a post…..erm….neither do I……