Fotos · Life

Blue . . .

. . . and forgotten. Somebody parked his bike and just forgot about it. What you can’t see in this pic, it stands in front of an ancient farm building (now shared housing for students). The front yard plants are slowing claiming this old bike.
Dog Stuff · Life

Gotcha Day

Her Royal Cuteness Lady Amilia, age 12 weeks

On November 14. 2017 Ami wiggled into my life and I had no idea how much she would change everything around. Of course, the journey started long before she actually got here. There was a lot of research. I had to find the right race for me. For somebody with chronic depression a husky sure isn’t the right choice. For me it needed to be a low energy level dog (in other words, a couch potato) to make sure I can meet her walkies need regardless how I feel. Bulldogs are the perfect match for that. Actually, nowadays it is the way that I want to go out and walk and she tells me to bugger off. After I had decided on the race, I needed to get the theory part of the dog owners license (it’s mandatory by law here in Lower Saxony) done. So there was a lot of studying involved. These tests are taken by licensed dog trainers and I can remember I was sitting in his kitchen, his really big cat on my lap, taking that test. It was like 88 questions but I passed with flying colors. Ya the cat helped me, but don’t tell anybody.

Without car and drivers license (I never made one) my options where kinda limited on where to look for a puppy. Somebody told me to look on Ebay want ad. That way you can search regional. There was a small list of OEB’s and as soon as I saw her picture I knew she is mine. Then everything went very fast, some emails, some phone calls and the “breeder” even offered to bring her to me. Perfect!

It was a Wednesday evening when she arrived. Instead of having her in a transport crate, that dimwit had tied her with the leash in the trunk. Poor girl. He handed me her papers, the contract and, surprise surprise, 6 Panacur (that’s a medication for giardien – sorry, couldn’t find a translation – it’s a parasite in the bowels, often in cats and dogs, especially when too many animals are held in too small and unclean spaces). Would have been nice if he would have mentioned that during our conversation on the phone. Well, to make a long story short, I ended up spending around 1 k on vet costs to get rid of that massive infection. I’m glad she got outta there in time.

She is the best thing that ever happen to me. It is amazing how much joy, fun and love a dog can add to your life. Yes, it’s constant learning too, for both, but it’s the fun kind of learning (nothing annoying like math). I went from not leaving the house at all to several walkies every day. Even on bad days we walk, which makes me feel better right away. And there isn’t a day where she doesn’t make me laugh and giggle.

Have a pawesome day, no matter where on our planet you are. Stay safe and healthy. ❤

Chatter · Life

Influencer Influenza

Mom trying to be funny again

So there is this German TV show, very small production I think and not even very popular. It’s about spoiled teenagers who get send to a monastery/cloister for a week to get their attitude straight. That includes no cellphones, TV and that like, no smoking, no drugs, no alcohol, no make up, no social media. Instead getting up with the sun and working for their community. I find it quite funny. There was this elderly nun. She must have been in her 80th, totally sweet lady. She was talking to one of the candidates, a 16 years young brat who never did anything useful in her life. The nun asked her what she would like to do with her life, what she would like to accomplish in her life and that girl responded “I want to be an influencer”. The nun looked at her, thinking for a sec and trying to make sense of what she just heard, and then she said: “Oh Influenza, ya that’s not nice to have!” You need to know that both words sound nearly identical. This old nun nailed it without knowing what she did. Influencer are as annoying and useless like Influenza. =p Have a pawesome day everybody and be safe out there. ❤

Fotos · Life

Finally Fall

Heaven crashing down

As you can see, our weather is finally starting to catch up to the calendar. We love this kind of weather. As it gets more nasty outside, it’s getting more cozy inside. There might even be a heavy storm on the way and much more rain. Have a pawesome day and be safe out there.

Dog Stuff · Life

Dimwits on Duty

Poster by city government Oldenburg

Here you see a poster that was designed by our city government and plastered all over the place. It informs us about a 50 Euro fine if we fail to clean up after our dogs. In general I agree with that and I believe that it should be a matter of course and respect that we clean up after our dogs. Actually it is quite embarrassing that some people need to be reminded, yet even forced to to do that. So what’s the point here? Hang on, we are getting there.

Every time you want to establish an administrative act, you need to make sure you are willing an able to enforce it, else it would be as effective as a hedgehog fart. In this case the city government wants to establish a fine for not cleaned up poop. In order to get to that money they will have to bust people right when it is happening, else you can not prove who did it. They would actually have lots of people patrolling at least those areas most frequented by dogs on walkies. Did that happen? Nope! And people still don’t clean up after there dogs simply because they are ignorant idiots and nothing happens anyway. Hedgehog Fart right there!

Public Trash Can maintained by the city administration of the city of Oldenburg

And now we get to the point. Here you see a public trash can. The same people who are responsible for that poster are in charge of emptying the public trash cans. You see, lots of people are cleaning up behind their dogs but the city administration fails to do their job. It is their responsibility to keep these can’s clean, tidy and empty but for some strange reason they just don’t do it. And it’s not like we would have tons of public trash cans. They got rid of most of them but still, they fail to empty those few left. Now I wonder, do they have to pay a fine to us, the tax payers?