Knitting · Life

Mopping Up!

Magic Sox

This is the last piece of 2021. I started this pair on Dec. 2nd and finished it today. Now I’m officially done with 2021. Everything finished up, no more lose ends.

2022 on the other hand just started and feels kinda odd. Dunno, kinda like the calm before the storm. I lack energy, the dog doesn’t want to go for walkies, there are no shiny photo motives, nothing fun going on. I kinda expect that the universe gonna drop a bomb sometime soon. Don’t get me wrong now, I don’t think it will be something bad, we had enough of that and you know that one rule even the most stubborn universe has to follow: everything has an end. So bad stuff out and good stuff in. More things to learn and discover, more good food, more colorful soft yarn for even more sox, much more walkies and lots of pawtastic photos. Oh and more coffee and sugar free candies. This year will be a smooth ride for all of us, I mean just look at that number . . . 2022 . . . ya, 2222 would look even cooler but we have to reincarnate about 2 times for that. =p

Okies, enough chatter for now. Back to knitting, started a new pair of sox already just to keep the flow up. Have a pawesome day everybody, stay healthy, happy and safe.

Dog Stuff


My lil trooper, way back home from the vet, still stoned as heck but she can walk

Yesterday we had our vet app for the x rays. Ami was super exited. We needed 4 (four) people to hold her still while vet was hooking her up with the port for anesthesia. Not because she was scared or something of that sort. No, she tried to kiss the vet the entire time. I have no idea why she loves him so much. Ones she was snoring peacefully they did the x rays. Shoulder, elbow and paws. Everything looks just fine. We still don’t know why she is foundering now and then but now at least I know that it is nothing serious. So we agreed (for ones) that I just keep going with her weight loss, the herbal tea and the MSM. Anesthesia, 3 x rays, the vets undivided attention for half an hour and one “wake up” shot – 153 €, peace of mind – priceless!

You have a pawesome day and stay healthy and safe. ❤

Dog Stuff · Rant

Stop Guessing!

Walking my hooman

Huston we’ve got a problem! With our vet. Well, I got the problem, Ami loves him to pieces for some strange reason. First of all, that Vet is the only Vet I can reach without help, else I would never even consider him. It’s not like he is not friendly or so. No, that’s not it. And Ami is totally nuts about him, which I fail to understand. That guy is just totally incompetent and lazy beyond your wildest imagination.

Some weeks ago Ami started to have trouble with her right front leg. She started to founder. So I made a vet app right away to have it checked out. He just looked at her leg and handed me some pain killers and told me that it “might be just an inflammation”. Back at home I started with my own research. I know, it’s quite common in dogs to have problems with joints and sinews. First I got some dietary supplement for her that’s made for that matter but on closer inspection I figured that it wouldn’t help much, if at all. Way to much useless filling agent and way to little active ingredient.

A friend of mine recommended a herbalist she gets stuff for her horse from. She got a herbal mix made just for that problem. That and 2.5 g MSM every day made her feel much better. I even noticed a change in the way she moves. Overall very positive change but now and then she still founders. So back to the vet. He looks at her leg, listened to my treatments (and it seemed he agreed with it) and then he grabs in his shelf and wants to hand me pain killers again. What the hell is wrong with you dude. Stop guessing and stop selling me useless pills that don’t do good. Diagnostic would be nice. I told him I want an x ray to figure it out and he was like “mumblemumble but I haven’t located it yet”. That was the point where I almost snapped. It’s her leg you dimwit and that’s why we gonna do an x ray now. To locate the exact spot in her leg that makes her founder. That’s called diagnostic. You should know that.

You know, the point is, he makes more money with guessing and handing out useless pills than to do a proper diagnosis followed by the right treatment. So tomorrow at 11.15 am we got our x ray app. Please cross finger for her that it is nothing serious. Have a pawesome and be be safe out there. ❤

Crafts · Knitting



New socks project . . . actually, no, it’s kinda an ancient project. I started these in spring this year, got sidetracked, like always, and kinda forgot about them. Well, end of the year, time to finish up all lose projects. I love knitting socks. It’s fun, relaxing and kinda cozy. The material for a pair of really good socks costs less than a pack of cigarettes. As soon as you got some practice you can finish a pair really fast. Socks are really useful and everybody needs them (maybe except those who live in the south). You can make them for yourself (and believe me, if you had handmade socks ones, you never ever want store bought again), gift them to friends and family, sell them or give them for charity. You can binge your favorite shows or listen to an audio book while knitting. It’s basically like a bonsai vacation you can have every day. Have a pawesome day and be safe out there. ❤

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. ❤