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Die Knuipe

Pleasant Summer yes - extreme heat no!

Posted by Mervi on June 20, 2018 at 1:15 PM

Collage by Mervi, Original Knut by Monika aus Berlin

Dear friends! It's already Midsummer so I thought it's time for a new thread. Let's hope the rest of this Summer will bring us pleasant temperatures instead of the extreme heat or awful storms!

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Reply Britta-Gudrun
9:48 AM on July 18, 2018 
Mervi, deine beiden Katzen sind sehr tapfere Patienten und Nalle wird sich bestimmt schnell wieder erholen. Ich druecke die Daumen.
Das Update von Siku ist wieder so lustig, vielen Dank!

Heute ist es teilweise etwas bewoelkt und deshalb ist es nicht so heiss. Aber es ist alles viel zu trocken und meine Blumen bekommen jetzt teures Trinkwasser, weil das Regenfass schon lange leer ist.

Chris, schoen, dass es eine andere Schwanenfamilie geschafft hat, ihre Jungtiere zu beschuetzen!
Reply Ludmila
9:18 AM on July 18, 2018 
Poor Nalle. I hope the medecine will help him. Do you have the special food for him now?
I am sorry for your cats. Our cats, despite of Sydney, lost their weights. I think it is not bad in sommer.
Reply ralph
9:13 AM on July 18, 2018 
Thank you Mervi and Marko for today's KWM story which was a breath of fresh air in the hot weather .
I hope the vet visit goes well.
Paw waves to Patricia and Crocodile.
Knut Judi I raise a glass to you and happy hours here with our famous waiter and Uncle Sergei's cocktails
Reply Mervi
8:55 AM on July 18, 2018 
We just came home from the vet clinic. To my great relief the X-rays showed no tumors of any kind. Obsiously Nalle has an inflammatory bowel disease (I'm not quite sure this is the right translation) and he's being treated with antibiotics for the next 10 days. Hopefully it will help. If not the vet will make a new examination. Please, keep your fingers crossed. - Nalle was so calm during the whole examination so we're very proud of our brave cat.

Ludmila - Good luck on Friday! We hope we can make Nalle eat all his medicine without bigger protests. :-)

Chris - I really hate this Summer! The nature would cry if they could produce any tears - but it's far too dry everywhere.

Knuti-Judi - What luck we are peace loving animals lovers and let occasional disagreements pass without further arguments. :D
Reply knuti-judi
8:47 AM on July 18, 2018 
Hallo, dears....

A ☀️☀️☀️ Day
here after rains...

Our cats have been
effected by the heat...
I feel sorry for them...

Hugs all around...💟💟💟
Reply knuti-judi
8:44 AM on July 18, 2018 
That's my point--
how one expresses
their worries...
Reply Chris
8:21 AM on July 18, 2018 

Its very hot again - what a summer.

MERVI - all the best for Nalle ! :)

LUDMILA - you are lucky, to
have clouds.

I am back in the cooler
basement of the house. :)
Reply Ludmila
7:02 AM on July 18, 2018 
Hello friends at coffee time!
The weather changed a bit. We have some clouds, it is no more hot.
I hope Nalle is doing better now.
We have to visit a vet with Sydney and Wasja for immunisation. I think we will try on Friday. Minka is still on the bad terms with me.
Wir sind aus dem Urlaub nach Frankfurt angekommen und dann mit dem Zug nach Hause gefahren. Kurz von Braunschweig haben wir aus dem Zug einen See mit vielen Schwänen gesehen.
Reply Mervi
4:27 AM on July 18, 2018 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! Dear fluffy angel - the gurus have predicted rain today. I certainly hope they're right for a change!

Ludmila - It's a pity it's not raining. I feel sorry for the nature - the grass is brown instead of green and the trees are screaming for water. I also feel sorry for all the animals suffering from the heat. - In Sweden the forest fires are getting more and more and the situation is really bad. Firemen from the whole country are helping but it's very difficult to stop the fires.

Chris - How wonderful you saw a swan family. I wish the white beauties all the best.

Patricia - I wish you and Crocodile best of luck and hope the clinic can help you.

Knuti-Judi - Sometimes something 'big' is happening that concerns the whole world. That's why we need to express our worries. However, now everybody has said what they wanted to say so I hope the 'political discussion' is finished now. There are so many other forums where we can write if we feel like it.

Now that Mimmi is 'good old Mimmi' again (knocking on wood!) Nalle has problems with his stomach. That means a visit at the vet's clinic today. I sure hope the poor boy can get help!

In KWM there's a NEWSLETTER FROM SISU again. He shows us how to deal with the heat! :D

I wish everybody a happy Hump Day!
Reply Ludmila
2:22 AM on July 18, 2018 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
How are your cats doing? Our cats like the warm weather, they are mostly in the garden. It is very dry in our region. The cats have no ticks this year.
Wie geht es Dir?
We did not get the rain in the night. The sun is shining again. I drink Ice Herkules again.
Reply knuti-judi
7:06 PM on July 17, 2018 
To those who have responded:

If the roles were reversed, I
would not invade this place
with ugly statements about
your leaders...

And if I made any political
statements anywhere, I'd
make them choosing rational

The fact is President Trump
betrayed his country. And
the whole world is effected...

It's all over the news, FB and
all people can talk about....

I like it here because it's an
Escape into a lovely world
of animals....

I didn't care for the invasion.

Yes. We all have freedom
of speech. I am careful
with that right...right now...

Melania, I agree with Patricia--
I feel sorry for her....
Reply Chris
4:59 PM on July 17, 2018 
:D 400 :D
Reply Chris
4:58 PM on July 17, 2018 
Heute hatte ich Glück, eine große Schwanenfamilie mit Jungen zu sehen.
Außerdem habe ich am Waldrand ein Reh mit einem Kitz beobachtet. :)

Ich trinke etwas - CHEERS ! :)

PATRICIA - you are right about the political leaders !
Reply Ludmila
4:35 PM on July 17, 2018 
I think you made a good decision with the vet hospital. I keep my fingers cross for the little Crocodile.
I wish you all the best in your private life.
I hear some rain drops outside. I am afraid it will be not enough to get the earth wet.
The cats are still outside. I called for them, but nobody arrived home.
Reply Mervi
4:02 PM on July 17, 2018 
Chris - As usual Uncle Sergej is waiting for you with an exciting drink! :D

Ludmila - Oh yeah, we really need a cold drink!

Patricia - I'm glad you keep in touch via emails. I'm only happy to insert your comments here! - Some vets are far too quick to recommend us to put our pets to sleep. Our Mimmi was lucky to have our vet who saw the handicapped kitten was full of life and deserved to have a chance. I wish Crocodile best of luck! She's lucky to have you!!
Reply Mervi
3:53 PM on July 17, 2018 

Dear All, and the heat continues and according to the weather forecast, it looks as it will even become warmer and this until at least next week Thursday (!!!). Yesterday evening, we had a few drops of rain, but not sufficient for the garden and the plants. It only swiped away some dust. I am still praying for more water, but in a gentle manner of course. Needless to say that my cats are suffering of this heat, especially little bolly belly Beau.

With regard to little Crocodile, today, we (Eddy and I) brought her to the vet hospital. Although her chances are very little, they agreed to make a new blood exam, put her on a baxter (if ever that is the correct English word for it) with fluids and food and then again a new blood exam to see how her kidneys are reacting. It is the first time that I went to this vet hospital. But after 33 years, I must confess that I was seriously fed up with the aggressive attitude of my own vet. I am not an expert, but not an idiot either and she is definitely not God the Mother and this way of reacting was growing per year. Maybe that on Thursday, it all will be over but at least I will have offered Crocodile all chances and during her 17 years, I also gave her a very good life here in my little house.

Also, in my private life, there are certain things moving to a complete chance. Sorry for not saying more at this time. But I am very reluctant and waiting for the right moment.

Knuti-Judy, when people are making comments about the presidents Trump and Poetin, this should not be seen as just ugly political comments. They are world leaders and as such, both do have an WORLDWIDE impact on all our private lives. They are part of our present and our future. We are indeed a small protected group, but we are not blind for truth and most importantly, we have the freedom of speech.

With regard to Melania, she is having all my sympathy. Maybe that some people see her as a bimbo and a kind of gold-digger, but according to me, she is smart and having the heart on the right place
Reply Ludmila
3:50 PM on July 17, 2018 
We mostly tried to keep the politics out from the Knuipe. The situation got ugly now, that's why the comments are ugly too.
bei uns ist trocken. Im Wald war erträglich.
We need something cold to drink today
Reply Chris
12:40 PM on July 17, 2018 
MERVI - normalerweise führen wir hier keine politischen Diskussionen.
Aber die Pressekonferenz gestern war so verstörend, dass man es
nicht ganz ignorieren konnte - ich mache mir wirklich Sorgen. :roll:

Wir hatten eben ein kleines Gewitter mit Sturzregen und Abkühlung.
Aber jetzt scheint schon wieder die Sonne. :)
Ich werde gleich zu meiner Tour starten...
Wir treffen uns später an der Bar.
Reply Mervi
9:27 AM on July 17, 2018 
Britta-Gudrun - Yesterday must have been an exhausting day for you in many ways. I hope today will be more peaceful. - The forest fires are causing big damages in the northern parts of Sweden. Nobody can remember anything like this happening before!

Ludmila - I'm here for a pot of Herkules. I hope Minka is speaking to you now. :D

Chris - I'm hoping the region Dalarna where Orsa is will be safe from the fires. The Predator Park is partly a forest ....

Knuti-Judi - We are just amazed after the meeting in Helsinki but I hope the 'discussion' is finished now.
Reply knuti-judi
8:57 AM on July 17, 2018 
Hallo, dears....

I am sorry to see the ugly
political comments invading
this protected place....