Today it's my great pleasure to wish you a very happy birthday. I also want to thank you for all your wonderful reports and photos in my magazine.
Because a little bird whispered me that you're going to run the New York marathon this year my birthay present to you is a jutebag where you can pack all your sport things!
I will also come and cheer you in the Big Apple and reward you with a special medail!
On behalf of all the Knuipians I hope your special day will be filled be joy and happiness!
Your humble servant, Herr Ober
alles Gute zum Geburtstag und weiterhin nur Freude mit Knut und seinen Freunden,
wünschen Dir Annemarie und die zwei Katzen meiner Kollegin, die mir beide ans Herz gewachsen sind.
.... and here's something from Caren:
I know you're having a great birthday because you're visiting me and Gianna! I'm looking forward, to a wonderful day with you and Uwe!
Look - I have a little surprise for you - Minka and Ryzik came to Bärlin early this morning. For some reason they are watching the cake all the time. Do they suspect I would eat it?? No way! Of course, I'm a friend of good cakes so I think we really should make a little quality control....
Dear Ludmila, the Knuipe will be rocking tonight when we sing 'Happy Birthday to You'!
Your humble servant, Herr Ober and his staff