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The silly corona season is still on ..... but baby bear don't care!

Posted by Mervi on August 31, 2020 at 12:15 PM

Dear friends! This Summer has been very 'strange' and the Autumn is going to be the same. However, better times will come even if we must wait with lots of patience! But Patience is our middle name so let's enjoy the late Summer and the Autumn!

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Reply Mervi
5:08 PM on September 22, 2020 
The 22nd of September 2008 is one of those days we will never forget. The sad news from Berlin was a terrible chock for us all. Now we have only memories of Thomas Dörflein and Knut but what wonderful memories they are! It was a privilege to be a part of that special aera.

Dumba - The not-Shorty is very cute, too!

Ralph - I'm sure Katjuscha wanted to say a 'nice goodbye' to you. - I guess you're already home with the Cotswold bears. What a fantastic journey you've had!

Britta-Gudrun - The good news of the hedgies were exactly what I needed today! - I hope Monika will make a report soon again.

Now I wish everybody a good night and sweet dreams!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
3:16 PM on September 22, 2020 
Dumba, Ludmila, ChristinaM hat in ihrem Blog auch an Thomas Doerflein erinnert.
Die Igel haben wieder gut gegessen - vier Stueck gleichzeitig am Napf! Leider kann ich euch kein Foto zeigen, denn zur Fuetterungszeit ab 19.45h ist es schon dunkel und ich will sie mit dem Blitzlicht nicht erschrecken und verscheuchen.

Ralph, Kathis Abschiedsgeschenk war wirklich super!

Wo bleiben eigentlich Monikas Berichte aus Berlin? Ich habe schon laengere Zeit nichts mehr von ihr gelesen. Sie hat doch bestimmt auch Ralph getroffen und ihren besonderen Tierlieblingen macht sie doch fast taeglich ihre Aufwartung. Von hier aus einmal liebe Gruesse an dich, liebe Monika!
Reply ralph
1:15 PM on September 22, 2020 
I am now on the bus to Oxford from the airport.
September used to be my month for travelling to Berlin until 2008 when Thomas Doerflein died just after I had visited.
The following year until 2011 I made the journey to celebrate Knut's birthday and in 2011 to remember him with some of you here. I did not get back to Berlin until 2015.
Tonight I am just grateful that I could get to Antibes and to Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Hannover and Berlin.
I patted Knut's Dreamer statue with the back of my hand. I do not know when, but I will be back.
Reply ralph
12:48 PM on September 22, 2020 
When I arrived at Katjuscha's enclosure this morning she was nowhere to be seen. Then I saw her standing in the water. What a farewell present.An hour of Kati in the water.
Reply Ludmila
11:00 AM on September 22, 2020 
Ich habe heute nicht an TD gedacht. Die Zeit ist schnell geflogen, schon 12 Jahre sind vergangen. Ich kann mich erinnern, wie ich die Nachricht vom Tod gelesen habe und nicht glauben wollte.
Reply Dumba
7:33 AM on September 22, 2020 
Eben sah ich ueber twitter, dass heute TDs 12ter Todestag ist (22.09.2008).
Es steht zwar auch in meinem Kalender, ich muss aber zu meiner Schande gestehen, dass ich weder automatisch daran gedacht, noch den Eintrag bei mir gesehen habe.

Nun erinnere ich zumindest Euch; denn Euch war das - so glaube ich - immer sehr wichtig, vor allem YEO, Annemarie-Berta . . .
Reply Dumba
6:54 AM on September 22, 2020 
Luckily everything sounds really good at the moment here and among all of you.
I lift my hat for all what you are achieving with success:

Ralph his big voayage
Mervi her normal full 'Knutitours'-program
Britta-Gudrun her hedgies and her Django (back in love to her :-) )
Ludmila her Speedy and the cat gang + of course 1000 other projects ;-)
Annemarie-Berta her guest of her last residence with doggie, meetings here and there,
her KBT-Sunday-bullelin-Project and - last not least - her home-projects

Re: Mervi "2:49 PM on September 20, 2020"
No, it was not Shorty who did walk me and not that day
but another lovely doggie did it on Sunday in Potsdam:

Enjoy your Tuesday everybody (forecast for CCC is up to 25-28 degrees Celsius!)
Reply Mervi
6:09 AM on September 22, 2020 
Good day! Guten Tag! It's been a rather busy morning with all kinds of things - shopping among others. The sun is shining again but the nature starts looking Autumn like.

Ralph - You've had a fantastic week meeting so many beloved polar bear friends. I wish you a good time with Katjuscha and a safe pleasant flight back home.

Ludmila - I'm a bit late for the morning Herkules but for me any time is Herkules time! :D

Britta-Gudrun - You're doing a fantastic job with the hedgie family!

In KWM you can join FLOCKE AND THE KIDS in a pool party in Ralph's report. :D

Have a pleasant Tuesday!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
5:13 AM on September 22, 2020 
Guten Morgen an einem sonnigen Dienstag!

Mervi, Ludmila, die Verbesserungen am Igelnest mit viel trockenem Gras ist mir gelungen.
Jetzt ueberlege ich noch einen effektiven Naesse-und Regenschutz zu gestalten, sozusagen als Haube ueber dem Bambusstrauch. Vorausetzung dafuer ist, die Igel bleiben ueber Herbst und Winter ortstreu.

Ralph, ich wuensche dir einen guten Rueckflug!
Reply Ludmila
3:01 AM on September 22, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
Today will be warm and sunny again. Our Speedy enjoys the sun shine.
Herkules is ready
Reply Ludmila
2:48 PM on September 21, 2020 
I think your trip is very well
Ich wuensche dir viel Erfolg mit den Igeln
Reply ralph
2:06 PM on September 21, 2020 
I have just got on the ICE train back to Berlin from Hannover and am using the free Wifi service.
I arrived at the Zoo at opening time and made my straight toYukon Bay. This themed area similar to those in Gelsenkirchen and Emmen works much better than I had expected from the few pictures of the enclosures and pools which tend to focus on the bears. It all is very well thought out.
Perhaps the only failing is that Sprinter is only outside when the visitors have gone. He seemed relaxed enough when I saw him waiting to go in.
Milana is like a younger, prettier version of Antonia and does not mind using her strength in playfights with Nana.
Nana is like Hertha last year, whirlwind
Well tomorrow it all comes to an end.
I still have to say goodbye to Kati.
Reply Mervi
5:34 AM on September 21, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! After many sunny days it's very cloudy again.

Britta-Gudrun - I'm so glad to read that all three are still there. Hopefully they will continue eating well. I hope you can find a solution to how to make a shelter for them. My fingers are kept crossed!

Ludmila - A pot of Herkules is needed! :D

Ralph - I hope you're able to see Milana and Nana!

In KWM you'll find Anita's report from the Zoo Augsburg. I'm sure you will fall in love with the sweet fennek!

Have a pleasant Monday and a good new week!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
3:50 AM on September 21, 2020 
Guten Morgen!

Ralph, ich freue mich fuer dich, dass deine baerige Tour durch verschiedene Zoos so prima klappt und du kurz vor dem Rueckflug nochmal Katjuscha adieu sagen kannst.

Mervi, gestern kamen wieder alle drei Igel aus ihrem Nest und haben ihr Futter zusammen gegessen. Fuer die spaete Nacht stelle ich dann immer noch eine Schale hin in der Hoffnung, dass sie das auch alleine essen und nicht die Maeuse oder andere grosse Igel. Ich ueberlege nun, wie ich ihr Nest rundherum etwas regen-und kaeltesicherer schuetzen kann, denn ab Mitte der Woche soll sich das Wetter aendern. Daumen druecken kann die kleine Bande gut brauchen!

Ich wuensche einen guten Start in die neue Woche!
Reply Ludmila
2:47 AM on September 21, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
The sun is shining. I hope Ralph will have a nice day in the zoo Hanover.

Herkules is ready
Reply Mervi
2:49 PM on September 20, 2020 
Dumba - Have you been walking with Shorty or maybe some other doggie friend today?

Britta-Gudrun - I'm still keeping my fingers crossed and hoping the sweet little family is OK.

Ralph - Wow! You certainly made it - you've met both old and young polar bears in many zoos in Germany! Fantastic! I'm sure we're all looking forward to what you can tell us of them all.

Ludmila - Maybe a Wolf's Paw is a suitable drink for you? :D
Reply Ludmila
2:34 PM on September 20, 2020 
Hello friends!
Super, dass du im Tierpark warst.
I wish you a nice time in Hanover.
We had a warm day again. I take a cold drink tonight.
Reply ralph
1:21 PM on September 20, 2020 
Am back at the hotel as I have to catch a 5.40 train to Hannover to get to the Zoo by opening time. Originally I was hoping to fly home from.Hannover but things worked out better if I fly back from Berlin so I get a final visit to Kati in the morning.
Today she suddenly decided she wanted some of the vines hanging down the walls of her pool. Then she had a cooling stand in the water session. It was good to see how many people were excited by seeing her.
This afternoon it was Tonja and Hertha doing their power sisters routine trying to outdo each other in jumping and barrel tossing. Their favourite joint toy is a green ball with a length of *Aussie Dog" material attached.
Reply Britta-Gudrun
9:57 AM on September 20, 2020 
Mervi, gestern Abend habe ich nur 2 kleine Igel gesehen, vielleicht hat das andere noch im Nest geschlafen?
Reply Dumba
5:28 AM on September 20, 2020 
Guten Morgen/Mittag allerseits.
Das hoert sich bei Euch allen ja bestens an. . . . ..Hopefully also you, dear Mervi, are happy and in best mood. . . . Ich wuensche einen ebenso sonnig-(voraussichtlich)schoenen Sonntag, wie er hier schon ist und weiter zu erwarten sein duerfte :-)
KNUTi-style hugs from the CCC.