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Will the Spring be Spring like this year?

Posted by Mervi on March 4, 2020 at 6:35 PM

Collage by Mervi, Knut by Gudrun

Dear friends! After the non-existing Winter it's Spring time again. Let's hope that at least this season will be more 'normal' than the Winter was!

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Reply patricia roberts
4:04 AM on April 1, 2020 
Good morning Dear All, again very sunny, but only 1°C!!!
Britta-Gudrun, just read your posting about your taxi. JEEZ, that is a lot of money. Hope you do not have to do this on a weekly basis. Is your hand feeling already a bit better?
This morning, after feeding the cats and while waiting for the coffee, I saw a blackbird in the field collecting material for the new nest. I was really impressed to see how much the bird could hold in his beak and still flying to his spot.
Reply Ludmila
3:30 AM on April 1, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
The sun is shining! Herkules is ready
Reply Ludmila
4:29 PM on March 31, 2020 
Uncle Sergej wanted to clean the tables with alcohol, but at the end he decided that it is more effektiv to drink vodka.
Good Night
Reply patricia roberts
4:14 PM on March 31, 2020 
Extremely strong believe me. I am afraid that he added lots of vodka (it seems that alcohol is helping against corona or at least protecting).
Cheers and now my bed.
Reply Mervi
3:45 PM on March 31, 2020 
Ludmila - Let's find out how Uncle Sergej's new drink Flockerona tastes! Cheers! :D
Reply Ludmila
3:23 PM on March 31, 2020 
Ich hoffe der Arztbesuch war hilfreich.
Are you here for the drink?
Reply Mervi
9:54 AM on March 31, 2020 
Dumba - I just saw your photos from a snowy Berlin contra a very green Berlin. Amazing how quickly the scenes can change their appearance! - I was only 'normally tired' so there are no problems. :D

Ralph - I'm sure Uncle Sergej has already prepared Flockeronas for us!

Britta-Gudrun - Oh bear, your Taxifahrt de Luxe wasn't cheap. I hope it was as least pleasant and comfortable!

CUTENESS ALARM IN KWM AGAIN! VALESKA'S TWINS HAVE NAMES NOW! There's a little article with heart melting photos and even a short video!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
9:19 AM on March 31, 2020 
Guten Tag am Nachmittag!

Ich hatte heute meine "Taxifahrt de Luxe" fuer 120 Euro und somit das Geld, das ich an der erkrankten Putzfee gespart habe, wieder verpulvert. Wie heisst es so schoen: wie gewonnen, so zerronnen - easy come, easy go. Nun denn, ich war froh, dass das Unternehmen, wenn auch nur noch durch den Chef persoenlich, ueberhaupt in Betrieb war.

Jetzt schaue ins KWM und gehe danach in die Kueche.
Ich wuensche einen schoenen Tag!
Reply ralph
8:31 AM on March 31, 2020 
Dear Mervi I am pleased that the excellent Danish zoos are going to get help. The KWMarticle about Copenhagen will help to make up for my visit.
The images of Flocke and her amazing three cubs show that like Valeska she is a great mum. It is greatly to the credit of the team in Nuremberg who hand reared her. Her fur is very Russian, perhaps the Rostock legacy?
I hope UncleSergej will make us a Flockerona drink for us tonight.
Reply Dumba
4:03 AM on March 31, 2020 
MERVI - I missed the "FLOCKE plus 3 cubs-link" yesterday in the evening - and now I am in DAY-dreams! :-) . . . They are uncredibly cuuuute. Look at those little paws at the glass window: awwwwwwww....! . . . I just feel a bit pity with dear FLOCKE - it must be sooo entiring to feed and protect three little agile cubs simultaneously. And I am always concerned about a third cub, as I automatically think of the wonderful KNUT-film commented by the WIND where the third cub never got enough food and was nearly unable to follow mother and its sibblings until it had to give up completely and died. All my fingers and toes are crossed that this 'vierblaettriges Kleeblatt' will ALL FOUR survive and have a healthy and happy life!

I am also concerned today about your remark that you are 'TOO TIRED'.
hopefully this is no sign of a next reason to be in sooroows about your and VESA's general health condition!!?? . . . Sending good vibes to you and all around (YEO, BRITTA-GUDRUN, fff = anybody else in pain and/or trouble (ok, we all are in kind of trouble but some have also always their "extra Paeckchen zu tragen"!

PATRICIA ROBERTS is their any price to expect if one knows the answer to your quizz??
Hm, I guess I know it and am curious to get to know whether there is by any chance left an 'oxtail in a vase' . . ? ;-))))) : kirsenpittenkussentje !? :-)

Enjoy another sunny day after half an hour of snow yesterday.
The sunshine at our end (CCC) is simply wonderful at the moment!
Reply Mervi
3:39 AM on March 31, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! It's hard to believe it was snowing yesterday in Central Europe. Here the sunny weather continues .... We did some grocery shopping early in the morning and I was happy to see some cute rabbits in a park near us.

It really is unbelievable that Flocke is such a good mother - and fantastic that all her three cubbies have made it. It's not so usual! I could watch the video for hours. :D

I have more cuteness for you in KWM. Even though the Copenhagen Zoo is closed a lot of things are happening there. Please, check the little article of INUVIK & CO.

I wish everybody a very pleasant Tuesday!
Reply Ludmila
3:25 AM on March 31, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
Jetzt ist einfach nicht der Moment die Zirkusse zu bekaempfen. Wir muessen erst aus der Krise raus kommen. Es gibt im Moment sehr viele Einrichtungen, die auf Spenden angewiesen sind. Es soll nicht noch mehr werden.
We visited Flocke as she with Hope was. She had very good fur and she was very round. I think she gets a lot of food :) She was very good mother for Hope. It is heartwarming to see her with 3 cubs.
Herkules is ready
Reply patricia roberts
3:14 AM on March 31, 2020 
Good morning Dear All,
The day started rather grey but now the sun is there again.
Mervi, thank you for posting the video of Flocke and her babies. It appears that she knows what to do with these little rascals. But they are sooo cute. Unbelievable that as a handraised cub, Flocke is now such a wonderful mother. And what amazed me the most is her fur, long, thick and beautiful. Actually, only the Russian polar bears do hae such fur. Most probably that her ice grotto is helping her in that regard. But she is a real beauty.
Reply Britta-Gudrun
6:06 PM on March 30, 2020 
man kann es kaum glauben, dass Flocke drei Jungtiere bis jetzt so erfolgreich grossgezogen hat, denn der dauernde Kampf an der Milchbar ist nicht zu uebersehen. Flocke wirkt auch etwas erschoepft und muede.
Reply Britta-Gudrun
5:39 PM on March 30, 2020 
Ludmila, du hast mich falsch verstanden und eine unglueckliche Wortwahl benutzt:
Ich wuensche mir schon lange die Beendigung der Tierdressuren in Zirkussen und hoffe natuerlich unabhaengig davon, dass man die Tiere auch jetzt noch gut versorgen kann.
Also mein Anliegen an dich: Bitte nicht immer gleich bei jeder Kritik so heftig reagieren.
Ich ware nicht in diesem Blog, wenn ich mich ueber das Elend oder die schlechte Haltung von Tieren "freuen" koennte...
Reply Ludmila
4:13 PM on March 30, 2020 
Yes, it is true about the Jurassic Park. It is easy to imagine a dinosaur in this nature.
The video is wonderful. Flocke is a very good mother, the cubs are cute.
Reply Mervi
4:11 PM on March 30, 2020 
Dear friends! I'm too tired to write anything but I just have to insert this link to a wonderful video of Flocke and her trio. I hope the link works!


I'm sure we will all have sweet dreams after watching! :D Good night!
Reply patricia roberts
3:57 PM on March 30, 2020 
Ludmila, is this really true about Jurassic Park???? I must confess that when I saw your pics they immediately reminded me of that but never thought it would so close. Nevertheless, the nature is extremely beautiful.
And this evening, i saw my little birdies again, little blue tit and little big tit. But it appears that both brougth their girlfriend/boyfriend with (or as we say in Dutch: ze hadden hun lief meegebracht). Nevertheless, when I compare them to the other tits (blue or big), they all four are really small, but they do not quarrel like the others.
And now, I need my bed and guess what else I also need?????
Reply Ludmila
3:13 PM on March 30, 2020 
Jurassic Park was filmed on the Island Oahu at Hawaii
Reply Ludmila
3:10 PM on March 30, 2020 
Die Zirkusse sind jetzt pleite, wie alle andere private Firmen. Bevor du dich darueber freust, denke an die Tiere, die im Moment auf der Strecke bleiben. Die Zoos und Gnadenhoefe haben jetzt genug eigenen Problemen.
I am afraid the first month will go well, the second month will be disaster.
You are right about a financial massacre.
We need a strong drink tonight