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Die Knuipe

Welcome Fall with rain!

Posted by Mervi on September 7, 2022 at 4:15 AM

Dear friends! This Summer has been extremely warm - or rather extremely hot. The nature is still suffering from the dry weather but let's hope the Fall will be more merciful!

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Reply Chris
7:54 AM on October 30, 2022 

We have the Traumwetter again !
Blue sky and sunny, warm, pefect!
I can t remember such an October
in the last years. :)

MERVI - the movie was very interesting.
Yesterday there were several good films.
Portland won against Kansas City, they
had no chance... ;)

I am off to my daily tour - I have to use
the Schleichwege, because there are
the masses under way today... :p
See you all later in the evening!
Reply Mervi
7:37 AM on October 30, 2022 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!

I hope you are all in Winter time now! :D

Ludmila - Do your cats notice the time change? Our cats certainly do.

Chris - During the 'Halloween season' many channels show awful bloody movies that are more ridiculous than scary. I hope the movie you saw was good. :D

Britta-Gudrun - I hope all farmers have found a way to deal with the time change in a best possible way. Poor cows!

The golden October is soon over but we can enjoy beautiful and colourful Autumn days in Anita's wonderful video in KM.

Have a cosy Sunday and take care!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
6:17 AM on October 30, 2022 
Hello on a sunny October 30 at 20 degrees!

Today, the time change was very convenient for me, because I had forgotten it and thus had an hour more to prepare for the going out Sunday with lunch, because not always the day form is so good for this and under rush I get nothing more on the row.

I don't know if keeping sommertime saving time in winter would help. During my work before the change it was dark in the morning as well as in the evening when I left the house and came back in the evening.
Most animals don't have any problems with that either, except for the dairy cows, for whom an hour earlier or later milking time makes a lot of difference. Think of it as having to wait an hour after getting up in the morning to go to the toilet....an overfull udder is painful. The farms notice this when the power to the milking machines suddenly fails and the cows scream in pain.
Reply Chris
1:32 PM on October 29, 2022 

LUDMILA - MERVI - I have no problem with the time change...
But it would be better, to have an hour more sun in the evening.
Especially in the winter ! :)

Like the cats, I have my own clock: I can stay up, when I want.
And I am a night owl - always long evenings or nights!
The best movies are broadcasted late... ;)
(so the sport events in oversea)

Lets have a strong drink - auf Tele5 kommt gleich ein Mysterie-Film!
I like the Grusler, if the story isn t so poor, and not too bloody. :D :p
Reply Ludmila
1:09 PM on October 29, 2022 
This is only an hour. I am angry only because the days are shorter with the winter time. I have no other problems.
Reply Mervi
11:39 AM on October 29, 2022 
Chris - Our Nalle has just 'accepted' the Summer time and now it's again time to change it. His timer isn't happy at all! :D

Ralph - Now the polar bear mothers and daughters are staying together longer when there are no places to go for the off spring. It's quite OK if they get along fine.

Ludmila - Milana is just like me! :D :D :D
Reply Ludmila
11:05 AM on October 29, 2022 
The keepers say, that Milana is angry if she gets not enough food. :)
Reply ralph
9:02 AM on October 29, 2022 
It is good to see Nana looking so like her mum Milana. Where the father is still nearby it is usual for the mum to want to get back to him. Where there is no father close by mum likes to be with daughter longer. Tonja and Flocke seem happy to have daughter around Perhaps Valeska will also cary on with her girls as Lloyd has moved out.
Reply Chris
7:14 AM on October 29, 2022 

Slowly the sun comes through !
We had a stairy night, but highfog
in the morning. The sun needs till
noon, to "eat" the fog, but its very
mild outside. So a nice and sunny
afternoon is expected ! :D

MERVI - I don t think, that cats
notice the change of the time,
they have their inner clock. ;)
Luckily we also can manage
our time free as a Freiherrin !

Tonight there is the grand-final
of the NWSL women in Portland.
I am curious, if Kansas will have
a chance, to win. Its a big
challenge, to reach the
final as an expansion
team - good luck ! :)

I am off to my tour soon !
See you all in the evening.

(who the hell is Enhapse?)
Reply Mervi
5:44 AM on October 29, 2022 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!

Britta-Gudrun - I guess many keepers are using their free time to create the fine pumpkins. They are really devoted to their animals.

Chris - Wow! The Bayern girls certainly had a true fighting spirit! - We're having quite normal temperatures for this time of the year and I hope it will stay that way.

Patricia - I can only agree with you! I hate this changing the time twice a year. EU wanted to put an end to it but as usual nothing has happened. Well, these days they have more important things to deal with ...

Ludmila - Mimmi and Nalle don't like the change of time either!

Leti - I'm glad the weather in Greece is gentle so the stray cats don't have to freeze.

Have a cosy and relaxing Saturday and take care of yourselves!
Reply Leti
4:32 AM on October 29, 2022 
I am so sorry Uschi is not here with us any more. May she rest in peace. We will never forget her. I met her in Zoo Berlin in 2014. My condolences to her family. I am so sad.

The weather is very nice here. The cats that live outside enjoy the sun.
Chris-No, I don't have cats at home.
Reply Ludmila
7:46 PM on October 28, 2022 
I hate the winter time. I would like to have the summer time forever.
Reply Chris
5:08 PM on October 28, 2022 
PATRICIA - ich wuerde gerne die Sommerzeit immer behalten.
Damit es im Winter abends etwas laenger hell ist. Morgens ist
es mir egal, da schlafe ich noch... ;)
I hate if it is dark at 17.00 in wintertime!

Am Sonntag sollen wir 25C bekommen, das ist nicht mehr normal.
Heute war es mir fast zu schwuel nachmittags, die Sonne sticht :roll:
Reply patricia roberts
11:31 AM on October 28, 2022 
Hello Dear All, another lovely day here and it seems that you have the same pleasure.
Yesterday, visited my hair dresser (so, all grey gone, OEF!!) and then some shopping for the weekend.
Sad to read about the passing away of Uschi.
And this weekend, we have to switch our clocks again (back to Winter time). Well, every six months, I am writing the same sentence: I HATE IT! But whether we like it or not, now the dark days are coming.
Wishing you all a nice evening.
Reply Chris
8:23 AM on October 28, 2022 

Heute ist es noch wärmer. Durch das gute Wetter halten auch
die Blätter viel länger. Manche Bäume sind immer noch grün.
Andere in Farben getaucht. Die milde Sonne taucht alles in
ein feines Licht - sehr schön. :)

LUDMILA - MERVI - its always sad, if friends have gone.
Lets hope, she didn t suffer and is in Knuts heaven now.

Die Bayern-Maedels lagen schon 0:2 zurück und haben
das Spiel mit 3:2 gewonnen, das war ein Statement! :D

I will start to my tour soon. The nice weather needs action.
We can rest the whole winter: see you all in the evening! :)
Reply Britta-Gudrun
7:16 AM on October 28, 2022 
Good day!

October says goodbye under its familiar name as "Golden October" with late summer temperatures, even at night, and sunshine that makes the colorful leaves stand out especially beautifully.

Mervi, the Hannover Zoo always offers the animals a nice change for Halloween, which unfortunately is not so common in German zoos compared to American zoos. Even if not all animals like vegetarian food, it is always a nice activity for the animals.

....and again we have to say goodbye to a Knut friend, Adieu Uschi!
Reply Mervi
6:30 AM on October 28, 2022 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! Ooops! It's already noon ....

Chris - Rosengård girls are already the Swedish Champions even though there are two games left. I hope it will comfort them. - You have a nice home zoo in your garden. - There have been server problems with webs but luckily they didn't last so long.

Britta-Gudrun - Django deserves a peaceful life now that his 'adventureous' days seem to be left behind. If he could write his memoires he would certainly have a lot to tell! :D

Ludmila - Conny informed me of Uschi's passing. She was a nice lady we always met in our Knut meetings in Berlin. I hope she's with Knut now.

I'm not a Halloween fan but I find it very nice that many zoos have a tradition to treat their animals with pumpkins and other yammies this time of the year. In KM you can see what a great Halloween party the animals in the Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover had.

I wish everybody a very pleasant Friday. Take care and enjoy the last days of October!
Reply Ludmila
5:52 AM on October 28, 2022 
Ich war letzte Tage beschäftigt. Gestern fand ich die Nachricht, dass eine Freundin bei knutitis gestorben ist.
Das Wetter ist wirklich super.
Reply Chris
2:49 PM on October 27, 2022 
Rosengard hat leider gegen Barcelona verloren.
Sie waren zu harmlos - 1:4 hiess es am Ende.
Jetzt kommen die Bayern-Maedels ! :)

Knutitours ging mal eine Weile nicht.
Ich hatte schon Sorgen... :roll:

Lasst uns etwas Starkes trinken ! :D

Die Tour war mal wieder phaenomenal.
Ich kann mich lange nicht an so einen
Oktober erinnern. Die letzten beiden
Jahre wars gruselig, wie November.
Reply ralph
2:42 PM on October 27, 2022 
The rain has brought the countryside to life for Autumn with the trees only just turning to red or gold.
I went for a lovely bus ride to and from Banbury