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Happy Summer time to everybear and everybody!

Posted by Mervi on June 4, 2020 at 11:20 AM

Collage by Mervi, Original Knut by Hartmuth

Dear friends! This Summer will be as 'strange' as the Spring was. I hope the sweet memories of the Super Summer 2007 will help us to stay in a good mood!

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Reply Annemarie Berta
2:53 AM on June 28, 2020 

Es gibt wie immer frischen Herkules-Kaffee, Samovar-Tee und leckere Croissants fuer alle Gaeste.

Nach gewissenhafter Erfuellung der ueblichen ehrenamtlichen Taetigkeiten wie zum Beispiel QC, Food-Safe-Bestueckung und Decken der Tische genossen wir unser Personal-Fruehstueck auf der Knugarden-Veranda.

Danach zog es die Herren Baeren in den Pool. Wir erinnern uns vielleicht noch, im letzten Jahr hatte der Herr Graf grosszuegig 3 weisse eisbaerengerechte Surfbretter sowie einen grossen roten Ball fuer den Knugarden bzw. Pool besorgt. Damit wurde heute ausgiebig gespielt zu Wasser und zu Land. Waehrend Wolodja und Raspi und spaeter auch Onkel Sergej (mehr liegend) sich auf den Surfbrettern tummelten, kickten Ludwig und ich den Ball in die auf dem Rasen aufgestellte Torwand, die bisher auf dem Sandplatz stand. Ich versuchte es tapfer mit viel Elan, aber Ludwig hatte bedeutend mehr Treffer als ich und freute sich - tierisch! Er ist wirklich ein Ball-Virtuose, der schon so grosse kleine Graue!

Spaeter als wir noch gemuetlich am Grillplatz sassen und jeder ein erfrischendes Getraenk in den Tatzen/Haenden hielt, schickte ich von uns ein Handy-Foto zum Herrn Grafen, der gleich mit drei dicken Smileys antwortete.

Unser Speisen-Angebot fuer den heutigen Brunch im Food Safe:

Gefuellte Pfannkuchen mit Feigenchutney,
Kuerbis-Moehren-Suppe mit Bacon-Dattel-Spiess,
Steinbutt mit Parmesansauce, Gemuese-Spaghetti und frittiertem Rucola,
gerollte Maultaschen mit Bacon-Crunch und Wildkraeutersalat,
Kalbsleber Berliner Art mit Kartoffelpueree, knusprigen Curry-Zwiebeln und geschmortem Chicore,
Kalbsfilet im Speckmantel mit Portweinsauce, glasierten Moehren und Kartoffelpueree,
Wiener Schnitzel mit Petersilienkartoffeln und Babyspinat-Salat,
Erdbeertoertchen mit Schlagsahne.

Die heutige Food-Safe-Frage lautet:
Einige Monate haben 30, einige 31 Tage. Wie viele haben 28 Tage?
A.) Alle/Code 3
B.) Zwei/Code 30

Allen einen wunderbaren Sonntag wuenscht das gesamte KBT.
Reply Mervi
4:17 PM on June 27, 2020 
Britta-Gudrun - Yes, many of the 'old bloggers' are still silent readers but, of course, I'm always very glad finding comments from them in KWM.

Leti - Hello to Thessaloniki! I guess the weather is very hot in your town, too.

Ludmila - Hopefully the rain drops will soon be falling on our heads! :D

Patricia - What a relief to hear that Fleur is getting better. I'm also glad Dikke Gust has mobilized more guts now. Our Nalle used to be very scared of almost everything but now he's OK. Well, he's not as brave as Mimmi who isn't afraid of anything. :D
Reply patricia roberts
2:47 PM on June 27, 2020 
PEEKABOO! Dear All, since yesterday evening, we finally got some more rain and the temperature is going down (especially inside) - OEF!). Hope for more water during the night and I am sure that the plants are not going to complain. Luckily, we did not have the heavy storms that were predicted although there was a real "night concert".
Mervi, I hope that it is becoming cooler too at your place.
Dumba, you certainly have had a good birthday party and I am glad that you enjoyed it.
Britta-Gudrun, yes, it is Luisa from Brazil and i am happy to hear a few words from her again. Lately, you asked me how many cats I still do have, well here they are: Babbelute, Baby Beau, Fleur and Dikke Gust.
Fleur is now doing better day by day. She is taking her morning walk in the garden and since today, finally is eating better. Although making the stair is still hard for her, but luckily, she is smart enough to take her time. Now that it is cooler, one can see that she is also loving that. But you will underqtand that i am not forcing her to whatever.
Funny detail is that we all (Ronald, Karine and me) have noticed that after one year, Dikke Gust is becoming more and more relaxed and no longer so extremely scared of everything and all.
Wishing you all a good night.
Reply Ludmila
2:25 PM on June 27, 2020 
Super, dass du gut gefeiert hast.
We did not get the rain. The day was hot.
Reply Leti
10:40 AM on June 27, 2020 
Liebe Dumba-Alles Gute zum Geburtstag. Herzlichen Glueckwunsch.
I hope you all had a very happy Midsummer.
Reply Britta-Gudrun
8:44 AM on June 27, 2020 
Mervi, du siehst, auch wenn viele nicht mehr oder nur noch ganz selten schreiben (s. Caren, Inge, Filomena und Luisa), so lesen sie doch immer noch in deinen Blogs und das freut mich ganz besonders fuer dich!
Nach der Vorhersage des "Siebenschlaefer-Tages" wird es keinen heissen Sommer geben. Also noch etwas Geduld, die Abkuehlung ist auf dem Weg, auch in Schweden!
Reply Mervi
5:52 AM on June 27, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! Oh bear, it's still too darn hot! I don't like it at all so I'm looking forward to the Fall! Wow, it rhymes! :D

Dumba - You had a busy but very nice birthday so I can understand you need some time to 'recover'. :D

Britta-Gudrun - Yes, it's our Luisa from Brazil that commented in KWM. What a great surprise!

Ludmila - Hopefully Madame Esther will visit you with her tea pot! :D

The Novosibirsk Zoo reopened on the 24th of June and, naturally, our Russian friends Anna and Arkadij have visited GERDA, KAI, SHAUNA AND NORDI. You can admire some of their photos in KWM now.

I wish everybody a cool weekend despite the heat!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
3:42 AM on June 27, 2020 
Dumba, fein, dass du einen schoenen Geburtstag hattest und alles okay ist. Ich hatte mir schon Sorgen gemacht....

Vom angekuendigten Unwetter gestern ist meine unmittelbare Region verschont geblieben. es gab etwas Regen und Abkuehlung, mehr braucht es auch nicht.

Mervi, ist das die lang vermisste Luisa im Beitrag von Patricia im KWM?
Ich wuensche ein schoenes Wochenende!
Reply Dumba
2:21 AM on June 27, 2020 
Good morning on an early sunny Saturday morning (even in Berlin (aka 'CCC'),
wishing ALL/e of you a most pleasant complete weekend.

I am afraid I have first to apologize now, as I didn't thank you for all your kind greetings and best wishes so far - as there were in 'Die Knuipe' on June 25th:

Ludmila (3:30AM, Mervi (4:24AM, Britta-Gudrun (5:31AM), Chris (5:44AM / btw: didn't discover something in the 'Backdoor'), Patricia (9:31AM, Annemarie-Berta (7:44PM) and last not least on the 26th: Yeo (11:07AM)

And you did even spoil me with the wonderful dedication of a SISU-letter in 'KWM':
"SISU presents some of his cutest friends". Here I would like to THANK YOU, dear MERVI, first for the publication and dedication! . . . Additional THANKS for their greetings in the comment-section go to Britta-Gudrun, Chris, Ludmila, Patricia Roberts, Ralph, Anke B, and Erika!

I had a very nice birthday with lots of phone calls (mainly answering machine), E-mails, and even some letters and parcels by snail mail. Furthermore I was invited for lunch in 'Kleiner Tiergarten' (see the 'Stauden'-pic (herbaceous plant) in the 'Backroom' later) and had a spontaneous meeting (little invitation by myself) with sister and two neighbours in the neighbourhood-restaurant and a final â??walking Emmiâ?? together with her Frauchen (see 'pic of sickle of the moon' later in the 'Backroom'). After this at approximately 9:45PM I was all finished in a very positive sense and fell asleep right after having had closed my door ;-) . . .As from 2:30AM in the night of the 26th I worked on pics and read the mails. At approximately 9:00 AM I fell again into my bed and got only up again in the later afternoon. . . After quite a long time of relaxation I am busy now answering all the phone calls and letters by E-mail and phone; therefore, I kindly ask you to understand that it will take its time until I will contact you individually and comment on the 'KWM'-publications!

Bye for now :-)
Reply Ludmila
3:29 PM on June 26, 2020 
I am glad Fleur is doing better.
We did not get the rain. Maybe tomorrow
Reply Mervi
1:56 PM on June 26, 2020 
Britta-Gudrun - Thanks for the link!

Yeo - You've been very 'sporty' today. I'm lifting my hat! In this heat my brain is striking and I hardly get anything done.

Ralph, Patricia - I was very glad, too, seeing Caren's comment in KWM. :D
Reply patricia roberts
1:32 PM on June 26, 2020 
Dear Yeo, I remember that you and your daughter were in Zoo Berlin together with baby Simeon. Unbelievable that this is already 10 years ago. Well, children are growing up and we are growing older (DEEP SIGH!).
Here in Everbeek, it is also very hot and humid. We can hear the thunder but it is not near. This afternoon, when Karine and I went to the supermarket, we have had some rain but I hope that there will be a little bit more water to come to this place.
Ralph, I have also seen Caren's comment with regard to Hellabrunn and I was very happy about her words. I kow that she is only reacting very seldom on what is happening, but when the situation is important and/or delicate, i have noticed that she is there. Apparently, she has not forgotten us completely. I know that we all have to respect her wish to step back. But in all honesty, I am still wishing that she would come back.
Reply ralph
12:54 PM on June 26, 2020 
It was lovely to see caren writing in KWM about her
"home" Zoo.
Patricia.and Ludmila have produced a marvelous prospectus for Pairi Daiza.
Too hot here still to write more
Reply Yeo
11:07 AM on June 26, 2020 
Liebe Dumba!

Herzlichen Glückwunsch nachträglich zum Geburtstag! Ich wünsche dir alles Gute, natürlich vor allem Gesundheit.

Vielen Dank auch für die Geburtstagsgrü�e für Simeon. Ich kann es selbst kaum glauben, dass er schon 10 Jahre alt ist. Und sein Bruder Jonah ist 7.

Hier war es heute den ganzen Tag über schwül und hei�. Vormittag war ich bei der Physiotherapie und am Nachmittag zum T-RENA Sport. Jetzt reicht's aber auch für heute.

I wish you all a pleasant afternoon!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
9:23 AM on June 26, 2020 
Voila, liebe Mervi, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Mc0eh5NJ0
Der Name Ackar Bilk war mir entfallen
Reply Mervi
7:18 AM on June 26, 2020 
Good day! Guten Tag! I've been busy with some family matters so I'm very late today.

Ludmila - I'm sure the keepers in Hellabrunn will give their own nicknames to the Nanooks. :D

Patricia - I'm so glad for the good news of Fleur. Fingers and toes are kept crossed for her further recovery!

Chris - We need a thunder storm, too!

Britta-Gudrun - I remember 'Petite Fleur' very well. My favourite version is that by Acker Bilk.

In KWM you can enjoy Patricia's excellent report from PAIRI DAIZA! Please, put on your most comfortable shoes - it's a long walk but really worth tired feet. :D

I wish everybody a most pleasant Friday!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
6:15 AM on June 26, 2020 
Guten Tag zur Mittagszeit!

Hier war die Hitze die letzten Tage ertraeglich, weil staendig eine schoener Ostwind wehte.
Heute fehlt er und ich denke, auch hier sind Gewitter zu erwarten.

Patricia, ich freue mich ueber die relativ guten Nachrichten von Fleur. Wer denkt bei diesem Namen nicht an dieses beruehmte "Petite Fleur"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGHgT--OsAA

Das Wochenende ist in Sicht und bringt hoffentlich etwas Abkuehlung und Regen!
Reply Chris
5:22 AM on June 26, 2020 

We have a hot day, wating for the thunderstorms in the evening.
I wish everybody a good start to the coming weekend ! :)
Reply patricia roberts
4:25 AM on June 26, 2020 
Good morning Dear All, it is very hot and humid here. Rain and storm are predicted to arrive later this afternoon and then slowly the temperature will go down. Well, I really hope so because it is unbearably hot in the house. Yesterday, Fleur was suffering of this heat and barely wanted to eat or drink. I therefore installed the van in the kitchen to make it more comfortable for her and I must confess that I was really scared. But when I entered the kitchen this morning, she was sitting on the kitchen counter and that is a good sign. After drinking and eating a very little bit, she went outside for a morning walk (the first since Tuesday). And while she was walking around, I did some clean-up in a small part of the garden (while it is still possible). However, notwithstanding this heat, I slept very good this night.
Wishing you all a relaxing Friday.
Reply Ludmila
3:09 AM on June 26, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
We have a wonderful sommer day.
We can drink Ice Herkules today.