First things first…

First things first…

English is not my first language, so please be patient with me and forgive my mistakes. I love the english language and follow english blogs from all over the world, the purpose of this blog is to keep in touch with non-german bloggers. Constructive criticism and feedback are always welcome of course!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Feline Friday #68 | Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #68 | Friendly Fill-Ins

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It’s time for Feline Friday, hosted by Sandee from Comedy Plus!

After nine weeks in the hospital, I was released yesterday. Jackie was thrilled to see me and would stay by my side day and night. This was remarkable, because she behaved differently during my visits, and there were many. During my visits – even when they were overnight – she rarely came to me, and mostly she stayed just for a few minutes. Maybe she sensed that my thoughts often revolved about therapy and what had happened on the ward. But when I came home yesterday I was so happy, and of course I knew it was for good. I repeat myself, but our pets are so clever and they can read us so well! Today she is not as clingy as yesterday, but she still wants to cuddle a lot.

Friendly Fill-Ins

I again participate in the Friendly Fill-Ins, hosted by Four-LeggedFurballs and 15andmeowing. So here we go:

1. I have been longing for my loving home for the last nine weeks during my inpatient stay, that’s for sure.

2. Have you told someone you love him/her today?

3. I always feel sad during this time of year. I am not used to the lack of light outside yet, and the joy Christmas brings seems to be so far away.

4. The world could use more altruism. In order to make this world a better place, we have to care about others as well as ourselves. 

 

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Thankful Thursday #25

Thankful Thursday #25

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by Brian from Brian’s Home. He encourages us to say what we are thankful for today.

Today I am thankful I was released from the hospital this morning. It has been nine very intense weeks and I am so grateful for all the help I received, but for now I am just glad to be home again. My husband and the furbabies were so happy to see me, and so was I. I am also very thankful I have a loving place I can call home. Not everybody is so lucky.

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Every Morning…

Every Morning…

… we are supposed to take a walk before breakfast. I don’t always feel like it, but it’s a good way to start the day.

Between breakfast and the first therapy of the day I usually get my daily rTMS treatment. So far I have had seven, a complete cycle consists of 15 or better 20 treatments.

The art therapist thinks she can help me, so I joined the sculpture group and I have single art therapy as well. My days are full, in the evening I am often so tired that there’s no energy left for blogging.

Right now a lot is going on in my head, but this is to be expected and will hopefully stop as therapy continues. Until then I try to keep up reading your blogs at least.

Feline Friday #67 | Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #67 | Friendly Fill-Ins


It’s time for Feline Friday, hosted by Sandee from Comedy Plus!

I am sure our pets are sent to us for a reason. Micky (bottom right) taught me so much about living with cats. She was such a diva, but also full of love.

Sammy (bottom left) was pure love. Rescuing her from a farm made us realize that we will continue to rescue furbabies and give them a loving forever home.

Jackie always reminds us that love means letting go as well. She loves us, but she needs space as well and is fiercely independent.

Each of them made me a better person!

Friendly Fill-Ins

I again participate in the Friendly Fill-Ins, hosted by Four-LeggedFurballs and 15andmeowing. So here we go:

1. October is the perfect month for pumpkin soup.
2. The most recent purchase I made online was a short leash for Sam. He can wear it in the house without falling over it, and we can correct his behavior quickly without speaking or yelling at him.

3. If I turned invisible for a day, I would turn the tables on people wo are mean to animals.

4. Not being able to tolerate injustice has gotten me in trouble in the past.

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Thankful Thursday #24

Thankful Thursday #24

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by Brian from Brian’s Home. He encourages us to say what we are thankful for today.

Today is a banking holiday here, so we were allowed to go home for the day. I am thankful I could be there for my husband, who had a stressful week at work so far. I cooked for us, and we went for a short walk with the dogs. It was nice to have this extra time together. I will go home for the weekend, so we just have to get through Friday.

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rTMS

rTMS

…or “repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation” is called what I started today. A specific part of the brain is subjected to a magnetic field in order to stimulate brain activity. It is a new therapy that is used to treat depression that does not or barely react to medication.

I knew this treatment is painfree and rarely has any side effects. I was a little bit afraid anyway. But the staff helped me through it, and next time I know what to expect. Each treatment lasts about 15 minutes. The plan is to have a treatment on each working day for the next weeks.

We will see if it helps me to get better.

Feline Friday #66 | Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #66 | Friendly Fill-Ins

It’s time for Feline Friday, hosted by Sandee from Comedy Plus!

It’s been two years now since Sammy left us for the Rainbow bridge. I still think a lot of her – she was my heart cat after all – but I mostly remember the good times now, and we had plenty of these. I will never forget how we snuggled on the sofa, or her favorite place, our bed. We had such a strong connection. I am glad she had a long and happy life with us after a rocky start, loved until the end. Let’s find a forever home for all furbabies in need!

Friendly Fill-Ins

I again participate in the Friendly Fill-Ins, hosted by Four-LeggedFurballs and 15andmeowing. So here we go:

1. I think it would be fun to find a cure for all mental illnesses, like depression. It surely would make the world a better place.

2. I have a hankering for potato chips often.

3. Loving my heart cat Sammy is a memory I will never forget.

4. If I were given the choice to be immortal, I would politely decline. I think learning that there is a time for everything is a very important lesson in life.

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