Feline Friday #87| Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #87| Friendly Fill-Ins

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

Jackie doesn’t like that I try to keep an eye on her. I can be as quiet as possible, of course she notices me. And then she looks at me like in the picture above, and I hastily back off 😃. She has trained me so well! But I won’t stop looking for her, I want to know everything is alright – several times a day!

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. The fact that our furbabies need me motivates me to get up every morning.
2. I put salt on everything I cook. I love salt, and so I often crave french fries and chips, especially after I ate something sweet.
3. When it comes to giving our dog Sam his meds, I don’t cut corners. This is too important.
4. Never forget to appreciate the little things. This makes life so much brighter.
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Feline Friday #86| Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #86| Friendly Fill-Ins

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

Jackie enjoys her life so much right now. We rarely see her, she spends most of the time outside in the garden. I would like to have more time with her, but we also want her to be happy. I am willing to step back if that means Jackie’s life is better. She is not “just a cat” to us, she is a member of the family.

Time spent together is so precious. This photo was made a few days ago, when Jackie decided she wanted to have a little extra girl time in the morning. I had nowhere to be, so we had an impromptu snuggle session. Both of us enjoyed every minute of it.

Our furbabies really teach us to live in the moment, and I am grateful for that. I really need to be reminded of this quite often!

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. June is a good month to be outside. It’s not too hot, but it’s clearly summer. A wonderful time for long walks with the dogs!
2. I love to play Forge of Empire at the moment. It has been a long time since I enjoyed a computer game so much. My husband plays it too, and we are having a blast!
3. I’m not ashamed to admit that I always had a very tender heart. This causes pain, but it also makes me feel so much love.
4. I’d rather not get into a situation where I am forced to give one of our furbabies away. I know I make mistakes, but I love them so much.
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Feline Friday #85| Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #85| Friendly Fill-Ins

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

Jackie had a really bad day this Wednesday. We knew something was wrong when she followed us everywhere, even in the bathroom. Later we saw she had thrown up, and this rarely happens. Usually she can eat everything.

When her mother was her age, she suddenly got a bad case of food intolerance, so we are worried this happens to Jackie as well.

But everything was alright the next day. We will watch her, of course, but maybe it was just a one time thing.

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. My favorite outdoor activity is walking with my husband and the dogs.
2. One positive aspect of social isolation is that I became aware of the fact how wonderful our family and friends are, and that I miss them very much. I hope I will never take them for granted again.
3. It’s fortunate that there still are so many nice things I can do, and that this social isolation thing won’t go on forever.
4. I have so many animal companions of my past memorized. I hope I will never forget them!
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Feline Friday #84| Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #84| Friendly Fill-Ins

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

Sammy liked to lie on the back rest on the sofa. It always looked a little bit funny, like she was hugging the sofa 🙂 We spent so many evenings together on the couch. Sammy always gave us so much love, peace and calmness. After a stressful day at work it was exactly what I needed, and I will always be grateful for it.

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. Lately, I have done a lot of worrying about my loved ones. This Corona threat hangs over everything.
2. My jeans are my most worn clothes. I can wear sweaters or blouses, boots or pumps with them.
3. I can’t help but being angry about those crazy people who have Corona parties (I witnessed this myself). If a lockdown will be announced this weekend, I wouldn’t be surprised. 
4. When I meet a stranger, I am polite, but also a little bit shy. I need time to warm up to someone.
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Feline Friday #83| Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #83| Friendly Fill-Ins

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

There is a lot of uncertainty going on here, and I cherish my morning snuggle sessions with Jackie even more now. It’s so grounding to concentrate on feeling her velvety fur under my hands and feel her purr (I don’t have my hearing aids in this early in the morning). She reminds me every morning that fear is not everything in life, and that I are more important things to do (feeding her, for instance!). But surely I am not the only one who feels this way around furbabies. They are so important for our wellbeing.

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. I know I am sick when I don’t want to eat. Things must be bad when I don’t care about food!

2. For St. Patrick’s Day, I won’t do something special. There are no St. Patrick’s Day festivities in this village, and we would have to drive into the next big town.

3. It’s been a long time since I have been swimming. We have a swimming pool nearby, but somehow I didn’t feel like it.

4. In order to grow, you have to push yourself sometimes and be brave.

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Feline Friday #82| Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #82| Friendly Fill-Ins

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

During the eighteen years Sammy lived with us, many things happened… good and bad.

One of the bad things happened while we where vacationing on Lanzarote in 2001 and left Micky and Sammy with the in-laws. Nobody knows exactly how it happened, but Sammy got away. Once she was outside, she probably didn’t know what to do, because she found herself on foreign territory. She refused to go back, but she chose to stay close in a garden two houses away. The in-laws where at a loss and didn’t know what to do, but they decided not to tell us anything, so we could enjoy our vacation.

It was weird, but even though I was thousands of kilometers away I felt something was wrong. Sammy and I were that close.

Of course we were absolutely horrified when we heard what had happened, but we quickly came up with a plan. Sammy loved her food, and she had to be starved after almost two weeks in the wild. So we rented a cat trap from the local shelter, put some cat food in it, and after a few hours we had our Sammy back 🙂 When we brought her home, she was absolutely exhausted and slept on the couch for hours. After that she demanded we feed her, of course. What a wonderful happy end this adventure had!

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. I won’t pay more than € 5 for a six pack of batteries for my hearing aid.
2. The last time I recognized the days finally are getting longer was an hour ago. I love this about spring.
3. I recently had the opportunity to see a friend I don’t see that often. It was so good to reunite.
4. Every day that went well is cause for celebration in my book.
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Feline Friday #81| Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #81| Friendly Fill-Ins

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

I know not everybody agrees with that, but our cats always were allowed to join us in our bed. There have never been any negative consequences, but the snuggle time was (and is) enjoyed very much by all. Kittens were born there, and Sammy died at this place – life happened.

On the other hand, the dogs are denied access to our bed, they have wonderful dog beds near our big bed, though. I want Jackie to know there is a place that is just for her and her humans. She gets the message, and our bed is the place where she stays most of the time (when she isn’t outside, of course).

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. I know spring is almost here when this special windy, wet and mild weather arrives in February or March.
2. I find the many lies confusing people often tell each other. The truth may not always be nice, but denying it doesn’t help.
3. I have a strong opinion on animal protection. They have feelings, they feel pain as we do, so I accept no excuses where this is concerned.
4. Miso soup is the strangest thing I have ever eaten. Miso is a japanese spice made from soybeans, grain, salt and mold, and is has a very unique taste.
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Feline Friday #80| Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #80| Friendly Fill-Ins

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

This photo is not very clear or pretty, but we are happy nonetheless. Jackie really took her time warming up to the new sofa, but she made great progress in the last week. She still is not completely relaxed, and she still insists on a human pillow, but she comes and visits her pack more and more. Maybe we were right to let her set the pace. She is so proud and independent.

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. I am trying to work on my recovery and mental and physical health. It’s important I stay on track now.
2. I always feel comfy and safe when my pack is around.
3. Everything that spends kindness and happiness has my seal of approval.
4. I would not recommend messing with me when I am hungry. I can be a real bitch when my stomach is empty!
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Feline Friday #79| Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #79| Friendly Fill-Ins

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

Meet Luna! She lives with our friend, her doggie sister Irmi (I already told you about her in 2018 AtoZ challenge) and her feline companions Mini, Shiva and Chris. Our friend tries to help animals who need a new loving forever home and walks shelter dogs like Truman. She loves her furry companions so much, I will never get tired of watching her interact with her pets.
Luna is a diva. She likes to sit on the dining room table or the chairs. Well, at least her fur matches the colour of the chairs 🙂 And she knows she is a beauty (she is a pure bread British Longhair). But at the same time she is quite trusting towards strangers and allowed us to feel her wonderful fluffy fur on more than one occasion.

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. I always carry batteries for my hearing aid with me. I always want to be prepared in case the battery runs out.
2. I would love to know why our dog Sam is always so protective of our home even when people are just passing by? Maybe he was treated badly in the past.
3. I express my love in the form of carrying out kind acts. I always try to guess what my loved ones need and how I can make their day better.
4. Snuggling with my husband and the furbabies makes me feel like the luckiest individual alive.
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Feline Friday #78| Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #78| Friendly Fill-Ins

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

My hearing is very bad. I am deaf on the left ear since birth, and after a bad case of middle ear infection when I was five, I have to wear a hearing aid in my right ear as well. I don’t wear my hearing aid at night, so I won’t hear our pets barking or meowing then.

I am very sure Jackie knows when I can’t hear her. When she wants something and I don’t wear my hearing aid,  she makes sure she is in my line of vision (like in the picture) and shows me what she wants me to do (feed her, let her in the garden, whatever 🙂 ). I don’t see her mouth moving in these situations, so my guess is she doesn’t meow. Usually she is very vocal, but she she seems to know exactly when this won’t work.

I don’t think Jackie is an exception. Guide dogs or therapy horses have to figure out different ways of communication with humans as well. I know I always say this, but our pets are so clever!

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. I wish I could tell my teenage self “Yes, your life won’t be easy, you’re right about that. But there will also be wonderful moments and lots of love, so don’t be afraid!”

2. I think the most romantic movie is Shakespeare in Love. Such a great cast, and such a strong female lead.

3. This afternoon was the last time I enjoyed the bright sunlight. It had been a while, and the days are becoming longer, it was wonderful.

4. People being mean to each other happens too often.

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