Better call the Chiwawa’s

Have you ever thought about dogs and breeds before? I bet not, at least at the moment, and even as a dog owner you choose a breed that fits to you. Now having time to let my mind wander around and think about different things instead of sitting in my office, so I started to think about dogs.

There are the dogs that like to hang-out and do their own thing and when possible make themselves comfortable on the sofa and take a nap and enjoy a bit of quality time on the sofa instead of napping in their baskets…. Really the choice between napping in a basket or napping on the sofa…. The choice is clear the “SOFA” is the winner!

Or the innocent look dogs give you after they have done something they shouldn’t have done. If the dog could speak it would definitely blame someone else, because there is no way with that look on their face that they could have chewed-up and destroyed the new cushions on the sofa or when they can’t get their own way, and then as experience shows; the dog pees on a potted plant in the living room.. and I would love to just scream at the dog, but somehow even when I did it didn’t seem to phase him.

When I think back to our Jack Russel that we once had… he ruled the house and had everything and everybody under control. Nothing went unnoticed nor did he fear anything!

He knew how to wrap people around his “paws”, when it came to someone new coming around for a BBQ (his favorite event in the summer months.). There he would sit and stare at the person and pretend that he hadn’t eaten in weeks, and of course he got his way and got a piece of steak or such, and would walk off as if to say “ hey, I know how to get what I want”!!
I am sure some of you can relate to this as a dog owner.

My dog knew everyone in our neighborhood and who was BBQing, so he would invite himself to the neighbors ,so that he could enjoy an afternoon or evening of good food and attention, then come back home later on with a smile on his face as if to say “ I had a great time and you weren’t invited”.

Though there was a dog in our neighborhood that was a Chiwawa that was always jumping up and down and barking all the time!! I always wondered about that dog because it not only always was barking but was always running around in circles chasing nothing…. I guess maybe that’s the breed???

The dog tried to attack anything that moved, but never managed because the other dogs in the neighborhood didn’t want to be friends with the Chiwawa… They would just stand there and look down at the Chiwawa as if to say “What’s your problem and find some other dog to hang-out with”.

When thinking back and reflecting about my Jack Russel, he was probably right about all the barking that the Chiwawa did and there was no content in it; simply just a bunch of hot air… Like people can be in our society today.

Now is time to reflect on those times with your dog; whether it by funny or not.
Have a great day wherever you are!

Homeoffice and memories….

Another week at home and here I sit alone in my little office world and no real contact to my colleagues, but in trying times that’s how it is… No worries, I can look out my window and enjoy the sunshine and see that springtime is on its way… Really now just think about it, how many great spring days have you experienced up to now???

I can honestly say lots of them… Okay we won’t go to much into detail here about how many spring times, but it is more than 20….

I can remember as a kid, it was great to be outside… Okay we didn’t have internet, so we had to amuse ourselves the off-line way. Which to be honest wasn’t too bad!

The snow was melting, and air was fresh, and the sun was shining, and we were outside. Which to say the least wasn’t always the best thing either. When I look back, I think my mom just wanted me out of the house so that she could have a break from the kids, so to say….. I never really understood it but now looking back I do…. I guess when one matures you start to think differently.

Though I seem to have lost track of my home office and wandered off to the wonders of springtime.

Okay, I needed a break from the thoughts of my home desk job… Though I have never really worked so much from home and having this crummy office chair ( but better than no chair at all, and I am sure there are others out there with the same thought, too) is not the highlight of my office career.

Now as I sit, I can dream of how nice my real office chair is in my office and the contact with my colleagues in real-time… but I never thought much about it until now…. Have you ever thought about your office chair at home? Great little piece of furniture to say the least! A steady companion when needed and is always there with you… So to say something one should appreciate….

Have a great home office day and enjoy your office chair!

A little memory ..

Winter is still here and many of us as adults cannot wait for it to be over, so you won’t have to shovel the snow, worry about getting to work on time or simply being snowed in… The view of snow changes with age as many people have told me. I like snow, but still only a certain amount of it, so that makes me as bad as the next person….

But as a kid I never thought about snow that way.. it was simply great no worries, no shoveling, or at least limited shoveling… toboggining, and so forth. A day outside in the snow was simply great to a certain extent!!

Or to top that, a snow day… No school and I could stay home for the day because there was too much snow… A real drag from my mom , because that put a damper on here daily routine to say the least, and no time for coffee with friends, talking on the phone, NO… I was there and demanded attention or to be entertained would be a better choice of words. No daytime TV, no computers… Just simple everyday amusement… Go outside and find something to do, was my mom’s motto and take care… Of what I never knew?? and nor did I ask either….
I just got dressed and went outside…

Though getting dressed to go outside in the snow did require some planning and time too…. Firstly, was my snowsuit dry from yesterdays excursion outside and were my boots dry??? Major concerns for me when I really needed an excuse why not to go outside… And my mom seemed always to be prepared with dry clothes and boots, so as to set me on my way in the perils of winter…. I must say I was not the only kid around in this position… All moms sent their kids outside no matter what the weather conditions were and we were outside for hours running around getting up to something but nothing bad…

Then after we were turning blue from the cold we all seemed to be magically called inside so as not to freeze our back-sides off and have something warm to eat and drink before the next artic expedition in the afternoon… Where we could spend another couple of hours killing time, because we were too tired from the morning round of activities and all the moms were the same…. Kids outside now !!! Then we walked around, hung out in someone’s garage so as not to get too cold or hoped to find a friends mother who felt sorry for us out in the sub zero temperatures ( not really true but it felt like that.)
No sympathy and so we dragged ourselves around until we could go inside for the day and then the great question “ Did you all have fun outside together?”… Really now, standing or walking around in the cold was not our idea of having a great time together and nor did mothers understand this…

But after peeling off all the layers of clothing and looking as though I had been to the artic and back I simply appreciated being inside… And the thought of the next day’s adventures in the snow seemed like a great idea too, because it was something we looked forward too.

Enjoy the snowy weather no matter what age you are!

Sataurday’s Can Be Fun!

HI Freinds,
We thought maybe you would like to meet us too!
Euer,
freddi die Bratpfanne und Henny in Hamburg

Freddi die Bratpfanne und Henny

Hi friends,
Yesterday was such a really great day! Freddi and me were really feathering around town.
Henny and Goerdie
Freddi and me with Geordie the goose. .. We had to be careful, because he wanted to bite us. I think he forgot who we were because we hadn’t seen each other for years.
alsterwasser
Me and Freddi enjoying an Alsterwasser …. Nothing better than a refreshing stop before fluttering about town again.
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Freddi and me enjoying a tea with some of my other friends that Freddi didn’t know before…. I think Freddi enjoys meeting new freinds.

We hope that you had a great Saturday too?
Euer,
Freddi die Bratpfanne und Henny

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Sunny Screen

The sunny days of summer and sun screen seem to go together somehow. Now-a-days we use sunscreen to protect our skin from those harmful rays just waiting or lurking outside our homes to say to our skin – “Are you using sunscreen?” And if not than wait a couple of hours and you’ll look like a lobster…

When I was a kid no one every really thought about how those rays from the sun could do damage to our skin. It was more like let’s see how red can we get and in the evening be in excruciating pain from the sunburn… But no one ever said it was bad for us.. Just the opposite “Fresh air & sunshine will do you good.” Or maybe some of you remember the baby oil crazy where everyone thought putting that on your skin was good too… Then again not thinking that it may be working like a magnifying glass.

Those were the days of pure nativity and we had fun!
No worries- mom just pushed me outside for the day and said wear your hat so your face doesn’t get too red. I was happy to oblige and run around in the great sunny weather and enjoy life. Do kids do that today?? I wonder sometimes, because I don’t see them outside playing like we did years ago…. Somehow it all seems so sad.

Now, first the kids have to have the right clothing on then creamed-up with sunscreen and then given instructions and then are allowed to go outside..Boy ,if I had to experience that before going outside as a kid I would have definitely been impatient and run out of the house because I would have been worried that I would have missed out on the action with the other kids, and that was definitely something to worry about and not worrying if I had sunscreen on my skin!! Priorities that’s what it was …..

I remember a friend I used to hang around with and she was a permanent red in the summer but that was healthy her mom used to say… Naturally we all were various shades of red. You just had to line us up and there you had it…. I mean from lobster red to a pale pink, so we covered the color spectrum really good. Sunburn was fun and we could prove it!

Those sunny days and the mean rays from the sun just burning away at our skin brought joy to us and we could compare our sunburns too. Who was the reddest or who was the palest( bad)… that meant you weren’t allowed outside because you were grounded for doing some minor thing (major thing back then) like saying something bad or even worse hitting someone

Oh those sunny summer days of sunbathing without the proper sunscreen are gone forever, because now I have to worry about those vicious rays ruining my skin as soon as I take one step out the door and the aging which it does to my skin too. It never did any of that years ago. Has the sun taken a disliking to me?

So, don’t forget before you go outside next time to use sunscreen or else those harmful rays from the sun could damage your skin now-a-days.