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Steps Forward – An Update

Steps Forward I felt it was time to have a little update on life in the “milburbs” and things happening. First off – Odin has made some remarkable progress with meeting new dogs and making friends. Besides our friend Max, who is his absolute BEST BUDDY EVER, he has now made friends with some other […]

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Two Sides

Heading into winter, my favourite season of the year, there are two sides to it and I embrace both equally passionately: The Cold and Dark, and the Warm and Comfy.  I am just as happy to be out in the cold air, in a dark forest, silence thick as the snow, looking for tracks and […]

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Adventures in Americaland: Part One

The beginning of our Adventures in Americaland aka the USA The Big Day finally arrived and dark and early on a Sunday morning, we gathered our dogs, our bags and our passports and we got into the taxi and we headed off to Frankfurt airport. Dogs were surprisingly well behaved, despite being tired and anxious. […]

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A gorgeous morning walk and a little Odin update

A gorgeous morning – still cool enough that the dogs could enjoy themselves, but the sun was out and it warmed up slowly. By the time we got back to the car, it was starting to get quite warm, so we were just in time. We discovered a NEW section of the Bahrenbach Pfad! (The […]

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I have trouble letting go

Say you picture in your mind, just for interest sake, a thread or piece of string. Then you picture a pair of scissors cutting that piece of string or thread… can you SEE the thread being cut and the two separate pieces? If you can, you’re normal. I cannot. Even if I think REALLY REALLY […]

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counting down and a lovely morning walk

When you spend so much time on your own, you tend to lose track of the days, dates and holidays. Apparently today is a holiday. “Good Friday” Which means everything German is closed and pretty much everything American too. I was going to go to Ramstein to buy some much needed things for Odin’s arrival, […]

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was sitting here and I realised what was different

The time! Today is the 29th! So now Germany is back on “normal” time – YAY! Seriously. There’s no point to DST anymore. They should scrap it. I wondered why I felt so unusually rested this morning – I got an extra hour of sleep (thanks to my dogs being so tired after yesterday’s long […]

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and then it all changes again

I think I’ve waxed on about this point many times in other posts – military life means that you NEVER EVER know what’s going to happen from one day to the next. My husband got news last night that his dream career in the army has COME THROUGH! Finally! The paperwork made it, at last, […]

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WoRMS and walks and ribs

Was reading an article about the WoRMS catalog (World Register of Marine Species) (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31851525) on the BBC, and while I am quite happy about their achievement (finally sorting it all and finding out what was duplication and what really is extinct) I was quite sad that the catalog dropped nearly 50%. I personally do not […]

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quietly growing up

I think Azzie is, very gently, very quietly, growing up… She’s nearly 3 years old, which is apparently when BMD’s reach their emotional maturity (it takes them a long time, compared to most breeds) and she’s recently been … different. She’s calmer in new situations, calmer with new people, gentler with children, more responsive to […]

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