It didn’t look especially nice outside when I looked through the windows, a bit dark and dreary to be honest. I have to say it was actually quite nice when we were out walking even if it was around 0C (32F) but since there is no wind at all it is quite pleasant outside. Ok the humidity is sky-high but I can take that when it is a bit chilly.
Beside the bird song not a sound could be heard. I had hoped to see a badger today but they always seem to have gone back to bed when we’re out walking. I can’t complain though since we saw lots of other animals instead today. First I saw a cat hiding in a ditch and managed to distract Sune so he would try to say hi to it, not all cats like that 🙂
After that we walked in to a deer, she didn’t care much about us. She just stood there watching us pass by and then she continued to grace as if nothing had happened. Canadian geese came flying from all directions out to the fields to graze as well, we have many more here now than what we had when I moved here. We also saw a couple of Greylag geese flying above us and those were rare here back in those days.
We didn’t go far until I saw a fox. I tried to get as close as possible and at the same time tried to tell a more or less deaf dog to come closer to me without alerting it 🙂 🙂 Nova just kept on walking like always so we didn’t get as close as I had hoped but I did get a few photographs of it anyway. To my big surprise another fox turned up when the first one ran away, so both mother and father fox were out hunting, that must mean the pups are big enough to be left alone now.
Playing fox cubs are the cutest thing there is and I once hired a summer cottage a bit north. There was a small village with two grocery stores! nearby (today it is surprising if a village has anything at all to be honest) and I had decided to walk to one of the grocery stores to get a few things I needed. On my way back to the cottage I suddenly saw five small fox cubs playing on the gravel road. I stood there for almost half an hour just watching them and I’m pretty sure mother fox was watching me 🙂
The clouds are getting thinner and my aunt in Gothenburg just texted me that they have sunshine and 20C (68F) in the sun at 8:30 in the morning. So that’s what I am waiting for right now. I don’t trust our weather predictions but they sound pretty nice at the moment, sunshine the entire next week and they think we might reach 20C (68F) in the shadows by the end of next weekend, that would be nice especially since I have a long weekend then. Ascension day is on Thursday and it is a holiday here and I’ve taken Friday off 🙂
It is time to get something to eat and then just wait for the even nicer weather to arrive 🙂
Have a great day!
We didn’t even get close to how much snow they had predicted, instead of 12 inches we got around one and it never got especially cold either so the roads to work was anything but fun to drive on. I was pretty irritated that snow had fallen when we finally had gotten really good roads to drive on the garbage starts falling from the sky.
Almost all of it melted away during the day so the roads were quite good when I drove home again 🙂 We’ll get more tomorrow however so I guess this was a short-lived happiness. No sun is predicted this weekend so I’m hoping for fog since the nights are said to be a bit chilly but days towards the less cold. I would like to say warm but I think that would be to lie a lot 🙂
Nothing much has happened since Tuesday so I have very little to write about today. I rarely look back and remember things but I did suddenly remember an old fairytale written by the Danish author H.C Andersen, The Little Match Girl. They don’t write fairy tales like that any more, todays fairy tales are rather wimpish to be honest 🙂 I remember reading his stories and the ones that the Grim brothers wrote down with lots of evil and violent deaths 🙂
If one would read one of those stories to kids today one would most likely be reported for child abuse 🙂 I must see if I can find some books with those old stories, many of them have faded away from my memories. I do understand that companies like Disney must change how the stories end, I doubt many children would like to see how the little mermaid dies and becomes sea-foam just because she couldn’t bring herself to kill the man she loved.
It is time for something to eat and then some sleep in front of the tv 🙂
Have a great day!
I rarely go back the memory lane or get nostalgic, the past is the past and that’s it but yesterday it hit me right in the face. They played a song on the radio and I went back at least twenty years back in time. I lived in the city just beside a heavily trafficked road but every summer when the weather was sunny and hot the traffic died out pretty early in the evening. Those evenings I liked to sit on my balcony in the sunshine looking towards the ocean.
There was a tiny gap in the low hills that made it possible for me to see sailing boats passing by and it was as quiet that it could be in a big city. People either had their dinner or were still by the beach. In summer we have daylight almost all day so no one was ever in a rush home, especially if on had found a good spot. There was a high-rise building on the other side of the road and almost all doors to the balconies were open since they were in the shadows.
So I sat there and waited, waited for the one who obviously loved this song I heard every single sunny and warm evening over and over again (they must have put the player on repeat), every summer. They must have had speakers on the balcony because I could hear every word very well. I can’t say I like the song and never have but the first hot summer evening after moving to the countryside I truly missed it 🙂 This song and the singers had become a part of my life whether I liked it or not and every time they play it on the radio (not especially often to be honest) I just start smiling and sing along. The YouTube video below will play the song for You. I do miss Renée and Renato 🙂
Have a great day!
I rarely walk down memory lane but yesterday I did when I found lots of cd’s with my old photos. There were especially three that I found that made me just sit down and watch over and over again. The first cd had photos from fifteen years ago but they were put on cd ten years ago. The second and third was taken eleven years ago. The quality isn’t too good but I just couldn’t stop looking at them 🙂
Today You’ll see photos from the second and third cd and I think the first photos were taken just days after Orvar, Hector and their two sisters were born. Everything went wrong that time. Their grandmother had puppies five years earlier and that is a story to tell and I will when I show those photographs but everything went as it should. When her daughter Erna was about to give birth to her puppies everything went wrong.
She had shown signs that she was about to have them but nothing happened. She walked around a little and moaned a little but nothing happened. I did look around to see if I could see some green spots anywhere, because the amniotic fluid from dogs get green when it dries up. I did worry and this was on a Friday evening and I didn’t sleep much that night. The morning after I rang to my vet station and unfortunately only a big animal vet was in and he didn’t care much about dogs and said that nothing sound wrong and so it went on the entire day. On Sunday morning I found the green spot on a white t-shirt that I had given Erna and it was totally dry.
I called the vet again and he had no wish at all to check on my dog and he refused to call any of the other vets either. He just told me to call the animal hospital in the nearby town Skara. I had done so several times but they had, for the first time ever, closed because of stomach flu. Finally I found a vet that at least could check my Erna, unfortunately she was just a substitute and didn’t have the right equipment but luckily enough one of the ordinary vets at that station came in and checked Erna. It didn’t take five seconds before she started using the phone.
At first she called the animal hospital and of course got the same answer as me and then she called my vet station. Finally the idiot vet understood that he had made a fool of himself and the vet station, still he claimed it would take half the day before any other vet could come in, which was such a stupid lie since they all lived close to the vet station. She finally found an animal hospital that could help directly, only one thing was a bit bad. It was in a big city 50km (31 miles) away and I had no idea where this animal hospital was placed.
To make a long story about driving there much shorter I found the place by mistake 🙂 The first they said when she had checked Erna was that they doubted she would survive and it wouldn’t be easy to hand raise puppies but who cares about those petty things 🙂 It didn’t take especially long when they came out and said there were eight puppies, four would die or was dying and four were just fine. So I decided they should concentrate on the ones that would survive. They came out with the four healthy ones and one of them was twice as big as the others and it was most likely he who had stopped it all and that dog was Orvar 🙂
By the time I could drive home with the puppies ands Erna who had made it through the cesarean it was starting to become dark and the first night with frost was about to start. I hadn’t slept in 48 hours but was strangely awake 🙂 and my brain worked in mysterious ways. I thought for instance that the car was breaking down all the way home and the only thing I could think of was if I would be able to carry both Erna and the puppies all the way home 🙂 🙂 🙂
So now I sit here eleven years later with the two surviving puppies that’s left. The two sisters are gone and I can only hope the two brothers still have at least a few years left. I could smell that sort of nice but disgusting breath puppies have of sour milk when I saw these photos again, strange how memories work 🙂
Have a great day!