Saturday, May 21, 2005

Our "trip" around the world

I just visited my sister Heidi, my brother-in-law Uli and my nephew Luca. Main reason for my visit was Lucas birthday! One ofJohns and my gift for him was a puzzle. But not an ordinary one, but the world, round shaped out of many round shaped pieces. And it was lots of fun to see the world develop piece by piece, to discover land, to feel just like Columbus. The picture shows Luca dressed in world-fashion :-)

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Lap Cats

Ben develops to also being a lap cat, just like his brother Jerry. So he took over Jerry's spot, "owned" by Jerry for many years. Confused that his spot is taken, Jerry decided to sit on John's leg to be close to "his" lap...
Old age doesn't mean that one cannot change, including cats ;-)

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Poisonous Viper in our garden?

Yesterday we were informed by a local official that a poisonous viper might hang out in our garden. A garden worker from our next door neighbor was bit by it! Yikes!
According to an information page about viper poisoning, the so called "Kreuzotter" (Vipera berus) causes real pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, up to collaps and even respiratory paralysis....
Oh, by the way, we plan to have a garden party soon -- everybody is invited ;-) Maybe our special guest also shows up... (don't forget to bring your heavy boots and long trousers)