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February dispatches.

Let´s look at this picture and pretend it´s spring. Deal? Thought so. I grabbed this collection of spring plants on a recent visit to Ikea (so cheap and later the bulbs go in the garden, so win win!) and I guess they´ll sort of kind of be my February bough? I always think a particular blog series could be *so much fun* and then life happens? Sigh. 

This picture is such a classic. Marlene is grumpy and Ludwig is wary. Our redhead doesn´t really have such an easy life with his feline siblings. It´s funny how when we first adopted Ludwig we thought he would torment the cats but it turned out to be just the other way around? Except for Emma. Emma loves Ludwig and vice versa. 

Speaking of Marlene, here´s another picture of her. I realized I took maybe four pictures of Marlene last year, tops. And I feel awful about it so I promise to do better in 2016. The thing about Marlene is that she is mostly sleeping all day every day (she is an old lady after all) and I have a ton of pictures of Marlene sleeping, so I never bother... but I should! I shall! I love you my grumpy old diva! I would love you even more if you stopped peeing on the dining room rug! 

Lastly, this bread. I made it twice the past few weeks and it´s my new favorite. So gorgeous to look at and so very tasty. It´s too large for any of my fermentation baskets so I use my largest colander which leaves those adorable dots on the surface. Yup, I am not ashamed to say that these are the things that make me happy. 

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Reader Comments (9)

This post was just what I needed tonight to lift up my mood, Katrin! Some fresh spring flowers, sunlight, an oven-warm bread and then those two furry friends... Thank you!

February 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJuliane

just found your blog...beautiful...it will take me awhile to read all your posts...why is a" german girl" writing in English ?
regards from Canada

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterellen

My old cat is 19, and yes always sleeping or wanting to eat, then turning her nose up at the food she gets.

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Just beautiful, dog, cats and flowers, you have my sympathy with the cat pee I know all about it!

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHelena

Juliane - you´re welcome and thank you for your lovely comment!

ellen - welcome! It actually has a longer background story but basically I am writing in English so that people from all over the world can follow along!

Julie - haha classic!

Helena - yeah the pee thing is gross but there´s little I can do about it.... I have been told to "just get rid of her" which is an attitude I simply detest. Just get rid of pets that are no longer functioning, no big deal! I think we all should hope that somebody still loves us when we´re old, grumpy and incontinent and act accordingly.

February 16, 2016 | Registered CommenterKatrin

Love the Marlene-and-Ludwig shot: she small but steely while the redhead is a bit tired and weary of the confrontation, just wanting to snooze in peace!

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJane (in Sydney)

I love to see your flowers! I went to the nursery to look for Grape Hyacinths - Muscari Bulbs. They told me that they only have it here in the Fall. I keep seeing it in everyone's blog this time of the year. Well...before where I lived when I mentioned Hyacinth (Muscari) they had a puzzled look in their faces and asked "what??" Glad to hear that you have two cats, we also have two. I wish for a small dog but I presume we are not ready for it yet. I heard that if cats urinate around the house it may indicate that they have a bladder infection so you might the vet check that perhaps. Or it may be that she is just old :) Thank you for your lovely photos!!

February 20, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterangela

Love the first photo. It's full of lightness.

February 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSally

Katrin I agree with you completely you can't simply "get rid of them", I'd be badly stuck as I've 8 with some bad behaviour but well it can be cleaned!

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHelena

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