Since we came back from our little getaway in France, things have started to go back to normal. The weather has been beautiful in Belgium and the flowers in our back yard are really starting to take off. Although our yard is so tiny it seems to still require a lot of maintenance. The boyfriend does his nightly snail removal and it seems like the grass grows out just as soon as we cut it. During the last week or so of yard maintenance we’ve found a lot of interesting things.Read More
I have been writing fewer posts lately because once again an exam period has arrived. I feel like I’m a broken record constantly repeating, “Sorry, I don’t think I can make it because I have to study.” Anyway, this will be a very short post but I wanted to share a few pictures of what life looks like lately. Mr. Dorian is the constant study companion, checking everything for safety and giving me reprimanding looks when I become distracted.Read More
I regularly take the tram to and from the city center of Ghent and I’ve found that there is a pattern involving the occurrence of unusual events and my presence on the tram. The other day I was just on my way home after a long day of classes at Ghent University and I was allowing my brain a few moments of relaxation while I enjoyed the warmth of the tram car, watching people going about their day on the other side of the glass. We went slowly past the Kouter and that was when I saw something unusual.Read More
Katerdag – A look into a week in the life of Dorian Gray.
In this photo, he’s sleeping in his home within a home; his cathouse. This is how I usually find him in the mornings, camped out in his little house or curled up cozily in the window. He purrs his distinct goeiemorgen (good morning) purr and climbs down from his sleeping place to await his breakfast. He has become a bilingual cat in the sense that he has learned to ignore both English and Dutch.Read More
Since we moved into our new house, both of us have been looking forward to adding a cat to our household. We had been visiting a lot of animal shelters and making preparations in the house during the last month, and finally on Tuesday we were able to bring home our new cat. We adopted him from the animal shelter in Ghent. Unfortunately, he had an infection and had to stay at the shelter for a few weeks to recover, but that gave us enough time to make sure we were ready to bring him home. It seems like it was worth the wait because he is proving to be a very sweet cat. I decided to introduce him on OppositeOcean because I’m sure he will be a source of inspiration in future funny animal-related blog posts.Read More