As envious as a… cat

One day my black and white cat Nyápic arrived home with one eye inflamated. I called  Dalma, our brand new vet immediately. It was a typical conversation: ˜do you work today?“No, so you can come anytime`. After a quick checkup we received some anti-inflamatory and good advices. I was not really happy: this cat is a huge one, about 8 kilos, and to put drops into his eyes twice a day was a real challenge.

This happenned on Friday. Sunday night Dalma wrote me on chat asking about the cat. Until that I received some nice bleeding scratches already, but his eye was the same. So we agreed that we’ll need an X-ray.

Next morning everything became visible. Nyápic had an abscess in his mouth, and the inflamation had an effect on his eye. He was operated, and we received a lot of antibiotics in capsules. I hope you can feel my pain: drops and capsules, twice a day…

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Unusual birthday party of an unusual family

My beloved Granny turned  78 this week. She deserves something special since she is someone special :) She was the person in my life who always supported me in my weird interests in all kind of living creatures. She is that type who sees a spider and cries aloud: ‘Eeeek, a spider! I want to pet him!’

I think we found the perfect place for her. There is a place in Budapest called Zoo Café. You are surrounded by animals there, and when you order a coffee or a cake you can also tell the waiter to bring a lizard, a snake or a hedgie.

Here is a glimpse of the atmosphere:

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And this is my grandmother ordering a chameleon:

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‘There is a knot here, looks really untidy’ (the snake was a bit excited spotting the guinea pig at the next table):

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‘Stay at the table while the others are still eating!’

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Meanwhile up there…

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‘You have to eat a lot of vegetables because it’s healthy’

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Today our new vet was born! A huge congrats to my BFF, who was a witness a lot of trouble and joy of my life for many years with endless patience and humor. From now on she has a brand new role as  she will take care of the health of our four-legged and no-legged family members.

I know better than anyone else all of the doubts, fears, pain, loss and fights behind these years, and I’m sure it was worth. LÖB,  I can’t explain how proud am I! I know you did it not just for yourself…  I don’t know where is he now, but I’m sure that he is happy and proud too as his dreams came true today.

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Feels like Monday

Mondays are always painful and chaotic somehow. But do you know how is a typical one when you have multipied jobs? Here is a brief summary of my last Monday.

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15th of February was an important day in high schools of Hungary: this was the deadline for the kids to send the papers for graduation exams and also to select a university to continue their studies. The administration room was full of kids all day, it was almost impossible to enter. On Mondays normally I work from 12 to 6, but this time I had to be there earlier to help my students and their parents to fill the papers. At twelve I was happy to leave the paperwork and go to teach – six classes in a row, because one of our colleaguages is sick so I had to substitute her. No problem: the group will write a test tomorrow so it’s a good opportunity for a last practice. I prepared everything last night so I needed just to print it and that’s all. And if I’m quick enough I’ll still have time to continue that article that I’ve started to write on the weekend but couldn’t finish yet. It’s for a magazine and the deadline is 15th of February of course… I crossed the corridor again trying to answer some questions like how to calculate exam scores or which university allows not to study maths at all. As I reached the printer the secretary told me that one minute ago a misterious small plastic part of it was broken, and since that you have to be there and check every single pages not to get stucked. Like this my ‘print and go’ project lasted half an hour. During this 30 minutes one of my friends who is also a teacher here received the news that his son broke his arm on a trip and probably needs to be operated. As I had time because of the scfxxxx… printer I joined to her for some minutes just to support her.

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Puppies, puppies everywhere

Somehow these weeks I have more puppy clients than before. I don’t know what happened: normally people buy dogs at summer not at winter, but it seems this year everyone is a bit impatient and doesn’t want to wait :) I’m really happy about it, it’s great to work with puppies, it’s a lot of fun! Today I had a Dachshound and a Lab puppy and now I’m a bit overloaded by cuteness.

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You can ask: why do you need a trainer for a puppy? The answer is: this is the best moment to teach the human of the dog how to be the best owner for his new four-legged partner. A dog trainer can help them to know each other, to set up the rules at home, to discover how interesting is to do things together. Personally I don’t like difficult obedience trainings for puppies: of course they are open and curious so they can learn anything, but this doesn’t mean that they have to do it… they need a lot of time to rest, to try things on their own speed and summarize the experiences on their own way. It can be annoying that the other puppy in the neighbourhood knows already fifteen tricks while yours is just learning the basic things, but not every dogs are the same – nor the owners.

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