My grandchildren in Spolí
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After some problems with timing, I could greet Anicka and Krystof in Spolí again. At first both of them with their mom, then 5 days Anicka only and then all of them again.
As the weather is hot, we spent most of time either in the garden or by the lake. It was deamnding but I enjoyed this rare time really very much. Here are some pictures.
I only wonder how fast the small ones grow!!!
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Apology
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Well, I ´d like to apologise for posting this strange birthday wishes - but now, thanks to my lovely friend katriona_s, I am apologising only a little because she says that every day is someone´s birthday. Please, take my wishes, no matter when or if yu have your birthday. Better good wishes than something negative!

Anyway.
I was busy the whole week, I had my granddaughter Anicka here and believe me, she needed every minute of my time. Fortunately we spent every afternoon on a man-made beach by a large fishponf Svět in Třeboň. It was rather demanding for me but we really enjoyed it and we had FUN!!!
Now she left with her mom and little brother Krystof for her home. And...I am busy cleaning and washing, hahahaha!

And this is also my apology for not participating in Naarmamo this year...but I am going to visit at least.

Happy birthday!
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All the best from Vera


A unique experience
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You know I am writing about that Moon eclipse yesterday, don´t you?:-)
Equipped with my binocular, I set off to our pub to wait for the event. Even after 8 p.m. the heat was unchanged. And there were dark clouds around...if only it could rain, at least. But no. And no moon, it was hidden behind the clouds. Disappointed (and not only me but everyone there), I went home. At half past ten I went out on the balcony - and there it was!!! The clouds in the south-eastern side opened like a curtain and I saw that brownish-greyish orb and next to it, below, the Mars! Oh dear, and a shooting star and from the west a thunderstorm was rumbling and it the dark, the flashes of lightning were like fireworks...I have never seen such a combination, it was magnificent!  I took a chair and sat down and waited until the Earth´s shadow moved and I could see the craters and Moon "seas"  -  and then the curtain closed again and I went to bed.
And ¨no, I could not take any photos with my small camera...but I know that someone here will post great pictures!

It didn´t rain , not a drop...and today, at 10:14 a.m., the temperature is 25°C in teh shadow. Another tropical day...
My daughter with both children are on their way here, I hope they will travel safely and my kittens will e all right in the heat (but they have an air-conditioner - hopefully they will be careful and will not catch a cold). I have already made two legs of apfel strudel, prepared a garden round inflatable basin for children and I am cooking lunch now.

I wish you all a nice and restful weekend!

Enjoyable Saturday evening
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Still waiting for my daughter and children to come - they have already put their visit off twice. Well, it makes me not only nervous but I have to change my lessons timetable.
That´s why I was really happy to join my neigbours and friends outside of our pub in the evening. Our well-known amateur country band arrived and they played our favourie folk and coutry songs, mostly those we remember from before - we call it "retro" ( this has become a very fashionable words, mInd you, also you can be "retro" , not senior, hahahaha!). So we all sang along, had one or two glasses of wine and water - our "retro" men drank their beer, of course, and not only one or two glasses. The atmosphere was great, the night pleasantly mild and we liked it very much. Our pubkeeper then went around with a straw hat and everyone put there some money - after all, there was no entrance fee and the boys had to travel here and back by car. It was after midnight when we all said good night and went (some men carefully) home.
Music is a great thing, it draws people together!
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A big event in Spolí
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There was a show of volunteer firefighiters teams  - a friendly competition in fire-fighting sport (which has regular rules and is recogninsed internationally). There has not been any such a competition since 1982. Thanks to our young team and good organization, the event was very successful! There was a competition of 12 male teams and 3 female teams and the oldest ones (average age 76,5). My son was in one team and my husband used to be a memeber of the oldest ones.
We had fun, there was beer, grilled sausages and pork steaks for everyone, kofola (Czech version of Coke) too, also two musicians to play and sing. It was a success!
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Birthday!
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Happy birthday. astrogirl2, all the best!
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Updates on Ollie
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Today we had another checkout. Ollie hasn´t eaten properly since Sunday and I was worried that there might be some complications with his massively stitched toothless gums. Otherwise he was very active and playful, I didn´t see any alarming signs. But I was very nervous!
Poor cat didn´t want to go to the transport box. I used the situation when he was sleeping and very quickly placed him inside before he could wake up fully. Dirty game but it had to be done.
I arrived before my appointed time but there was no other client there and the lady vet took us in immediately. She is really a very nice young lady who knows her job and obviously is a cat person. It was she who did the surgery. She checked on Ollie and she was very satisfied with healing! I told her about Ollie´s eating and she gave us another vial with a liquid painkiller. She told  me that some cats even needed it for the whole month. No wonder, the wounds are still raw and chewing (even wet food) must be painful.
You can imagine how relieved I was! I drove us home and immediately gave Ollie his dose. He went out to see Rocky and inside again, then curled in his armchair and he is still sleeping. I hope he will eat something.
Ollie and Rocky are my faithful companions and I love them like memeber of our family...I really care for their well-being. It was Badík and Tygr before - never forgotten.
Some people say - duh, it is only a cat! - but for me, it is a friend.
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Ollie
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Tomorrow it is a week from Ollie´s massive dental operation. I was so scared but so far so good! I have always been careful with premature declarations but Ollie eats and grooms himself and goes out and plays with me. Only yesterday he began miowing again, I presume his throat must have been swollen. I hope his gums are healing well, our checkup is on Saturday morning. So far I have managed to give him his dose of a liquid painkiller - thank you, dear vilakins for that trick!
He is back to his old habits but there is one new thing: He changed armchairs in the living room! LOL
I want to believe he will have no other problems.
Rocky was surprised with his strange scent from the vet but now all is as it used to be. It is so good to see them together!
Thank you all for your kind comments!
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Poor Ollie
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Olllie was diagnosed with a serious dental problem about three weeks ago. I was recommended a massive extraction of teeth because his gums were inflamed and there was a danger of more serious complication. Well, Ollie looked happy enough, ate well too however he had bad breath and when the vet showed me his teeth, I agreed.
Today he is after the surgery and I tell you, I am really distressed. Poor Ollie has only six teeth left, his gums are sown and his mouth is swollen. He is still a little disoriented. He recieved injections with painkillers and antibiotics. Tomorrow we have a checkout. I know that leaving the problem unsolved could have caused life threatening complications, so even though I am worried and sorry, I know that this was necessary. How did this happen? My previous vet didn´t care to check on Ollie´s teeth. None of my cats has problems with teeth, so I didn´t think of it. But My new vet told me that British cats and Main Coons are prone to teeth problems because they are "too pedigree"  - genetically too delicate...
I do hope Ollie will recover without any complications. As for eating, he has already eaten, I had to starve him from yesterday afternoon. He eats wet food anyway, today I mashed bigger pieces for him until his gums heal - they say about 10 days. Which is approximately the same time I needed with my pulled out teeth.
Let´s keep our fingers crossed for Ollie´s good and fast recovery. Thank you!
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