zondag 18 maart 2012

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It takes 8 cookies to make Fuyo to understand … there is the newspaper in the letter box, take it gently and bring it to me.

First time she gave me that look “What? What do you want from me?” but after 2 times she got it. Amazing, two times and the dog will know “I have to pull that thing from the hole and … play with it”. Yes, play wasn’t actually the idea of this exercise but … hey we have to start somewhere.

The most difficult was to explain “gently”. Every time when she had the newspaper, she let it fell on the floor. Now the party could begin because how to pick up the piece of paper using only your teeth? Every dog will know, impossible. How to pick it up without fingers? Try!

Anyway, like I said after paying 8 cookies and drying session, I could enjoy a fresh coffee and the news … with two holes in the front page.

woensdag 14 maart 2012

Age is only the number …

During the lunch break our coffee machine is under maintenance. The young girl who did the cleaning has been replaced by the two “mother figures”, very energetic and very chatty. Today was about the age.

“Some people look old and some people the opposite. I have neighbor, he is 73 years old but looks as 65, unbelievable”

“I know I have one who looks very old and he is in his late 50ties. He is, together with his wife, what I call the geranium people. They sit at home or in the garden the whole day, don’t work, don’t go anywhere, they are just sitting and getting old”

For me the numbers like 60 … 70 … 75 is an abstract.