Welcome to Ruis' new blog! Here he continues (photo-)writing about his Dutch cat- and dog family, online adventures with his friends and other things that come to mind. ~ the staff.

Welcome home party

It’s been a long time since i have posted, but for my “Gang Friends” that didn’t mean “Out of sight, out of mind”… and they surprised me and my staff with a welcome home party for our new family member Sergi!

They thought they were too late because Sergi flew from Spain to our home last Friday, but they just picked the perfect day! Friday and Saturday it was too freezing cold here to have a garden party.

wp_sergiphoto by karl

They invited all Gang members and because Sergi is a Spanish Podenco, they took that as a hint with much paella and sangria.

And mrs OZ danced the Flamenco! 😀

wp_sergi2photo by karl

So load up your plates with paella and fill your glasses with sangria and have a good time!

Thank you so much friends!! My husband Karl & mrs. OZ, Fenris, Scylla & Tuiren, Gracie & Ollie, Charlotte, Gigi & Angel MoMo, Asta

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Goodbye Bestest Friend

My birthday party will be postponed to another date.

Yesterday my bestest friend Opus continued his journey and went to the Rainbow Bridge. He is together again with his brother Roscoe and they are running and playing free with all their friends who they hold dear and gone before. He is young again!

Opus life here on earth was a life of joy…

…of adventures…

… of love …

Opus, you are deeply missed by your family, all your friends and us!
You will be forever in our hearts!!

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Dona Nobis Pacem

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Peace to you and your loved ones.

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Happy Halloween

After entering Hansel’s Halloween Spooktacular Contest, Karl and I continued our way to Castle Felinestein where The Ladies of Autumn are hosting a Halloween Party!

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Happy Birthday Lily

Happy Birthday Lily




On February 15, 2010 my doggie sister Taylor went to the Rainbow Bridge. Two months before her 15th birthday she decided it was time for her to go to her friends at the bridge.

She was a wonderful, great and loving dog!! For the staff of course, but also for Buzzer -my doggie brother- and for all us felines.


A few months later the staff adopted another doggie sister, Lily. She was then almost 3 years old and desperately needed another home. We became her 4th home, but this one is FOREVER!!

Lily in our garden


Lily is a sweet, playful, very smart and happy little dog, and friends with all the kitties and of course Buzzer.

I am her Bestest friend – we sleep together and play together. But sometimes she’s only a little bit too naughty with me. I’ll show you those photos a next time…


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