It was a mild summer night in July of 1993. I was strolling along the banks of the river Rhein close to downtown Cologne, Germany. The city lights were reflecting on the river, creating some bizarre shapes and reflections. As I was getting closer to the large railroad bridge that is feeding into the heart of Cologne, I could finally see what I would describe as one of the most beautiful settings in Germany. A larger-than-life cathedral that is reaching far beyond any other building in downtown Cologne. It took over 600 years to build the cathedral and it is hard to comprehend how those who embarked on building this magnificent construction were able to create something so massive when they started in 1248 AD.Read More
I grew up in a country with more rainy days than sunny days, but I always enjoyed taking my dog for a walk regardless of the weather. For me, there still is no bad weather, just "inappropriate clothing" as my high school running coach used to say.Read More
You love your dog more than life itself, but even though your new smartphone has a great camera you just can't seem get a decent picture of your dog (or cat) that captures the true personality of your little furball. The pictures are either . . .Read More
It was raining cats and dogs and this had been going on for days. It was raining so hard that my 4 dogs didn’t waste a single thought on going outside to do their morning business.
This always concerns me, because the plush carpet in my walk-in-closet might feel grass-like, but really isn’t a great alternative. Past experiences have taught me that it is wise to keep the door to my closet closed on rainy mornings.Read More