April 24, 2016

After years of procrastination I finally found the guts and inspiration to start doing what I always wanted: be a free range human. Although many would think I was already living that life, i.e. being able to study two totally different studies, working in an internationally oriented “do-good” sector and a lot of travelling for leisure and work, I always ended up feeling a bit trapped in well… office life. After graduating as a vet nurse I wanted to study something else, something more “worldly”...

April 17, 2016

I have been working as a dog walker for three years when I was still living in Utrecht and I absolutely loved it! Being outdoors, whether it was sunny, snowy or soaking wet outside, I got lots of energy of being with always excited comrades. My employer would often call me Snow White as she suspected me of skipping through the woods with the dogs, surrounded by chirping birds and other fluffy highly huggable creatures whilst singing my tunes.

With my screen lid face, sitting in an artificial envi...

April 3, 2015

Last night I was desperately in need for a veterinary doctor for stray cat living in my house which couldn’t pee anymore and had a bladder the size of a grapefruit (i.e. on the brink of exploding). In the absence of finding a vet, the second best option was to just empty the bladder myself with the use of needle and syringe. Normally I don’t go abroad without bringing these materials, just in case I end up in the hospital with Frankensteinish-materials. But thinking of Zanzibar as a touristy pla...

March 8, 2015

Some people collect children to make their life fuller. I collect cats. Within one week of living on the other side of the globe, away from my precious feline friends, I had already gathered a crowd of furry felines to feed, play with and talk to.

Now, two months later, I am the cat sitter of the landlord and have taking in a stray mommy-to-be with the greenest eyes you have ever seen. My blood pressure has dropped and I often catch myself laughing really loud at their crazy-eye-wild-minutes.

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