• Cats

    Cats in the Snow

    It was spring 2021 when the first snow finally fell in winter. This enabled the cats to experience their first real snow, because an approx. 5cm high blanket of snow had formed on the blacon. She was always fascinated by looking out of the kitchen window and looking at the snowflakes. When the snowfall had subsided, we decided to open the balcony door for once, so that the cats could see and feel the white wonder from close up. Yuri was the only one who really dared to put a paw out in the snow. After looking around, he made a courageous jump into the snow. Unfortunately, he didn’t like…

  • Cats,  Travel

    The Cat Vacation in Greiz

    During our trips to Peru, Japan or South Africa, our cats Iva and Yuri also had a kind of vacation … they were always with my mother in Greiz during this time and thus also made a small change of location. Iva was always the biggest problem child in this situation. While Yuri is calm when you take him anywhere (be it in a basket or a backpack), Iva is always quite panicked. She always struggles to get into the transport medium and during the transport, she sets new records how often she can empty herself into the basket or backpack. We also tried to give her a sedative, but…

  • Cats,  General

    Towel Day Challenge

    Of course, you don’t want to talk about work … but since this is a “nerdy” event and even Iva is involved, I would like to talk about it briefly. Every year on May 25th the Towel Day is organized, which is about pointing out how important it is to always have a towel with you. The network from my work used this opportunity to continue to refer to the topic of “pre-registration”, which could have prevented problems with the answer “42”. For this purpose, a challenge was announced on Twitter, in which I then took part with a photo of Iva (because I did not want to show myself…

  • Cats

    Yuri the Destroyer

    We are already used to our cats breaking something here and there. To date, Iva has not completely given up biting small holes in various items of clothing. Nevertheless, we were always quite sure that the cats stay away from the electrical cables – at least we have a lot of devices in our apartment (notebooks, Playstation, TV, etc.) and the cats never went to the cables of the devices. This should change on the extended May 1st weekend when Yuri suddenly felt like not only biting the membrane of my headset, but also nibbling on the cable of my Asus Zenbook power supply. Even after sticking the cable, the…

  • Cats

    First Contact: Iva und Yuri

    When we chose the cat Yuri as a playmate for Iva, we were, of course, afraid that the two of them might not understand each other. Nevertheless, it was important to get a second cat, bWhen we chose the cat Yuri as a playmate for Iva, we were naturally afraid that the two might not get along. Nevertheless, it was important to get a second cat, because Iva was just doing nonsense in the apartment (clothes gnawed, things scratched, etc.). After we picked up Yuri from Reichenbach in the Vogtland region over my home town of Greiz, we first had the new cat examined in the apartment while Iva was…

  • Cats

    Yuri (Origin)

    We brought our tomcat from Reichenbach im Vogtland to us on June 29, 2019. He was born on April 7th, was almost 3 months old and had no name of his own (you could only recognize him by the yellow collar). We actually came to see a kitten with a blue collar, but when the kitten with the yellow collar (rather lean and hyperactive) jumped up our leg – it should be this. Choosing the more “hyperactive” kitten was probably the better decision than the more shy one with the blue collar, as it was not intimidated by the taller proud Iva. On the contrary, it always knew how to…

  • Cats

    Iva (Origin)

    After we found out at the end of 2018 that Siberian cats (despite the large number of fur) do not produce many allergens, we immediately started looking for a breeder. We originally wanted a dog (to be more precise a Shiba Inu), but with a maisonette apartment on the third floor without garden, this was simply not possible. After some research, we found a breeder near Paderborn, not far from Nathalie’s home town of Hagen. Here, along with many other cats, the little Iva was also offered, which was the last of her litter and had not yet found a new owner. She was born on June 6, 2018 and…