Sunday, July 22, 2007
Apart from being an electric engineer I also gladly take part in health related work. I guess that's me making up for not completing my studies to become a medical doctor :)
This Friday we wandered around Uppsala for more than three hours, talking to teenagers (mostly) and trying to get them to understand that veneral diseases are once again spreading rapidly, that some of them (for instance Chlamydia) sometimes are hard to notice but that they still can harm your body causing sterility among both men and women.
At midnight we set out to harass Näcken (as portrayed by Swedish artist Bror Hjorth). He is (ahem) big, but finally one of the participants managed to cover his private parts with a condom.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I found the original owners today! Amazing. I am SO happy, and calm now that I know he's well taken care of again.
(a naughty little runaway, that one!)
"His name was SIMBA? My GOD, I understand that he ran away" said one of my friends. *lol*
Compare his body shape today with the initial picture, at least I got him a little less skinny during the time I fed him. Apparently he was a HUGE cat before he ran away. His owner was stunned at the sight of him now - "well, you should have seen him two weeks ago" I told him.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
...she used to be a deserted, skinny street-cat too, but she seems to have forgotten that by now. This picture was taken quite shortly after she moved in with me, she had stayed (and got well fed!) with Fredrike for a while, but she was still CRAZY for food, she always seemed to think that every meal was the last one to get served.
(I try to tell her that she ought to remember how tough it was to be deserted, but she simply wont listen - "That Fredrik is NOT going to take ANY of your attention away from me, I've served my hard time in the streets, I deserve full attention from my Human Being by now" she claims. Well well...)
This little guy breaks my heart. I found him huddled under a balcony (it was raining) a little more than a week ago when I went to get my bike outside my house. At first he ran away, frightened, but then he came back to me.
He is so beautiful, and such a nice cat, but painstakingly skinny. I've been feeding him since, and I try to find him a new home (no, Izzy didn't accept him so we can't adopt him, I tried twice already). He waits for me everyday now. Yesterday evening I came home 11.15 pm - I parked my bike and "tip tip tip", there he was, softly purring and telling me "Welcome home (and, by the way, I'd like to get some dinner now)".
I named him Fredrik, for certain reasons. Ahem.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Live Earth - this is my contribution, this is what I want to show people to motivate them to think about the future. Ironically, it's the past.
This is my favourite picture from midsummer - Länsmansgården (the house of the local police a couple of hundred years ago) in Fatmomakke, Swedish Lappland.
It's perfectly normal for the mountains to sport some snow in June. Climate changes might cause a change, it's getting warmer and that would mean catastrophy even for the unique flora and fauna found here as well as in so many other places on earth. The water in the lake is still squeaky clean, fresh from the mountains.
Fatmomakke village is lovingly saved as is - I hope that's a spreading trend all over. Save things. Look after them. Take care.
Which picture would you choose? Post it here (or, visitors, post a link as a comment)
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
It's almost impossible to describe the kind of quiet but indeniable rapture (quiet rapture - now that's an interesting contradiction for you :)) that I feel when I face the mountains close to Ormsjö (ths is about 60 kms away frpm our house there).
It has been less than two weeks, and I already want to go back.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Shot at a cemetary in Ludvika, Dalarna, Sweden on June 20th. My girlfriend Anna is having a quiet chat to her father, seven years after his passing.
(It's only fair that you get to see her too, after seeing her cat in the last post.)