Some people…

Sometimes Facebook is a good thing. I have learned so many wonderful people. All of them with big hearts for animals. I can enjoy so many stunning pictures and stories. Thank you all for that.

But there is more… sometimes we met people and there is an instinct connection. Even if you never met in person. Anoeska is one of those women I “fell in love” with. Like it seems we have a lot in-common. Even our journey to beat pain is alike.

I would like to set Anoeska in spotlight, her and a lot of other women/men, who dear to tell their story to a totally stranger and doing that, a lifetime friendship starts.

Just to chat from time to time gives me some recognition. Knowing there is someone who understands me, because she/he, really listens. Because our stories are parallel and we feel each others pain and joyfulness. Because we are open te hear what is not necessary said.

For that… Facebook, thank you. Without you, no Anoeska ๐Ÿ™‚

Tamara, Nadine, Sam, Carine… thank you girls for being there for me.



Look at us! Isn’t it a beautiful drawing?ย A big thanks to Mirjam Metz for that wonderful portrait.

It’s so funny, but immediately when I saw those pictures I thought about writing a book. For children. A simple story. About a dog, our dog Viva and her life so far. Few minutes later, my friend Tamara has the same idea and wrote to me about it. And later on more friends were suggesting it. How strange is it?

I never wrote a book. I even don’t have children. And yet, that idea is so strong. I will give it a try. Will work very hard to accomplish my dream. I will go for it and succeed!! And if not, then, at least, I tried my very best.

Viva is adopted and had a hard existence before she entered our life. I’m sure it will inspire children who have not that nice life they deserve. They have to know… there is always tomorrow. Always new chances. Always hope. And at the end, there is that one special someone who lives just to love you.



“What a beautiful world it would be, if people had hearts like dogs.”

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Viv and me

Sometimes I honestly think I love our dog too much. Like every other dog we have had for that matter.

Often if I can’t bring my dog, I’m not going. Fortunately Bart is the same. A dog is a full member of our family. I do understand I can’t go everywhere with Viva, sure I do. I respect that too. But if the choice is mine, she is with me.

Dogs have a way to find the people who need them. And if you have a dog… you know this: there is no personal space when you own a dog. I don’t mind. I’m a dogaholic anyway. Many times I remember the dog’s name and forget the name of his owner. I wonder what my dog names me ๐Ÿ™‚

Please, never ever say to me it’s just a dog. For sure you won’t be my friend anymore. My dog is my everything to me. My soul mate, my baby, my therapist. I let a dog be a dog, I’m not wanting him to be a real child, if I wanted a child I would have one. But it feels for me that I can’t love Viva more than I already do. Together with Bart we are a family of 3. A little family it is, but that’s fine. We love the way it is. For now is 1 dog enough. But like every dog lover, I want to save them all.



Old friends in new life…

Recently I renewed contact with a friend from my schooldays in Poland. I don’t even know how it went exactly, but Facebook is a big help finding lost contacts. And there she was, Monika Baszczynska, in her full glory. A beautiful women now. With an angel of a daughter, Milenia. A man and a dog included in her life :-).

It brought so many memories. So many thoughts, good ones and painful ones too. And a lot of questions as well, of course. I was relieved to hear she is happy and well. Her smile and eyes are exactly the same as 26 years ago when I saw her for the last time.

Those days, we chat now and then. Telling stories about our lives. Sending pictures. Today I received this one. En yeah! I was jealous!









Having friends who connect you with your “old life” is a special feeling. A piece of you your courant friends not know. Moving aboard when I was a young girl ment leaving everything behind. Life as I knew was gone. I had to create new memories in a new country. So a little talk with Monia (as everyone calls her) is nice.

Please let stay in contact… lets us talk about the past and make plans for the future… as friends.

P.S. Look!… she sent me this picture too!! Me… as Maya The Bee!! Isn’t it fabulous? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚










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