Newsflash #16

Not happy. I just got home from the Venhei Veterinary Hospital. Mr. Bowie’s check up shows that the medicines are not working properly so we have to look for other options. Next Friday we are going back to see a special eye doctor. In the meantime Mr. Bowie’s medicines are adapted. I’m sure everything will work out fine. Hang in there, my furry friend!

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Newsflash #15

A big bummer. Just got back from Venhei, the Veterinary Hospital. What a disappointment… The ointment didn’t cure Mr. Bowie’s eye infection. We need to treat the symptoms with antibiotics, an inflammatory agent and ointment for the following 2 weeks. Thank goodness Mr. Bowie is in the good hands of Veerle and Sarah, 2 experienced and brilliant vets.

Meanwhile Mr. Bowie is chilling and recovering from the stress after all the medical examinations…

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

In the Sick Bay

Wounded eye of the tiger. Lately, Mr. Bowie has had bad luck, health-wise. I took Mr. Bowie last week two times to Venhei, a Veterinary Hospital. An injury of his lower eyelid got infected and Mr. Bowie became very, very sick. The vet disinfected the wound and Mr. Bowie received acute treatment and proper medication. I need to put a thin line of ointment in his eye, 3 times a day. Thank goodness he is feeling much better right now. Get well soon, my furry friend! Don’t worry, I will look after your catnip plants…

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Kraftwerk hat es geschafft! Kraftwerk, the Beatles and godfathers of modern synthesizer music, arrived last Saturday at the Elisabeth Center Antwerp (Koningin Elisabethzaal) with ‘The Catalogue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8’ show. The brand new Queen Elizabeth Hall offers a wide range of concerts, musicals and other events. It’s located in the heart of Antwerp, adjacent to Antwerp Central Station. In 2014 the British-American magazine Mashable awarded ‘Antwerpen-Centraal’ the first place for the most beautiful railway station in the world.

‘The Catalogue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8’, is a spectacular, maybe a little weird and retro, multimedia 3-D concert inspired by and touted as an art installation. Kraftwerk calls it “Gesamtkunstwerk” (total work of art). Their music may sound complex, electronic, or inaccessible at first sight. But they inspired a lot of people, musicians, rap artists and bands like David Bowie, Depeche Mode, New Order, Daft Punk and even Coldplay. Kraftwerk was the main reason why I started to build, play and buy synthesizers when I was a kid.

The audience received 3-D glasses with which to watch the projected performance, vintage video and film footage. During ‘Spacelab’, satellites and a flying saucer seemed to hover over our heads. The first encore song, ‘The Robots’, was an amazing moment in the show with Kraftwerk replaced by moving, lifelike mannequins dressed as their younger selves. It was a breathtaking, challenging, unique and yes, a very fun evening.

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

While I was working on this post I heard the tragic news about a suicide bomber killing at least 22 innocent people, including children, in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester UK. My thoughts are with all those who have been affected. 

K 3D Teaser

Get ready for a special report. Kraftwerk have brought their acclaimed 3D live show ‘The Catalogue’ to the Koningin Elisabethzaal, Antwerp. They’ll play the Queen Elisabeth Hall for eight times in a row.

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Newsflash #13

Little sick boy. This evening, I rushed to Venhei, a Veterinary Hospital. An occasional episode of vomiting is normal in most cats, but Mr. Bowie kept vomiting for several hours. Mr. Bowie got a medical check-up by Sarah, another experienced and brilliant vet working at Venhei. Our little sick boy needed medicines to fight the nausea and his fever. The problem was probably caused by eating something strange in the garden, a bug or another insect. I got to keep an eye on the patient for the next 24 hours. Get well soon, Mr. Bowie!

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Hibernation

Dangerous cold, snow, sleet and rain today. No Mr. Bowie, we can’t go outside. It’s even for a furry four-footer way too dangerous. How can I mentally survive winter? Do people really love winter that much? Can humans survive hibernation in good condition? Hmmm. I guess I’ll stick with espresso.

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Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

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