All things end and so does our stay in Normandy

I’d like to say thank you to everybody that has been following my blog, reading and commenting my posts. I’m closing this blog more or less, since there is no point in writing about Normandy, when I’m not in Normandy. I will by all means continue to use my Flickr-account. It’s most likely that I won’t have internet or telephone for a certain amount of days.

I’m still waiting for the man from the Fondation Brigitte Bardot. They said they would take the sheep.

Backlit sheep

Phex died in October 2014. He was over 14 years old. He was very handsome and looked like Lassie. He got dementia in the end and couldn’t sleep anymore because of hallucinations. We tried Cortisone, but he got stomach bleeding from the Cortisone so we thought it might be time to say goodbye. He was on the sofa, surrounded by his family and the vet has put him to sleep. Couldn’t tell it in public, because I knew we wouldn’t stay forever, and my employers insisted on my having two big guard dogs the whole time. While they didn’t want to pay for any vet costs, or treatment against parasites. And because I couldn’t write in public about my situation anymore, I stopped to write here entirely.

Phex in August 2014

But in March I got a female Bernese by name of Disa. We bought her from an animal shelter and she’s „fofolle“. That translates to „insane“ and it means she’s scared of everything, especially of cars and people and once she decides, that a human is not a threat, she jumps on them and puts her arms around their neck. I’m always dirty and the car has scratches everywhere. But we love her nevertheless. And there’s always hope that one day she’ll behave. She’s already a bit better… somehow… Disa comes with us to Germany.

Disa runs

Bach died in April 2015. He had a very agressive cancer. He had two small surgeries and a treatment with Cortisone. It didn’t help. So we thought it’s time to say goodbye. He was the nicest dog I ever met and he was beautiful. I will remember him and all the other dog I had here until I myself get dementia or die. I’ve had his corpse incinerated and the ashes are already on their way to Germany.

Bach runs not to me
Bach in January 2015

Rudi died at the end of September 2015, right after I got my dismissal more or less without notice. His state was getting worse and worse and he couldn’t bear any pain anymore. He couldn’t shit since 2012 and I had to empty him with my fingers every second day. I didn’t want to let him go, he had been my best friend nearly his whole life. I got him when he was approximately 2 months old. Somebody had thrown the emaciated puppy out of a car window. He didn’t want to leave me either. It had to be done. I’ve had his corpse incinerated and the ashes are already on their way to Germany.

Rudi in July 2015

The three cats Schlafmütz, Miniputz and Farbexplosion are alright and go with us to Germany.



Miniputz at the rotten window of the cat’s bedroom outside on the rotten roof over the bathroom.

9 thoughts on “All things end and so does our stay in Normandy

  1. You had such a hard and sad year… I’m so sorry that 2014 and 2015 were full of tears for you. I’m sorry you leave normandy and you go back to Allemagne … but I wish you the best and I hope all forces are with you and you will not have such a sad time again…

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    • Thank you for your kind words. You are such a funny dog and your mommy is such a wise mommy. I hope you and your family will be well, have a good life in health and happiness.


  2. This has been such a difficult road for you and I’m sad you have been treated badly by people who owe you so much (literally and figuratively). Your love of that place and the sheep and the dogs (grateful to have met Bach and Rudi) glowed around you like a huge aurora borealis… you literally glowed! Thank you for welcoming Elissa and I on the property, and into your life. You have a place in mine for sure, forever. Much love Constanze… do not vanish. ❤

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  3. What a very difficult and heartbreaking time you have had. We’ll miss your updates from life in Normandy very much but wish you all the very best in your new lives in Germany. Stay safe and well.

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