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So it’s Friday, and we all send otmar, his lovely daughter, wife, and family all the love and support we can from across the Atlantic. If it helps at all, she’s in so many thoughts, prayers, and good wishes. I confess to not being on the site much the past few days, so I hope things are still looking ok.
Today, pictures from valued commenter planetjanet.
Where it was taken: near the Plaka in Athens, Greece
When: Mar 2, 2018
Commenter nym: planetjanet
Other notes or info about the picture:I could not resist taking a picture of this regal feline. Even though I changed angles several times to try to capture his gaze, he always turned away as if to say “be off, peasant”. After attending a busy conference, Friday night was the only time I had to explore Athens. Good thing I was able to visit the Parthenon on an earlier visit. At least I enjoyed a lot of great Greek food at out of the way shops.
Thank you so much planetjanet, do send us more when you can.
Sorry for the slim pickings today folks, I have a lot going on. I’ll be pre-scheduling next week’s pictures over the weekend as I expect next week to be supremely busy.
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So, the other day I saw a bumper sticker on a car that said “pray for our police”.
What message is being sent with this?
‘I am a religious authoritarian’ is what it looked liked to me, but I don’t speak wingnut.
I wonder how the prayer goes.
I see that in Greece they ride the Cub motorcycles that are so popular in Asia. Even the kittehs, apparently.
Slim pickins are always okay, especially if they include pictures of cats.
@ant: “Don’t pull me over, Officer”.
Love this photo, planetjanet. I love Athens – except for the feeling when I leave all the stray dogs and cats I befriend while there. I’m still missing a dog I met about 20 years ago. He was a pup then and would follow me around during my morning routine. He was always at the bakery waiting for me. Then we’d walk to the park together and share a pastry.
Sending good thoughts to Otmar’s daughter.
Thanks planetjanet! It’s always funny how cats just own wherever they decide to perch.
Cute photo. What is the issue with otmar’s daughter? Hope everything is okay.
Gin & Tonic
In my brief time in Oslo I was surprised at the number of Roma (gypsy) women I saw begging on the streets. Saw none in Stockholm or Göteborg.
Now on the train to Bergen; will return to Oslo for Constitution Day.
Had missed the news about otmar’s daughter. Whatever it is, I hope for a good outcome.
Love the photo, planetjanet!
J R in WV
Well, I felt uninformed and guilty about it, but if no one else who’s here all the time know’s what Alain is talking about, I guess just uninformed is OK.
Also hoping Otmar and all his family do well with whatever is going on, of course. He is a great guy, and is busy with interesting and cool stuff, and is sweet to take the time to photograph the passing scenery to share with a pack of, well, you know.
Nice Kitty, thanks for sharing him. her. whatever. Thanks Janet!
I love this picture!
J R in WV
OK, here’s what happened to Otmar’s daughter:
She fell and hit her head, concussion, and a fracture of her temporal bone. I remember now – he told us that his wife was staying in the hospital with her. Now he’s with daughter, and wife is coming to relieve him.
Sounds like Austria may do better with relatives staying with hospitalized family members than most American hospitals, which provide a chair usually, and meals some places…
Quelle surprise, huh?
News that there was a fracture for me. Hope everything is still minor and improving.
Keep in touch Otmar!!!
Healing wishes to Otmar’s daughter!
Another shooting, in Iowa
@lol chikinburd: well if the dog ate my homework is acceptable then this is a no brainer (on the part of the dog I should make clear).
@lol chikinburd: Well, the NRA and gun manufacturers increasingly market these weapons as fashion accessory, tribal signaling, and trolling liberals and minorities without being dangerous to anybody but “bad guys” so you get a guy wrestling on his couch with a sixty pound dog and surprise, he shoots himself (something if you think about is rather forseeable). But he would have been ready if a mob of Black Panthers, M19 gang members, and Sharia Adhering Muslims had come through his front door.,