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Moving with your furry friend

Moving with your furry friend

A PCS move overseas is stressful enough, but add on a pet or two, and your stress level can rise exponentially. There are several considerations and numerous steps that families must take to ensure that their pet arrives safely in Germany. For dogs and cats, this...
The military pet

The military pet

I wrote this piece, having the military family and the lifestyle that goes along with it, in mind. Here it goes; I would like to say a couple lines about pet adoptions. This is not meant as criticism of people but more as a reminder what to look for. I know from...
Happy Easter Weekend everyone !!!

Happy Easter Weekend everyone !!!

As the title already says, I wish everyone a happy and peaceful Easter fest. Also be aware that Easter Monday (Day after Easter Sunday) is a federal Holiday and stores will be closed in Germany… so plan accordingly              ...
Siren Signals in Germany

Siren Signals in Germany

I know a lot of people know the sirens from back home, being used for Tornado alarms or wildfires.We too use sirens, but not just for bad weather. So here are the common uses and signals for the German sirens, you really only have to worry about the first one,...
New Years Eve (Silvester, December 31st)

New Years Eve (Silvester, December 31st)

New Year’s Eve, or Silvester in German-speaking countries, is celebrated with dances (Silvester Balle), Fireworks and bells.  It’s also the saint day of Silvester, a fourth-century Pope. At the stroke of midnight, much like in America, celebrants wish one another ein...
Your car vs. the Marten

Your car vs. the Marten

So you thought your car is safe out there on your favorite parking spot? You say its covered, locked and has an alarm? Well it may not be as safe as you would hope … Martens, adorable little ferret looking animals call Germany their home, and while usually harmless to...