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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...
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,...

Road kill – What to do if you hit a deer

Hitting a deer with your car is bad for everyone. In fact, if you get through the situation uninjured, you are pretty lucky. There are over 1.5 million accidents involving deer per year. Deer accidents send 10,000 people to the hospital and kill about 200 people per...

The Ice cream drama

You’re out in town and the weather is nice, sunny and warm… Perfect timing for a visit at one one the numerous Ice cafes along Germany’s roads… It doesn’t matter if you walk along the pedestrian streets or you are in a busy main road, bella Italia with its yummy...

I found a lost pet in Germany, now what?

So you are in Germany and you found a dog/cat and you want to make sure he will be taken care of. Well in Germany unlike back in the States it is actually a felony to take a found pet home and not notify the proper authorities. What normally happens when you find any...