Pinch of news from Warsaw


Summer is here, I am very busy, believe me, I have been in a hurry literally everyday… I have a lot of work and also I have decided to paint my walls in the apartment. Actually I am somewhere in the middle, I did great job, but it is still not enough. The more I do, the more new things to do I see. My dog had some skin’s problems, so I went to the vet. Vets here in Poland it is a long story… I have known from some blogs from the US and the UK, that vets abroad are often a problem, so I want to tell you, that here in Warsaw the same. Fortunately, very young vet , who had been really tired ( I was there late in the evening), was not an completely idiot and was quite polite ( for me and for my dog). He forgot to check about the medicine he told me to use, and I had to ask him, whether this drug is to buy with no ” recepta” ( recipe)… Finally he gave me this recepta I must show in the drugstore! This medicine was Triderm, it is for humans, a treatment with very wide spectrum and it turned out to be very good. The effect I saw very soon. It is a cream you have to apply onto the skin ( Clotrimazolum, Gentamicinum, Betamethasoni dipropionas ). So I would recommend it as a very good for dogs, too.

I don’t know whether I want to live all my live in Poland or not. This is not about money, although many Poles decide to leave the country due to low payments here. Recently I heard ( in the mainstream media) we are becoming a regional power, blah blah, and I cannot tell you that I feel it in my live. From the other side, I am accustomed to save money, I can do many things by myself, for example I can paint my apartment, I can stick the wallpaper to the wall and I can cook, and much more… So, this is not for money and obviously I will not go where tons of people from Poland have been living actually ( Ireland, England, Germany, Netherlands). My problem is, that I heard severally in tv, how politcs want to arm us. I don’t want to live in a country, where people have guns! If the new law will exist I will go . And recently I have been spending my time wondering where to escape… Yesterday I “was” even in Peru, but I am not sure is there safe… Portugal… or New Zealand. Or Czechia. Czechia it is reasonable, don’t you… Very close to Poland and Prague is so brilliant town. And I understand the language, like everybody in Poland. I love also Lviv in Western Ukraine, but I think they will arm also people in Ukraine, if there will EU bordeline in the future. Or maybe to Ethiopia … I am joking, guys, I am aware, that Ethiopia is not very safe place. Most of all, I want to stay here, this is my motherland and I feel that I belong to the city. Trump is coming here to Warsaw. Tomorrow he will, but in the afternoon, so I should have done my shopping before ( closed streets). I want  Poland to be strong country, but I do not want to live here along with armed people. I wish it will never happen…




Lonely kiddo-swan and other birds

This is getting much warmer here, and since the last three days this is a regular summertime. So, we can say that spring has avoided us this year. Already summer!

Kiddo- swan is still here, all the time, and maybe he will stay with us, although everytime until now they had been migrating from here. This pond is probably too small for swans. And I think they rather like more to live out of the town.

From time to time the district hall is buying a swans for this pond and these birds always escaped from here. This time they bought a couple with a young swan, and they released them during freezy wintertime. When the freezy weather had been over  the parents decided to escape and they have flown away, without the kiddo! The young swan remains abandoned on the pond,  he is living among the tons of wild ducks and other waterbirds…

He was gray in winter and his beak was white, what means that he was too young to fly. Once a woman stopped me there, she said that she is feeding him everyday with some spelt buns, and she’s buying the buns in some organic bakery… Well, I had the feeling she is a bit freaky, although from the other side, I was told by her that a swan could  break a human’s arm with his wing. They have very strong wings. So, I find this information very useful. Indeed, swans are very huge, and this is why I always feel frightened while my nutty lady ( my dog) is making the idiotic noise, standing close to him ( he is in water, she’s on the shore). I know she treats it as a fun, but the matter is the swan has started to stare at us in a very weird way…

Some time ago she made the birds such nervous , that one lose his temper… Well, lose his temper in the next day, but always… While we were playing with frisbee , on the lawn here, next to the house, that cheeky bird hit me in my head! ( It was even a pleasure). I realised, that he wants us to go, so I did , along with my dog. Afterward I reminded myself that the day before my doggie was running around the tree, where they have the nest. So, it’s the rason he hit me. These birds are rooks. They’re very common here and it seems like they’re are quite clever. I think they’re aware that their ancestors were dinos. ( Obviously I mean to say, dinos are the ancestors not only of the rooks, but of all the birds in general). These rooks here are in the habit of attacking a dog’s owners, especially during their nesting season. Here is one rook, and maybe even I captured him on the photo, who is absolutely freaky. He use to sit on the roof over the front doors and is watching carefully on people,  unvisible in this spot. When is seeing someone with a dog, is following that person and wants us to be afraid of him. This is very funny, the bird is starring with anger, then is blowing in the twig with his beak. So the twig becomes shaking ( dreadful, isn’t it), in this moment the rook is croaking madly, then is blowing the twig on the next tree … I had this story many times, in the nesting season, and also my neighbours , who are a dog owners told me that this bird is acting with them alike.

And another adventure I had near the pond. This rascally rook was trying to sit on my head! Fortunately, I had the beanie hat on my hair. I think he did not want to sit there, he wanted rather to touch me. It was amazing to feel these feathers! Pure joy… It was like a joke, not an agressive attack. This time the reason was my dog, again! She loves to make them run/fly whenever she has noticed they are destroying the garbage bags ( their favourite activity).

I tell you for the end the story about a wild duck. The duck tried to bite off my finger. In winter, one day I went to feed them. I brought to them a sweet yeasty cake. The freeze had been huge and these birds were very hungry. They had been surrounding me and I had the impression they want to eat me. While I was giving the piece of cake to one duck, she attacked my finger – I was very surprised. It must be, they cannot separate a man and food, and they take it as one in their minds. It was terrible, because in the duck’s beak is a big amount  of something similar to tooths. Be aware of that! Luckily, this is a happy end story and I still have this finger. The duck did not swallow it, although I have to admit it was very painful experience.