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Hi there! from Germany
Hello everyone, I am Gabrielle and attached to my feet right now is a sleepy Golden Retriever called Tuuli who is almost a year old. As I cannot move my feet I might as well write my introduction and possibly it'll turn out to be looong and boring but forgive me, it's Tuuli's fault. In Germany I visit Retriever Forum a lot but I like to look at things from different angles so I googled my way through the net until I found you. I like the way people around here talk to each other, the way they seem to respect different approaches etc. Not all forums are good ones, I suppose. This one is my favorite.
Please keep in mind that my English might be awful from time to time, I never seem to care about grammar. But I have lived in your country twice, once when I was very young as an exchange student in California (Thousand Oaks, near the city of angels) and later on in Ann Arbor, Michigan. All together that was only for two years, not much to get to know the people. I moved back from the UK where we lived for six years last year, there I lived in the Shire and then in Essex. Obviously husband is working for an automotive company, hm. I moved to America with a German accent, everyone asked me whether I was Russian??? I worked on that and when I moved to England everyone asked me whether I was Irish?? or American?? Funny and nice people wherever you go.
But that's enough chatting about me me me the beautiful dog here is much more interesting than I am, especially since he is thinking things I cannot even imagine, well, I guess he does think because he looks like it, does that makes sense? And I have not been drinking! But he started giving me THE LOOK lately, this "I guess it's ok to live with you now that we started the whole thing ten month ago". It really warms my heart and by the Goddess I was not prepared that a dog can get under your skin so deeply. It's terribly precious and utterly frightening at the same time. I am curious about where he will lead us, I discover new things every day. I have learned to enjoy deep mud and puddle-skipping and staring at the horizon sniffing and getting out for hours rolling around in strange things, ok that's the thing I don't do, but it's nice to look at Tuuli enjoying just this.
Oh dear, he has finally moved, ahh my legs, I can feel them. Sorry for making no sense at all but I am just like that, what else do you expect from a German who loves Tori Amos, Retrievers, Gardening and John Irving's novels? I'm sending love and good thoughts to everyone out there, it is good for me to know that the love for dogs unites us, and looking at the idiot-box I hope we can celebrate what we share, and forget the things that divide us. Bye for now. Gabrielle and Tuuli