Ex-pat Years in Switzerland

Ex-pat Years in Switzerland

Luck. Fortune. Fate. Call it what you want, but when the opportunity to spend a few years in Switzerland landed in our laps, we didn't say "no." I mean, we may be crazy here at Wild Dingo, but we're not exactly, crazy. It was everything you'd imagine and more. From transatlantically transporting two high-drive dogs to our foreign grocery store adventures, there wasn't a single moment of regret.

September 14, 2012
Hike Now!

"Or I'll send your flip flops back to you---piece by piece."

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September 12, 2012
Such Great Heights

Well, I made it back to Zermatt.  Mr. Wild Dingo and I have been traveling all summer but I was able to squeeze in one more quick weekend trip to Zermatt. And you know what? I'm still not done here.

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September 4, 2012

When I first adopted Loki, his foster gave me a list of words and commands he understood. "Mine" was one of them.  Basically, he understood the difference between what belonged to her and what he could have. Like most GSDs, Loki enjoys possessing things but never puts up a fight when told something doesn't belong to him. And […]

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August 30, 2012
Head Games

"Wait a minute. Princess, something's wrong. Someone's missing! Where is Mom?" "Big boy, the only person I'm searching for is the Ice Cream man. We are downtown Morges after all."

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August 26, 2012
Tunnel Vision

So much better than Tele Vision.

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August 24, 2012
Pas de Pee Pee

"Tra-la-la. This looks like a nice spot to see a man about a horse."

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August 23, 2012
Best Bike. Ever.

"I don't understand why you waste all that money on carbon fiber and titanium bikes when you could own the cadillac of velos!"

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August 22, 2012
Reason #987 Why Puppies Shouldn't Play with Crackers

"Hey Loki, I'm gonna annoy you until I win and you will bow to my cuteness!"

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August 18, 2012
Passage de la Torture

"I want to ride the Vallée du Joux and go STRAIGHT up the Col du Marchairuz," said I, feeling full of piss and vinegar last week. I've ridden the steep side (there's also an easier side) of the Col du Marchairuz two times two years ago when I was much too sick to even attempt it. The good […]

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August 11, 2012
The Best Thing About Rainy Days

We have the beach to ourselves.

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August 8, 2012
Meeting Aslan

Since we arrived in the 'hood, Ludwig and his two sisters have been asking their parents for a dog. Marita, Ludwig's mom and mother of two girls, plus 2 pet rabbits, had grown up on a farm and knew the responsiblity of a dog was heavy. All of her children are accomplished in school and various activities […]

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August 6, 2012
Best Buddies

This is Ludwig, our neighbor. From the first day they met two years ago, he and Loki were bonded. It's a relationship that has puzzled and fascinated me.

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July 24, 2012

It's only July and yet it's harvest time. Am I the only one fascinated with the neat round hay bales? I'm always shooting them. As soon as I get home, I download the memory card, excited and believing that I've finally found a way to make them look interesting on camera. Sadly, those hopes are […]

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July 23, 2012

Sometimes, it seems as if someone painted mountains on the sky. It's almost surreal.

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July 12, 2012
Attention aux Hérissons!

While snacking on Chiendent, sometimes Loki and Juno will make a new friend they finding hiding in it. Like this fella: Harry Hérisson. Juno found Harry and I quickly called her off. She and Loki politely obeyed and left little Harry alone. Les Hérisson (hedgehogs) are common in Switzerland. I don't know much about the hedgehog so I […]

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July 10, 2012

While we're on the subject of my faux-paws, I thought I'd add another. In May, I posted about an Alpine herbal plant called Dent de Chien. I tried to research an entirely different grass called Chiendent because our walking friend Sylvie with her dog Mona, mentioned it often on our walks. But all my Internet […]

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July 9, 2012
Sentier et Sentir

Internet, did you notice my big faux-pas in June's post on the Secret Garden?   My walking pal Sylvie (a smarty pants English teacher for French-speaking Swiss) pointed it out to me and I didn't bother correcting it. Instead, I thought I'd defend myself. In the post, I hastily wrote the name of the trail that I walk as "Sentir des Truites," […]

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July 3, 2012
Getting High

That's right. I'm reposting this same 'ole boring photo as I posted a few days ago and using it as July's masthead. Because I'm dedicating the rest of this summer to getting high again. Well, at least one more time.

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June 30, 2012
Heights Make Me High: Zermatt Part Quatre

For me, there's nothing more exhilarating than being high. Don't get your panties in a bunch. I mean on a mountain range.

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June 29, 2012
The Easy Stroll: Zermatt Part Trois

Continuing our Zermatt Hiking adventure, we headed out our hotel door and chose an 'easy' route for our first hike. I wonder what has Mr. Wild Dingo's attention?

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