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Veterinary Visit and Birthday

Updated: Jul 11

Our rabbit Gustav has been having trouble breathing for a while now. Initially, we thought it was because he had gotten fat. Due to the shortage of roughage last fall (thanks to the weird weather), we had to buy ridiculously expensive hay designed for elite racing horses. Both the sheep and the rabbits became round as balls! But the breathing issues haven’t resolved despite a better diet, so yesterday we decided to take him to the vet. Our cat Bengan needed to be neutered and chipped anyway. We’ve got antibiotics and are hoping for the best.


On the same day, but in the evening, I was invited to my colleague Steve's 60th birthday party. Steve is a professor of history from Scotland, specializing in the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648). It was he who interviewed me when I applied for the doctoral position at FHS. The party, as you might imagine, featured quite a bit of whiskey and other delights! Despite that, I managed to get home relatively early.


In my previous post, I wrote about our water heater and mentioned that there was no panic despite the leak... That was true until last night, when it practically exploded. Good luck finding a plumber on a Saturday during the first week of the industrial vacation. Luckily, it’s summer and warm...


Gustav is a little Rex



My colleagues: Håkan (left) and Per (right)

The birthday celebrant!



Locally produced gift: eggs from the chickens, flowers from the gardens, and honey from the neighboring village.





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