"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Thankful Thursday February 18, 2021

Many thanks to Brian for Thankful Thursday!
And many thanks to Tanja Brandt for
her magnificent photos of two good friends.
We have a lot to learn from them.
Have a wonderful day!

For years, photographer Tanja Brandt has made it her mission to capture magnificent  photos of animals and wildlife. 
Recently, the German artist found a new challenge when she photographed the unique bond between two unlikely friends: Ingo, a Belgian shepherd, and Poldi (Napoleon), 
a one-year-old owlet.
 The owlet and canine have a special 
protector-protected relationship.
Their affection toward each other couldn't be any more evident.
 Ingo lovingly guards Poldi, who apparently doesn't know how to live free. 
The owlet hatched two days after his six brothers and sisters, therefore, has always been very vulnerable due to his small size. 
They respect each other and they can read each other, says the photographer.


  1. Beautiful photos. That is a unique bond.

  2. That pair of pals is totally adorable! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  3. Those two are so precious!

  4. Awesome header photo and love the kindred fur person photos too ~

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. How wonderful. Yes we can learn from these two.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, Kathe. Big hug to you and Russell and lots of scritches to the boss, Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  6. That is such a sweet photo

  7. What a great pair! Thanks for sharing Tanja Brandt's photos with us! And from your header, it looks like things are starting to melt in your neck of the woods. Thank you for being you. You are Awesome, Have a marvellously Happy Day!

  8. What a precious friendship!

  9. What a lovely story. That is quite a unique bond. I love hearing these stories. Thanks for sharing.


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