Being in Düsseldorf is like coming home.
I’ve visited a couple of times and so has George – but this is the first time we’re here altogether.
When we finally arrived at Sylvia’s after getting off the plane – we both did our “happy dance” on her rug.
Just so happy to be in a home – with space to run around, stairs to climb and more than just one room!
The next day, Mummy took us to walk along the Rhein – dogs are allowed off leash when we walk along the river banks.The main reason we’re here is because Mummy used to live in an apartment in Oberkassel – on the Rhein.This was her building.
She didn’t know then that dogs walked along the Rhein – but she didn’t have dogs then.How amazingly easy it would have been if she did have dogs then. Love those plane trees.
And this was another place where she went to eat delicious pizzas.For lunch, Mummy and Sylvia went instead to Muggel –a local hangout for the neighbourhood and very, very dog friendly. There were many of us in there but one caught Mummy’s attention – a bigger version of me!Edda’s a golden doodle!!!Sylvia said she had met a few labradoodles in Düsseldorf but never a cockapoo!
We followed him everywhere he went.Not letting him out of sight!But then we all went to dinner together at Primitivo.And it was then fine – neutral territory.
As from our previous experiences, Germany has always been very dog-friendly. Apparently, animal rights are taken very seriously! It’s probably because they have such strict rules for dog-ownership that dogs are “vetted” and therefore “acceptable” amongst hoomans in most places. We can think of a few places here that dogs are not allowed.
We are liking Germany even more – Mummy said, maybe we should move back to Düsseldorf ! LOL!
At the end of our first day in Düsseldorf, I was just happy to lay down by the Christmas tree – for this will too soon be gone.May’s comment: Being in Düsseldorf is almost like coming home. I loved being able to share the memories with my pooches.
It was more than 25 years ago when I lived here for about two years. I always considered the time here as the beginning of my adventures even though I moved to New York City from Kuala Lumpur when I was 18. It was easier to integrate in New York City especially when you’re a student, but to land in Düsseldorf on your own, not speaking the language and turning up to work not knowing anyone – was a bit of a shock to the system.
But I grew from that experience and I have never looked back from there – Milan, Hong Kong, London, Paris and then back to New York before finally settling in London – my home. At least for now. 🙂