28 June, 2009

Roko - the worlds wirdest dog



Sunday, 28th of July

Dear all...I have been mentioning him in many of my posts..As he is rather peculiar creature...This time I decided to attach his picture as well, for your better understanding of his character (I haven’t still figured him out but maybe you will).
On the left you see his picture about 6 months ago...now he looks pretty much the same, although his legs are longer...nothing else changed really. Roko still hasn’t learned to pee like a male dogs do; he is still scared of everything. Roko is hardly a macho, house protecting, hunting and fearless kind of dog. The only word I can really use to describe Roko is: awkward. He actually behaves more like a human that like a dog.
In spite of all of our efforts, Roko is very misbehaved, we even had to take him to see a dog trainer, who refused to work with him after 2 days, as Roko continued to pee on his leg ( he never does it to us, I promise). The trainer said that Roko has his own will and will listen to nobody, he said he have never seen a dog like him.
Roko doesn’t sit, does not lie down when you ask him to...but he will gladly eat the cookies. If you yell at him he cries like a baby, and when my father is around he runs and jumps into his lap shaking (I swear he does), awkward right? I know!!!
Every day something new happens with this dog, another incident, as our neighbors like to call it. I have stop telling my friends about it, they do not believe me, well, that’s until they meet Roko.
Last night for example, yet again( Saturday night) he had waken up the whole neighborhood, he was crying and hauling like crazy. I woke up and I thought it had started to rain or something, which would kind of make sense because Roko is terrified of rain and hates to get wet, so than he cries and demands that we stand by his little house until he falls a sleep (again, weird, but my dad does it out of embarrassment in front of our neighbors).
This time it was not raining, I took a flashlight and annoyed went to see what’s going on (it was 4am); I found that some slimy snail have entered his house and Roko was scared and could not sleep.
Naturally, I was also scared, so I woke up my dad to take the snail out. We gave Roko a brave cookie (which is how we call special colorful cookies he will eat, only) and again, dad was standing by his house until Roko fall a sleep.
So that was the latest and the greatest with Roko.
Ouu yea...and another thing...I try to play catch with him..Roko seems to like it a lot, although whenever I throw a ball, he runs up to it and brings me a leaf...how weird is that? Every single time I throw a BALL he finds a leaf to bring..and completely ignores the ball.
Love life: Uff...lots of interesting stuff lately... I am considering offers, although not yet acting upon any. July will be very interesting, in terms of getting in touch with what I really feel. I am actually looking forward to finding it out...as paintful it might be later, it is worth of checking, just in case.....you never know.
xoxo
~Kat

21 June, 2009

HELP: Young people fighting for democracy


June 21st,2009.


Have you watched the TV news lately? Visited facebook? Youtube? Twitter? Young Iranians are posting new pictures, videos each second in hope to reach US: YOU and ME. Young people all over the world, in hope that we will support, help , aknowledge their efforts to get their votes back.
In the past elections their votes have been ignored, now they are fighting to replace totalitarian extreme regime with a democratic one.



These young peoples weapon is cell phone and camera, which they use to capture the images and send it to the world to help. They fight guns with rocks and march on the streets with their backpacks while their own police and military is shooting at them. Their strenght is their courage and determination to get their country back in their own hands.


Now, this is a true courage. If anyone than Croatian and Bosnian people should feel compation and obligation to help. This is what happened to us 19 years ago. YOU know how it is to feel helpless and all alone, thinking why nobody in the world cares enough to give us a helping hand, to fight with no weapons and to try to survive with little or no food.





Do it now for the Iranians, send their message to as many people you can, support them on the facebook and twitter, give them advice, they are scared and getting killed, few days ago they were attending college classes and planning summer vacation like you and me, now they are on the streets getting shot at! See some of the messages they send to each other on Twitter:


ATADORT IRAN: Basij are everywhere also inside all hospitals, and this is currently a big problem #iranelection from web
ATADORT IRAN : URGENT!! Basij marking doors 4 later attacks. Check doors regularly, & if you see any, wipe it off!! #IranElection RT RT RT! from web


ATADORT WASH YOUR DOORS FROM MARKINGS BY BASIJ! GO TO EMBASSIES IN LARGE GROUPS! THEY ARE BLOCKING ACCESS! #iranelection #gr88


ATADORT "Acid" is just tear gas w/ water. Treat w/: sol. of 5% baking soda/95% water, keep cold. Carry spray bottle #iranelection #gr88 #Tehran from web


ATADORT we didn't realize for a moment they started shooting at people, the gun sound was like a toy gun& the soliders were smiling #iranelection


Please consider that even if you are after hearing all this still not caring enough to spread the word, you have to know that Iran has one of the most developed nuclear programs which the dictator Ahmadinejad (whos scarry and hatelful speeches in front of UN you might remember) itends to use to wipe the United States and its EU supporters of the face of the earth, all supposadly in the name of Alah.
Join the Iran group on facebook:


See how Stocholm supports Iran:


Please get involved and help Iranians. Join the groups, follow them on Twitter and go to the protests in your city!


~Kat




13 June, 2009

Its OK to be gay



13th of June 2009

This morning I slept in, as I stayed up late last night making Swarowski crystal earrings for my friends weeding today. I made her real nice and elegant chandelier earrings and met with her early this morning, she stopped by on her way to hairdresser.

I went to buy some fruits and fresh bread at the market on my way back home, showered and put on my Leonarda Boban floral lace and ruffle dress I got on this years Fashion Week charity auction, I was surprised it ended up being a bit big on me, I swear my body sometimes seems to transform sizes based on newly purchased fashion pieces, it happened to me with shoes as well....my foot miraculously fits in like 5 different sizes...every shoe I like fits in whatever size available...weird.I guess my body follows fashion trends by shrinking according to current season top looks hahaha....

After taking about two hours to get ready I went to meet up with a very cute new friend for a coffee, he took a train home and I walked through my home town Zagreb which I fall in love with every day for a new reason. Today this reason was growing tolerance. I was proud that my city hosted "Gay Pride 2009." and I was disappointed to see there was "Anti-gay pride protest" as well....although Croatian population (read urban parts of Croatia) is getting more and more liberal and sexually and racially tolerant there will always be small minded people who hate just to hate.

Reading the articles following the Pride I was deeply saddened with post event incidents. I take it to heart, because I simply don’t understand why people are such a hypocrites and so scared of differences.Many feel so morally superior to others, calling upon religion, family heritage, nationalism where the only thing that lies behind their hatred is their insecurity in their own sexuality and/or inability to comprehend that we all are not the same and shall respect each other for who we are as individuals.

It is simple, being gay and supporting gay pride has absolutely nothing to do with sex and it has everything to do with asking for equality of people, not a boy and a girl, girl and a girl, boy and a boy...just people.

Equality.

Equal opportunity to love, to share, to live together, to kiss, to argue, to break up, to eat lunch together in public, to flirt, to party, to get in trouble, to have friends gay and straight, to believe, to get married, to have family, to buy a house, to move in together, to visit your love one in the hospital when sick, to meet the parents, to be scared, to have the right to inherit loved ones property, to bury your partner when he or she dies.

Live and let live.

It’s ok to be gay.

xoxo

~Kat