Germany

Back to Germany!!!

We’re back in Germany now and have been for a week! Since we got here we haven’t taken a train at all and instead have ridden our bikes nearly 300 km to visit friends and family around NRW and Netherlands. It feels good to be back! Maybe I needed to leave Germany to appreciate it
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Getting German permanent residency - then giving it up!

  I went to pick up my Niederlassungserlaubnis last week, and only afterward did I realize that I will lose my permanent residency status if I leave Germany for more than 6-months. *sigh* I probably should have read this before going through the hassle of applying. Part of my application required me to take a B1 German test and pass it. It was a pain
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Luna problems and potential adopters

I am still hopeful that we can leave Europe in mid-October. But things aren’t going well for Luna at the moment. She’s not acting herself, and I think it’s because she’s reacting badly to the antibiotics she was prescribed. She is full force itching herself, but in a manic, unrelenting way. She also breathes heavy
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Change of plans

Our plans keep changing!! Luna’s adoption fell through after only 5 days. 🙁 One of the family members had *intense* panic attacks over Luna being in doors. She had to take anxiety meds, lock herself in the bedroom, and couldn’t eat or sleep while Luna was around. It was a bit dramatic, especially because Luna
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Giving Luna away

  Yesterday we gave Luna away to her new family. She took it really well. She had met her forever-family twice before, and was familiar with them and liked them. We stayed with her for a few hours. First to build her bed (an upcycled old crib), then to hang out (because we are bffs with
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Luna found a forever home!!

Yes, Luna has found herself a new home, and we’re thrilled for her!! The couple who are adopting her are so so so so sooooooo nice. And gentle, and sweet. Not saying that we exhibit these traits (!), but these folks are very similar to us. Out of everyone who has inquired about Luna, this couple
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