De afgelopen week hebben we verrekte weinig van ons laten weten. Ik geloof dat er maar een blogpost is verschenen sinds de post van week 32. Bovendien ben ik weer vreselijk laat met deze weekpost. Er zijn twee redenen voor dit alles. … More Week 34,5 Het eet je langzaam op
A metaphor for most of the work at the Jaguar Rescue Center, most of the days. … More Parrot poo. Clean the poo. Repeat.
I made it!!! The Soyuz was successfully landed in Mars. I mean, I successfully managed to prepare the dishes for the animals at the center!! And as of today, no one has died of food poisoning. So I call it a success. It seems that the managers at the center liked it as well. I … More Fourteen kilos of carrots later
So, you are supposed to leave alone those animals that are going back to nature. Piece of cake. Unless, of course, that is exactly why you came to volunteer at the animal rescue center. Fortunately, that is not why I came to the JRC. So, to me it seemed easy enough. I just had not considered what the birds would do. … More Do not interact with the animals – but what if they interact with you?
On Tuesday there was a lot of excitement in the center. After four years in the center, the group of capuchin monkeys were going to be released at the Tortuguero National Park. It was a very emotional day for those in the center that had been taking care of these monkeys since they arrived. The … More A week of releases
Ah! Those mysterious ways of life. I was picturing three months of zero responsibilities at the place where we are volunteering now. But somehow, I have ended up at the opposite end. Or so it feels. Tomorrow, barely after ten days working at the center, I will be alone in the kitchen, preparing almost 100 … More A big challenge ahead
These days, we go to work walking through a postcard tropical beach, watching the palm trees swing to the sea breeze. I can feel the waves on my feet. I can smell the sea. It is sunny but still is not too warm, because it is very early in the morning. There is nobody on … More Living a dream
. There is a certain paradox in why people volunteer in a wildlife rescue center. If you ask the volunteers, most of them will answer that they are volunteering there because “they love animals”. At the core, there is this romantic image of interacting with injured animals, giving them love and comfort. While these feelings … More Everything you should know before volunteering in a wildlife rescue center.
How many times have you heard this sentence in your normal line of work? I bet not too many. Well, academia is usually a madhouse, but we haven’t reached (yet) “that” level of craziness. At least not at the department of Economic History. For now. Yet, this is the “new normal” at the place where … More Who can babysit the pelican?
Today I had a fantastic dream. Not as in daydreaming but like a real dream -dream, while sleeping. It was so great that I cannot help but sharing it with you. In my dream, Sir David Attenborough was personally calling us to ask if we could go work for him. Ha!! 🙂 He wanted us … More Funny dreams