Rescued octopus thanks rescuers


One octopus species can come on land. The other octopus species cannot survive that. Still, something special can happen with them …

This video says about itself:

Rescued octopus came back to thank us

2 December 2014

We spent our holidays at the Red Sea. While walking along a lonely beach we saw a stranded octopus in the sand. We were not sure if he was already dead. So we pushed him back into the water. He needed some minutes to recover, then he swam away.

Next day we went to the same beach for a walk. While walking along the beach we saw a shadow in the water coming very quickly to us. It was our octopus we rescued yesterday! He recognized us! He accompanied us for a long time while we walked along the beach, all the time he tried to touch our feet.

We are sure that this octopus came back to thank us for saving his life. It’s amazing how intelligent animals are.

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Dutch women’s football team wins European championship


This 6 August 2017 video from Enschede, the Netherlands, says about itself:

Netherlands 4-2 Denmark – All Goals & Highlights – UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 Final – 6/8/2017

Afghan Danish Nadia Nadim made the first goal from a penalty kick. However, in the end, the Dutch home team won in a full Enschede stadium.

Until today, the only three national teams who had ever won a women’s European championship were Germany, Norway and Sweden.

One Dutch supporters’ sign read: ‘Who needs Neymar [Brazilian male football player very recently sold from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain for 200 million euro]? We have Lieke.’ Meaning Dutch team left forward [like Neymar] Lieke Martens, who won the prize for best player of the tournament. Like Neymar until recently, her club team is Barcelona.

Blogger Recognition Award, thank you Mischenko!


Blogger Recognition Award

My blogging friend Mischenko of ReadRantRock&Roll blog has nominated Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Blogger Recognition Award.

Thank you so much for this kind gesture!

The rules of this award are:

Post an image of the award

Thank your nominator

Nominate 10 blogs

Comment on the blogs so they know of their nomination

Write a brief description about how your blog started

Write 2 pieces of advice for new bloggers

Provide a link to the original Blogger Recognition Award post

A brief description of my blog is here. It started in 2005 on ModBlog. However, ModBlog was sold to a big corporation which deleted it. So, after having been on Blogsome, I am on WordPress now.

Two pieces of advice for new bloggers are:

1. Especially in older blog posts, you may check whether links have become broken, and repair them. There is a tool for that, Xenu’s Link Sleuth, downloadable here.

2. Use categories and tags for your blog posts, making it easier for yourself, search engines etc. to find related posts. Not too many categories and tags, though; it seems that for WordPress over 12 is too many.

My ten nominees are:

1. Miss Ayo Délé

2. Ecstatic yet Chaotic

3. My Bicol Blog

4. Who owns England?

5. WilliWash

6. Milly Schmidt

7. Quietly Quirky

8. dwijeshsharma

9. Literary Dust

10. QUIESCENTLISTENER

Damselflies, dragonflies, plants, kingfisher in national park


Red-eyed damselfly, 31 July 2017

This photo shows a male red-eyed damselfly on a water lily pad in the Jurries canal in Weerribben national park in the Netherlands, on 31 July 2017. As this blog mentioned, we had arrived in the Weerribben the day before, on 30 July.

On the morning of 31 July, our boat had soon made a left turn from the main canal into the quieter Jurries.

Red-eyed damselfly, on 31 July 2017

On its north bank, we found the red-eyed damselfly.

Arrowhead, 31 July 2017

And arrowhead leaves.

Arrowhead, on 31 July 2017

And flowering rush flowers.

Flowering rush, 31 July 2017

A willow warbler sings.

Yellow water-lily flowers.

Our boat takes a left turn again, into the Tweede Bokvaart.

This April 2014 video is about a canoe in the Tweede Bokvaart.

Windmills, 31 July 2017

We pass some of the many small Weerribben windmills.

Windmill, 31 July 2017

Tweede Bokvaart, 31 July 2017

Just after this Tweede Bokvaart photo, a kingfisher.

Black-tailed skimmer, 31 July 2017

A bit further, at a landing, this male black-tailed skimmer dragonfly, and also other males and females of that species, sit down.

We go back.

White water lilies, 31 July 2017

These European white water lily flowers.

Two marsh harriers flying.

Close to Ossenzijl village, a buzzard flying.

In Ossenzijl, house sparrows. And barn swallows on a roof.

Our boat goes back south. At 17:30, ten snipes flying.

This Dutch video is about the Weerribben-Wieden national park.