Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Luckily the cats do not want special treatment just because of some bad  weather.
Cold freezing days
The last week the citizens have become even more victimized by the most terrible freezing cold. Needless to say, the citizens are not at all happy about this situation. Off course, they do not take time out to sit down and cry about the matter; instead they use their time wisely to figure out how to best keep on living spite these truly horrifying conditions. For instance if you see a cat being curled up in front of a fireplace, that is just because it is a nice place to figure out how to minimize the time spent outdoor, and instead make more time available to stay curled up in front of the fireplace planning how to use less time in the even colder outdoors.
The Primadonna say: “I am currently re-dreaming my very best hunts. That should keep me busy until about mid-July 2015.”

Mrs Goose ayeing up the ice.
Hard water
Normally the geese don’t believe in bad weather, but lately even the ever so smug Mr and Mrs Goose has been observed a little bit on the sad side what the weather is concerned. Not that they are freezing or anything like that, but when you want to jump into your pool for a nice refreshing morning bath, and you instead are met by an unpleasantly hard meeting with a 5 cm thick layer of ice, even a geese can get its spirit a bit down.
The Sheppard say: “No such thing as bad weather, only bad feathers – up your featherly behinds geese!”

Friends re-united
(Also first offical photo of Latte after his horn trim.)
Icy mode
Even if you are surrounded but the biggest ball of thick soft wool, the cold can get to you. The normally friendly spirit between the members of the local wool producers also got below zero. Suddenly they disagreed about disagreeing, and started a rather cold discussion about leadership. Cold stares led into horn actions. For a while the whole thing looked ice cold.
Luckily it went so cold that the bad spirit froze up, and the 4 friends went back to do what they do best, eating.
Latte said: “Puh, I am seriously glad that was over. I didn’t get to eat, and I seriously was in danger of loosing some weight. I shall never ever fight again.”

King tiny paws on wood inspection.
Wood inspector
Whereas somebody only thinks about their own pleasures in this way beyond chilly weather, somebody is sacrificing their own well being for the best of the society. King Tiny being the great King he is didn’t even think twice when he noticed that weather freezing up. He immediately walked straight out and inspected the stack of woods. Luckily the stacks were found to his liking, and his cold feet was brought straight back in again for defrosting in front of the working fireplace.
King Tiny said: “A king has to do what a king has to do and I don’t want my “friends” to get cold.

Weather forecast
It is freezing cold. The sun seems to have malfunctioned, as it shines and shines but give us no heat.
The dogs are to busy to keeping warm to recommend you anything.


Wood stacker
We are in urgent need of anybody who continuously can keep feeding the hungry fireplaces with food.
Qualifications: opposable thumbs.
Ref: The cat department

Thursday, 15 December 2011

A crash between the snack time for the geese and for the pigs.
 Snack time
While the female human was off for some not at all needed R&R, the male human lived up to the citizens expectations. Frequent snack times were suddenly added to every agenda. Sometimes the snack schedules to the different citizens were so closed together that male human didn’t have time to move from one to the other. Thankfully all citizens are off course prune to co-operation, and in the lack of humans, different departments of citizens were observed snacking together in almost good spirit.
Big Daddy said: “It is strange how somebody seem to have a problem with the concept that I actually have first dip on absolutely everything!”

The poker face hard at work.
Back at work!
The main secretary is back, and therefore also Seniora is back at her job as a photo editor. This is a very important job where it is of the most vital importance of being neutral. Seniora is doing this perfectly, no matter what or who the motive is, but some motives are pushing her borders more than others. Off course you would never bee able to tell which motives this would be, as while on job Seniora has the most perfect poker face ever.
Seniora say: “While at work I am totally into my jo…. Was that the sound of food hitting my bowl?”

The Sheppard hitting the dance floor breaking style.
Breaking into things
It is not always easy being a training addict, especially when you seem to be the only one with in Norwegian miles. Still the Sheppard is an eternal optimist and do her very best indeed. Her latest research as led her to be a firm believer in dancing. The only problem is that the only DVD trainer she could get her paws on was “Advanced break dance”.

Cold but beautiful.
Cold mornings
Lately we are the victims of some very cold mornings indeed. Several citizens are really struggling to get out of bed. Certain pigs for instance can’t be observed until the moon is long gone, as they are to busy dreaming about the sun turning and the very thought that warm days will yet again arrive. Therefore the pigs have totally missed out on the fact that cold mornings also can be beautiful. It is hard to believe but cold can be beautiful. Off course we can perfectly well manage with out some types of beauty.
Mr Goose say: “I would like to take this opportunity to remind you all that there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad feathers!”

Moon set.
Weather forecast
Cold nights, foggy mornings but finally oh so sunny days!
The dogs recommend you to concentrate on the sunny days, and try to forget about those awful chilly nights.


These lovely postcards has arrived the 2nd half of this year. We are still hoping to add some more. As you can see, we still have a lot of free space.
In these Christmas card time we would like to take the opportunity to thanks those of you who has been wonderful enough to take time out of your schedule to send us a postcard. As you can see we love them all, and they have made out kitchen such a beautiful decorated place to be. We hope this is something that will continue into the next year. Not only because we would like to receive cards, but also because we like to have somebody to send cards to.  We love to send cards as well. Those who sends cards to us, well, we honestly think they know we normally send someone back.

We are sad to admit that those are the only Christmas cards that has arrived.  Still, no Christmas yet..
When it comes to Christmas card those, we can only say that the door to out living room has a lot of free space. We feel it is sad that this nice old tradition seems to die out. We know that a lot of persons donate the money to animal welfare and other welfare as well. Luckily for us, we do enough for welfare the rest of the years, so we can take time and money out to send Christmas cards anyway.
These are the lovely cards we got the first  part of this year.  Aren't they just beautiful?

Bye the way, if you have sent us a card, and you can not see it on these photographs, well it is because it hasn’t arrived. Like for instance if you just recently went to Gothenburg, we are sure a card will arrive shortly. 

Saturday, 10 December 2011

a photo special - from the archives
This is a small treat for you  - my beloved fans ;-) A set of photos from the golden days. 
As you might notice, I have always been a bodybuilder. 



 With my subsecretary the SubHuman Superiore Elite

I do hope you enjoy this look into the past with me, have a wonderful weekend! Mrs Human will return Monday, I am planning to tell her that Mr Human forgot to feed me ;-)
All the best, TamTam and the gang 

Friday, 9 December 2011

VET = Vamphyres Eat TamTams
VET a discusting word indeed, and my good friend Mogs has been in lately for an upset tummy episode. We wish her all the best, and a speedy recovery indeed.
If you know what VET stands for please let me know on my FB site - thanks. 

RIP- Marcus
Marcus the 5,5 year old rabitt - french Wedder - died of a bleeding in the head, the VET put him peacefully to sleep in the arms of his Human yesterday. 

Bowling actually
While we -( me actually )- do our very best to train all humans, but our own mainly - they suddenly go training all by themself! And bowling... Are they planning to throw the food from now on?
Of course I see the benefit when it comes to carry the foodsacks, so I let Mrs Human and SubHuman Superiore Elite, SubHuman Superiore and SubHuman Bella to have their fun. According to the rumors SubHuman Superiore Elite won round 1, and SubHuman Superiore won the second round. I dont think bowling is for me though. 

Photos from the archive system... hmmm doesnt work anymore? I will put in a virtuell postcard instead. 
"Julehuset" - "Christmas house"

all the best to you all,
TamTam and the gang et zoo. 

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Training the humans - episode "who keep the count?"
In the ongoing and everlasting task to train the humans to my liking, the zoo gang have had Mr Human on the agenda for a few days. He is ever so willing to pick up on our training, but he still need hard work of course. Yesterday he only managed three of our cats on the lap at once.. Poor Primadonna and Peaceman. 
Tomorrow we will teach him the clock, this has been a success with Mr. SubHuman Superiore Elite earlier, as he was told feeding the cats was at 7 o clock. So he feeded us - bless his soul - 7am and 7pm. Thats a man who understands a cat I tell you. 
Looks like Christmas 
I am pleased to show you a photo of the feeder-system up North, taken today. Its filled with goodies for hungry small birds. And doesn't it look like Christmas up there? 
Yours truly TamTam and the gang in the zoo

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Looks like Christmas
a few days off now - sorry,
apparently what looks like Christmas isnt always Christmas! The other day I told you all about the poor birds up North. The situations hasnt improved, yesterday they got snow - a lot off it as well. The snow dont care about where the birds eat at all. So please remember to feed them, as they need a lot of food to keep warm during winther. But it looks like Christmas :)

My SubSecretary - the honorable SubHuman Superiore Elite has been away for a few days, and seen the Christmas market in Gothenburg, Sweden. A lovely visit she claims, and she now experience the Christmas spirit (according to SubHuman Superioro - thats shopping...). 

Our disappointment was enourmous when our Humans came back from Munich - the electricity had gone - gone as in vanished. Can't we trust the Humans in even the simplest of task? Keep electricity up so we can see where to eat!?
It was a tragedy. And such laim escuses as well. Well they fixed it in the end, and mr Human is back home while mrs Human is shipped up to her family for a pre-Christmas holiday. At least we have the electricity back ( :-) ) So the ungoing battle to train humans and subhumans to my liking dont seem to come to and end shortly. My agenda is full. 

Photos from the archives
Some photos from the lovely archive systems again, this time the goats whoom are patiently awaiting the foodtime. 

 Mr Goat is showing his best trick ( if I might say so myself, his only trick) eating out of the subhuman superiore elites hand.
All the best to you, from TamTam and the gang. (ehh zoo).

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Virtuell Postcard from the Humans
As you might rememeber we shipped the humans off for a vacation, I have read this is important for humans. Me, I can only say: Home is my castle, and I prefer to stay close to my foodbowl. 
However, the humans has sent us a virtuell postcard from Munich/München where they currently are enjoying the famous Christmas-marked in town and maybe some Glühwein.. 

Training the temps and my staff
This is not easy and easy task let me inform you, its an ongoing battle to keep the humans on their toes for my satisfaction nore is it easy to train my staff/zoohabitans to keep up with my standards. 
We are currently looked after foodwise by prima sub-human italiana (neighbour) and her family. The Prima subhuman is a pleasant but firm subhuman with solid background on petkeeping. However her petkeeping skills is nonexistent for pigs, sheeps, goats, ducks, parrots, goose so its up to them to keep smirking ;-) 
Training the staff
Yesterday I told you all about the fascination humans in general has for the catwalk symbolised as the number 8 around their feets. Today it was Mr Purrs time to practise, and it seemed surprisingly hard for him. It actually looked more like the symbol at (@) as he insisted on passing the foodbowl ever so-often... But Mr Purr turned on his  soundcard-system (built-in) and   all in all it was a success. But I do realise I have to train the younger ones a hole lot more! I will put in my agenda for sure.
Showing a photo from the archive system, its rather old, but he choosed it himself (eyeroll).

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Christmas time is approaching
as Christmas is arriving shortly our folks has disappeared to make us all ready for the Christmas holidays, this is something we all look forward too, because everybody knows SubHumans (also called the Temps) are so much more friendly with the amount of food we are given. 
If we just pass their feet in a pattern which could be similar to the number 8 temps are easily fooled to give us all just a little bit more :-) 
But as we are conserned about all the animals on the planet we know for sure that not everyone are so happily suited as us here at our local Zoo. 
The wind and rainy weather up north is horrible, and the poor little ones need sunflowerseed! They need a lot of it as well. (we may report that the snow is absent so far this season - so we are showing a photo from the archives). 

A photo from the archivesysteme, goes without explaination.... I am hard at work as usual testing out the carsafety system and the best view. 

This is how we greet subhumans, showing one of our favourite subhumans, his patience towards DJ is without comparrison whatsoever. A photo from the archive system again.

We wish the humans all the best on their holiday.
TamTam and the gang ... sorry I meant zoo ;-)  

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Sheppard showing of her great sniffer!
The pillar of socity
We all know that the Sheppard is all about keeping the society safe, and always ready to do her bit to make the world a better place to live. Therefore it came as no surprise to us when she yesterday decided to help out at the airport. As long as she was still there, she thought she could take it upon her to sniff out who had been good and who had been bad. So while trotting along trying to great everybody who wants to great her, she occasional (as much as possible actually) turns her snout in the direction of as many suitcases she can. This normally being very well liked by humans attached to the suitcases, it is not always the case, and somebody turns rather nervous and the occasional human actually turn panicky. The latter is as earlier mentioned not a common reflex, but when it happens it seems to somewhat entertain certain humans. Normally her own, but yesterday she had a bigger audience. While this man was trying to desperately turn his luggage away from her snoutness, putting himself in between them looking for a fast get away, he was to busy to see her whole audience. To police officers saw the whole thing and decided they suddenly had an urgent need to talk this very fellow. So while the police officers went over to talk to the snout hating fellow, the Sheppard went on to sniff in other directions. Surprisingly no job offer was received, but then again, they were to busy speaking to a certain maybe not so gentleman.
The Sheppard say: “You know, everybody has to do their little bit to help making the world a better place to live. I have seen what a certain drug can do to certain cats, so if I in anyway can stop a drug smuggler, well, here I am!”

Desperate sheep trying to cleanse their palate.
Thieving idiots caught redmouthed
After the incident with the violated garlic, the Maifrin police unit decided that the case would not be investigated as the harm finding out who was stupid enough to actually try to eat the garlic would cause more damage than what the damage was to the garlic. After all, nobody wanted to know who the offender was, and even the garlic didn’t want to spill the news. Actually while interviewed the garlic didn’t help at all.
What nobody saw coming though, was that the saying; “a criminal always come back to the crime scene” was actually true, even in garlic related crime. Due to the lack of co-operation we don’t even think the garlic saw this coming. So while about doing garlic business (and we all know what that is) the offenders not only returned to the scene of crime, but it happens in bright daylight. This time witnesses was all around, and they all felt sick to their stomachs realizing that it wasn’t only one offender but two! Neither had they learned anything from their first attack, so they tried to attack the garlic AGAIN. The garlic had to do what garlic to best. It did go into full self defence mode. What happened next is somewhat unclear though, as all the witnesses was hiding their eyes behind paws, wings, ears and the occasional tail. What is the case though is that two certain sheep was seeing leaving the return crime scene in a hurry, obviously trying to cleanse their palate in something that only can be described as a sickening way.  
The garlic says absolutely nothing.

Big Daddy looking at one of many properties before they found the Green Cottage

The Green Cottage!

The real estate marked
While preparing for the upcoming cold season, DJ sQuil and Big Daddy decided that they had to get their trotter on a new house, as their old house had an unfortunate shrinking related incident the previous spring, and was no longer under any way able to give the two pigs the comfort they were seeking. So the two guys starting looking at the property listed in their local newspaper. At first glance it didn’t look well at al, as the two gentlemen was only looking at the new buildings, and it so happens to be non new building what so ever. After several tries the pigs decided that they might even have to consider lowering their demands, and they turned their eyes in the direction of second hand houses. To be honest this wasn’t much better than the new building. Not because there was no second hand homes to come by, but they all seemed too small for a couple of normal sized pigs with only a minimum of standards. Than suddenly there it was. They were staring at a wonderful cottage, that with only small adjustments would fit the all the pigs needs, and it even looked cosy. This was all the pigs wanted, and the deal went straight through. Big Daddy and DJ sQuil had become the proud owner of a wonderful one bedroom high ceiling cottage.
The cottage was then immediately moved to the pigs private piece of land in the basement, and after a tiny adjustment to the door the pigs went at the decoration with a huge grin on their faces.
The pigs are not available for comments, as they are currently to busy taking their new sleeping arrangement out for a spin.

Weather forecast
Some sun is observed.
The dogs recommend you to do kindly ask the sun to stay on.


Sold property
After a transaction consisting of two bales of hay, the Green Cottage has changed ownership. Previous owner: Mike & Ralph
New owners: Big Daddy & DJ sQuil

Thursday, 17 November 2011

King Tiny comforting Seniora
Mr & Widow March
On the mends
Due to a rather irritating cough, the Seniora agreed to pay the vets a visit. The poor Seniora was there diagnosed with a throat infection. The old lady was propped up with antibiotics and sent home to rest in a nice warm place.
We are glad to let you all know that she is now recovering nicely.
Seniora said: “coff coff coff coff COFF COFF coff coff COFF cooOOOFFFF”

Mrs Goose in the tub
A certain Mrs Goose was desperately in need of a bath, but to her horror, he pool was being cleaned out. A dirty feather just can’t be put on hold. Therefore she realized that she had to find another solution, and she needed to find it FAST! At first glance around the courtyard it didn’t look good. Then she saw it. There it was a tub! A goose it actually more into pools than to tubs, but the feather just could not wait. She dived into the tub, and there she stayed until her pool was back in business.
Mrs Goose say: “Puh, for a moment there is was touch and go…”

The offended garlic.
Thieving idiots
Apparently nothing is safe anymore, and you just cant leave anything unwatched, not even for minutes. Still it comes as a chock for most of the citizens (most likely the thief itself) when somebody had tried to steal the garlic. Not because somebody could sink so low, but that somebody actually was stupid enough to not only steal the damn thing, but that the same somebody had actually tried to eat it.
The Model Says: “This case will not be investigated, as we honestly do not want to know who could be that totally stupid!”

One supporting and polite chicken
“Oh wasn’t that hole supposed to be there?”
Yesterday a couple of chicken was out for a nice cosy walk, when they hit jack pot. There it was, just lying around. It was actually waiting for the chickens to pop by. The now very happy chicks jumped up to the lonely food sack. What did they found? After a very through out inspection they found a hole. The chick also now that every food sacks biggest desire is to feed somebody, so even though they actually weren’t that hungry, they politely digged in.
The chicks said: “A chick has to do what a chick has to do. Also help a lonely food sack.”

Weather forecast
Hot days, cold nights.
The dogs recommend you to enjoy the days to the fullest so you will get through those awful nights.


Mr August
The Latest news by TamTam official 2012 calendar.
After numerous requests we have yet again made official Latest news by TamTam calendar.
The calendar consist of 13 gorgeous photos (especially August, if I might say so myself).
This calendar can be yours for about 12€. Remember; a calendar is also a nice gift.   
If you live in a EU contry and order 5 pieces, we will forward directly to your house, or address of choice. Postage will then be included.
For less than 5 pieces postage is not included.
Please order as soon as possible, as we want to be sure to get them to you in good time for Christmas.
You can see more of the photos at: 

Miss & Miss Aprile
Mr September
Mr June
Mrs July
Mr & Mr October

Monday, 14 November 2011

The brave Peace Supremo waiting for assistance
The result of the evil attack

Attacked again
Yet again the Peace Supremo was the victim of the most horrifying attack. While running peacefully after a mouse, some terrorist took the opportunity to cowardly attack him from behind. The poor chap had been hit by nothing less than a full length phleum seed carrier of the truly evil conviction. Peace Supremo tried every trick in the book, but the awful thing just would not budge. In the end there was no way around it. The remains had to be cut out of his perfect and oh so beautiful fur.
Peace Supremo says: “What is it somebody has against peace and understanding?”

The Dogs ready to join the Truffle fair
Two little dogs goes to the marked
Yet again it was time for the dogs to some diplomatic representation. Therefore the Dog had a private car taking them to the city and the famous international truffle fair. There they greeted everybody, no matter which species they belong to. The dogs were observed moving perfectly from dog to person, everybody treated with the same respect. In between the normal cocktail conversations that do belong to these tedious diplomatic affairs, the Sheppard even manage to help the household cleaning staff. Spite her perfect diplomatic occurrence she never missed when somebody has lost a piece of food on the floor, was loosing a piece of food on the floor or just planning to loose a piece of food on the floor, she was there in a jiffy, taking care of the  cleaner upper business. The Truffle fair was very grateful indeed.
The Sheppard says: “It is not easy you know, but the perfect housedog in me just can’t look at anything being spilled, and honestly, where was that cleaning staff. I just had to help! “

Shaum (left) before the horn trimming
Byebye hornie
The last days a certain sheep has been observed running around happily but almost hornless. The sheep had to pay the horntrimmer a visit when his horn not only grew that long, but also that thick, that they insisted to grow into his skin as well. Since the sheep didn’t think this was a good idea, but the horn stood on theirs, well he had the horn seriously shorten in length instead.
Shaun says: “I should have done it before. Now I can yet again scratch my air, who for that sake, don’t scratch anymore now that those heavy horns are gone.”

The Guest getting some last seconds standard safety tip before the advanced dog training lesson
 From the hotel park
The Guest has lately been observed in the hotel outdoor park area. With almost endless hiking areas in the 4 hectare big park, the Guest has been busy desperately trying to reach over the most interesting routes. Therefore he also went down to the hotel reception and ordered a guide to show him the hotspots, and even threw in some advanced dog training lessons. The Guest was last seen heading for the forest while the Sheppard was left with a couple if raps on her snout.
The Guest say: “My oh my!! This is getting better and better. The services here are just AMAZING! I am booking my next vacation right now; actually, I just think I will stay put, who wants to go home anyway?.”

Weather forecast
Sometimes in between the fog, it is actually something almost like sunshine.
The dogs recommend you to aim for the sunshine.


Finish up
Do you strongly dislike it when there are something left in your food bowl, but you just can’t manage to eat the last bit, finish it up? We all know that saving it for later wont work. It goes stale so very quickly indeed. You would rather just get a new and proper fresh portion whenever you need it, but for that you just have to get rid of that awful stinking incredible stale left over from your last meal. It is hard, isn’t it? You have tried to eat it, but honestly! You have tried to nicely stock it just outside the bowl, but noooo, nobody take a hint. You have tried screaming, nudging and scratching, but all in avail.  
Rests assure, the solution is finally here. With King Tiny’s  new finish up services, just call him the next time you are having your meal, and as soon as you are filled up (or maybe even before) he will in a perfect self-sacrificing way finish up, and your bowl are left fresh for the next time you need a fill up.
Ref: Finish up