Sunday, October 9, 2011

No Castle Cat, but a Swiss Swan and his Friends!

Mom's Big World Assignment continues from Switzerland!  On this installment of her report, she went to the town of Thun, which is also on the Thunersee Lake. 
The 12th century Thun Castle is situated at the top of a hill, and can be seen from all over the town.  
I decided not to even ask about any Castle Cat in this castle!

Once again, mom appeared to be sightseeing and not looking for animal friends.  This is an old bridge in Thun, that is over the river Aare, and this is the side where the water gushes through.  Mom loved seeing all the flowers everywhere.

Mom walked around to the other side which had much more calm waters.  More flowers!

I was beginning to worry about the report, but thankfully, mom did not disappoint.  She found me a beautiful Swan friend!  
Then the Swan opened his mouth and spoke to mom!  
He said, "Guten tag, to JB!  Ich bin ein Schweizer Schwan!"
That means he is a Swiss Swan in German!!

The Swan told mom to look for his friends.  Nearby mom found perhaps a Great Crested Grebe?  Mom says she thought it was a young one.

And then a friendly Swiss Duck, pointed mom is the direction of lots of Swiss Fish!  They could be a type of Trout.

Mom walked around town a little more......
What did she find?  A special Swiss CAT shop but much to her dismay, and more to mine I might add, the shop was closed for the week for vacation.  No Swiss souvenir for me.
I guess mom will have to return one day!

 More Swiss animal friends to follow in my next post!
Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!


Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Beautiful place. Love to visit the Cat Shop. There is one in York, UK, that even published a Cat Trail around town.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Beautiful bridge and flowers. Your Mon sis well with the Swan, duck and fishes. Too bad the shop was closed

roughseasinthemed said...

Thank you for leaving the info about the camera on Pippa's blog.

Pippa does not like silly flower photos on his blog, but I do. And I think the ones your mom took were lovely. And the water is beautiful too. Oh, yes, nearly forgot about the birds and the fishes - they are super. I love to stand watching shoals of fish.

Katherine and Pippa

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Beautiful pictures and it looks like a beautiful place. What a pity the cat shop was closed. We have a fabulouss one near us in York that sells all manner of delights. HUgs GJ xx

Shane Kent Louis said...

that was a wonderful place that you have! I'm hoping you really enjoy your day!

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Prints the Cat said...

Gorgeous photos, as usual! Such wonderful scenery! Switzerland castles are so pretty and artful and probably fun for kitties to roam around in.

I am glad your Mom got on the ball and found you some new animal friends. I was beginning to think she was shirking her Big World duties. Cool the Swan spoke to your Mom in German

Since the cat store was closed, your Mom will just have to visit again sooner rather than later!

Looking forward to seeing more photos from the Big World Assignment! PapaCat looked at your photos too. He is very impressed!