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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Animal Lover

This was my very own sheep, I fed it allowed it to suck my hand, and followed into all corners of the island, making sure it would not fall into a lake, or get hurt by the bigger sheep. I like the fact that it is a black sheep, find that quite amusing. Later on, as nature very often goes, it was sent to Stykkishólmur and the slaughterhouse there. I was deeply affected, but my bank account grew and I got a jumper and a hat out of it.

The farmer Svana on the island has about 300 sheeps (she is my mother's friend, remember in previous post where another farmer was mentioned). She keeps a notebook on all details of every sheep. Each sheep is marked in the air with a "tatoo" however she claims she recognises each sheep from a mile away just by its face, walk, run and sound. Truly impressive.

This was my favourite cow. I slept on her, next to her, ate the same food as her, everything and I milked her with great care. I think I spent more time with this cow than with any human being.

In Flatey there was also a wild wild bull, when it escaped the phone rang around the island (there were only about 20 houses) to break the news. It was one of these bulls who was "not a friend of humans". It was pure testerone and so aggressive. One day there was a rumour that me and a friend Lisa were with the bull. True I was walking under the bull and my friend walking in front of it stopping it every 2 metres to put some vaseline in its face, as we thought he would like it. We loved this bull and to everyones mystery - the bull seemed to love us.

I just loved this dog. It was my second best friend. His name was Lubbi.
I have a big collection of photos with animals, after slagging and bitching about bitches for almost an eternity, I just want to say: I love Animals.



Blogger Eldeu said...

we knew that!

those moths aren´t animals. from now on, they´re the Devil

the black sheep is so cool!!

5:50 PM  
Blogger Yrsa Roca Fannberg said...

My little black sheep, it was so cute, but to be honest I loved the cow more. I know it sounds strange, but I even ate their food...
But easy, do not worry it did not (observe NOT) got that far that I thought I was a sheep/cow. :)

6:32 PM  
Blogger autistickoala said...

Hey what you and your friend Lisa did with that horny bull and vaseline?

I have watched argentina-mexico tonite , what a match! i liked it. Fill a bit sorry 4 Mexico but Argentina was stronger.
Rodriguez's gol is ART!!!!!!!!

12:11 AM  
Blogger autistickoala said...

Hey what you and your friend Lisa did with that horny bull and vaseline?

I have watched argentina-mexico tonite , what a match! i liked it. Fill a bit sorry 4 Mexico but Argentina was stronger.
Rodriguez's gol is ART!!!!!!!!

12:12 AM  
Blogger Yrsa Roca Fannberg said...

I leave that to your fantasy.
I like México, but I like even Argentina more. I want them to Win this World Cup. Beautiful goal, amazing.
Let's see if England manage to get out of mediocrity tonight and if my other favourite team Holland can beat Arsenal (even if Deco plays for Portugal).

10:05 AM  
Anonymous Joan CG said...

Jo també estimo els animals. Gairebé tots.
Només tinc un gat però estic negociant amb la meva dona tenir també un gos.
Veurem com acaba la negociació....

Recordo que un día vas interesar-te pel Javier Marías.
Ja es académic.
Pots llegir-ho de franc a

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Lady Jane... said...


12:05 PM  
Blogger Yrsa Roca Fannberg said...

@joan cg
També m'agradaria tener un gos.
els gats son els unics que no hi ha tant feeling.
Una amiga meva sempre parlava molt de Javier Mariás, solo he llegit el llibre de fútbol, que m'agradava bastant. Pero aquest any penso llegir algo.

@lady jane...
what a mysterious name.
Sveita stelpa, eg, I wish.
Eg var, en er thvi midur frekar mikil borgartelpa nu a timum. En fyrstu 11 arin, var eg voda sveito. Folk heldur enn ad eg se utanaf landi thegar eg fer heim (reykjavik) thvi eg man ekki einu sinni hvar austurvellur er...
Voda sveitó.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Sito said...

I like Zambrotta is playing in Barça.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Yrsa Roca Fannberg said...

@ Lady Jane,
hver ertu? Thekki ég thig?
@ Sito
I would love to sign Zambrotta, a great signing.
If it happens...

7:11 PM  
Anonymous lars said...

jeg fikk pakken din i dag!
tusen takk!
har lagd og adresert cd til deg men har ikke sent den enda...
jeg er i berlin. nå skal jeg og danne gå å se tyskland-italia.
jeg elsker dyre historiene dine, danne tror ikke helt på deg, det var det med kua han ikke trodde på.
viva italia!

8:08 PM  
Blogger Yrsa Roca Fannberg said...

@ Lars,
Hallo Lasse Passe,
Danne tror inte på mig... Hmmm, klart det ar sant, jag ljuger aldrig.
Hoppas du gillar min musik. Varför gillar du Italien. Snygga eller...
Jag hejar också på de, men mest Portugal, nu.
jag försoker gøra en ny djurserie snart.

8:56 PM  
Anonymous edwin said...

you don't know how foreign your childhood environment is to me!

i must visit sometime.

2:41 AM  
Blogger Yrsa Roca Fannberg said...

So you should. I know you are such a CITY boy. Or what they call you STREET! URBAN. you name it :)

9:36 AM  
Blogger Csai D. said...

You do adore animals! But we are in demand of an actual picture now!!

9:34 PM  
Blogger Antonimus said...

Coincideixo amb CsaiD. Volem una foto actual, amb animal o sense ell.
ji ji...

11:29 AM  
Blogger Yrsa Roca Fannberg said...

@Csdai and Antonimus

Dream On!!!

Que pasa si solo tengo un ojo, si mi cara tiene mas cicatrizes que Ribery o peor si despues de hoy vuestra dona lo semblara lo mismo.

ji ji ji

PD. Hay que mantener el pueblo en su cuerdita....

4:22 PM  
Blogger Elnan said...

Hola Yrsa,

he leido por ahi que tienes un problema con las polillas en tu palacio.
No tengo solucion para tus polillas. Quizas si te gustan tanto los animales de compañia conviertelas en tus mascotas.

Pero la verdad es que yo tambien quiero fotos. Pero no de ti. Bueno si tambien, pero de eso ya se encargan Antonimus i Csai d.
Yo pido fotos del palacio. ¿A eso te atreves? :)
(Y si ya las has colgado dime donde verlas)

5:25 PM  
Blogger Yrsa Roca Fannberg said...

Luego lo hare, es una casa de unos amigos de mi jefe, que se van fuera un año.
Me lo dejan dos meses, luego lo compartire con alguna gente.
Haré fotos, eso si.
Es enorme, pero lastima por las polillas. Estoy triste, y no creo que JAMÁS podrán ser mi mascotas...
Es lo peor, putos insectos. Hoy llamé al pest control, todos me dicen cosas diferentes. me siento en la sala como una gatita esperando su victima.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Aaron Z. said...

Que bonito país es Islandia. Es sin duda uno de mis viajes pendientes.

Vaya! eres una políglota de cuidado :^-) Fantástico. No me gusta mucho como suena el islandés pero he escuchado cosas muy interesantes y divertidas acerca de su etimología.

El sueco si me gusta mucho. Viví un par de meses en Stockholm pero como allí casi todo el mundo habla inglés aprendí muy poco. Me encanta escucharlo aunque no comprenda casi nada.

And about animals... I am crazy for them. soy incluso demasiado fanático, no soporto la gente que les hace daño o los trata mal. Cada día estoy más convencido de que la naturaleza es lo mejor de este planeta y que nada hecho por el hombre está a su altura.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Yrsa Roca Fannberg said...

Si quizás es un problema ser poliglota... Siempre piensas en el próximo sitio...

Islandia es realmente potente. Voy a ir otra vez en Octubre e ya os contará más anecdotas.

Es cierto la naturaleza es lo mejor, lo más puro, lo más bestial.

7:22 PM  
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