Text and photos in the article by yours truly, my first big written cover story for Parool! ✨
Read my story on the World’s biggest dog show in this week’s Parool and find out everything you ever wanted to know about dogs like this Afghan hound named “Envy Me Now Or Never Khal Drogo”! #dogsofinstagram #parool #psvandeweek #amsterdam
Flap (5), oriental shorthair
In 2013, Annemarie Huijbrechts took an unfortunate spill and had to undergo 15 surgeries on her foot. She was bedbound for three years, but she was nursed back to health by her partner and had seven cats to keep her company. Flap was born and raised in her at-home hospital bed. When Huijbrechts was finally able to walk again, her partner passed away. “He died of a heart attack, at 55 years old. But grief is a part of life, and it’s up to you how to handle it. Those cats gave me something to live for. You don’t have a choice—you have to get out of bed for them. Flap is my life. I can’t explain it, this bond, but he’s just like a human.”
#animaliaamsterdam #amsterdam #parool #orientalshorthair #catsofinstagram
Dress fabric design by the one, the only, the amazing @michiel_schuurman 💕♥️💕 thanks for making me feel like the parrot that I really am, you SEE me baby! Thanks to @juliagunther_photography for the pics!