Summers with Knut were so wonderful!

Jul 5th, 2017 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.7.2017 – Photos by Hartmuth, Doris Webb, Monika aus Berlin, Collages by Mervi and Dumba

I’m sure none of us will ever forget the Summer 2007. It was the Summer of Knut and Thomas Dörflein! I remember how we waited every evening to see new photos – and our waiting was always richly rewarded. Thanks to all the photo aunties and uncles we can still recall the beautiful memories with help of their photos.

He was so adorable, so sweet, so lovely – he was pure magic!

His paw waves charmed us all ….

And the pictures of the quality time with papa TD brought tears to our eyes. The scenes were so touching!

Knut grew older but the tender moments with papa were exactly the same.

It was amazing how Knut managed to make his enclosure greener by moving plants. He certainly was a good, devoted gardener!

Of course, we also remember Knut the ‘chameleon’. In no time at all the white bear turned into a black bear. 🙂

A nice bath made Knut white again.

Making collages with Knut was a very great pleasure for me. He was such a fantastic source of inspiration.

Knut made us happy, Knut made us relaxed! 🙂

Dumba’s tribute to Knut

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  1. Dear Mervi and Dumba
    Your tribute to Knut and Thomas Doerflein
    reminds us of the extraordinary Summer
    ten years ago that brought us all together
    and still keeps us loving the great white bears.
    Rather than sighing over what might have
    been, let us thank Knut and Thomas Doerflein
    for becoming part of our lives.

  2. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures of Knut and TD. They both left us early. The memories are still painful.

  3. Liebe Mervi,

    ja, vor 10 Jahren begann dieses unglaubliche Märchen mit dem Zauberbärchen
    und alle die schönen “Kinderbilder” von Knut bleiben unvergesslich.
    Der Zauber von Knut war so groß, dass zwei erwachsene Männer mit ihm
    im Wasser planschten, das bestimmt nicht mehr als frühlingsfrische 15-18 Grad hatte – unglaublich!

  4. Dear Mervi!
    You are right: Knut ” was so adorable, so sweet, so lovely – he was pure magic!”
    These few years with him were indeed a magic time.
    Everyone who witnessed it is still saving his own memories of this unique bear like precious jewels.
    He will stay forever in our hearts.
    Thank you for taking us along the memory lane.

    Liebe Dumba!
    Danke für Deine schöne, bittersüße Collage. So viele Neuankömmlinge im Zoo, aber er fehlt!

    Liebe Grüße, Hugs

  5. dear Mervi
    thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures with us again, and your words are going into my heart
    Knut in my imagination you and Daddy are happy for ever in the bear heaven like in the collage by Mervi
    Dumba so lovely your birthday card for Knut, danke
    Knut Du bist für immer unvergessen
    big paw waves to all

  6. Liebe Mervi und Dumba!

    Danke fuer schöne gemeinsame Erinnerungen.


  7. Dear Mervi and Dumba!

    Wonderful memories of our magical Zauberbär and TD the man he loved most of all!
    Thank you for sharing the good time.


  8. Schöne Erinnerungen an viel zu kurze Jahre. Dank an
    Mervi und Dumba fürs Zusammenstellen der Fotos !

  9. Liebe Mervi,

    danke für die wieder sehr schöne Erinnerungsseite mit Fotos vom kleinen und großen Knut. Und auch von Papa Thomas.

    Diese Bilder, so wie auch Knut selbst, werden uns immer in Erinnerung bleiben.
    Es war eine schöne, aber viel zu kurze Zeit.

    Liebe Mervi,
    Deine Collage ist auch wieder klasse. Danke.

    Liebe Grüße

  10. Liebe Mervi!

    Danke für diese wunderschönen Erinnerungen an Knut und TD,
    sie waren etwas ganz Besonderes und bleiben immer in unseren Herzen.
    Im Zoo ist es schön, zu sehen wie erfolgreich Knut als Gärtner war.

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  11. Dear Mervi,
    Thank you for sharing all the AMAZING pictures of our little friend & his papi. Still can’t believe they are no longer w/us & sad because they are not. They touched so many lives & are still touching those of us who truly loved them. Knowing they are together is comforting, they were so happy, love never dies & brings us together once again in the place where they are free & no more exploiting them!