Ingo and Poldi

Meet Ingo and Poldi: Tiny rescued owl and dog are madly in love

Tanja Brandt is a German photographer who has dedicated her career towards photographing animals and wildlife.


In one of her most recent projects, Brandt shot photographs of a highly unlikely pair of friends – Ingo, the Belgian shepherd; and Poldi (Napoleon), the one-year-old owlet.

Brandt describes the relationship between Ingo and Poldi as somewhat of a ‘protector-protected’ relationship. Ingo is a guardian for Poldi, whom Brandt states “doesn’t know how to live free”.

Poldi didn’t hatch until two days after his six brothers and sisters, and has always been very vulnerable due to his size. Ingo, on the other hand, comes from a family of strong and oftentimes ruthless police dogs.

Ingo is very protective over the year-old owlet, and their bond is as strong off-camera as it appears in Tanja’s photographs.

“They respect each other and they can read each other.”

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Photos: Tanja Brandt

Even though Ingo is physically stronger and protective over him, it is clear that the Poldi also takes care of his canine companion. Their friendship is ultimately mutual – they love and care for one another – and this is clear in Brandt’s photographs.


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Patient explains,  “she’s running out of space”   ???

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1/25    Had a lady measure her baby’s temperature by pre-heating the oven and putting one hand in front of it while the other hand was on the baby’s forehead. She told the nurse her baby’s fever was about 250 degrees.


2/25    Have had to inform a few male patients that the condom only goes on the shaft and should not be pulled down to include covering of the testicles.


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4/25    In a free medical clinic I had to tell a mother that she should be brushing her 4 year old’s teeth. The daughter came because her throat hurt. After opening her mouth & using a tongue depressor to see her throat, the daughter squirmed like 4 year olds are prone to do & the tongue depressor hit her gums. Pus flowed everywhere & the child wound-up having to be put on penicillin before having every last tooth pulled due to severe infection.


5/25    I once had a patient with a cancer diagnosis completely depressed about not being able to see their family anymore. I was confused because I had spoken with this individual’s spouse and extended family who seemed supportive; there wasn’t any indication of family problems, etc.

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6/25    My favourite was when someone was prescribed estrogen patches and told to stick one patch on herself every other day. At the next follow-up she said she didn’t like the patches because she’d been “running out of space”

I didn’t think to clarify to her that she should have been placing a new patch and removing the one from yesterday each day. Very amusing. She indeed was covered in sticky patches.



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