Hello, and welcome to my Ark.
My name is Ruth and I was born in Frascati in 1973 and I spent the first 6 years of my life in Merano in South Tyrol, where I learned the German language and then in Rome. When I was 20 years old I moved to Berlin where I graduated in natural sciences. I worked first as a classical biologist (molecular parasitology), then in clinical studies, until I started an entrepreneurial career in 2007 when I founded the real estate company CASE a BERLINO.
Many people know me because I was the first blogger on Berlin back in 2008 with www.italianiaberlino.it and then for the creation of the portal www.berlintaly.de and still ongoing online magazine www.berlinitalypost.com.
After finishing my real estate experience (which lasted 10 years) in the following years I approached the world of social media marketing and content management without, in reality, ever forgetting what always made my heart beat: my great passion for animals, combined with the innate ability to communicate with them in a natural way.
I am the kind of person who today is called the “Animal Whisperer”. In 2019, I decided to pursue my dream by enrolling in the “Tierpsychologie” course at the digital university SGD (Studiengemeinschaft Darmstadt) to become an expert behaviouralist; this allows me today to help those who have problems with their dog or cat (soon also those who have horses and other small animals).
In November 2020 I will start the course for dog educators and instructors at the Thinkdog school, which will then also have its own point of reference in Berlin.
I have two wonderful cats, Matisse and Bizet, and soon also (and finally) a dog, who will become not only a life companion but also my greatest teacher.
I am the mother of three fantastic teenagers, Leone (born in 2003), Florenz (born in 2005) and Alice (born in 2007), always ready to remind me how much I look like Donald Duck when he gets angry, despite practicing yoga and meditation, and that little bit of wisdom that comes with the years.
I think that’s true. But I wouldn’t have come this far if I hadn’t been so determined.
Ah yes, I also sing in a pop choir, and we love to sing songs from the 80s and 90s in an infusion of vitality and good humour when we sing in our typical look from those years.
What else will you find here?
I’ll share with you the stories of the animals I meet, my study path, interviews with people who inspire me, and I’ll be happy to give you some ideas to give you and your animal a better life.