Friday, February 22, 2013
Jaws of Death
Yesterday I took Olga back to the pet store to get her a halter, rather than a collar. She pulls forward on her leash so much that we were afraid her collar would injure her throat. So I found a padded pink-and-black halter that's not too embarrassing, and just as I was paying for it Olga bit through her leash. So I had to buy a new leash, too. At least it happened there, inside the store. Timing is everything.
I also bought her a Nylabone chew toy, which some of you recommended for their durability. You'll be glad to know she's already managed to work tiny fragments off it, but they're so small I can't imagine they would stress her digestive system if she swallows them.
This dog. Good grief.
I have been eating, sleeping and breathing substitute teachers all week. Between the standard winter flu bugs and all the spring activities coming up, lots and lots of teachers are calling in sick or planning absences. I have been incredibly busy -- and I haven't had a chance to leave the house for any photography. I hope to get out today or maybe this weekend. (It's also been freezing -- today's high is 37º F.)
I have been taking Olga on some long walks, just to keep her energy levels manageable and get myself some exercise.
Last night we watched the movie "Chasing Amy." I remember seeing it when it came out in the '90s, and thinking it was great. Now it seems awfully overwrought -- all those histrionics about relationships and sexual exploration. I guess it's a young person's movie!
(Photo: A garage in Wandsworth, last week.)