kaupunkigreyn elämää

greyhound Taran ja ihmisten seikkailuja arjessa

Friday, August 26, 2011

Beauty salon

When I'm shedding, Tervasaari dog park doubles as a beauty salon. A free hair styling with a massage!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Very special guest stars

A while ago, my female human ran away to meet her primary school friends. They spent two days talking, eating, and laughing (like girls do when they have escaped all the responsibilities). Fortunately, I didn't have to worry about her getting into trouble, since there were guards on premises:

Salli (Fireheart Limited Edition) is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, and Manta a Finnish Hound / Finnish Spitz mix. They'll notice any aggressive rabbits, gamefowl, squirrels, and other dangerous beasts way before the humans will.

Together the girls took very good care of my human. Manta slept next to her, and Salli made a bed out of a bed cover and some clothes my human had left lying around. They also ensured that her outfit was perfect, ie full of dog hair.

Both dogs are very kind and like cuddles (here's Salli with her owner Katri). The female human said that there was no shortage of begging looks when she was eating, requests for play, and demands for petting. And she also told me that it was easier to sleep when someone was hoarding the bed (as usual). Sounds like a perfect holiday to me!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Human on holiday

My female human is a librarian by profession. She has gathered a huge pile of books to read on her holiday (a professional illness*), and now has about four weeks to complete the task.

I wonder why she's not making much progress?
*Most of the librarians do this. You spend 11 months selecting new items to acquire, preparing new items for public use after they've arrived, choosing books for book talks, suggesting reading, arranging book displays, retrieving information from various databases, ordering interlibrary loans, answering "Ask a Librarian" questions, shelving books, talking about books, and constantly bumping into books (I've got the bruises to prove it). Eight hours a day, five days a week, plus the reading time it takes to prepare for book talks. It's impossible to avoid finding hidden treasures. "Oooooh! A young adult novel about suffragettes and slavery! And a history of Finnish youth voluntary work during WW2... a book of apron patterns... new Ella book by Timo Parvela... Buddhist psychology... British gang culture..."

Our holidays are way too short. A lifetime is too short to read them all.