Georgia has settled down nicely. The cats not so much. They refuse to believe that their very own home could have been invaded by a giant black beast - so keep coming downstairs - only to chased back upstairs by the giant black beast.
But they do seem to have taken it in reasonably good spirit and have not punished us by defecting in shoes or on pillows - yet. It is not as though they are confined to a shoe box. They have two whole floors including a balcony so they can go outside and watch the giabt black beast galloping around in the garden.
I have booked Georgia into dog school for next week. Cate would like her to learn many things but mainly not to drag her around the streets when she takes her walking. Cate would like a well mannered dog that trots by her side - waits to cross streets (after looking right and left) and does not chase birds, squirrels and rabbits.
Good luck with all of that.
Cate has a dog advice squad (DAS) at work and gets all manner of suggestions about all manner of dog related things. Much of this is sound advice - gained from many years of experience. A member of the DAS has sent me links to dog toys I should have so I have sent orders to Amazon.
In the meantime I have spent some time putting Cate’s dressing room back together. I was changing a battery in the smoke alarm and accidentally leaned on a rack containing 37 dresses (I counted them). This collapsed into a great heap on the floor. It turns out that it was fixed to the wall with drywall plugs. In the process of collapsing it tore large holes in the drywall which I had to patch. It is now more solidly anchored - but I will make sure I do not lean on it again.
In the meantime - in this surreal world in which I live - this happens (from the Huffington Post).
“In a move sure to leave gun safety advocates scratching their heads, Iowa is issuing gun permits to the blind.
The permits allow legally blind applicants to purchase weapons and carry them in public. Per state law, any attempt to deny an Iowan these rights based on physical ability would be illegal, reports the Des Moines Register.
"When you shoot a gun, you take it out and point and shoot, and I don't necessarily think eyesight is necessary," said Michael Barber, a blind man interviewed at a gun store in Iowa last month.”
Excuse me? I don’t think eyesight is necessary?
Well if I was a blind Iowan I would get one of those sawn off shotguns from Indianapolis. I mean with one of those you just have to hit something.