Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Today's Beast

I bet you were wondering what kind of beast I'd run into today, weren't you?

Well, I was on my way to the doctor's,...I can't seem to shake the remnants of whatever bug I picked up a couple weeks ago. I spent the night almost completely failing to sleep - with a wet barking cough that erupted every couple minutes. It's so humid here. Like being in a bowl of soup. I feel silly walking around snuffling and sneezing and coughing.

So I'd just taken a few steps out of the building and had to turn around to go fetch my camera. Speaking of barking,...
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Fierce!

This little guy was tethered to a couple of tightly permed and colourful grandmas who sat on the street curb smoking thin cigarettes. Honestly, who does this to a little puppy? (No, I didn't colour the guy on the computer, that's actually how he looked!)

"Oh, this puppy is cute, but wouldn't he so much MORE so if he were pink?"
Sheesh!

Then I noticed the old woman holding the leash had a tattoo running up the inside of her arm from her wrist almost to her elbow. There's another thing you don't see everyday! I wanted to, but wasn't brave enough to ask if I could take her picture. And dye her hair. Pink.

Puppy was excited about the attention he was getting from me, and let me scratch his head and comment on his waggy tail, before he remembered how bloody hot it is and resumed an appropriate stance.
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4 comments:

sher said...

Oh my gosh! Well, I hope the dye is OK on his skin. He really is adorable! Hope you are rid of that nasty bug soon!

Mike Bohemoth said...

Lydia oh Lydia, say have you met Lydia,
Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.
She has eyes that folks adore so,
And a torso even more so.
Lydia oh Lydia, that encyclopidia,
Oh Lydia the Queen of Tattoo.
On her back is the Battle of Waterloo.
Beside it the wreck of the Hesperus, too.
And proudly above waves the Red, White, and Blue,
You can learn a lot from Lydia.
La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la
-Lydia the Tatooed Lady, Groucho Marx

What was her tattoo a picture of?

Jelly said...

It was writing, actually. Two vertical lines of Hangul.

daeguowl said...

Looks like something out of Men in Black