Friday, 28 August 2009

Persephone Update 13


The first Persephone I read and reviewed this week was Flush by Virginia Woolf, which Danielle of Leaning Towards the Sun has also read and reviewed. The second title I read was A London Child of the 1870s and you can read my thoughts here and compare with Christy's opinion.

Danielle's photograph of her golden cocker spaniel, Tucker, reminded me that during the scene where Flush is unceremoniously shorn of his full coat (a symbol of his pedigree breeding) to rid him of an infestation of fleas, I thought of my parents' springer spaniel, Laddie. As a recent measure to assuage his suffering in the heat, Laddie had a drastic hair cut and is photographed below looking accusatory; I thought I would share.



16 comments:

Cristina said...

What a sweetie!

Gareth said...

Test

Paperback Reader said...

Thanks, Cristina; he really is.

Thanks, Gareth (my boyfriend, testing something for me).

farmlanebooks said...

I am so impressed with the way you are organising this week. Persephone should give you a medal (or at least a lot of free books!)

Paperback Reader said...

I should be an event organiser! That's my new career aspiration ;). If it makes me appear more human: I am exhausted! It's been worth it though, every second. I'm amazed that I have managed all of the posts along with a Persephone title every day, to tell the truth - if only I could apply this much enthusiasm to all areas of my life!

leaningtowardthesun said...

My springer spaniel Sophie is black and white and looks just like Laddie. She gets the same cut about twice a year so I've seen that face before.
-Danielle

Paperback Reader said...

I'm sure Sophie is just as cute, Danielle!

Nymeth said...

lol, he does look a bit accusatory. Though not quite as much as a cat will when it's wet :P

Paperback Reader said...

Indeed, Ana! Dogs do the puppy dog eyes (funnily enough) well but nothing beats the felines for their steely stare and peremptory nose in the air.

Book Psmith said...

Awww...what a cutie! We have to shave our Golden Retriever every summer because she gets these horrid hot spots that make her miserable:( We want to think she is grateful but we think she is slightly humiliated and misses her feathers (that's what we call her longest hairs) greatly.

Paperback Reader said...

Book Psmith, you would be able to fully imagine and appreciate the humiliation of Flush!

Green Road said...

Hehe, that is a very cute photograph. If he could only talk...

Paperback Reader said...

Thanks, Swati. I dread to think what he would say!

Diane said...

What a cutie.

Madeleine said...

OMG! my little Jack Russell has the same look, little legs, personality, you can find him on my blog, he takes over my reviews:D

Great photo! Thank-you for sharing.

I found you over at Ana'a (nymeth)

Paperback Reader said...

Hi Madeleine, thanks for commenting. I love Oliver! It's uncanny that they have that same adorable look.