It seems I am going to have to put Rassilon on a diet. When he goes over to my mothers place, he races around the house finding all the food Mitzi has left, then gulping it down as quick as he can. The result was that today, he threw up.
Because I forgot to take his breakfast out of the freezer last night, I bought him some steak, with the idea that he would have to chew a big piece of meat. He didn’t have the same thought and the first 2 (smaller) pieces were just swallowed whole. Luckily the third piece was too big for him, and he had to chew it up.
As a consequence of his greed, I have not given him anything else today, no matter how often he comes and looks over my arm. (See cartoon at end).
Of course, most greyhound owners know of the ‘lean’. Well my mother had been outside but came in to find Rassilon standing in the hallway, his feet about a foot from the wall…leaning against the wall. I had him resting on my knee and I was scratching him, and he was getting close to a 45 degree angle. If I had moves quickly, he would have fallen over.
I did find out, however, that he is more recognizable than me. When we were out shopping, I took my mother to Reynella to see the new Aldi store there. As we came out the shop the caretaker was there and he didn’t recognize me until I spoke to him, and his first comment…Oh No Rassi today. That makes you feel really good!
Any way, we had a look at the new store (same stuff but different layout), went and had a coffee, and I bought myself a new lawn mower. I have 3 already, but the 2 petrol ones won’t start and the electric one is going to kill me because I ALWAYS get the power cord in front of me, and I will run over it. If I put a single electric cord down today and pick it up tomorrow, it WILL be tangled. So long power cables, for me, are an accident waiting to happen. So I bought a battery powered mower.
The big benefits are, 1. No power cord to run over. 2. It is super quiet, so I can mow without disturbing the neighbours, and 3. The grass catcher on this one actually works. But the flies this year are exceptionally bad, so mowing the lawn in the afternoon heat was more of a torture than a chore.