Friday, March 25, 2011

Cesar Millan, we have a problem

OK, so yesterday we discovered that after 6 years of going into the crate whenever I left the house without any problems, Sienna decided that she was a big girl and deserved to be released.  Since she didn't seem to have success in communicating this to me, she decided to release herself.

I have class on Thursday also, so I removed all the loose pieces that she had been working on, turned the crate around so the hole she had made was flat against the wall, let her into the crate and shoved a piece of furniture over slightly so it was against the other door.  The part of the crate that faced the room was the back, solid wire, no door.

I came home to this:

This is a NEW hole and shows what a 4 hour crate attack can look like. She couldn't get all the way out, because the crosspiece is still in place, but she had removed enough verticals to get her head out the hole. 

Now, just so the SPCA doesn't get me, she was in NO distress and could remove her head from the hole without a problem, so I grabbed my camera because I couldn't describe this.

I am now going to go search the web for bulletproof crates.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I have a lunatic dog.....

As my regular reader(s) know(s) I have a much beloved Spanish Water Dog named Sienna.  Looks like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth, doesn't she? 

She has many good traits and a basically good disposition. She is also a lunatic escape artist. She tried to get out of my friend's apartment when she was staying there, she has twice gotten out of her crate but I attributed that to fireworks on the 4th of July and she hasn't done it since.

Until tonight, that is. First of all, she is 6 years old. NOT a baby. It must have taken her the full 6 years to figure out how to try to do this. I was gone from 6pm to 10 pm. FOUR HOURS.

In that time, she broke 2 pieces of the crate off completely. When I came in they were on the crate floor. She bent up the main bar, that includes the piece that you slide the door latch into, and reversed it 180 degrees. It is a BIG structural piece of the crate. I do not know HOW she completely chewed off the other two pieces , but she did. They were on the crate floor.

The bar that is bent upward in the last picture is the one that held the door latch part and it went all the way to the bottom of the crate once upon a time. 
She is only crated when I leave, and gets cookies to eat as I walk out the door and the TV is on to give her a human voice.  It's not like she was dying of boredom.  I'm not sure what I am doing with her tomorrow when I have to go to class. She might chew her way out of the apartment totally!
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Locks of Love

This is ..... 13 inches long pieces of my hair. Today we are shipping it off to Locks of Love You have to have hair pieces at least 10 inches long. I can't quite believe I beat that, but I did!

I have been getting my hair cut here for a long, long time, even though I haven't darkened their door in a couple of years while I was, for reasons I can't figure out, growing my hair long. Guy did his wonders with my hair and I am REALLY pleased...

I think, however, that all the remains of any color other than grey is now gone. Alas, I didn't get offered a seat on the subway on the way home, and I usually did when I had that long grey hair.... no good deed goes unpunished :-)
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


This is what the sheep did in times square when it rained

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Monday, March 14, 2011

I have posted one like this before

but this is new. I put umbrellas in the tub to dry and she goes and sits under them. Can't say why, she just likes to sit under an umbrella, it seems.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I am a fan of Tom Otterness

But I had missed these folks in front of the Hilton Hotel on West 42nd Street.

That is what I looked like taking these pictures, but I didn't have the guy behind me to hold my bags, alas...
There is another Otterness picture here and a series on either side of this posting about how the 14th Street Subway stop for the A train is full of his work.  The story goes that he just kept making more and more because he found it such fun to find places to put them.  I believe the story.
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Monday, March 7, 2011

There are some very strange things

in Times Square with the sheep

Tom Otterness is there .... or one of his minions
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Sunday, March 6, 2011


There is a rarely watched (except by me, I think I am the only regular viewer) cable TV station in Manhattan.
It shows views of the city traffic cameras all over the city. The rotation includes places I never go, but for some reason I find it fascinating.
You can imagine my surprise and excitement when I saw this view of Times Square.....
Those white shapes are SHEEP!!! in Times Square!
 They are made out of heavy textured paper

 and are called the Counting Sheep after the TV commercial
 Different shapes, sizes and expressions.  I am in love.

 but it IS supposed to rain tomorrow, alas..

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Even in the snow in the city....

There are roses on Park Avenue!
and I will tell you we really needed them this year
But like in other gardens, even those on Park Avenue come with
BUGS!! of the good and the bad kinds. These metal fabrications were great fun.

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