Friday, April 02, 2004


My dog, Doug, is into his third day of convalescence.

We hear his conical collar as comical advance guard, bumping into doors, dogs, walls. A plastic skiffing noise as he loudly scents along the ground.

He gave Bronte a shock as her small head was suddenly enclosed by his coned nose hunting down a bit of biscuit

He looks more like a fifties space dog than a van dyck nobleman.

Collar consciousness follows me around, even down to the op shop, where over the counter I look up to see that famous print of a ruffled nobleman staring back at me. He was $25. I leave him to it.

Maybe I'm turning into this woman.

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