I am all out of corgi pictures on my computer at the moment, so I thought I would share some old collie pictures instead. This is my parents' collie, but I have a special bond with her. You see, I lived with my parents for about six weeks right before law school when their collie was still just a puppy. I was her primary caretaker during that period. She seems to still remember and appreciate me, even though I don't see her so often anymore. As Odysseus learned in the Odyssey, when you take care of a dog, the dog will always love you even if twenty years go by.
Anyway here are some old, old photographs from my loving collie's puppyhood and adolescence. Click on them to enlarge:
In other news, my husband and I had a lovely time watching "The Constant Gardener" starring the compelling Rachel Weisz and the yummy Ralph Fiennes. I have always loved John Le Carre (who wrote the novel and the screenplay) and now I love him even more. I loved that the book was set in Kenya, one of my favorite places on the planet. In fact, the movie was filmed on location in Kenya, and many of the scenes were filmed in an actual Nairobi slum called Kibera. (I find there are all too few movies set in Africa, and since I doubt I will have occasion to travel there again in the foreseeable future, I long for books and movies that evoke a sense of Africa.) I loved that there was not one moment in the movie to jar one's feminist sensibilities. I loved that I was sniffling and crying during the last three scenes. Go. Watch. This. Movie.