Thursday, January 15, 2009
All Terrier, All the Time
Happy Birthday, Joop!
Bink sketched this picture (far left) of her little dog Joop on this, his ninth, birthday.
Joop is a wire-haired fox terrier.
Like Tintin's dog Snowy (Milou, above right), and Asta of The Thin Man movies, played by a dog named Skippy.
(Toy of Snowy is "currently unavailable" on Amazon. Too bad, I wanted to get it for Bink.)
Fun terrier (and other dogs) blog at aterrier.
I don't think I'll be seeing Joop in the flesh today: it is 20 below zero outside.(And that's not even counting wind-chill factor. ) Right around here it doesn't matter anymore if you're counting in Fahrenheit or Celsius. The radio announces a Weather Advisory, warning that "unprotected flesh will start to freeze in 3 minutes."
This is the frosted hallway window, which I did not get around to covering in plastic. The ice pattern looks like ferns.