February 24th, 2012


State of a Shortlegs and pausing to listen to a violin

Tiny Tommy Shortlegs' leg problem turned out to be a ruptured cruciate ligament.  This has now been surgically repaired and he has an impressive array of staples. I was rather fearing that he would be a horribly difficult patient to keep still, but - fortunately given that I've been somewhat distracted this week - he has actually been very good. 

I'm probably going to adopt another sighthound sooner rather than later, for Az's sake - he does love other sighthounds, and copes better with his nerves around them, so it seems like the right thing to do.  And there are certainly lots to choose from. 

And now for something completely different, I came across this news story (a few years old now) about a famous violinist busking with a Stradivarius violin at a Washington Metro station and the few people who stopped to listen, and all the people who didn't : it's here.

I'm listening to a Gerry Rafferty memorial concert at the moment, with most of his family and lots of quite wizened guest singers.  It's brilliant. 
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