The Revenge of the Dog Tzileyger

When you try and separate a dog from its bone.

There was a time when self had two beagles. And they were generally well-behaved and gentle creatures — until one of them tried to poach the other’s food. Then they would growl and bite and scratch. If self tried to intervene, they would even snap at her.

In The Slaughterman’s Daughter (which self finds highly enthralling), a man who has been baiting a starving dog (the dog’s name is Tzileyger, which is probably the only time in self’s memory when a stray dog has been given a name. And not just any name, but one with three syllables) gets his come-uppance. Self will spare dear blog readers the gruesome passage, but the doctor who treats the man’s wounds comments, “I’m afraid he will live.”

p. 57: “The old man never appeared in public again.”

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

One Word Sunday Challenge: CLOSED

Sunday, 19 September 2021 Theme: CLOSED.

Love Travel with Intent’s gallery of the old Berlin Tempelhof Airport (closed in 2008).

Decided to post a few from the archives:

Cal Shakes’s Philippa Kelly waits on the stage of Bruns Amphitheatre to begin the post-play discussion of The Winter’s Tale. It was Cal Shakes’s first live production in two years (Last season was wiped because of the pandemic)

Century 20, Downtown Redwood City, September 2020: The theater re-opened on a limited basis after being shut down in March. I made myself a home version of a Hazmat suit and saw Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet.”

East London, near Spitalfields Market, November 2019

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