dog tags are normally used to help identify the fallen in battle. but what they wear around their necks serves a slightly different purpose. mainly it helps distinguish them from us. but it’s also a warning. “beware of dog.”
Here’s a fun little observation: John Wick fights like an “action girl”.
My housemate and I watched the movie again last night and noticed that his style is like a less flashy version of Black Widow’s. He even use his legs to trap opponents. Look at those pictures up there. Isn’t that something you would expect a woman to do in an action movie?
He isn’t as muscular as most action heroes these days, so it makes perfect sense that he’d use that sort of style. I appreciate that.
(If you decide to watch this movie now, be warned; a dog is killed off camera which starts John Wick’s anger fueled quest for revenge. Yes, he is killing a man in those pictures because another man killed his dog. Dog owners will understand)
recent vignettes from the life of Chalo and Priya:
Last night I couldn’t find Chalo, and then I did find him. Standing by a wall, gingerly licking the tapestry hanging from it.
Priya’s whirligig tail is nearly prehensile in its utility, and works beautifully as a built-in long line holder. Just hook the line into the tail, and it never gets tangled in her legs.
Chalo goes all wide-eyed with desire for injera.
During a recent tornado warning (yes, in March! wild), we hustled into a dark closet in the middle of the house. Both dogs considered it a wonderful party. All 50 lbs of Chalo curled up in my lap and fell asleep, while Priya leaned against me and batted her eyelashes against my forehead in the darkness. It was like a meditative field trip.