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[Jan. 16th, 2017|07:17 am]
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Saturday was all about the DAWG. Carrie is her name now, with a nod to the fact that her rescuer's last name is Fisher. She's a hound, somewhere with English or American foxhound in her history. Wouldn't be surprised if someone told be she was a Treeing Walker Coonhound. She's tricolor, with mostly black cap and mantle.

I think she's still recovering: she spent some time isolated while undergoing worming treatments, and then joined a household with three boisterous dogs. She seems weak and tired to me, struggling to get her back legs up on the couch. I'm choosing not to take her currently sedate nature as her native nature. But, oh, sedate right now means the cats are getting used to her.

Yesterday i read John Lewis' March, a graphic novel trilogy depicting Lewis' history with the SNCC. My sister had given it to us for Christmas, and given the weekend and the president-elect's ignorance, it seemed a good day to address my own.

One: reading about and seeing images of all the violence of those years in one sitting was a bit overwhelming. I was aware of the pieces: putting the pieces together was... stunning. I've thought of nonviolent resistance as a type of "soldiering" before, recognizing the parallels between armed, violent combatants and nonviolent resistance. Reading of the training and the strategy, i am certain nonviolent resistance is just as if not more demanding of any characteristics you might glorify in a "good soldier."

I am left with the spectacle of comparison of an intelligent, compassionate, principled, educated, disciplined, courageous man who has given thought to issues from the global scale down to the family scale with the president-elect. And nausea.

Representative John Lewis' example is just stunning. May his story stir my mind and heart into action.


[User Picture]From: tx_cronopio
2017-01-16 01:22 pm (UTC)
Carrie Fisher! I like it!
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[User Picture]From: annie_r
2017-01-16 05:31 pm (UTC)
Great name! Did she have heartworms, or was this ordinary de-worming? Heartworm treatment is pretty hard going, so if she is still recovering, it makes sense. How old is she? Are you starting to take her for longer walks?
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2017-01-16 05:46 pm (UTC)
Hookworm: i'm less familiar with that than my recent reading up on heartworm. She's about 1, and our walking with her isn't that far along. Mailbox and back. She needs a new harness, which may be along today. Right now when we take her outside the fenced in yard she's wearing a cat harness that has cable ties holding remnants of the dog harness.
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[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2017-01-16 05:37 pm (UTC)
Hurray for Carrie--and for Representative John Lewis.
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