I shouldn’t have used “vicious” in an earlier post’s title without finishing the vicious part of the tale. A reader may have thought I was characterizing Tommy’s behavior at Farnsworth Park as vicious but that’s not what I meant.
I’m not sure what to say about that wild behavior but it’s not vicious.
Janine’s assistant once said, “Tommy does everything with exuberance!” She was one of Tommy’s biggest fans. I’m pretty sure Janine would not have chosen that word to describe him though. But that’s another story…
Last weekend’s theme was exploring neighborhoods to check out houses for sale. Saturday night was beautiful Northeast Altadena. Sadly, it’s pretty much out of my price range.
So Sunday afternoon I walked Tommy down El Sereno in Pasadena. I guess you could say it’s the ‘hood.
We passed a couple of young guys who seemed very interested in Tommy. They mumbled to each other as they eyed him, and I caught the comment, “Man, he must be vicious wearing that thing.”
And so I had to turn and give them the Snoot Loop spiel.
“It’s not a muzzle. It’s a Snoot Loop. It’s like a halter that horses wear…”
They were intrigued, so I continued the explanation. Then I said with a smile, “He can still bite with it on.”
They both busted out laughing when I said that. And that made my day.