Report Cards, Auditions, and Naked Dogs


It’s already the second week of the new year, and a lot seems to be happening all at once. We got our report cards — four A’s and one B — and I got invited to apply for REACH, the school district’s talented and gifted program.

Science Fair projects are due next week, and mine is taking a lot of time.  I got first place last year, and I’m going to be disappointed if I don’t place this year.

It’s been a busy time for auditions, too.  I have one for a movie role on Saturday, and just booked a commercial shoot.  I also submitted a videotaped audition for a film that’s being made in Los Angeles — a comedy.  They’ve already looked at over 400 boys for the part, but didn’t find anyone they liked, so they asked for more submissions.  I’ve never tried for anything that so many people had already auditioned for, but it was fun to work up the timing for the audition.

But the funniest thing that happened so far is that it rained a lot between our White Christmas and New Year’s.  Everybody was busy with Cirque Banquisté and then we all got sick with the flu.  So our Tibetan Terriers (Raglan and Suchi) got matted and really dirty rolling around in the mud and not being dried off and brushed every day.  So when we took them to the groomer’s, they came back naked.

They look really funny — Suchi, especially.  Nobody knew she had so many black spots, and we’d never seen the black mask around her eyes, either.  (Tibetan Terriers have two coats — and Suchi’s top coat is nearly all white except for her ears and a spot on her back.  But when she got shaved down, you can see the black places on her undercoat.)

Here’s some pictures of the dogs before and after they were shaved.

Suchi and Raglan after their buzz cuts.  Suchi has a ton of black spots all over her back, and this dark black mask around her eyes.  She looks really different.  Raglan just looks skinnier

Suchi and Raglan after their buzz cuts. Suchi has a ton of black spots all over her back, and this dark black mask around her eyes. She looks really different. Raglan just looks skinnier

Suchi in December -- look at how white her face is, except for her ears.

Suchi in December — look at how white her face is, except for her ears.

Raglan a few months ago.  I think he looks like Chewbaca from Star Wars, don't you?

Raglan a few months ago. I think he looks like Chewbaca from Star Wars, don’t you?

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