- For the last two weeks my students and I have been watching “The Sound of Music” during the last 15-20 minutes of school. On Monday, one of the kids had an A-ha moment when he realized that the movie was taking place in another country. We discussed it for a moment and he asked if they spoke English in that country. I told him I was sure many of the people did, but that they had their own language. He wondered aloud why the movie was not in the language of the country it took place in. Then this evening I watched the season finale of “The Borgias” – the Showtime drama about the wonderfully scandalous Borgia family. As I watched, I also thought about the Sound of Music. English is spoken in both programs. However the English is spoken with a British accent in both as well. Why is it that TV/Movies taking place in European countries with their own language always have actors who speak with an English accent? Of course, the shows are made for an English speaking audience, but why couldn’t the accent be that of German or Italian (in the case of the two mentioned above)?
- Rigby has a new best friend. My neighbor down the street has border collie mix named Emma who is the same age as Rigby. Emma comes to visit 2-3 times a week for a play date. Being that they are both working dogs, they have similar energy and temperaments. The two of them have a blast and spend most of their time herding each other around the back yard. Which gives me a break from being herded around the house. They run and wrestle for hours; to the point that they are so tired but don’t want to stop playing. So they just roll around on top of each other.
- Speaking of Rigby, now that the temperature has warmed up a bit, she is shedding so badly. I find her hair everywhere! This tool was recommended to me…
It’s the Furminator! It’s does a great job of really getting out that undercoat and is quite gentle. Rigby likes when I brush her with it. The last few weeks though it’s been like I’m shearing a sheep. There is so much hair coming off my dog, it’s unbelievable.
This hair is what I brushed out in about 5 minutes today. Someone could make a sweater out of all that fur. Not me, but someone could.