The day started out rough for the Malt.
He had stayed up late savaging his toy hedgehog “Hedgie” and playing chase me – chase you.
He should have known that after a wild night comes a morning of remorse and bad photographs.
Looking bad, Max. Feeling bad, Dad.
However, a full day was planned so there was no time for coddling.
Perhaps sunglasses, the preferred disguise of the stars, would work equally well for the Pupperoni.
Time to hit the K Streets, perform the morning constitutional and head out in pursuit of the the strange and amazing.
It didn’t take long to find something strange. Well, it seems strange to me but maybe you folks can figure out Korean videos.
For example, look at this movie poster for a TV series called “Discovery of Love” and see if you can discover anything happy or loving in it.
The description doesn’t help much:
“Han Yeo-Reum (Jung Yu-Mi) is in love with her boyfriend, but her ex-boyfriend, Kang Tae-Ha (Eric), who realizes his faults appears in front of her.”
Thanks for nothing.
I’d peg it as a collection of very unhappy Korean youth but maybe their reaction to love is an odd cultural thing like on Futa Futa Island where if someone gives you an ice cream cone you are expected to scream filthy imprecations at them. OK, I made up that last part.
Or how about this poster for a K-Flick called “You Are All Surrounded.”
Now, how can these people surround anything if they are all clumped together as if in an invisible elevator?
I mean, really, you could escape these twenty-something crime fighters simply by walking in any direction other than straight ahead.
I suppose the girl with the bullhorn would yell at you. “Stop, Gangnam style!” But I digress.
Max had an appointment scheduled at The Beauty Salon for Doggies so we couldn’t linger at the Korean video store whose catchy name is Jip Hyun Jon.
Jip Hyun Jon. Say that 3x fast while eating peanut butter and saltines. Worse than Beteljuice.
Anyway, I’ve mentioned the lovely Miss Nanako, proprietress of the salon, in previous posts.
She is Max’s wonderful groomer and an all around delightful person. That probably accounts for her mutt salon getting five star ratings from Yelp and everyone else.
I never posted a snapshot before because she is notoriously camera-shy, even in her lair.
This time I was determined to get photos of her and her canine clean-up emporium.
Max loves Nanako-san but he hates the grooming process. He is literally shaking by the time we hand him over for his ordeal.
It was a busy day at the shop. Shown here are a couple of well behaved customers, a smiling Shih-Tzu and a small pretty poodle.
The staff of three are always busy and appointments must be schedule three weeks in advance, longer at holiday times.
While Max was getting trimmed the AJF and I attended to numerous errands.
We left him there for about 2 hours, just long enough for him to work up a major head of steam and fury.
By the end of that time, he had been spiffed up, had his oil changed, tires rotated and was prepped for our Thanksgiving Holiday, coming up in a few weeks.
Looking good, Max. Feeling mean, Dad.
Miss Nanako always takes a post-haircut photo for her clients.
She can get Max to look at the camera which is not easy to do as he is a master of evasion.
Max had, as usual, developed a massive case of bad attitude and therefore spent most of the afternoon sulking behind my chair.
I call it the “Maltese Look of Death”.