A few days ago Daisy developed a swollen right ear, with fluid forming under the skin. It looked like her ear had swallowed a small balloon. So Alayne took her to our vet clinic in Whitefield, where they lanced it, put a drain in, and sewed up the incision. When Alayne went back to pick her up, one of the clinic staff brought Daisy out and referred to her very stylish headwrap as a "babushka."
Now, long-time blog readers may recall that many moons ago, when I was younger and more foolish, I had once mentioned in a blog post Alayne's habit of wrapping a scarf around her head when doing outside chores in winter and that I called her Mrs. Babushka because of this.
So when Alayne came home with Daisy and told me they had referred to Daisy's headwrap as a babushka, I asked, "Did you tell them that I call you Mrs. Babushka?"
She gave me the mildly annoyed/mildly amused look I always get when I call her that, then said, "No, I didn't say a word." But, she added, "I did think it was pretty ironic!"
Of course, this would have been a better photo if I could have persuaded you-know-who to put on her own headscarf, but since she knew what I was going to be doing with the photo, that was not going to happen. Oh, well.
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