Saturday, November 2, 2013

WHAT GOOD IS IT?

Of what use is a retractable dog lead with ten knots in it?  While I was away, Grandpère managed to get to ten.  We've had the lead for years and had a knot or two from time to time, but never ten.  I'm down to four now, using a combination of the blunt side of a seam ripper and my fingernails, but it's tedious work because the knots were pulled tight as the lead continued to be used.  I'm going to bed.  The rest of the knots can stay till tomorrow.

6 comments:

JCF said...

["Lead"? Have you been in Britain too long? ;-)]

What good is a retractable leash, period? As I've been doing more dog walking, the first thing I tell the owners, is to get rid of these retractable things. A good 6-10 foot nylon leash is PLENTY long enough, for proper walking. You want dogs on a short, limp leash---not something long they can pull on.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Yes, I'm talking England English. "Lift", "loo", "petrol". It makes life easier over there. I'll soon be back to American English.

Diana like the retractable leash. It suits us both.

Grandmère Mimi said...

"likes"

Grandmère Mimi said...

JCF, you left a comment to my Douai post, and I hit delete rather than publish by accident I'm sorry. Please post it again.

Russ Manley said...

Wait, I don't understand, never having had a retractable gizmo. How do you get it knotted while it's attached to a dog? Is Diana an acrobat??

Grandmère Mimi said...

Beats me, Russ. The knots don't happen when I walk Diana. Tom and a friend who visited while I was gone both walked the dog. Tom blames the knots on his guest.

The retractable part is a thick ribbon or tape that moves in and out on a spring device. If you choose, the leash can be locked into a desired length.