It is of my current understanding that it’s an illusion—yet I’ll persist as if it weren’t…for what choice do I have?
A tribute-illustration to Death, Duck & the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch—one of my favourite books of all time. Inspired by the final page. The fox was modelled off my beloved and deceased pomeranian, Pika. My friend of 11 years. She lived a rich, good life and died well.
Lately I’ve been spotting too many inelegantly-knotted tethers on the end of boisterous dogs. Bad knots either come loose too easily (defeating their purpose) or are too fiddly to untie in an emergency (and everything is a potential emergency through these vet-eyes…soz).
So! If you ever find yourself in a position where you:
Are fit to deem it useful, beneficial, kind and safe, to tether a creature* or non-creature;
Happen to have some good lead or rope on hand, already comfortably and securely attached to the creature;
Need a trusty knot that can also get you out of strife in a jiffy, then…
You want something that is reliably strong, and reliably reversible.
And the Quick Release Knot is your friend.
*Here, I must stress: to be ‘the tetherer’ is a rather odd power and a privilege that we humans have—please wield responsibly, with creature’s best interest at heart. Here are some guidelines for tethering by the RSPCA and Australian Veterinary Association.
My favourite little companion, π, comes in many forms, and as such is an endless muse for drawing practice. Just look at her.