Bad dog, bad city

Just want to warn walkers. Yesterday night, some neighbors and their dogs were attacked by a loose pit bull near/on the 400 block of R St. One of the neighbors dogs was bitten so badly by the pit that the puncture wound could not be stiched up.
But that wasn’t the worst part of it. When the neighbors sought help from the city reporting the attack, they were met with useless unresponsiveness. One of the dog walkers who was able to grab her dog off the street called 311, while the other dog walker, bleeding, raced his wounded dog to the 24 hour vet. The 311 operator told the female dog walker that she couldn’t report it because she wasn’t the victim of the attack. Then she called animal control and apparently they were unresponsive as well.
She called the mayor’s office and apparently the 311 operator was wrong. You know it’s crap like that, that makes you disrespect the whole 311 non-emergency system. My own experience with 311 is hit and miss. Sometimes they will come right out other times the operator will be dismissive and seem to ignore you right off. I’ve been hung up on as well. And they blurt out their operator number off so fast sometimes you never get it.
Anywho, the police are called today to take a report. When the officer arrives and is told about the incident, upon hearing it happened last night says, “why are you just reporting this today?” Gawd. She called the police yesterday and apparently it wasn’t worth your time to come then and the guy who was attacked was busy taking care of his dog.
Don’t know which is worse the dog attack or the city.

Old House Supplier

I just like looking at their catalog. Renovator’s Old Mill sends me their catalog on a regular basis and I can fantasize about buying antique looking hardware, or wallpaper, or shower heads. But really, am I?
I don’t have anything from the 19th century showing in the house. Zip. Nothing. No cute historical details. All got ripped out, way before I showed up. So there is no pressure to keep a historical theme to any home improvements. I could go completely modern and it would look fine. But part of me wants to bring a little of the 19th century back into the house. I dream of Renovator’s slipper bathtubs.
The other old house supplier I love going to and just looking around at is The Brass Knob and their Back Door’s Warehouse up in Adams Morgan. I spend more time in their warehouse, looking at the tubs and the sinks, doors, radiators and what have you. It is just cool to wander around and dream.