A Cat Was Involved: Sneak Peek
“Chet—let’s get a move on, buddy.”
Chet? That was me, and getting a move on was my kind of thing. Plus here at K-9 school they were big fans of coming after your name was called—pretty soon after, in fact, if you wanted a treat. Which I always did. But at this particular moment, I had just lifted my leg, and once started in on something like that, there’s really no stopping till it’s over, as you probably know. I’m not referring to the brief leg lift for marking purposes, over and done with in a flash. This was the other kind, much longer lasting, and often a peaceful break in the day, where the mind can wander in a pleasant sort of—
I finished up and trotted over to Officer Bobby Torres. Bobby gave me a funny look. I gave him a funny look back. His eyes, dark and watchful, narrowed a bit, and he wrote something on his clipboard. I yawned. Bobby opened the back door of his black-and- white.
“In,” he said.
I hopped in. Butch, my K-9 school pal, was already there, taking up most of the space. I nudged him over toward his side. Butch was one huge dude, everything about him enormous—excepting his eyes which were tiny and dust-colored—and took a lot of nudging. No problem—I’m a good nudger.
A Cat Was Involved, the short story prequel to the Chet and Bernie series, will be published in digital form August 14. (The paperback of The Dog Who Knew Too Much comes out on Tuesday.)
Welcome Bosun (who has his own matchbooks – we’ll post a photo soon), Betsy, Zoe, Mel (the therapy dog).
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