Another Beauty Snippet

“What’s all that panting? Thirsty?”

Not in the least. And then extremely.

We parked by what looked like a glass-fronted store in  a strip mall. Bernie read the sign. “’Frontier Gazette. News you can trust since 1901.’” He filled my portable water bowl and I lapped it all up, then he refilled it and I lapped it all up again, and after that I gave myself a real good shake, some water droplets flying from my mouth and making tiny rainbows in the air. There’s all kinds of beauty in life. Thatwas my thought as we entered what had to be the office of the Frontier Gazette, if I was following things right.

(from Heart of Barkness, now available in paperback)


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15 Responses to “Another Beauty Snippet”

  1. B. Stover
    11:12 am on September 23rd, 2020

    Lovely image.

    Good morning all.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:42 am on September 23rd, 2020


    Yes, what B said!

    Create a good day!

  3. Herd of Hounds
    1:14 pm on September 23rd, 2020

    All kinds of beauty!

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:49 pm on September 23rd, 2020

    Beauty!…I like these “beauty spots”…snort!…Sort of makes life worth living during treatie budget cutting times…wuffle!

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:17 pm on September 23rd, 2020

    Film!…My friend and I are watching an oldie called, “How To Marry a Millionaire”…snort!snort!…I hope my friend isn’t getting any ideas at her age…yeeep!

  6. Ole Doc
    8:26 pm on September 23rd, 2020

    Friend: According to Wee, courtship requires transparency about all things including savings. So therefore… I have a savings of several Slim Jims. I keep them stockpiled to pay WATP for services rendered.

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:43 pm on September 23rd, 2020

    Ole!…Now youse are talking! An actual savings of Slim Jims!!!….Yeeep!…I’ve never heard or even imagined such a wonderful thing…gagga!

  8. Ole Doc
    8:59 pm on September 23rd, 2020

    Rio: Well, I do enjoy the finer things in life. I also discovered early on that bail is very important in the unlikely event that blaming Belle Starr doesn’t work.

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:35 pm on September 23rd, 2020

    Ole!…Do youse think we here can blame Bellie for our car troubles?…sniff!sniff!….Does she have any savings, say in cash??….guffle!wheeze!

  10. Ole Doc
    9:54 pm on September 23rd, 2020

    Rio: Blaming Bellie is my go-to. As far as her savings, she has none. She committed herself early on to getting by on her looks. So far, it’s worked for her.

    More to Rio: …er…I do know a coupla guys that, er, are, er, flexible when it comes to procuring, er, wotnot.

  11. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on September 23rd, 2020

    Ole!… to that! My friend will figure out something. She always does…snorkel!

  12. Ole Doc
    10:29 pm on September 23rd, 2020

    Rio: Are you sure? My guys are bored in bible study and are looking for, er, extracurricular activities. Plus, they come with their own big-eared, very forgivable supervisor.

  13. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    11:01 pm on September 23rd, 2020

    Big!..Eared??…Supervisor?…I have no idea who that can be….snort!…And if I disturb Bible Study I will be forever hiding under the Big Bed…yeep!

  14. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    11:08 pm on September 23rd, 2020

    Beds!…Speaking of Big Beds me and my friend are ready to go and snuggle in one right now…sniffle!…Since the big storm she has allowed me to be on the Big Bed with her for some reason…wheeze!… But she always has a hard time lifting me up there as I am a Pug…snort!…Once I am UP I’m there to stay until I have to go OUT!Out!out!…which is only at the very least one time per night…snuffle!…Unless there is a raccoon out there in the patio. Then I definitely feel I can “hold” it for quite a while…wheeze!

  15. Wee Nigel and Ole Doc
    11:20 pm on September 23rd, 2020

    Rio: We can deliver the katapult we used to get Ole Doc on the big bed. Wee’ s favorite part was jumping on the counterweight. For some reason, Ole never made it on the big bed. We are still baffled.

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