Sunday is when we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™ (a strange word we have taken possession of). Since The Dog Who Knew Too Much came up a couple of times this week, how about we go with it?

Was I proud of Bernie or what?

True, he’d been pretty nervous going into this gig. I can always tell when Bernie’s nervous – which hardly ever happens, and never when we’re in action – because his smell sharpens a bit, although it’s still the best human smell there is, apples, bourbon, salt and pepper; but now, up on the stage, he was doing great.

“Which, um,” he was saying, “reminds me of a joke. “Sort of. Maybe not a joke,” he went on, turning a page, “more like a – “ and at that moment the whole wad of papers somehow jumped out of his hands, all the pages gliding down in different directions.


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6 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    10:20 am on May 29th, 2022

    Good day to everyone.
    Oh we remember that scene and felt so badly for Bernie. I think most of us have had a nightmare that went like that. Mmm? Could it be performance anxiety?

  2. B. Stover
    11:20 am on May 29th, 2022

    That scene always makes me laugh.

    Good day to all.

  3. BooBear’s Mom
    1:48 pm on May 29th, 2022

    Hobbit! I’m so sorry to hear about Sadie. Like Wose, I missed that. Hugs to you and Mr Big on the loss❤️! Love the picture you posted yesterday!

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    4:27 pm on May 29th, 2022


    I always laugh at that scene too. I can feel Bernie’s pain…I really do not like public speaking.

    Poor Mr. Big now has to vie for Attendant’s affection…

    A beautiful afternoon in this neck of the woods. If only the whole summer could be like today. Sigh.

    Good afternoon to all!

  5. WTAFP
    5:09 pm on May 29th, 2022

    Hobbit. My condolences as I also missed the news regarding Sadie

    For those of you curious about Franklin’s reaction to our return, he greeted us with incredible enthusiasm and joy. While he was well taken care of by our friends who stayed with him while we were gone, including a return visit by Lorenzo, it was clear that he had missed us as much as we missed him.

  6. Wose-The Small and Meek
    6:56 pm on May 29th, 2022

    WTAFP: Wish I could have been there to see the reunion! Was this the first time you were away from Franklin for such an extended period of time?

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