Beginnings (More)

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Here from 2016 – #35, ARF, second in the Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series (available at no extra charge to adults with fake ID). As with the Chet and Bernie series, the B&B’s can be read in any order.

[“Spencer Quinn speaks two languages — suspense and dog — fluently.” – Stephen King]

I awoke to the smell of bacon. Could the day have gotten off to a better start? Not to my way of thinking, even though I knew right away that this bacon was of the distant kind, not sizzling in our own kitchen here at 19 Gentilly Lane, but somewhere in the neighborhood. Certain smells – bacon, for example – have the power to pull you toward them. What with your tiny nose – compared to mine, that is – this may be news to you. Not your fault! Don’t feel bad!

I sprang off the bed, glanced back at Birdie. She was fast asleep, hair all in a tangle, crust in the corners of her eyes, and a bit of drool leaking from the side of her mouth. No one was more beautiful than Birdie. There are times when I can just gaze at her for what seems like forever. This wasn’t one of them.



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7 Responses to “Beginnings (More)”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    8:59 am on October 21st, 2018

    Bacon! What a Great Start to the Day!

    Have a Good Sunday Everyone!

  2. B.Stover
    9:16 am on October 21st, 2018

    Bowser is making me laugh…as usual!

    Good morning all.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:25 am on October 21st, 2018

    Good morning BSD and B and everyone.
    We really enjoy the B&B books.
    Great Sunday (and all the other special things).

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    10:15 am on October 21st, 2018


    Bacon! The only thing better than bacon is more bacon!

    Red Sox vs. Dodgers…I will have to root for the Sox.

    Good Sunday to all!

  5. Herd of Hounds
    1:20 pm on October 21st, 2018

    Don’t want to say that mom is a wimp but she is wearing her every day Alaska boots today. Just because it was 34*F at 8:00 this AM and Anchorage was warmer. Note we said “every day”, not heavy duty. We hope to return the Canadian air to Dawson in the near future.

  6. Hobbitz
    2:28 pm on October 21st, 2018


  7. Ole Doc
    8:25 pm on October 21st, 2018

    Wose: I’m starting to think youse and I are related. You’re pretty. I’m pretty. You’re petite. I’m petite. And, the similar view on what is better than bacon practically makes us blood. Welcome to the family.

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