Bernie’s Strong, And Don’t You Forget It

Bernie tugged at the door handle. “Seems to be stuck,” he said. So what? This was the door to the broom closet. Were we all going into the broom closet – me, Bernie, Suzie, Freddie Dancer and the other perp? Bernie tugged again, grunted the way humans do when they’re trying real hard at something. The door stayed close.

“Losing your strength already, Bernie?” said Freddie Dancer. I didn’t like hearing that, not one little bit. A low growling started up from somewhere or other. “Show him how it’s done, Trimmer,” Freddie said. Trimmer turned out to be the bald guy. A big bald guy. He let go of Suzie, pushed Bernie aside, and reached for the door handle. All I could think was: we don’t have an upstairs at 99 Mesquite Road.


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5 Responses to “Bernie’s Strong, And Don’t You Forget It”

  1. Diane
    7:45 am on August 18th, 2009

    People are tricky…

    Dogs can do tricks but they aren't tricky like people. You know how sometimes people make a throwing motion with their arm but they don't actually throw the ball? They think it's so funny when they've "tricked" one of your tribe into running after nothing.

    This time Bernie is tricking the perps.

  2. Lady Doodle Dog
    8:05 am on August 18th, 2009

    Told you that Diane was smart!

  3. B. Stover
    9:34 am on August 18th, 2009

    Double gulp!

  4. Rebecca Rice
    5:44 pm on August 19th, 2009

    I dunno… Sometimes dogs are tricky. Like when Scout would tease Barney with a toy he wanted. She'd almost share it, but then she wouldn't.

    Or like when Chet was giving the frisbee back to those college kids, almost. He'd start to give it back, but then he wouldn't. I think the difference is more that dogs are usually tricky from a funny place, in a friendly, teasing way; people can be tricky in ways that aren't always so nice.

  5. sandra407
    5:33 am on September 9th, 2009

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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