By Request

As I maybe mentioned already, I’d once seen the aquifer, a tiny puddle way down at the bottom of a construction site. That gave me an idea – one of my very best! – and the next thing I knew I was digging. Not that casual sort of front paws digging, but all-out all-paws digging, pedal to the metal. Digging didn’t even describe what I was up to. This was excavating! I was excavating this – flower-bed, was it? – to get down to the aquifer, no matter how deep. Hard work, sure, but all for Charlie, so I loved doing it. Well, I already loved doing it, but because of Charlie I loved it even more! I was so full of love that when I happened to glance over and notice Shooter at my side, excavating away at full blast, enormous clods of earth flying high into the sky – what a fine digger he turned out to be! – I didn’t mind a bit. The truth was at that moment I loved him, too. What a world! We dug and dug, digging ourselves deeper and deeper into the –

Leda has this scream, so piercing it’s hard to believe a human can do it. I hadn’t heard that scream in a nice, long time, but I thought I sort of heard it now.

(from Heart of Barkness, the new Chet and Bernie novel)


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4 Responses to “By Request”

  1. B. Stover
    9:43 am on August 12th, 2019

    One of Chet’s “very best” ideas. LOL!

    Good morning all.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    12:10 pm on August 12th, 2019


    I love Chet’s very best ideas!

    RIO! I want to go!!

    Create a good day!

  3. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:23 pm on August 12th, 2019

    ROSE!…OH MY DAWG!…snort!snort!…Meet us here next year at Dyersville…snort!…We want to go too! But with only 8,000 seats available, it will probably be impossible or terribly expensive to get seats for youse two guys and Me!ME!ME!…Wow!Wow!

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:24 pm on August 12th, 2019

    Move!….I knew my friend moved me here for some larger purpose!…heh!heh!…Pork Chops on sticks and now a Field of Dreams baseball game!…Who knew??…chuffle!

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