By Request (More)

We slowed down, slowed down kind of slowly, like Bernie wasn’t sure about slowing down. But then he pulled over and parked by the backstop. He reached under his seat, felt around, and pulled out a tennis ball. Not just any tennis ball, of course, but one of mine. All the tennis balls found in the Porsche, or at our place on Mesquite Road, inside or out, including all the other houses in all directions, are mine. As well as all other tennis balls I see first, plus ones I see second and possibly even later. In short, tennis balls are mine. But I’m always happy to share. Or at least I’ll do it. Especially if a treat is involved. Maybe only if a treat’s involved. And not for long. Got to be true to yourself – you hear that all the time.

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


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6 Responses to “By Request (More)”

  1. B. Stover
    10:38 am on August 13th, 2019


    Good morning all.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    12:15 pm on August 13th, 2019


    I am also laughing at Chet’s relationship with tennis balls!

    RIO! Exciting things happen in your neck of the woods! I want to spend my summer vacation next year with you, you, YOU at the Little Red and White house! What could be better than pork chops on a stick, and the New York Yankees (Rockies) playing baseball at the Field of Dreams?! I think Kevin Costner should throw out the first ball at that game! What fun we could have!

    Good day to all!

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    12:26 pm on August 13th, 2019

    RIO! Here is a neat video put together to promote The Field of Dreams game…

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:47 pm on August 13th, 2019

    Rose!…Youse are welcome anytime!…snort!…That was a very neat video of the proposed ball field of dreams!…chuffle!

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:49 pm on August 13th, 2019

    Kevin!…You know what? I bet they will get ole Kevin to throw out the first ball…snort!…I sure hope they televise this game…yorkel!…We will have cold beer and chips on paw!…oh yeah!…heh!

  6. Wose-The Small and Meek
    6:53 am on August 14th, 2019

    RIO! Maybe Friend can throw some pork chops on sticks on the grill! Slobber!

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