“Here’s something nice from Lois,” Spence says. “She’s a dental hygienist who’s listed all the dental references in Dog On It for her newsletter. Should we post it or get back to Astrid?”
“Post,” says Admin. “I need one more day with Robbie.”
Robbie – there’s lots of talk about Robbie these days, something Admin’s working on. I wish he’d finish! Sometimes humans forget about having fun. But I’ve liked just about every one I’ve ever met, including lots of perps and gangbangers. Although not Mr. Gulagov (now breaking rocks in the hot sun).
From Lois in Beverly Hills:
On p. 261 you write, “Dentists.’ Said Albie. ‘I love dentists. They make good money, look around for investments, always pick wrong, get buried.” Why the dentist part?
On p. 266 you write -“Not a big fan of popcorn myself; mostly air, except for those unpopped kernels that get stuck between my teeth, sometimes for days. Even now I could feel a little something caught back there. When was my next appointment with the groomer? She always brushed my teeth, one of my favorite things in the whole world.” P. 269 -“I couldn’t wait for the toothbrush.” Why mention Janie always brushed Chet’s teeth and have toothbrushing as one of Chet’s favorite things? 269-“I couldn’t wait for the toothbrush.”
On p.270 you continue the toothbrush theme with “And then, finally, the toothbrush. Janie always sang a song while she brushed my teeth, ‘Brush your teeth with Colgate, Colgate dental cream, It cleans your breath, What a toothpaste, while it cleans your teeth.” Is this the old jingle from years ago? Why include the song? I loved it.
For your own information the dental tidbits for DOG ON IT are. p.1 “Need to go out?…Just because my back teeth are floating.” 11 “He had lots of different smiles. This particular on I thought of as just showing teeth. I did the same. Bernie has nice teeth for a human, but I’m only being realistic when I say they’re nothing compared to mine.” 4. –“I crushed the ice cubes. Made my teeth feel great.” 46.-“teeth bared,” “my own teeth bared,” “and sank my teeth into his leg,” 53 “A wax ball would probably be kind of soft, unlike our lacrosse ball, say which made my teeth feel great every time I gave it a good hard squeeze.” 66. ”Denim scraps hung from my mouth, snagged on my teeth.” 68-“My lips curled back from my teeth all by themselves.” 87 ”He had huge teeth for a human, and bright, the brightest I’d ever seen.” 88-“Saliva started leaking out of my mouth,” 92-gritting those huge teeth of his,” 93-“He smiled, smiled right at me with those big bright teeth.” 102-“Behind those huge teeth, at the back of her throat.” 134-“had to be careful about the toothpicks,” 143_”..and lots of movies, too—check out White Fangs’’ fight with Cherokee!..” 154-“…and smiled. A real big smile but not teeth. No teeth? How did that happen?” 155-“huge fangs exposed” 180-“Dylan smiled-he had nice teeth for a human, bug and bright, had to give him that—“ 221-“my lip got hooked over one of my eyeteeth.” 225-“get my teeth on a pant leg or two,” 235-“but it was caught between my teeth.” 256-“It smelled like Bernie’s breath in the morning, if he’d been smoking the night before and hadn’t brushed his teeth yet,..” 257 “Spike faced me, showed his teeth, all yellow and brown now, and growled. I showed my teeth and growled back.” 271-“-an ugly brute, with an overbite and no chin.” 16. 296-“Have I mentioned the size of my teeth? Like daggers, and not much smaller.” “I dug a tooth deep into what was left, pulled back with a side-to-side motion that always-“ 298-“opening wide and sinking my teeth into Harold’s wrist.”
Hat tip to Lois.
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