Fiscal Responsibility

When I got up this morning – first light, as usual – Bernie was already in the office, not usual. There were papers all over the place and he had ink on his nose.

“We’re doing a budget this year, Chet.” Budget? I knew budgies, a kind of bird, and birds aren’t my favorite, a little on the mean side. Would I be mean if I could soar around in the big blue sky? I ask you.

“A budget, come hell or high water.” High water we’ve got these days in parts of the Valley, but hell? Hell comes up a lot in human conversation but I’m not too clear on what it is. There’s Hellhound on My Trail, of course, a scary song by Robert Johnson – we play him a lot, me and Bernie – and by the way what’s hellhound all about? The only hound I know is Filbert who lives acrooss the canyon and mostly naps.

“I’m just going to download this free software, and then – Oh, no!” The computer made a sound that reminded me of this time the toaster conked out, something about maple syrup. Was maple syrup the problem now? I waited to find out.


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8 Responses to “Fiscal Responsibility”

  1. Melanie
    4:13 am on January 23rd, 2010

    I have a picture of winged Chet and winged Newfoundlands having a wonderful time flying about. Wonderful.

    Budget . . . not so wonderful. Tell Bernie to get a Mac!

  2. B. Stover
    5:45 am on January 23rd, 2010

    Good luck Bernie! (I don't think a Mac would help.)

  3. Cosmo
    5:59 am on January 23rd, 2010

    Megan, thanks for asking, I had a small tumor removed and I'm fine now! Good luck Bernie, finances are no fun at all. My Dad is pretty good at managing them, but always has to take the credit cards away from my Mom…..Chet I agree, if I could soar in the sky I wouldn't be mean either, just a bit sick maybe! I was also wondering if you knew if Princess is going to be in your next adventure or is that top secret? I like her spunk! Tailwags, Cosmo

  4. megan
    10:03 am on January 23rd, 2010

    Umm…. Budget? What does Bernie mean? I tried to look it up but no; megan is to busy. But I have to admit that she is good in this 'basketball' they play. And by 'they'' I mean human. Her pack won 26 to 22. I heard because she keeps saying, " oh my god! We won! Defeated the team we lost to before!" Wait a minute….. I thought it was a pack, not a team…. like you and Bernie?

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