“Hey there, little fella,” said Bernie as we got in the car. “Thanks for being patient.”

Excuse me? We were thanking Griffie? And Griffie was giving Bernie that adoring look again? This had to stop. I sat up tall in the shotgun seat and ignored them both. That was bound to get Bernie’s attention, after which we’d dump Griffie wherever we were dumping him and get on with our lives. There was no need for Griffie in this operation, no need for anyone else, for that matter. But especially not Griffie. I hope I’ve made that point. About Griffie, I mean. No Griffie. That’s all you need to know.

(from Tender Is The Bite, coming July 6)



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26 Responses to “Griffie”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    7:57 am on June 9th, 2021

    Good morning all!
    In our opinion “ excuse me “ is never followed by something positive.

  2. B. Stover
    11:03 am on June 9th, 2021

    Wonder who Griffie is.

    Good day to all.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:59 am on June 9th, 2021


    HRH,B: Griffie may be the ferret. I love how Chet is a bit jealous of Griffie giving Bernie that “adoring” look!

    Another hot, sticky day in this neck of the woods.

    Good afternoon to all!

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:48 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Rose!…Is it a ferret or a rabbit?…sniff!sniff!…Or could Griffie be a hamster or a guinea pig?…wheeze!sneeze!…Doesn’t matter I am allergic to all of them…sniffle!cough!

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:50 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Guinea!…My friend used to work with a software engineer who would bring his guinea pig into work with him…heh!heh!…The little guy was stowed under the desk so no one knew he was there. No one except almost everyone but the managers…snort!

  6. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:54 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Desks!…Another guy who sat just away from her had a whole cooling system stowed away under his desk!…snort!snort!…He stored his soft drinks and food in there…chuffle!…You can never underestimate engineers and their ability to abuse the system to their own advantage…snorkel!

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:58 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Continued!….When the guy with the cooling system left (and took his stuff with him) another young guy moved into that spot…snuffle!…He soon found out that a cooling system wasn’t all the other guy kept under the desk…gah!…There were a hundred wads of gum stuck to the underside of the working area desk part…ugh!gasp!…So this new guy had the poor janitor remove all that sticky gum. He bought her a box of chocolates later because he felt so bad that she had to clean that mess up…gurgle!…He was (is) a good guy. Last time my friend saw him he was on the news being interviewed as he camped out in front of a theater to get tickets to the latest Star Wars movie…heh!heh!heh!

  8. mlaiuppa
    6:12 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Yeah, I’m thinking Griffie must be the ferret.

    My new gas line is in. Tomorrow (hopefully) the inspector will come out and it will pass the pressure test. Then the meter will be released and the utility company has to come out the same day and turn it on. They can crawl under the house and relight the furnace too. My days of crawling under the house are over. (I hope).

    Then I’ll be spending some time filling the trench back up with dirt and relaying all of the bricks I pulled up. Plus I still have a few things to do before the refrigerator is delivered next week. I hope.

    I finished Olive, Mabel and Me last night. Outstanding book. Highly recommended. (Non-fiction). For those familiar with Mr. Andrew Cotter, either from his sports casting or the videos of Olive and Mabel, you can hear his voice in your head as you read his words. And he has such a way with words I hope this will not be his only book.

    Tonight I will start A Dog’s Way Home. If that doesn’t get me to July 6th I also have A Dog’s Courage, the sequel.

    If I can get the gas back on and the refrigerator delivered before Tender is the Bite is released, maybe I can take the day off and read the entire thing in one sitting in one day. That would be a nice “vacation”.

  9. Wose-The Small and Meek
    6:58 pm on June 9th, 2021

    RIO! Griffie might be a good name for one of those lil bunnies that are residing in your garden! Heh!

    That gum story is very disgusting…Ugh!

  10. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:22 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Rose!…My friend says her and the guy who was moving into the spot were green the whole time that poor little Spanish lady was under the desk cleaning….gurgle!gah!wheeze!

  11. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:24 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Green!…Even with deadlines pending my friend had to get up and leave till that gal was gone….gurgle!…My friend has other bad memories of the gum sticking guy, want to hear them???…heh!

  12. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:46 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Good!…Me neither…wheeze!

  13. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:00 pm on June 9th, 2021

    RIO! I am green around the gills thinking about it myself. Like I can never watch even a second of the July 4th hot dog eating contest at Coney Island…Barf!

    What other yucky stories does your Friend have?

  14. Riõ - The Evil Pugr
    8:11 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Rose!…ugh!…Give me a few moments…gurgle!

  15. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:17 pm on June 9th, 2021

    RIO! Gag…

  16. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:17 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Gum!…The gum story is the last story about this guy. Because we found the gum after he left the company..guh!…This guy had red hair and freckles…not bad looking, just a bit nerdy. One day he decided to buy a motorcycle…yeep!…One of those kind you have to bend over to ride. Then he bought a whole leather wardrobe to go with it. Like an Evel Knievel kinda of jumpsuit thingy. But he would wear it to work. He smelled like leather and exhaust…miffel!…Everyone my friend worked with remarked on this new situation and consensus was he would die on the highway very soon…wuffle!

  17. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on June 9th, 2021

    More!…My friends memory is a bit shifty about this whole girlfriend bit. But the guy never stopped talking about his Korean Girlfriend….sniff!…None of us believed him…there sitting in his leather outfit smelling of dawg knows what…wheeze!…But then one day he introduced us to this beautiful young Korean girl with long black hair. Just like all the graphic comics!…snort!…He announced that they were going to be married. She would live in the US because she was marrying “him”…aha!

  18. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Married!…So that happened. No one was invited, no gifts requested. Just happened….wheeze!

    Smelly!…His motorcycle mania increased. One day he came into work and sat down beside my friend reeking of gasoline!…gulp!…He said he overfilled his gas tank on his “bike”…gasp!…His leather suit was soaked with it. My friend had to move to the other side of the building with her laptop just to breath…gurgle!…I think they sent him home later.

  19. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Hair!…Oh I think by this time he had shaved his head…glubber!…He looked ridiculous with a shaved head. For one he had moles…gag!…And he had an odd shaped head which was better off with ginger hair covering it…jeeze!..Moles. More than one could count…gurgle!

  20. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:32 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Final!…He gave his two week notice saying he was going to go work for a porn company…guh!…By this time no one was surprised just delighted he was going…grunt!…Oh and the “gum” was really buggers. Tons and tons of snot rubbed into the bottom of his work area…some gum but mostly buggers. This is why the new guy and my friend were so green during the whole cleaning process….puke!puke! gah!spit!

  21. Thieves!
    9:41 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Rio: If you think that was bad, we can top it. Get this….According to Beau, bible study is no place for beer drinking. We were just as surprised as you are. We could think of a better place for it.

  22. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:47 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Here!…Thieves. Bring. It. Here. snort!

  23. Thieves! & Howie
    9:52 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Rio: We’ll meet you in your backyard in ten minutes. We will have Howie with us. (Whispering). We are teaching her how to blur.

  24. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:14 pm on June 9th, 2021

    under-age!…No beer for her…snort!…I may be a Pug but I know the liquor laws…sniff!

  25. Thieves! & Howie
    11:14 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Rio: We are training her to be our designated getaway blurrer.

  26. Thieves! & Howie
    11:15 pm on June 9th, 2021

    Besides!…her ID is still being, er, printed.

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