Hospice Scene

There seems to be some interest in the hospice scene in Of Mutts and Men. Here’s how it begins:

“Sheriff Gooden?” said Lois. “You’ve got visitors.”

He turned his head our way. His eyes were dull and lightless, and I smelled something strong and not good coming from inside him – not pee or poop or puke or any of that normal stuff – which actually doesn’t smell bad to me, interesting being the way to put it, always worth a sniff . This particular bad smell was something I’d smelled in a human or two before. It was the smell of a living thing inside them, a living thing that wasn’t them – a scary thought. Had I smelled something similar in a few members of the nation within? Uh-oh. My mind stopped right there. I have the kind of mind that looks out for me, at least most of the time.


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12 Responses to “Hospice Scene”

  1. B. Stover
    10:21 am on August 7th, 2020

    I like Chet’s mind.

    I bet Rose has no electrical power in N.Y.

    Good morning all.

  2. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    5:01 pm on August 7th, 2020

    After a number of very wet days here in Chevy Chase, we had a very nice day today, dry and not too hot, and for the first time in several months, we ventured out to Seneca Creek area for a great hike, and for a chance for someone to get a little wet as well. Teddy had great fun on the trail as well as in the water.

  3. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:55 pm on August 7th, 2020

    Teddy!…Youse look soaked!…snort!

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:57 pm on August 7th, 2020

    Supper!…My friend made the most awesome hot-wings and fried potatoes and fresh garden tomatoes (not ours.)!….slobber!…It was the perfect meal…gurgle!…My lips, stomach and later my butt are on fire!…yeeep!

  5. BooBear
    8:04 pm on August 7th, 2020

    Teddy! You look very wet! I’m glad you like water!

  6. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on August 7th, 2020

    Baseball!….Ahhh! We here are watching the Twins and the Royals play…snort!…Wanted to watch the Cubs but a Cardinal player test positive so the whole game was shut-down…grunt!…What a world we live in right now…bah!

  7. Thieves!
    10:21 pm on August 7th, 2020

    Rio: Is your curly tail curly courtesy of the hot wings?

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on August 7th, 2020

    Internet!…DOWN!…sniff!..But now after re-booting the router we are back again…grunt!…This game had thee shortest rain delay I have ever experienced – 5 minutes!..snort!…Then they rolled everything up and played again. Then it rained on them and they just played thru…heh!heh!…Baseball is so much fun! Especially on a night when we have had Hot-Wings!…yes!

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:25 pm on August 7th, 2020

    Thieves!…My tail feels pretty tight after tonights hot-wings!…yeeep!…So maybe the curling can be attributed to the ratio of hot-wings devoured and the beer consumed…burp!

  10. Thieves!
    10:30 pm on August 7th, 2020

    Rio: We don’t think our thinking is flawed that the cure a tail curled by hot wings is more hot wings.

  11. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:54 pm on August 7th, 2020

    Burp!…I totally agree Thieves!…snort!

    Burnt!…My friend has once again burnt her fingers getting food out of that oven with those flimsy pot-holders!…grump!gruffle!….So who do you call?…STAFF!…Staff my friend needs new pot-holders that are thick and safe and washable…wheeze!…She has some money, very little, but she can pay youse for good pot-holders…wheeze!

    Aloe!…Her newly gained plant, the Aloe Vera plant has given one of its big spikes this summer over the course of time to tend my friends burns…sniff!…Those damned pot-holders have got to go!Go!GO!…grunt! …How much $$ Staff??…Beau is good for it…guffle!

  12. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    11:49 pm on August 7th, 2020

    Well!…The Twins lost by 1. Are the Twins like the Rockies?? Always striving but never quite there….wheeze!

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