Kickin’ Back

This morning Bernie woke up and said, “Hey, Chet – what you doing on the bed?” And then: “And where’s my pillow?” Tough questions, a little too tough for me. After he had some coffee – talk about a great smell! – he said, “Tell you what – why don’t we just forget everything today and go for a long walk?” I forgot everything just like that.

One of the great things about our place on Mesquite Road is how it backs up on the canyon. Bernie opened the gate and there we were, off on a great ramble, Bernie huffing and puffing as we climbed the trail. There’s a lookout with a bench at the top. Bernie sat down and took a deep breath. “Just take in that view, Chet. Is this some kind of planet or what?” Lost me there, but then he gave me a nice scratch between the ears. Ah. “Happiness is possible, Chet. Got to keep that in mind.” ¬†Okeydoke.¬†

Spencer Quinn will be at Market Street Bookshop, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee MA 02649 at 1:00 PM today.


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3 Responses to “Kickin’ Back”

  1. Diane Brodson
    6:16 am on April 18th, 2009

    A morning ramble with Chet – the best way to start the day!

  2. C. Harris
    8:08 am on April 18th, 2009

    It took a long time for my animals to learn the concept of "weekends." Five mornings a week we get up early and I have no time beyond feeding everyone. Two mornings we sleep in (no poking me with wet noses to get up) and then there is time for running around through the woods. The dogs go on scent runs while I admire the scenery.

  3. Rebecca Rice
    5:26 pm on April 19th, 2009

    Chet, you guys should ask if Iggy wants to go. Then instead of just a walk, it could be a dog-o-rama. Those are the best.

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