Moving Right Along

“Let’s go over what we know about Freddie Dancer,” Bernie said. We were in the Porsche, me riding shotgun. Maybe this is a good time to explain that this isn’t some new fancy Porsche, but a real old one. Not the real old one we had before – if you read Dog On It you know what happened to that – but a new real old one, brown with yellow doors. It’s the one in Thereby Hangs a Tail. Bernie says to mention that’ll be out January 5, just in case anyone is wondering. If not, forget all that.

“Freddie Dancer’s not his real name, of course,” Bernie said. Uh-oh. This was getting complicated already. When it comes to names, Bernie is Bernie Little, Charlie’s his kid, Leda used to be Bernie’s wife, Suzie likes Bernie and Bernie likes Suzie, I think, but then there’s the problem of Dylan McKnight – maybe we’ll get into that later – and I’m Chet, pure and simple. Whew. A lot of information!

“Chet? You panting, big guy? Thirsty, maybe? How about a quick drink?” We stopped on the desert track. Bernie turned off the car. All of a sudden it was very quiet. One of those strange buttes rose in the distance, red in the sun, although Bernie says I can’t be trusted when it comes to colors. Bernie poured water in my traveling bowl. The trickle in the sunshine was a lovely sight. I had no complaints.


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5 Responses to “Moving Right Along”

  1. Diane Brodson
    5:19 am on July 6th, 2009

    So Freddie Dancer is a pseudonym? a nom de plume? an AKA?

    a pen name?

    Kinda like what authors do?


  2. Chet The Dog
    6:19 am on July 6th, 2009

    Bernie says Diane Brodson is one smart cookie. Don't get this one, although I've had some experience with cookies. "Wouldn't want to cross her, big guy," he says.

  3. sarahkate
    6:47 am on July 6th, 2009

    Yup. Funny how life imitates art….

  4. Diane Brodson
    7:05 am on July 6th, 2009

    Hey Chet –

    What did you think of the lab becoming BFF with the duck?

  5. Chet The Dog
    9:07 am on July 6th, 2009

    Bernie says he tried that link and came up with the former King of Pop, whatever that means. But I can say that my one experience with ducks ended up not too good.

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