The Impossibility of Keeping Up With B. Stover

Bernie went over to Freddie Dancer. “Didn’t I put duct tape on your mouth?”

“Maybe,” said Freddie. “But that wouldn’t have been humane.” Humane. I’d heard that word before, didn’t really understand it. Kind like a human, maybe, but just the good parts. Don’t get me wrong – I like almost every human I ever met, even some of the perps and gangbangers. For example, there was this truck hijacker, name escaping me at the moment, who shared some pork rinds with me. Pork rinds – I’d never had them before or since, but one of my best memories. Then there was another dude, with a great big tattoo of –

Bernie looked around. “And where’s Suzie?”


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6 Responses to “The Impossibility of Keeping Up With B. Stover”

  1. B. Stover
    2:48 am on September 9th, 2009

    Sorry, but the duct tape scene was really good and effective. It showed how humane Bernie is. Don't you love the English language Chet. I like your definition.

  2. Rebecca Rice
    3:29 am on September 9th, 2009

    Hmm. Pork rinds. Never tried giving 'em to Zoie. She likes pigs' ears though, and the other "parts" that they turn into chews.

    Or leashes.


    And crayons– Mmmmmm!

  3. Diane
    3:31 am on September 9th, 2009

    Human. I've been reading Temple Grandin's book: Animals Make Us Human: Creating the best life for animals. Lots of interesting stuff about your tribe Chet. Humankind and dogs have evolved together. There's also stuff for Gus and Wally on horses…. and stuff for Rebecca on cats. Fascinating book.

  4. Melanie
    5:43 am on September 9th, 2009

    I think I'm more like Chet. August 27th? When was that? Duct tape? Wait, I remember Chet sort of thinking about a duck, made me laugh. I remember that.

    Whoops there goes that thought, the dogs are barking at some leaves flying down the road.

  5. Ivy
    8:24 am on September 9th, 2009

    Oh, Yes, Melanie. You refreshed my memory (I can't remember what I burned for dinner last night – – probably b/c I didn't cook). Chet mentioned something about ducks, went swimming and got chased and bitten by a duck – had to swim backwards really, really fast.

    Thanks for the book suggestion, Diane. I'm currently reading From Baghdad, With Love. Hope I didn't mention that before…can't remember. The authors are Jay Kopelman and Melinda Roth. Great story about the love for one of Chet's tribe members during terrible war and human sadness.


  6. C. Harris
    5:02 pm on September 9th, 2009

    Chet….I know you finished police dog training and missed getting the final certificate due to an unfortunate cat encounter on the field (if I am remembering correctly.) However, you do seem to have a weakness towards food so it is good you didn't become a police dog. Your diet would have been much stricter and you would have been trained not to touch food from others and you wouldn't be sneaking hot dogs off the grill or fallen chips on the floor. Count your blessings!

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