Thin Ice!

“Here’s something from Black River Falls, Wisconsin,” Bernie says. “I think that’s near LaCrosse.” I’m no wiser. It’s Sunday, Elvis gospel is on XM/Sirius, and I’m waiting for Bernie to make sausages. He spoke of sausages last night and they’ve been on my mind ever since, but he doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to get to the stove. Instead he’s sipping coffee and tapping away at the keyboard.

“Seems like a kid fell through ice into a pond at a development called Lallapalooza Estates.” Lallapalooza Estates? Is Bernie making this up? “He had a dog with him – Sye, an Irish setter – and Sye went in after him. The kid somehow scrambled out, and then the fire department came and rescued Sye.” Whew! “Ice is dangerous, Chet. Remember that.”

Okay. But we don’t have ice here in the Valley. Or ponds. I thump my tail in a way that means: Sausages! Now!

Bernie sips his coffee, taps away at his machine.


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6 Responses to “Thin Ice!”

  1. Ellen Peck
    4:07 am on December 6th, 2009

    So happy that Sye and the kid made it out of the pond ok.

  2. Melanie
    4:14 am on December 6th, 2009

    FYI Chet,

    LaCrosse is a game that kids play out here in the East. Our thought is maybe they play it that place Bernie was talking about. Our neighbor down the street plays it. He has a stick thing with a net and a ball which he tries to put into a bigger net. It's great fun when we escape and help him. He chases us with the net stick and yells.

    Take care, from the Newf pack in MA.

  3. Chet Berne
    11:46 am on December 6th, 2009

    Here is a picture of the hero, Sye, who rescued the human that was dumb enough to be walking on the ice this time of year.

    [img ] dog.jpg[/img]

  4. abbie
    3:03 pm on December 6th, 2009

    Way to go Sye. Our hero. Hope you get those sausages, Chet.

  5. Rebecca Rice
    6:00 pm on December 6th, 2009

    Where would humans be without the nation within the nation?

  6. ivy
    8:24 am on December 7th, 2009

    Rebecca, The world without the nation within the nation would be terrible. It would be all cats. Someone posted a few posts back that dogs have friends; cats have staff. Can you imagine? We might be bossed around, snubbed and ignored…or all three.


    P.S. No offense about cats.

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