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The Nation Within (Still More)

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September 20th, 2011 Posted 7:51 am

“You know Publicist?” says Admin.

“Of course,” says Spence. “I’ve even met her boyfriend’s parents.”

“Nantucket?”

“Yup. They seemed very nice.”

“But who doesn’t to you? You’re just like Chet that way.”

“Huh?”

“Never mind,” says Admin. “The point is, re the nation within, she sends along the following from Publishers Weekly.”

The American Pet Products Association estimates that in 2011, Americans will spend $50.84 billion on their 377.41 million pets,including birds, cats, dogs, horses, fish, reptiles, and other small animals. As has long been the case, cats are the most common pet (86.4 million in 38.9 million households), followed by dogs (78.2 million in 46.3 households), but dogs account for the vast majority of books about pets and animals.

Welcome Tucker, Princess Martha of Morehead, Leonard Cohen Kirchner, Contessa Lola of Tahoe.

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The Nation Within (More)

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September 19th, 2011 Posted 7:58 am

“What’s up?” says Spence.

“I’ve been trying to find out some sort of accurate population count on the number of dogs – and while we’re at it, cats – in the USA but I can’t seem to come up with anything definitive,” Admin says.

“Maybe someone out there can help,” says Spence.

While we’re at it, cats? Did I hear that?

Welcome Bear in Modesto, Lucy & Sparky, Tacoma Lee, Junior Head, Estrella Lewise, Strelli, Alex.

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Big #’s

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March 12th, 2009 Posted 8:09 am

Prof came over for dinner last night. We ate out back, with the canyon going red and then dark. Prof’s our go-to guy when it comes to following the money. He has a big round belly and loves to eat. Bernie grilled burgers. They were great.

“Guess what the population of the world will be in 2050,” Prof said.

“No idea,” said Bernie.

“Nine billion.”

Bernie didn’t look happy to hear that. “When is enough enough?” he said.  He was quiet, staring into the dark canyon. “What’s the dog population of the planet?”

“No one knows, exactly,” Prof said. “Estimates are in the 400 million range.”

Did I have a clue what they were talking about? These were numbers, right? I stop at 2, which is plenty.

Bernie poured some bourbon. “One day there’ll be just one kind of animal left.”

“The two-legged kind?” said Prof. Hey! Were they talking about birds? Don’t like ’em.

“Yeah,” Bernie said.

“Don’t forget the insects,” Prof said. “Plus bacteria and viruses.”

“Something to look forward to,” Bernie said.

Looking forward to something – my kind of talk. I wagged my tail.

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