Posts Tagged ‘dogs in the news’

Claude (Monet) Redux


November 6th, 2010 Posted 9:50 am

“Here’s some good news,” Bernie says. “Remember that golden retriever, Claude, who got lost after being in a car wreck last month?”

I do not.

“Well, for one thing, it turns out his full name is Claude Monet, after the painter, I guess.” We know painters, of course, from when Leda had the whole house painted robin’s egg blue, inside and out. That was just before the divorce. “Anyway, the driver – charged with DUI – has been searching all over outer part of Cape Cod for Claude, and yesterday a woman cleaning a house in Truro spotted Claude in some bushes. She actually crawled to him, holding out a treat, and got a collar on him. The vet says Claude’s lost about fifteen pounds but is otherwise in pretty good shape. So: happy ending.”

One little thing, in case this ever comes up: if you’ve got a treat for me, there’s no need to crawl. It will only slow things down.


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Where’s Claude?


October 14th, 2010 Posted 9:08 am

“Here’s something interesting, Chet,” Bernie says. “A woman named Mary Paquin, driving a Honda on Cape Cod, hit a guy in a Toyota, sending both drivers to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Also she was charged with driving under the influence, driving to endanger, etc. etc. Nothing unusual so far. The unusual part is that her golden retriever Claude jumped out of the wreck and has been spotted in several Cape towns since, seemingly headed west. Searchers think Claude may be headed back to where he used to live for most of his life, which was Plymouth Mass.” He looks up. “A search like that would be right up our alley, big guy, if we weren’t so busy with the Astrid case. To say nothing of the Great Western Private Eye Convention.”

The Great Western Private Eye Convention? Whoa! Isn’t that in book four? We’re getting way ahead of ourselves, which I’ve seen our shadows do, but don’t really understand.

Saturday, Oct. 16, Spencer Quinn at Books By The Sea, 846 Main St., Osterville MA.


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