Tennis came up yesterday so why not football today?

“Chisholm High, Chet.” Bernie took a deep breath. His eyes got a faraway look. “A kind of madhouse, in retrospect.”

What was that about? We were parked by a playing field that lay alongside a brick building, not tall but big and sort of heavy-looking. Madhouse sounded bad but nothing bad seemed to be going on.  All I saw was a bunch of boys in football uniforms, many of these boys on the large side, standing around a red-faced bald little dude with a whistle hanging from his neck.

“It can’t be,” Bernie said. “Coach Raker? Shouldn’t he be dead?”

All at once I was finding Bernie a bit hard to understand. I made up my mind then and there not to let him out of my sight for the rest of the day. We hopped out of the car – me actually hopping and Bernie not, although he can, as he proved beyond doubt the day a diamondback slithered out from under the driver’s seat and started wrapping itself around the gear shift – and headed across the field.

“Uh, a little space there, big guy?”

I tried to give him a little space.



Tags: ,

This entry was posted on Monday, September 26th, 2022 at 7:41 am and is filed under Chet The Dog. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Football”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:45 am on September 26th, 2022

    Morning to everyone!
    To anyone who has ever seen a diamondback rattlesnake up close and personal OF A’s description of it wrapping around the gearshift is 0TN.
    My first dead ex-husband loved rattlesnakes and actually had a couple. I personally don’t mind snakes if they’re not poisonous.
    At one point I had 20 California king snakes tried to wiggle into my front door. Gave him a nice home until they got a little bigger and then turn them loose.
    Here in Tennessee I’ve seen all kinds of different snakes. I respect the rattlesnake because it lets you know it’s coming.

  2. B. Stover
    9:41 am on September 26th, 2022

    Good day to all.

  3. dawson
    11:04 am on September 26th, 2022

    Chet: Thanks for the diamondback story! Gave me a big laugh to start the day, thinking about Bernie actually hopping out of the car.

    A brisk sunny autumn day here.

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    4:34 pm on September 26th, 2022


    I am also laughing at the diamond back story!

    Good afternoon to all!

The Books

powered by wordpress | site by michael baker digital