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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Puppy Tales

Earlier this week it rained all day. While I sat at the computer,Chet slipped out into the backyard. He quietly worked on digging a hole to China and had gotten as far as Kazakhstan before I realized he was AWOL. . .

Chet here--under the desk is where I spent a lot of time the day after the digging lapse. "Lapse" is what my namesake, Chet the detective dog in the Chet and Bernie mysteries (really great reads if you haven't heard about them), calls those incidents. Personally, I'd never heard of that word before, but think it would be great for my next Scrabble game. Should be a high scorer based on how much fun that mud wrestling thing was.

Oh, a final thought. You know I think my new Roommate is a gem--lots of treats, walks, loving--but can you believe she turned the water hose on me after taking that first photo? You can bet I hollered loud enough to make the neighbors come out to see if she was killing me! We're friends again though. In fact, when I'm not blogging I sleep on her foot under this same desk.

16 comments:

Bev said...

Ohhh so cute...

TexWisGirl said...

adorable pup! such a mischief maker!

Tanya said...

oh my goodness, what a cutie pie! ha, and it's hard to believe it's the same pup when he's all cleaned up!! cute post :)

Pamela said...

he really is adorable. irresistable

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, that mud is so much cuter from here than it must be from there! What a great picture. And, the look! Oh, how guilty. :)

Jan n Jer said...

LOL...it was just a matter of time...I think lots more mischief to come!

Linda said...

So cute...he seems to be very sorry though...I am sure it was a momentary "lapse"!

heyBJK said...

LOL! What a cute boy! He's trying to look so innocent despite being covered in dirt!

Amy Burzese said...

Bless him. So sweet.

don said...

A fine looking "best friend." Very good series and interesting comment.

George said...

I'm glad you caught Chet before he got any further on his trip to China. He's definitely a cutie, and I'm glad you two are now friends again.

Marie said...

This is a DARLING post! Your puppy is so cute!!!!! I love the name Chet too. Haven't heard of those books, but will look them up!

Marie said...

My husband wants to know if cutie-pie Chet is a pointer? (I had to call him in here to look at your post!)

Faye said...

Marie-Chet is a rescue. His mother is a border collie, dad a husky/Australian shepherd mix. I'm not seeing any of those breeds in him. He's very interested in birds and will lift a paw and go into almost a "point". He also listens to them. Right now, at almost 4 months, I'm thinking crocodile. :-)

Living Life said...

Looks like Chet had a good time mud wrestling! How could anyone get upset looking into those cute puppy dog eyes!! I'm sure he is going to keep you very busy for a very long time!

joanygee said...

Thank you for sharing. I'm looking forward to more of Chet's adventures,