Kramer’s Korner

Hello again to all my readers. Boy, time goes fast when you are having fun. And I have been having some. A week ago, as part of his volunteer duties at the Humane Society, Bob was asked to drive a van load of dog food out to a little town in a remote part of the county to support their Pet Pantry. I was surprised and pleased when he asked me if I would like to tag along. Since I had nothing planned, I agreed, but only if he would bring my booster seat, which he did, so off we went. It was a pleasant day with a lot of sun. I can’t say the van was particularly comfortable since my booster seat kept moving around, but I soldiered on.

First we drove north through a town called Sebattus, known for its beautiful lake and on to the little farming community of Wales to the Presbyterian Church. I guess we didn’t go far enough to see downtown Wales, assuming there is one. But what we did see was very scenic. After unloading the van, Bob asked if he could take a picture of the two ladies that run the pantry (they are as old as Bob) and they agreed if I would be in the picture with them. OK, I made that up, but I did make sure I was in the picture.

The best part of the day was when we got back to the shelter. Bob took me inside with him and I got to see both my obedience school trainer Maria, and Noah, the young man that had reluctantly surrendered me to Bob. And of course, many of the staffers and volunteers recognized me as well. I was able to lobby for a few treats. It was nice to see the old gang again.

Well, we finally got our first substantial snow and Bob said “time to get out the boots”. I thought he meant me, so I did. Well, one anyway. The other one only made it as far as the kitchen. We only got about 8 inches, but it was wet and heavy. Bob said he would rather have 15 inches of powder. He had to go out during the storm and clear the driveway and walkway because it would be too heavy for the snowblower if he let it mount up. Then about 6 P.M., all the lights went out and it got very quiet. Seems like we had lost our power. Bob got out a flashlight and went outside to start a generator and soon we had lights and heat back. He turned it off when we went to bed and threw on an extra blanket.

The next morning the power was still off but it had stopped snowing. Once the generator was up again, we had breakfast. Sophie and I put on our coats and went out with Bob for a walk. Sophie loves the snow and doesn’t want to come back inside. I had a blast. There were new hills to climb and drifts to explore and places to pee where no dog had peed before. We got our power back about 10 A.M. so Bob went out and did the driveway one more time. A lot of the snow has frozen over now, so I can walk on top of it. A little difficult to eat though.

A few days ago, I was waiting for Bob down at the grocery store which usually is rather boring, but this time, I was in for a surprise. While starring out the window I watched a car pull into the next parking spot and in the back seat, were two chocolate retrievers. Our windows were up, so we couldn’t really chat, but I think at least one of them could hear me. I know they could see me because I have a tendency to become a little animated when I see other dogs, and he seemed to acknowledge that. When Bob came back, I pleaded with him to let me go see them, but he didn’t think it was a good idea. But, it was fun while it lasted.

Well, I’ll let you go now. Bob only lets me use the laptop for a little while so I have to type fast and that is tiring. So, until next time, this is your favorite Pek reminding you to keep a treat in your pocket and a smile on your face. And to all my friends at the shelter, hang in there. There’s a family out there for you too.


About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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1 Response to Kramer’s Korner

  1. Charlotte says:

    This made me smile. 😊


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