Kramer’s Korner

Ho Ho and Hello. It’s Kramer here with another fascinating chapter of my always interesting life. I’ll start with our Christmas as I did not know what to expect and I’ve got to say it wasn’t all bad. Bob did a lot of decorating and hung two stockings over the fireplace and said one was for me and one was for Sophie. I’m glad he told me what it was because upon first review, I thought he had bought me a sleeping bag. But it seems there is a guy named Santa Puppy and he brings treats for all good boys and girls. Bob said don’t be too disappointed if, on Christmas morning, mine was empty. I didn’t think snide remarks were quite in keeping with the spirit of the season, but I let it slide. As it turned out, Santa brought me not only some treats, but 3 new sweaters. If you thought I was handsome before, and of course you did, check this out.

Last week we got some more snow. Boy, did we ever. I learned that snow cannot be trusted. After the first snow, I was able to walk on it. This time, well, let’s just say I was less successful. I mean, I am not stupid. I have an education and a blue ribbon to show for it. But unfortunately, my course of study did not include “Snowbanks 101”. If it had, I would have known that “you do not jump in a 16 inch deep snowdrift of fresh powdered snow when you personally scrape bottom at 4 inches”. It took a little assistance from Bob and a strong breaststroke to get back out, um, twice, but I made it. But I don’t have to worry about that anymore.  We got some unseasonably high temperatures and a ton of rain recently, so most of it is gone.

I find this next part a little embarrassing, but being the good sport that I am, I agreed to include it.  It seems Bob thought it would be fun to dress me up for Christmas.  So he bought me a red hoodie.  I can’t say I was overly enthusiastic about it, but the ladies seem to like it, so, hey, you do what you can do to please your admirers. Plus, Bob put on a Santa suit to distribute toys and food to the animals spending the holiday at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society.  He looked kind of dorky, but at least no one could recognize him. Not sure how I would be able to explain that to Bella, my Shiatsu girlfriend.

Well, I guess that’s about it for this time. I’m off to the groomers tomorrow. I could live without that but I guess it comes with the territory. So til next time, keep a smile on your face and a treat in your pocket.

Happy New Year


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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8 Responses to Kramer’s Korner

  1. quiall says:

    I think you are a great sport Kramer! You are keeping Bob engaged and that is an important responsibility you handle well.


  2. What did Sophie get? We need pictures of your pretty girl too. Love the christmas sweaters. He’s looking very good. 🙂


  3. GP Cox says:

    Hey Kramer, if they give you a haircut at the groomers, you just might need that sweater and hoodie back on! But you’ve got to look your best for New Year’s, eh?


  4. Sounds like Kramer had a wonderful Christmas! A belated Merry Christmas to your entire family!!


  5. Charlotte says:

    I enjoy Kramer’s blog! Makes me smile reading it.


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