Kramer’s Korner

Welcome back all my addicted readers. Kramer here with another installment of my always exciting life. Today, as you can see, I am sharing my space with my big sister Sophie. She is 12 and kind of laid back, but is really friendly, especially at treat time. One of my readers commented that I should show some pictures of her since she doesn’t have a blog of her own, and there is a reason for that. Look at that face. Does that look like a dog that would dedicate herself to a keyboard. For one thing, her feet are big enough to type a whole word with one stroke. Of course, no one can read it because she can’t spell.

Sophie got a new blanket and coat for Christmas and some peanut butter and banana treats. Man, they smell (make that smelled) good, but let’s just say they were not sized for small pure breeds such as myself. Bob did relent however and broke a few in small pieces. It was a pleasant departure from my favorite cheese crunchies, but a little hard to chew. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t leave any behind, and I did go back for more. I’m just saying they were a little on the toasty side, but tolerable.

Sophie doesn’t like to dress up, but she is very good about it. Actually, I think she is just too lazy to resist. If she doesn’t have to do anything, it’s OK with her. Like, we have all these toys and she doesn’t care because she would have to chase them, chew them, or squeak them and she really can’t be bothered. The next pictures are of her pursuing one of her favorite pastimes, laying down. Oh, and see that doggie bed in the background of the top picture? That’s hers too, but she doesn’t use it. That’s why I think it is only a matter of time before I have a new blanket. Just sayin.

Now, on to the good stuff. ME.  A couple of days after Christmas, I got a chance to show off one of my new sweaters.  A friend of Bob’s invited me down for some football and dinner.  Bob assumed that he was also invited.  Actually, what the friend said was, “if you are not doing anything tomorrow afternoon, bring Kramer down.  I’m smoking a roast”.  Now, did you see anything in that statement that said anything about Bob being invited? Me neither, but he stayed and his friend was gracious enough not to mention it. I really like this guy.  His name is Vern and he is a BIG guy.  He drives an 18 wheeler long haul.  I curled up and fell asleep on his chest once.  He is a good cook and is very liberal with samples.  He has been developing his own line of barbecue sauces and is in the process of starting his own business.  He didn’t ask, but I am available if he needs some help testing stuff, like meat.

My groomer Trish has recently opened her own business after working several years for someone else.  Bob followed her because they have been friends for a long time and as you can see, just by observing me, she does and excellent job.  Anyway, the other day Trish told Bob she was putting together an advertising flyer and wanted to know if she could use my picture on it.  I still don’t know why she asked him.  I immediately said yes of course. I mean, why deny additional people the opportunity to admire me.  And, although it didn’t come up, perhaps down the road we can discuss royalties of the edible kind.

Well, I guess that’s it for this time. I see Bob in the kitchen sitting at the island and there is an empty stool next to him that is calling me. So, until we meet again, keep a smile on your face and a treat in your pocket. And to my buddies at the shelter, there is a family for you too. It will happen. Trust me.

This is Kramer, signing off

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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6 Responses to Kramer’s Korner

  1. quiall says:

    I feel much better now that I’ve had my Kramer fix! See you next time.


  2. Sophie is adorable. It’s good to have friends.


  3. Paul says:

    Kramer, Sophie reminds me of myself in behavior and Bob, to a lesser extent if he would admit it. IT COMES WITH AGE, you will find out one day. Keep writing, we enjoy hearing from you and try to keep Bob in line….


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