Kramer’s Korner

Greetings again to all my faithful fans. This is Kramer, living the dream, up here in our winter wonderland. Boy, it’s been cold. So cold that Bob bought me a heavier coat, and, since one of our daily walks is after dark, it has reflective straps, so oncoming traffic can see me. That means of course that they would probably hit him. He does, however, have a head light that makes us a little more visible. But, not to worry, he finally figured out that he too should be protected and last week he bought a reflective vest. I was a little relieved because if he did get hit, I had no way of getting back in the house.

There hasn’t really been a lot going on.  It’s been kind of boring actually, so I had to improvise.  While wandering around looking for something to do one day, I noted that Bob had left the mudroom closet door open so I decided to have a little looksee.  And what do you suppose was in there.  Yup.  Bob’s Bean boots.  That’s when I decided to create my version of a Boot Camp, and dragged one of them though the kitchen and into the living room.  Since then, I have done this on a rather regular basis.  In fact, there is a pair of them sitting in there right now. Bob scolds me, but I know he doesn’t mind.  He knows I can’t hurt them and, since they weigh about as much as I do, I tire easily and take a nap.

Bob has been having a little problem with Sophie.  Not a problem really.  More a matter of divergent opinions.  You see, Sophie prefers to sleep downstairs in the living room, dining room etc.  And, at her advanced age, she has developed a penchant for scratching up the carpet.  Sophie sees nothing wrong with this as it is a normal dog trait while making their bed.  So far, Sophie has been winning.  Bob started covering the area with a large bath towel.  Well, Sophie thought that was great and proceeded to scratch it into threads.  So Bob moved on to plan B.  He surmised that she would not like walking across or laying on a sheet of heavy plastic, and he was right.  She didn’t like it at all.  The next morning, this is what he found. It’s kind of fun watching him.  He’s quite amusing when frustrated. He finally decided to change tactics.  If that is where she wanted to sleep, he would accommodate that. So he went to Goodwill and bought a big old blanket for $3.00.  So far, although it gets molested during the night, it has held up.  At the moment, it is a standoff.

Well, that’s about it for this time around. I will leave you with one more picture that Bob shot of me as I was preparing to write this blog post. I know he means well, but he can be annoying when you are trying to create. I’ve got to find some kind of toy for him to chase.

So good friends, until next time, this is your old pal Kramer signing off. And remember, keep a smile on your face and a treat in your pocket. And a shout out to my buddies at the shelter. Hang in there. There is 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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2 Responses to Kramer’s Korner

  1. Kramer, I’m surprised Bob doesn’t realize the dog always wins. It goes without saying that cats ALWAYS win, but so do doggies.


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