Kramer’s Korner

Greetings again faithful followers. It is Saturday and the weather stinks. It snowed off and on all day yesterday and they were forecasting more snow showers today. Fortunately, the temps are in the high 30’s so none of it is sticking around. In fact, it appears it is turning to rain. I just wish Mother Nature would get over herself and let Spring deliver a little warmer weather. It is April after all.

Nothing much happened the last couple of weeks, but the last few days have been eventful. I mentioned in my last post that WIGY, a radio station in Auburn Maine is holding a radio-thon all day on April 29. It is called For The Love Of Pets and it is a fund raiser for the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society. That of course is my Alma Mater, so I naturally wanted to be involved and participate in the festivities. Bob had said he would see what he could do, but reminded me that this is not TV, so don’t go getting any ideas about close ups. He would bring me if he could, but not to get my hopes up.

Well, what do you know. The morning host was thrilled at the opportunity to meet me as I suspected. He gave me free run of the place (see above picture) while he talked to Bob. I’ll have to say Bob did pretty good for an old guy. At least he was able to answer all the questions. But, when he was through, Mark, the host, wanted to get my picture (I knew this was going to happen). That’s why I took a few extra minutes that morning to do a little self grooming. At my request, Bob also took a promo shot of me and Mark. It has been out on Facebook and the radio station has posted it on their page as well. I’ll have to say the response, while not surprising, has been very positive. I’m sure it will win me some new fans. I’m thinking of hiring an agent, but I’ll wait to see if I get any other gigs or call backs.

Well, Monday, Angie, Bob’s sister in law arrives. I’m kind of excited because I love it when anyone takes the time to come and visit me….and Bob. However, it wasn’t until yesterday that Bob broke the news that while she is here, me and my car seat will be relegated to the back seat of the car. Can you imagine? There was no “would it be alright with you if Angie rides in the front seat” or “I’d appreciate it if you would let our guest ride up front while she is here”. Nope. Nothing like that. It was more of a “oh, by the way, I’m going to have to move you to the back seat while Angie is here”. That was it. Game, Set, Match. Bob knew I was not happy but didn’t seem to care. I pouted for a while, but didn’t want to overdo it for fear he would decide to just leave me home. And, in reality, when you think about it, don’t celebrities usually ride in the back of their limos? I mean, I know a Hyundai SUV is hardly a limo, but it will do for the time being. I’ll let you know how it goes.

At least I am going to look nice for my guest. I will be fresh from the groomer when she arrives and will no doubt be subject to her admiration. I’m sure she will want to pick me up and hold me. That’s permissible of course. She has had her shots and I have had mine. So as far as Covid and Rabies go, we should be fine. I just hope she is not too forward. We are meeting for the first time after all. But, at a minimum, the next week or so should be interesting. I’m sure I will have some stories to tell next time.

So, til then, this is your old pal Kramer saying “keep a smile on your face and a treat in your pocket”. And to my still homeless friends, we’re working on correcting that. I know there is a heart and a home out there that is looking for you too.



P.S. I almost forgot. Autographs have gone up from one cookie to three.

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. quiall says:

    I always knew you were a star Kramer!


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