Kramer’s Korner

Hello again everyone. Kramer here. Well, the weather has started to cooperate although it is kind of erratic. In the last couple of weeks we have had a few days in the nineties and others that started in the fifties. However, currently we are rocking along in the seventies and that suits me just fine.

Bob has been spending more time at the Humane Society shelter. Besides his weekly route picking up donations from local businesses, he frequently volunteers to be a driver, carrying dogs and cats and rabbits between the shelter and the vet and sometimes, I get to go. In fact, we are going to take a cat and a rabbit to the vet this coming Friday. Sometimes we go in the van and others he just loads them in our car. Either way is fine with me.

From time to time the shelter will receive a shipment of dogs from other kennels, mostly from the South. Of course, being up here in Maine, virtually everything is to our south so that would make sense. Recently, we had a van load arrive from Oklahoma. All are given thorough exams, shots, and, if not already, are neutered or spayed. Any medical issues are corrected and then they are micro-chipped before becoming eligible for adoption. I am happy to say that most, if not all the dogs and puppies on this trip have been adopted.

Since the shelter is a resource for an entire county, one way they help the communities is to provide food to more rural areas that run their own pet pantries. From time to time, Bob and I make a run to one of these towns to replenish their inventories. A couple of weeks ago we took a trip to Canton Maine, a small community about 35 minutes north of the shelter. We had never been there so it was an adventure for both of us and they were happy to receive the shipment. I, of course, did not assist in the unloading as I was busy guarding the van, a very important job which I take very seriously. I know that’s why Bob brings me with him.

Friday, Bob and I went over to visit his wife and on the way, he stopped at a nursery to buy some geraniums to plant. It is beautiful where she is and it was a gorgeous day. While there, we traveled down by the yacht basin and Bob stopped to snap a picture. I’ve never been on a boat, but they look interesting. Maybe one of these days I’ll get a chance.

Well, I guess that’s about it for this time. Glad we could get together. Hope to see you again in a couple of weeks. Until then, keep a smile on your face and a treat in your pocket. This is your old friend Kramer signing off.

So long,


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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5 Responses to Kramer’s Korner

  1. Paul says:

    Kramer, I noticed you skipped over the part about spayed or neutered very quickly, I CAN UNDERSTAND…..BE CAREFUL. LOL.


  2. scifihammy says:

    Dear Kramer, I’m so glad that you are helping Bob with all the needy pets at the shelter. It is such a worthwhile job and I love the photo of you in the front of the car, “helping”! πŸ˜€
    I am also happy that you helped Bob plant the flowers for his wife, She would be very glad to know that you are keeping Bob busy and helping him through each day. πŸ™‚


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