Kramer’s Korner

Hello and welcome to another chapter in the ever evolving life of me, Kramer. Here again to talk about whatever happens to be on my mind at the time. As you can see from my picture above, I have recently exercised some “kick back and relax” moments, mostly because we have been getting some wicked bad rain storms. Not that we don’t need the rain, but there is a difference between showers and downpours. Showers don’t result in flood warnings. But at least it spared Bob the necessity of running around with a hose, trying to grow some grass. I’ll have to say, the front yard looks a lot better, even if there are a lot of weeds out there. Green is green, right?

Last time we talked, I mentioned that Bob has been volunteering at the shelter more. A couple of weeks ago, he participated in a Free Vaccination Clinic provided by the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society. People from throughout the county were encouraged to bring their cats and dogs in for free Rabies and Distemper shots and they took advantage of the opportunity.

Due to the time it takes to pre-register the pets, fill out the necessary forms, provide tags, and actually administer the shots, they were only able to provide shots for forty families over four hours, but several families brought two or more pets. I understand they will also be holding a walk up clinic which I am told moves a lot faster. It was a big success and one that is looked forward to by the communities. They have another one planned for July and again in August.

One of the perks while waiting was the availability of free dog and cat food and free collars and leashes. That is what Bob did, driving the van back to the warehouse for more supplies, bringing fresh water for the pets, and handing out the food. He said it was a rewarding experience to do this for people who were very grateful to get it. That’s why he has signed up to participate in the next two.

I haven’t been going out with Bob as much because he won’t leave me in the car on warm days. Even with the windows left slightly open, on a 70 degree day, it only takes 20 minutes for a parked car to heat up to 100 degrees. So, even though I get mad sometimes when he doesn’t take me with him, I know he is only doing it for my own good. But, I still get to go a few places. Bob likes getting out too, so I’m sure he will be looking for something we can enjoy together.

Well, I guess that’s about it for this time. This is your old bud Kramer saying “keep a smile on your face and a treat in your pocket”. And to my still homeless friends, there is someone looking for you as hard as you are for them. Trust me.

See ya


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. scifihammy says:

    I love your photo Kramer and am amazed at how supple you are πŸ™‚
    Great to hear that Bob was able to help with food etc for those in need. It is a rewarding experience to share with others. πŸ™‚
    And yes! Green is definitely green – as my lawn is mostly weeds too! πŸ˜€


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