Kramer’s Korner

Hello and welcome back to another installment of my life, loves, and just plain everyday living. Today, I am going to do something different. After my last post, one of my admirers asked to see more pictures of Sophie, which I thought was a great idea. So, I decided to take it one step further and turn this installment over to her, and let her write anything she wants. With that, Sophie, take it away.

Hi. I’m Sophie and I’m a little nervous. I’m not very demonstrative. Oh, I love people and other animals, but I prefer to spend my days in the yard, digging holes, napping, and barking at the UPS truck.

The next picture was me as a pup when I first came home. I am 13 years old now, so I don’t get very excited about much of anything, except maybe food. Bob and his wife adopted me when I was about one and was in a kennel in Arkansas. They saw me on the web and immediately submitted an application and I’ve lived here ever since.

For years I shared the house with Scooter, a Cocker Spaniel, another shelter dog (that’s him in the middle above), and of course, most recently Kramer. We all know which one he is. Scooter and I had a lot of good times together when we were younger. He was from Arkansas too, so we had a lot in common. When we were kids, we would often roll around and play together.

Unfortunately, he had to leave us last year, and I still miss him. There was a time when Bob used to walk us together, but we were both free spirits and usually, our spirits wanted to go in different directions. Scooter wanted to sniff everything and I wanted to run. If I ever got an opportunity to back out of my collar and break for the woods, I took it, much to the chagrin of Bob. and I also have always had a desire to chase cars, even to this day. As a result, I relegated myself to wearing a harness whenever we go out. I’m not as rambunctious as I used to be, but recently I got a shot at taking myself for a walk, until Bob finally caught up with me. Boy, did that feel good. There’s a spark in the old gal yet.I have to admit though, I’m starting to feel my age. Takes a little longer to stand up, kind of like Bob.

For years I have been on thyroid medication and have had a bum back leg. But I still have moments where I try to chase Kramer. He’s just a little faster then I am. I am still not crazy about riding in the car. Never have been. If you want to go and leave me home, I’m good with that. I’ll be waiting right here by the door when you get back.

And, unlike Kramer, I have never liked toys. I would rather go find a quiet place without all that squeaking. He has one toy that is his real go to and I have to admit, there have been times when I wanted to grab it and drop it in the toilet.

Well, that’s about it, other then opening my photo album and showing you a few pictures.

Thanks to Kramer for giving me a chance to really introduce myself and to one of Kramer’s followers for asking. It was nice to meet you all. I’ll give it back to Kramer now.

Hi, Kramer again. So now you have officially met Sophie. I’ve got to admit, she is one of the nicest, gentlest ladies I know. At night, we share Bob. I curl up on his lap, and Sophie settles down next to his recliner while we both get our strokes. It doesn’t get any better then that.

I’m going to sign off now, and will bring you up to date on the happenings in my next installment. Bob had another free Animal Vaccination Clinic a week ago Saturday, and there was a Bicentennial parade on the 21st and the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society had a float in it. I didn’t get to participate as I can’t walk too far, and of course, they were showcasing some of my homeless friends. I hope it helped So, until next time, keep a smile on your face and a treat in your pocket.

So long for now


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. Thank you. She’s beautiful in every single way.


  2. scifihammy says:

    Lovely to meet you Sophie πŸ˜€ You are an adorable grand Lady.
    Thank you Kramer for sharing your post with Sophie today πŸ˜€


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