This month's masthead was inspired by this song from The Boss. As much as I'd like to bare my Sylvia Plath side, Mr. Wild Dingo would be mortified if I went with my original idea theme, Paint it Black. Hang on, Internet, you'll understand in a minute.
Mr. Wild Dingo's nick name while in the Navy was "Scooter." I didn't know him in the Navy, and I never call him "Scooter," but when I hear Springsteen sing "Bad Scooter searching for his groove," I can bust a stitch laughing. You see, Mr. Wild Dingo likes to think of himself as totally bad ass. But I don't know how bad ass anyone can be when a certain Siberian Hussy has him wrapped around her pretty white paw.
Mr. Wild Dingo is about as bad ass as a basket of kittens.
I'll bet you may have noticed that posting has been a bit light lately. It's time to fess up a little. I've been sick most of the summer. O.K., all of the summer. "Ah-ha," you're thinking, "that explains last month's header!" These days I have just about enough in me to walk or bike the dogs and crash for long afternoon naps. Being sick is the single most reason why I taught the dogs to pull the bike. But seriously, if napping were an extreme sport, I could totally go pro by now. I contemplated it but couldn't figure out how rest days and recovery naps would figure into a training plan. It got all too confusing. So I napped on it.
I'd be happy to share more with you but let's face it Internet, nobody wants to hear about people's aches and pains. Y'all come here to be entertained. The only aches and pains you want to hear about are the ones inflicted on me by the cracker and the criminal. And boy, oh boy, I have about 187 post ideas on their latest shenanigans. They will have to keep until it doesn't take me a week to write one simple post, like this one.
But I wanted to tell you that I'm still here. I still love you readers----all twelve of you!
So stick around. I promise we'll find our groove and be back with lots of silly stories from the cracker and the criminal.
Searching for our Groove
hoping you feel better soon. I like to read your doggy tales...
Hoping you find your groove again real soon, we love reading what shenanigans the Cracker and the Criminal have been up to. Maybe you need some more of that healing Swiss air or some of the healing waters from my town here in Spain 🙂
sorry to hear you are not well. Hope yu feel better real soon 🙂
We hope that each day brings you a bit more good health and strength. We will be here when you are ready.
Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning
aherm, you forgot to count me - 13. you have 13 readers. ha ha. on a serious note, I hope you get well soon. I love your writing and always look forward to your posts. do what you need to do to take care of yourself and we'll still be here when you return, all 13 of us.
I'm sorry you've had such a rotten summer! Here's hoping that you have a great fall to make up for it!
I'm so sorry to hear this! Keep taking really good care of yourself. I love your writing and look forward to reading your posts when you're up for it. Sending healing thoughts!
I understand shoe leather is good for what ails you. I have it on good authority...
I got the nickname "scooter" after losing a drinking contest with some east European French Foreign Legionnaires in Djibouti, while playing chicken in a pool at the edge of the Red Sea. We were there doing coordinated ops with the French Navy during the cold war. Great memories, lousy nickname.
Sorry you've had such a crummy summer. The Skinny Li'l Dog and the Big Red Dog send many positive fur balls and cold nose pokes for better days ahead.
Being sick is no fun. We hope the cracker and the criminal entertain you sufficiently until you're better. Love all your posts!