Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dog Days


Iced Chiffon
Duffy Brown
Berkley Prime Crime



It’s the dog days in Savannah and speaking of big dogs…Bruce Willis here. 

Not that one, the other Bruce Willis. Me!
Once upon a time I didn’t have such a great life so I ran away and took up living under Reagan Summerside’s front porch. Don’t know why I chose her. Maybe because at the moment Reagan’s life sucked almost as much as mine.

But she’s an okay gal, even shared her McNuggets and fries with me but kept the martinis all to herself. I mean to tell you I could have done with a martini or two on these hot summer nights.

Reagan has a consignment shop on the first floor of her half-restored Victorian. She and her Auntie KiKi who lives next door were going to name me Calvin Klein to fit in with the upscale clothes she takes in. (Good Grief!)  One look at my mangled left ear, crooked tail and scared snout not to mention my questionable linage and they had to know I was much better suited as Bruce Willis.

Life is good right now. Reagan says I’m the worse watch dog on the planet but I sure do make a lot of friends. If I fake a limp I can usually finesse a cookie or two from the customers and if I sit in front of the fridge long enough I get my daily dog…hotdog that is.



Life as the other Bruce Willis isn’t half bad. The dog days here in Savannah are made for me snoozing in the shade and maybe one day I can get a slurp of Reagan’s peach martini. And you wonder what dogs dream of when they're napping. 

So, what are you doing these dog days in August? I'll have Reagan send you an Iced Chiffon tote if  I choose your name.

14 comments:

  1. I'm spending the dog days of summer with my head buried in schoolwork. It's the last two weeks of coursework for me before gaining my Bachelor's degree in Human Resources. Believe me, once I get those final grades in and the relief factor sinks in, I'll be ready to do some playing!

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    1. Oh, Shel. I wish you tons of luck these last few weeks. Congrats on getting your degree!!! Wonderful!!! Now you can celebrate and have some time off...I hope! You must be so proud!!
      Hugs

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  2. I'll be painting my kitchen and the spare bedroom. *sigh* But! The spare room will be all spiffy in case you want to come visit Halifax! Bring Bruce :-)

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    1. Zita, I just might take you up on that. I so love Halifax. Have a wonderful fall. You live in God's country.
      I love redecorating and painting. Makes things look so nice and fresh. Post some pics on Facebook so we can all see.

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  3. Strange things are happening in Threadville this month. Maybe we'll help Willow solve some mysteries.

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    1. I love Threadville and tell everyone about it every chance I get. So many neat characters.

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  4. Hi Bruce! I spend the dog days of summer huddled in the air conditioning. Between the pollen and the heat, going outside is a miserable experience.

    Cathy AJ

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    1. Hi, Cat Baset
      the humidity is so bad here in Savannah it even makes my short hair curl. Keep cool.

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  5. You'd think the dog days in Tennessee would be hot and miserable, wouldn't you? But they really aren't so bad in northeast Tennessee. The mountains help, I guess. Anyway, August is usually more tolerable in Blue Plum than it is in central Illinois.

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    1. Glad to hear some where is nice. Seems the whole rest of the country is in bake mode. Then again Blue Plum is always delightful.

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  6. I'm spending a lot of time these dog days of summer reading cozy mysteries in the air conditioning. Can't wait to read this one!

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  7. Duffy, I'm obeying my dogs (aka Office Staff) as they demand to go out and come back in QUICKLY. They don't like the heat!

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  8. Hi Everyone.

    Thanks for chatting. I picked Bev and Zita to win a tote. Email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com.
    Anyone else wanting Iced Chiffon goodies send along your snail address and Duffy will mail you stuff.
    Have a good weekend and enjoy these last dog days of summer.

    the other...Bruce Willis

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  9. I am planning a wedding in the spring(my younger daughter) and taking care of dogs and my mother.....I can't wait to read about Bruce Willis as I have a Jack Russell named Tucker!

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