An optimistic end-of-year submission by Walter the Pug, of Victoria Abbott's book collector mysteries, The Christie Curse and The Sayers Swindle.
Walter here! I’m not going to lie to you: my buddies and I may have over-indulged this holiday season.
The big orange-furred human (the one called Mick) was less than pleased when he discovered that my dog buddy Cobain and I ate the old fruit cake. I’m not sure why, I saw the date on the label and it said Kroger’s 1941. It WAS soaked in rum though but that is probably how the Moon Landing newspapers met their unfortunate demise. On that note, I would like to discuss some New Year’s resolutions.
Eat better. Remember, just because it smells like food, it may not be food. Case in point the pumpkin pie candle incident of 2011. Maybe try just sticking to the stuff they put in my bowl.
Be more generous. I am going to make a concerted effort to share the tennis ball more with Cobain, even though he might run straight to the cops with it!
Get more sleep. With all the hubbub that goes on around here, I’m not always getting my full 21 hours.
And finally, keep my nose out of things. Michael Kelly’s Fine Antiques is a virtual smorgasbord of scents and sniffing can get you into trouble. Drunken fruit cake kind of trouble. I sure hope Jordan makes the same resolution, because her nosiness is always getting us into a jam and I’m getting a little long in the tooth to keep coming to her rescue. Although, I am a sucker for a pretty lady with liver-snaps in her pocket.
So, Friends, whatever this New Year brings, I hope it’s less trouble and much more fun than the last. Happy 2014!
As part of the seasonal spirit, we are giving away a book every day of December here at Killer Characters. To win a copy of The Sayers Swindle, all you need to do is answer Walter’s question in a comment. Walter wants to know if you’ve ever made a resolution …that you’ve kept. Feel free to substitute a comment from your pet.
We’re waiting! Oh, and by the way, if you already own The Sayers Swindle, we're happy to substitute a Walter the Pug tote bag.