Saturday, April 18, 2020

Essentially Here



by Biscuit, Carrie Kennersly's dog in the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries by Linda O. Johnston


Arf and woof.  Yep, hi, it's Biscuit yet again.  I barked at my human Carrie Kennersly till she said I could blog here today. When she blogged last month, she'd already mentioned that whatever-it-is virus that's spreading around humans, but fortunately it doesn't seem to be affecting dogs, or at least not much.


Which is why I've tried to make it clear to Carrie that her wonderful Barkery and Biscuits shop, where she sells her special, healthy dog treats, is an essential business. Dogs need to stay healthy. They need to eat stuff, including healthy treats. So there. And although a lot of businesses are being forced to shut down, our Barkery has stayed open.


Carrie has also been able to keep her Icing on the Cake store open. Is it as essential? Well, it does sell food for humans. Treats for them. So far, she's managed to convince people it's as essential as grocery stores, or at least no one has insisted that she shut it down, fortunately.


This atmosphere among humans is so strange. Unfortunately, some are dying, and not from the murders that Carrie had gotten used to solving, even though she resisted the idea. It's been a while since the last one, at least.  The most recent murder she solved was described in For a Good Paws, the fifth book in the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries written by Linda O. Johnston.


And now--well, I'll just settle back in at the Barkery and wait for customers to arrive. They do come here, though not as often as before, and they stay far apart till they can get to the counter and choose their dog treats.


Stay safe, humans.

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