Friday, May 26, 2017

Silly Songs

  “OOOO, EEEE, OOOO, Ah ah ting tang, walla walla bing bang,” sang Midge over and over as she walked out of her yard and met Booker-T at the gate to his yard.
“What are you singing?” laughed Booker-T. “Sounds a little strange.”
“It's the Witch Doctor song,” said Midge.
“A witch doctor?” asked Booker-T. “Why are you singing about a witch doctor?”
“It was on the radio this morning when my owner was getting ready for work,” said Midge.
“Do witches have their own doctors?” asked Booker-T.
“I don't know,” said Midge shaking her head. “Maybe they do.”
“Do we have any witches and witch doctors living here in our town?” asked Booker-T.
“I don't know,” said Midge. “Maybe Jake knows.”

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Merry-Go-Round

 “Hey Jake!” called Midge as she and Booker-T entered Jake's yard. “What are you doing?”
“I was sleeping,” said Jake.
“Why?” asked Midge. “It's morning time now.”
“I know,” smiled Jake. “I woke up when my owner was getting ready for work and ate my breakfast and then laid down in the cool breeze on the front porch and fell asleep. What are you two doing?”
“Midge wants to go to the new park,” said Booker-T. “Do you want to go?”
“Midge,” said Jake. “You can't ride the swing. Remember, you fell off.”
“I know,” sighed Midge. “I want to ride the merry-go-round”
“Why?” asked Jake. “Why do you want to go round and round and round on that thing and get dizzy.”

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Swing

Midge and Booker-T slowly walked along the sidewalk on the way to Jake's house. As they passed the house across the street from Jake's house, they stopped and watched some kids outside swinging on the swings and going up and down on the teeter totter.
“That looks fun, Booker-T,” said Midge. “I want to do that too.”
“You can't swing on that,” said Booker-T. “How will you hang on?”
“I don't know,” said Midge. “Maybe it would go slow and I don't need to hold on.”
“You might slide off and land on the ground,” said Booker-T.
“Will you push me if I climb on it?” asked Midge.
“Maybe we better get Jake,” said Booker-T. “I think he can push it better than I can.”
“Okay,” agreed Midge as they started walking into the yard at Jake's house.
“What are you two doing?” asked Jake. “What were you looking at?”
“We were watching those kids swinging on those swings,” said Midge. “That looks like fun, Jake.”

Friday, May 5, 2017


 Midge walked around the house following her owner as she got ready to go leave and drive to work. Midge jumped onto the toilet lid and sat watching her owner as she brushed her teeth. She started at her tipping her head one way and then the other. She showed her teeth and her owner laughed at her.
“Do you want to brush your teeth, Midge?' asked her owner laughing. “Come on Midge, I have a nice treat for you that will help to clean your teeth.”
Midge leaped from the toilet seat and ran from the bathroom following her owner to the kitchen. She sat near her feet and waited as her owner pulled out this nice crispy cracker bone and handed it to her. Midge lay on the floor and chewed up the little cracker bone when her owner handed her one more. As Midge chewed up the next one, her owner prepared her bowl of fresh water and the other one with her daily food. Midge ate her breakfast and drank some water. She ran to the living room and jumped into the chair next to Snappy's tank.

Jake and Midge

Jake and Midge
Jake and Midge with Booker-T