SPAL: What did I tell you about hugging legs. I think he’s a boy anyway.
HB: But he smells good…like a chewey-chew.
SPAL: ***rolls his eyes*** I’m not so sure his Mummsy would approve.
HB: I get in trouble when I bite Phil down the street, and I get into trouble when I hug legs. What’s the deal?
SPAL: ***shake his head and looks to Clancy*** Please forgive my stupid brother. Anyway, what kind of fur-peep are you?
HB: I’m part poodle. ***he circles around Clancey*** You sure don’t look like one.So who’s is your proud parent?
C: My mom is Julie Flanders.
SPAL: Does your she write, draw, or paint? Our Mummsy writes.
C: She writes. Good thing she doesn’t even try to draw or paint because she is the world’s worst at both. She wrote a novel called Polar Night that was published this year and is currently working on another novel called The Ghosts of Aquinnah.
HB: Our Mummsy doesn’t draw, either. She doodles.
SPAL: Yeah. She doodles flowers, hearts, and arrows when she gets stuck on a story. Hey! Do you like hanging out with her while she works on her projects?
C: I do. If I had my way, my mom wouldn’t go to her day job because I just like when we are home together. She also always wants me to go for walks with her but honestly I hate that. I’m a couch potato and don’t see the point of walking around in circles at the park.
SPAL: We don’t like it when Mummsy goes to work either. We love to be with her. It doesn’t matter what she’s doing walking, sitting, typing…
HB: We really love it when she cooks. So when she’s working on her stuff where do you like to sit? I like being at her feet. They’re quite tasty, you know.
SPAL: We like the couch, too. Especially the pillows. They’re the best.
HB: Yeah. Especially when Daddy-o sits with us and we eat Twizzlers and pretzels. What do you to nosh on with your Mummsy? And would you be willing to share?
C: My mom and I both love cheese and we could live on it. If I hear the word cheese I come running and I don’t care what kind of cheese it is, it’s all good. I don’t share my cheese with anyone, especially not Nate.
HB: Well, that’s not very nice.
SPAL: Well, you’re one to speak. ***he looks to Clancy*** Where can we find your Mummsy’s book?
SPAL: Thanks for coming today, Clancy.
HB: Yeah. Even though you don’t share.
SPAL: Before you go, please go visit Writers of Mass Distraction. Authors for Oklahoma have started their giveaway for 10 dollar donations to The American Red Cross.
Lots of licks, to all you nice people!