— Time for a trip behind the Cheddar Curtain for the hooman staff and me and Mr. Bear.  Mr. Bear has claimed shotgun, and I got the prime good visibility acoustic salvo firing position. –

Since Angus has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, it has been quite the debate at The Ainsley Institute of Scientific Studies and Advanced Bunny Killing on a new canine staffer for me.  Catman, aka Daddy, is arguing for another Scottie – while Mama wants a Golden Retriever, like they had for nearly 15 years in the 90’s and 00’s.  Personally, I liked just being a solitary soldier.

However, Mama has apparently won the discussion.  She found a breeder behind the Cheddar Curtain in my home state of Wisconsin who might – might – have pups available late this year.

All that will be required will be a multipage questionairre, complete with essay, pictures describing the Ainsley Insitute (why they can’t just read my blog, I don’t know – but Mama made me swear that under no circumstances will we reveal the existence of my blog to the breeder, for some crazy reason).  And we must send in a deposit.  Then, we have to go behind the cheddar curtain in a few days for an interview/interrogation from the breeder.


– my conception of what the breeder’s interview/interrogation room will look like, minus the waterboarding and electric shock apparatus, which they wheel in later –

Oh, and did I mention the price?  Well, let’s just say the Golden must not have Golden fur, but Gold Plated Armor, cause he will be quite pricy!  But come to think of it, Gold Armor might come in handy on my patrols.  He can take the acoustic salvo fire, and I can think sneak behind the assailants like a short legged brindle PBARCC and Google wearing ninja!

So this might work out after all.


Captain Ainsley McKenna