What is Opie doing with Writing and Analyis in the Law by Helene S. Shapo? What is he doing with the Untamed Bride by Stephanie Laurens? What’s he doing with the L.A.Times Crossword and Comic section? Do you wonder what he’s doing with those things? Then perhaps you can solve the mystery.
Here’s the scenario.
We leave the house to go out for “Linner” ( Late lunch early dinner) Opies been watered, fed and walked. He’s had good fun chasing squirrels in the backyard and doing who knows what in the monkey grass that’s taller than he is. We push in all the chairs to the dining room. I move my office chair into the laundry room so that he won’t climb up on my desk and destroy things. I close my laptop ( I found a dog hair on the shift key. I think he’s started his own blog!) We believe that we’ve removed everything from his reach that he could possibly be interested in destroying.
We return and find his leash in the middle of living room, and the aforementioned books and newspapers strewn about the floor. All of these items had been out of his reach — or so we thought.
What has he been doing? Reading? Taking himself for a walk? Grading Unit 8 papers?
Let’s examine the evidence.
Hmm. the legal writing text book — Why is this out? Has Opie got a legal problem that he needs to address in writing? Could it be that he has a draft of a legal Complaint hidden somewhere ? Or has he been sued and needs to draft up an Answer to the Complaint? These ideas might be more plausible if he had five fingers including a thumb.
What about the romance novel? Is Opie addicted to womens’ fiction? Is he looking for pointers on how to romance the lady dog of his dreams? Also unlikely — Opie is missing certain parts which might make him interested in attractive lady pups. Romance is unlikely. Additionally, he might have diffculty turning the pages of the novel. Afterall, besides those other parts, he also has no thumbs.
What about the crossword comics section? The puzzle has been filled in by someone other than me. Could Opie have found the clue to the middle name of the baseball player starting with the letter “E”? Or is he enjoying the hi-jinx of Marmaduke, that zany Great Dane? Unfortunately, that thumb issue has cropped up, and quite frankly, I doubt he finds that dog funny at all. Opie has a more refined sense of humor.
And finally — the leash? What was he doing with the leash? Does Opie have a pup he walks when we’re out? The poop bag was still tied to the end so whoever he walked did not have need of it. Could he have been trying to crochet himself a little doggy jacket with it? It has been unseasonably chilly this summer in Southern California.
So what do you think?
I ask you fellow bloggers. What was Opie up to?