Posted by Miss Marcia on February 25, 2000 at 18:46:58:
In Reply to: Lookin' For Hector posted by She Who Tracks La Longue Carabine on February 25, 2000 at 18:01:11:
: Evenin', Miss Marcia!
: I been trampin' these woods all day lookin for my hound. Have ye seen anything of . . . . .? Well, fer land sakes, there he is! He was trottin' along with me and Hurry Harry and Sheriff Twigg last night on the path to Bumppo's just as quiet as can be, and all of a sudden he's nowhere to be found, and now I find him all curled up asleep on yer veranda like he's took over the house. How comes he to be here?
Well, Howdy, She! Y'all come on in and set a spell. You're wonderin' about Hector's bein' here at my house, eh? Well, I don't rightly know why, but he showed up here last night as I was mopin' around...I mean, RELAXIN'...on the front porch. He seemed ever so anxious to be friends with me, what with lickin' my foot, and give me sweet little snuffles, and eager whines. It was obvious to me that this here dog needed some tender lovin' care. No offense, She, but maybe you've let your Quest for Yon Longhunter take over your life to the point that you've forgotten all about your best friend, here. A dog deserves better than THAT, ya know. Y'all ought to be ashamed. Why this pup was purely starvin' for some good vittles, and I gave him a whole platter full of roast turkey that I had made for someone who was apparently otherwise DE-tained last night.
Hector seemed to like my food and my attention just fine, and he hasn't shown the slightest inclination to leave my side all day long. Say, She, if you're about to head off to the woods again for another of your wilderness treks, what say you leave ol' Hector here with me, just until your return? Why, he's gettin' up there in years, doncha know, and all that lopin' along the trails behind you can't be good for him, now can it? He needs a warm bed by a cozy fire, and lots and lots of good things to eat. It's the least you can do for a hound that's been your loyal companion for so many years, don't you agree?
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