Friday, July 6, 2018

A guilty conscience

By Wylie Hudson

Dear friends. My blog is a bit late this week because it was very difficult to write. I’m sure that you all think that because I am Hobo’s brother, my soul is lily pure as Hobo’s was, but this isn’t the case. I have a horrible secret vice, and it’s time to bare my soul. I am a Squirrel Chaser.

Hobo was always able to help me contain this evil urge, but, now that he’s gone, I find it breaking out more and more often. I was sitting quietly beside Mom on the sun deck a couple of evenings ago when one of the critters ran by me and tickled my nose with his tail and I was off like a shot.

When he saw this, he made a desperate leap for the top of the fence but his leap was a bit short, and he fell right into my waiting jaws. Just as I was about to snap my jaws shut, I heard a high pitched scream. WYLIEEEE, don’t you dare! I never knew you were a SQUIRREL CHASER!

This was my low point when I realized that I was becoming out of control and joined Squirrel Chasers Anonymous. This is helping somewhat, but it will take time. It does help to stand among my fellow addicts and say, “My name is Wylie and I am a Squirrel Chaser.” After a glance at my stop watch, I continue, “It’s been 18 minutes since I’ve chased a squirrel.” After a round of supportive barks from my fellow addicts, I sit back down and do feel better for a slightly longer time each day.

Wish me luck, my friends, because I’m going to need all the support I can get.


About Hobo

This was Hobo Hudson, my doggy brother, a little terrier mix with black fur. He became famous after his first attempt at writing stories, which was an article published in the newsletter of our local animal shelter, the same shelter in which I ended up years later before Hobo and his parents adopted me. Hobo’s fame quickly spread as he made a name for himself as a business dog and an adventurer. To keep his memory alive, my doggy sister, my three kitty siblings and I, Wylie Hudson, are continuing his blog. Our mom is the blog’s editor.

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