Thursday, November 27, 2008

In Today's Paper

I have a regular "gig" in the Paducah Sun. In a section called

Local bloggers are featured, and we are given assignments to write about. Today's topic was
When I think Turkey Day I think...

And I wrote:

… about a soggy oyster and Rex, my childhood mutt.

Rex always proudly greeted people with a gift. He would pick up whatever was immediately available: a scrap of paper, a leaf, my dirty underwear out of the laundry pile. He strutted around with his treasure, offering it to any worthy hand. One Thanksgiving, our next door neighbors ate at our house. My best friend, 11-year-old Sandy, didn’t appreciate the oyster he found in his stuffing, but was too polite to leave it on his plate.

Rex had never been fed a morsel from the table, but would lie quietly underneath, waiting for the meal to end, when he would “gift” us with any dropped napkins.

I can still hear my mother’s shriek, when, two hours after the meal, Rex dropped Sandy’s soggy oyster into her outstretched hand, proud as ever.


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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Enjoy your oysters, and hug your hounds


  1. Patience,
    I hope you and your waggle have a wonderful thanksgiving.

    I have a whippet, who will go un-named, that likes to leave my socks and underwear in the living room. Sigh.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the Whippets, Patience!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. We are thankful today for our wonderful friends, however virtual they may be, and we are proud to number you among them

    gussie n teka

  4. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Day!
    Kisses and hugs

  5. We are trying to figure out why Rex did not eat the oyster. We eat everything that falls from the table.

  6. Patience, We are interested to know what was Rex's reaction when he hear you mum shriek after he had handed her his treasure. I try to picture it and think that it must be very interesting. hee...

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and the whippets.


  7. that's a cute story. we like to show off our gifts too. we hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving.


  8. We are wondering if Madison would eat an oyster? We had breakfast at a wonderful jewish deli on Wednesday, and she just loved the smoked kipper ... silly puppy!


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