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The McBickly Accord
At just after noon today a spokesperson for the McBickly family indicated that, following months of negotiation and many setbacks, an agreement had been reached between the McBicklys and their dogs, three Beagles, that would curb the Beagles’ explosive response to drivers from FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service. The dogs, who represented themselves in the talks, signaled their contentment by...
Culture: Stories & Lit
Somebody’s Been to the Vet
Beagle
Alice, a Beagle, enters the living room, where Comet, another Beagle, is napping on the loveseat. Comet lifts his head and sniffs. Comet: Somebody’s been to the vet.Alice: Right-o.Comet: Treats?Alice: That chicken-mush baby food and Pill Pockets.Comet: Pills?Alice: Probably, somewhere. Didn’t chew.Comet: Smart. You sick?Alice: Thanks for noticing. Colitis.Comet: Metronidazole twice a day with...
Culture: Stories & Lit
Howl: The Cattle May be Lowing
But two hounds get it said
The tree is decorated, the stockings are hung, the Yule fire burns low and, according to an old tradition, at midnight on Christmas Eve … the animals speak. COMET (Beagle, about age four): You think that’s Alex Trebek’s real hair?AJAX (also a Beagle, somewhat Comet’s senior, waking): What? C: Alex Trebek. You think that’s a hairpiece?A: I’ll tell you who wears a piece is that Bob Barker.C: No...