(*with aPologies to Peggy Atwood....)
Silas found the Stellers Jays' peanuts last week.
He liked them. Apparently peanuts taste very good with a side serving of yellow duck boot.
As a result, I put him outside on the deck with his partner in crime. He felt the need to protest.
Please note these windows had been washed the day before by my dear friend Johnny, who loves washing windows and does a Very Good Job.
However, Silas likes to leave his mark.
When the howling didn'twork, he tried a fetching smile.
And when that didn't work....
he ate a chair.
Does this expression look apologetic to you?
Silas is thinking of taking up acting.
In addition to mournful expressions, I believe he'll be a natural at chewing the scenery...
Had lunch in Bellingham yesterday with the SiWC Contest Assistants Rose Holck and Kathy Chung. (Rosie has another blog here, too. A blog-a-minute, that girl!)
The business part of our meeting went like this:
"You in this year?"
Not much standing on ceremony, I admit. But the contest is coming again, naturally, and the deadline will be September 5th this year. Check out the SiWC site for details.
The non-business part of our meeting was pretty fun, too. But since my camera was sitting on the kitchen counter, ready for dog-crime-scene documentation, I forgot it for the trip to Bellingham, so you'll just have to take my word for it.
I just had word that Vancouver's Poet Laureate is launching his latest book. I met George McWhirter at SiWC last year, and he is a charming and highly accomplished writer. I LOVE the cover for his new book THE ANACHRONICLES, published by Ronsdale Press. If you are able to wish him well, you may do so at the Our Town Cafe (245 East Broadway, Vancouver), on Tuesday, April 22, from 7:00–9:00 p.m. This event is being held in conjunction with BC Book and Magazine Week.