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Monday, September 8, 2008

The Mayor of Pine Street

Meet The Mayor of Pine Street. He's not real tall, but he's stocky. He hangs around in front of his manor and greets his constituents as they pass by. Some come by just to meet with him and he will hang out over the fence and listen to what they have to say. He always has time and no appointment is ever needed. The more the merrier.

He especially loves to have the younger residents stop by. And his all time favorite visitors are the mail delivery folks. Every now and then, much to the chagrin of his staff, he will go for a walk on his own to meet with folks if he gets the chance. He even gets Christmas cards!

Everyone knows his name and while he doesn't talk much, he knows everyone by sight. He even gets a mite upset if you don't stop and at least say hello if you are walking by. Matter of fact, he takes it right personal if you don't!

Hizzoner is like most politicians. They all seem to have a flaw and it seems even the Mayor of Pine Street is no exception - he just can't hold his likker!

Yes, hizzoner has a name. Bear. Bear came to us as a pound puppy and he looked like a little bear cub. The folks at the pound said he was a "Lab mix", but we never did figure out what kind of lab he was mixed in.

The vet says he resembles a Flat-Coated Retriever and indeed, if you wander around the AKC website you'll see one that looks quite like our beloved Mayor.

Hizzoner meets with one of his constituents from down the street.

Enjoy what's left of summer!



Stephanie Frieze said...

What a fun post, VW. Lab mixes are some of the sweetest poopies around! Thank you for sharing Bear with us.

Kim Thompson said...

Ah, sweet!

Lorraine Hart said...

I'd vote for him in a heartbeat!!

JosephMcG said...

Plsyful, witty post... with a whole lot of wisdom too... thank you... Joseph