Well, Amigos, The Red Man is back. He’s been on a Cyberspace Trip to end all cyberspace travels and has found the view from the Middle to be a fine one – a stop below the Top where evidently Paw Licker Annie and Smokey Lonesome Ollie have happily climbed in the past three years (I saw them recently and they seemed relieved I’d made it to the Middle) and two stops past the Bottom where it was so dark I couldn’t see my own shadow. I haven’t found Tennis Ball Obsessed Chelsea yet, but someone told me most of the labs hang out around the tennis courts so I’ve been trying to locate the Re-Creation Area. No luck as of this writing.

Annie and Ollie looked better than I’d seen them in centuries and told me they’d put in Paw Snaps and Twirls for me when I came up for a promotion. They were a little vague on when promotions take place around here…something about Time standing still. Sigh.

So what’s new and what’s up at Casa de Canterbury…I took a peek this Memorial Day weekend and what to my wandering eyes should appear but Squirrel Chaser Spike and eight tiny reindeer. Heh, heh…my little joke for the millennium. I didn’t see the first reindeer, but I did see a new face playing in the back yard.

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Spike has a new Sister – seriously?

I mean, I’m not in any position to be judgmental these days, but have the ashes even cooled yet…Geez Louise. Borders on disrespect, if you ask me, but then I don’t get many calls for opinions from Below since the Middle isn’t connected via standard cell phone towers. Special reception required.

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Uh, oh…could spell trouble for Spike

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Watch out now. Careful, Big Guy.

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Give her an inch…

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…and she’ll take a mile.

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Aw, look how sweet Sister is.

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Maybe Spike can trust Sister

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Maybe NOT!!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SuperSis…

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OMG, it’s The Red Man on steroids

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I need to lie down

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Deliver me.

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SuperSis is a Hot Mess

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I own this home…trust me.

Honey, The Red Man trusts you on that one and foresees a troubled future for Spike and the Casa.

As for the old woman Slow and Pretty, well the old Earth Adage about what goes around comes around is apparently going to give them a fine lesson in Re-In- Karma, and The Red Man says so be it.

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Sister Girl has a bad case of Separation Anxiety which I’m sad to say I had a dose of myself when I left on my Cyberspace Trip and said my final goodbyes.

All’s well that ends well, as The Red Man has always been fond of saying, and here I am stuck in the Middle with you…and my old Amigo Percy who has been a great navigator for me. When I kept asking him to get me out of there, this wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, but then no plan is perfect.

It feels good to be back. Stay tuned.