A tell-tale tail

Trading Post BannerPreviously: “That part is easy, First-Sergeant—the difficult part is dealing with the folks across Devil Track Lake.”

“What folks across the lake, Colonel?”

“The ones we expect to try to take over this stockade—AND who we believe murdered the man who was going to turn this back into a trading post,” Mac replied, “Those were my orders as of our stay in Danger Bay.”

“You and I, First-Sergeant, will prepare the stockade. US Marshal, District of Cook and Moosehead Counties McIntyre and his deputies will deal with them.”

“You guys get all the fun!”

Season Ten—Chapter Five—Outpost—Episode 8… “Your concept of ‘fun’ and mine are just a little different, Boomer.”

“I don’t find cleaning, fun, Mac.”

“The Colonel didn’t appoint you ‘First-Sergeant’ so you could have fun.”

The trading post has a good view of the lake

“The Colonel didn’t appoint you ‘First-Sergeant’ so you could have fun.”

“I get that, Carl. And I can’t help but notice you’ve been ‘assigned’ to keep Flutters amused.”

“Now that’s a low-blow,” Mac’s rumble morphed into a laugh, “Now I REALLY am missing Yatkowsky being here with us!”

“And you thought THAT couldn’t happen!”

“I thought it couldn’t happen,” Flutters squawked, “He left me with you—and the ‘Brown and White’ for companions.”

“Why are you going-off on People-Dog Mac?” Daisy quizzed—with tail a-wag, “He’s never given you grief.”

“Yeah, Flutters,” Boomer helpfully chimed-in, “You could have been assigned to me AND Daisy.”

“I’ll just shut-up, now,” Flutters squeaked.

“Begging your pardon, Colonel,” Boomer smiled, “Do we really need Daisy’s assistance here?”

Daisy’s tail began to wag—she KNEW what “People-Dog” Boomer was about to ask…

The colonel smiled, “I believe K9 Trooper Daisy would be an asset to the marshals, her lack of opposable-digits, essential to our task here, requires her reassignment to them.”


Flutters looked at Daisy’s now-furiously wagging tail, “CRAP!

To be continued…


About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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6 Responses to A tell-tale tail

  1. Chris Shouse says:

    AR-OOOOO to you too 🙂

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  2. Daisy Boardman says:

    “AR-ROOO!!!” “AR-ROOO!!!” “AR-ROOO!!!” “AR-ROOO!!!” “AR-ROOO!!!”

    Liked by 2 people

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