The Beagles of Summer

barks between beagles,“What’s wrong? You look sad.”

“I’m a beagle. A hound. A beagle hound. I always look sad.”

“When food is on the way, you don’t look sad. When you are in hot pursuit of a squirrel you don’t look sad.”

“I guess you’re right. I don’t always look sad.”

“So everything is okay?”

“No, I’m sad.”

“But you –”

“Just because I look sad almost all the time doesn’t mean I can’t be sad, too.”

“Oh good grief!”


“Why are you sad, for Heaven’s sake?”

Boys of Summer just came on the radio.”


Nobody on the road… Nobody on the beach… I feel it in the air… The summer’s out of reach. Pretty much sums it up. Another summer is gone, again.”

“Oh, you are so dramatic.”

“I didn’t do hardly anything on my summer bucket list.”

“You have a summer bucket list?”


“What’s on it?”

“Get a tan.”

“You’re covered with fur. What else?”

“We didn’t go anywhere.”

“We went to boarding a lot.”

“That’s not the same.”

“Rocco followed you around all day that one time.”

“Yeah, he did, didn’t he.”

“See, you had a pretty good summer. Besides, fall means fewer flies, gnats, fleas.”

“I do get tired of scratching.”

“Cooler weather. It’s not as humid.”

“You’ve got a point.”

“And are you ready for the cherry on top?”

“I know what you’re going to say!”

“Candy corn!”

“Candy corn!”

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