“Before I headed out to Creepy Wallow and Ricketyback Falls to continue my gamble with dicey Mr. Fade, I stopped at Chop Louie’s in Chinablock for a bucket of verbal tea, some chow mean and a contentious bone for Ruckus.
We were just leaving when the dog saw the tail end of some orange Purr Puss nipping across the tiles of Tea Square.
He must have thought it was Emanuel Katt, so hot in fur suit, he passed the tailor, SoHi’s, with me, just a hair behind.
Like the weaner salesman said: “Thats when things went from bad to wurst.”
I stumbled, cracking my dim bulb, and the lights went out.
I awoke after a good licking from Ruckus, with the actor, Connell Oldman holding Banter’s broke back cat and looking down at me saying: ‘Quite the bump, Old Beam!’
He looked the same as when I left him tears ago.
Thats when I knew I was back in Baba Alley.
Third time stuck, I knew I could never leave again.
Oldman looked at Ruckus and said: ‘Nice dog, not too shaggy.’ ” *
- *Recorded with a short hand by preceptionist, Helen Wheels, after waking from a Baba Alley dream where she claims to have encountered her former employer, P.I. Hatrack.
- (As a slide note, Smokey Banter, of Banter’s Newsstand And Cigars has posted a reward for any information leading to the whereabouts of his cat, Emmanuel.)