Saturday, December 20, 2014

Wilma's Last Sales Pitch Before Christmas

The reason her bed is soaking wet is she was deeply involved in her bone. The reason the floor in the foreground is scratched is she was deeply involved in a squirrel outside the window, and she thought it would make sense to try to get him.

I distracted her with fine reading material.

 
(As an aside, it is next to impossible to photograph her tail because it's always moving.)

But she seems calm now. Her tail is slowing down. She's—

She's literally a dog, not a literary dog.

(mostly) comic essays for the actor in your life

"Intelligent escapism" for the armchair adventurer in your life

Buy, read, enjoy, review! And thank you for another great year.

21 comments:

William Kendall said...

Quite an ad for the book, even though your spokesdoggie quickly gets distracted!

Petrea Burchard said...

She might prefer to represent partially-chewed Nylabones.

Ms M said...

A literary rep in training, I see. Good girl, Wilma!

TheChieftess said...

Ohhh...she's got personality!!!

Petrea Burchard said...

As long as you are not a squirrel, a cat or a dog she will be happy to work out a deal with you.

altadenahiker said...

I see Wilma has topped and tailed her nylabone.

Petrea Burchard said...

She was methodical, Hiker, completing one end before starting the other.

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

Now sales will go up, this sales person knows what to do.

Petrea Burchard said...

She is a great help, Irina!

llandudnopictures said...

At least she didn't chew up your book, she's a great character!

Petrea Burchard said...

She's more interested in animate objects, Geoff. Although that doesn't explain why she loves that bone so much.

José Mendonça said...

Cool series! :-) Happy Christmas, Petrea.

Petrea Burchard said...

Happy Christmas to you, too, José! You'll get there before we do but I'll catch up.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

'Act as If' she got that squirrel

Petrea Burchard said...

She Acts As If she's tough, but she's a pudding.

Shell Sherree said...

Mystery solved ~ I wondered what the gnarly-looking stick represented. Not a Petrea Burchard art installation, but snacks for the talent!

Petrea Burchard said...

Indeed, Shell. Wilma's craft services table consists of a few tasty items on the floor.

Gunn said...

Give her a hug from me:)

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TIME.

Petrea Burchard said...

I will do so, Gunn. Happy Christmas to you!

Susan Campisi said...

Wilma's got talent!

I just finished a book and would love to delve into Act As If. Is it available at Vroman's?

Petrea Burchard said...

It's not at Vroman's yet, though I should take care of that now because the parade-goers will be swarming the place! (Which is one reason I'm avoiding Colorado Blvd.)

You can get "Act As If" at Hoopla! in Altadena, and Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse in LCF. Also Amazon: paperback and ebook. Thanks for asking!