Monday’s Bork

The Potato spent the weekend supervising all of the activity in the house and was the project manager for many people. So today, he ventured out again and promptly began telling his Aunt Jessica all about his weekend and probably his new dog bed.
Life is very exciting for the Potato… including a NEW KIND of treat he got from his Aunt Meegan. He came back happy, tired and thirsty… and now he’s snoring away on his bed.
And he got the carpet a bit damp from drinking water and his paws are wet.

From his Auntie Jessica…

Hi Reece,

It was nice and cold out this morning so Gus didn’t get too tired! He had fun rolling around in the grass and he also did go poop today! There were a few kids playing in a bouncy house that were smiling and waving at him, so he said hi back and did lots of borking! I’ll see him next week.

Best, Jessica

Kinda in A Weird Place

There’s a special Hell… one Dante didn’t seem to find when he was cataloging Hells. It is the digging out of someone’s life and the red tape / paperwork involved in trying to pull together all of the loose threads they’ve left behind.

I’ve been trying to avoid the grief. Which is stupid because let’s face it, it’s water. Emotional water.

I do miss Jenn. I hate going through what she left behind. I’m sure everyone who is pitching in has to handle grief over and over again… and while we laugh, there is a bit of pain with each step.

So, here we are. I am glad I have the Five and everyone else around me. It’s just so fucking surreal and I keep waiting for someone to tell me they were wrong.

And I know that while she’s never coming home, she’s actually GONE home. To the stars and beyond.

Coming Late November— Bound (Chinatown Demons, Book One) by Rhys Ford….


Coming Late November 2020…. from Rhys Ford
And published by Rogue Firebird Press
AND a few short weeks later, grab the audiobook… narrated by Greg Tremblay.
Bound, Chinatown Demons, Book One
Chinatown, San Francisco.
A different place — another time— and where the city’s streets keep secrets, shadowy mysteries SFPD Inspector Spencer Ricci needs to dig through after he finds himself on a case involving a dismembered, mummified man in a restaurant’s locked storage room.
Spencer drags around a lot of baggage, including an ongoing battle with the bottle and a long career as an LAPD detective he’d set fire to in a blaze of booze-soaked mistakes. San Francisco is supposed to be a new start but his old ghosts haunt him, beckoning him back into his self-destructive bad habits. Bad habits that include contemplating doing dirty things with the wrong kind of guy and this time, it’s a sleek, cold-tempered medical examiner named Xian Carter with a complicated reputation.
For a century-old demon, Xian Carter is content with his secretive life. Hiding his nature from the mundane world, he blends in with the city’s inhabitants as best he can but even the best of predators make mistakes. Delving into the mysteries of the dead provide a welcome distraction from endless nights and hiding in plain sight amuses him, until something supernaturally wicked comes knocking on his door with an extremely hot, broody Inspector close behind.
Murder makes for strange bedfellows and this one is no exception. The twists and turns of the case leaves Xian and Spencer on a wild goose chase after clues but Xian can only hope there’s a human at the end of the trail—because the last thing San Francisco needs is another predator.
Bound, Chinatown Demons, Book One by Rhys Ford

Friday Borking Report…. And So Many Changes

There’s a LOT of activity here and the Potato is very chill and happy. BUT today became even better because…. BORKING AND AUNTIE JESSICA!

He hit the ground borking and came back happy, covered in pieces of damp grass bits and just generally pleased with himself. He came in, danced around, drank a lot of water then crashed.

So… it’s a GOOD Potato Day.

From his Aunt Jessica:
Gus had a fun Bork this nice Friday morning! There were a few dogs walking off their leashes but they stayed away from Gus so it was all good. I hope he’s having fun with all the people over!


Monday Borking Report…And Jenn Update.

First the Jenn Update. She’s doing well. Still under sedation but the surgery went great and she’s actually in the recovery ICU at the hospital. They are easing off sedation and trying to get her off the ventilator. Hopefully I’ll be able to see her waking up soon and complaining that all of her electronics are not there when I go in. I’ll have to at least bring her the phone. Dunno if they’d let her have a laptop in ICU. Also, when she moves out of ICU, we no longer will be able to visit unless they change the rules. But we’ll be able to zoom. So I have that to look forward to. I’ll have to load it on.

I am physically at work today so I did not get a chance to see the Potato off for his Bork today but this morning was chilly and a bit damp so I figured the Blond Potato would have a great walk.
His world’s still a bit upside down but he’s a happy little borker and went off into the world with an opinion and a light step.
From his Aunt Jessica:
Gus had fun on his walk! It wasn’t too hot out so he had lots of energy for barking at everything! He went straight to the water bowl when he got back inside.

Today’s Borking Report

So today is… a very busy and emotional day but The Blond Potato will not be taken from his bi-weekly rounds to secure the neighbourhood and give his opinions. Fresh from his bath and brushout, he left the house with his Aunt Jessica full of vim and vigor…and in FULL BORK!
He’s just gotten back, got lots of scritches and is doing his cooldown roll around the house and looking to see if someone won’t toss him a bit of bacon or perhaps even a full steak. Which well, no. But hope springs eternal.
Still… scritches and love were given.
From his Aunt Jessica who loves him dearly:
Gus had fun borking at everyone today! We were able to keep our distance so he was good. I let him roll around in the grass a little because I know he loves it!
Best, Jessica

Because the Potato needs to Bork….

I’m trying to keep Gus on his routine and one of those things is his Aunt Jessica. Who he really needed to see today. It’s a lot cooler today and he went off on his bork in a typical Potato fashion.
He’s been a very good Potato with everything that is going on and right now in his cool down phase. His bork went well. He even peed. Which isn’t typical but a good pupper behaviour.
From his Aunt Jessica:
Great to see Gus again! He had a fun walk in the nice cool weather. I’ll see him again Friday!

Life… sucks.

So, amid all of the nonsense of life, my sister Jenn (who lives with me) is currently in ICU and very sick. So she’s been my focus for the past few days.

I haven’t forgotten all of you. And I am so grateful for your being here. It’s been a rough few months and I’m hoping to have something for you.

Much love…and there will be a Borking Report tomorrow. The Potato’s walk was postponed on Friday because of what was going on. But he needs his out time.

Kisses to all of you, vote and love your friends.