Out for a Stroll

January 11, 2017

Out for a Stroll

I'm laptop-free for the next week, since an orange demon (a stray cat we took in) ate my laptop screen.  I'll try to join these bears for some outings.


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“I get your All-Clad skillets,” Akela replied.

“Doesn’t anyone want any of my stuff?” I asked.

Silence.

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