The Wise Novelist

Did It!

Now, I’m not going to lie, I had no idea if I could pull it off, and the effort brought back memories of how my father would sometimes torture me by imposing home-shorn crew cuts on us during our childhood summers, but yesterday I took my new industrial sheep-strength buzzer and sheared Jeter of all of his fur.

Now luckily I had watched a few YouTube videos, one by a women who performed a much nicer and more stylish cut on a MaltiPoo without a harness. My big fear was that I was going to do something bad, like nick him during the process, which would have caused Jeter to snap and leave me with a half-shorn dog. And probably stitches. Blue kibbitzed the entire time. Jeter was a champ and never made a peep.

I videod the event on my iPhone but since I am a card-carrying luddite, I don’t know how to post it here. However, I managed to grab a whole lot of screenshots out of the video that captured the event. Voila.

Before I started. The mop.
Now it was not pretty, but then again, male McCaffreys are not known for being pretty. But it is functional.

When it was all said and done, Blue didn’t know what to make of the new Jeter.

And the whole traumatic event tired poor Jeter out.

But that should hold him for a few months, and, while I’m not going to quit my day job, hopefully I can improve my technique.

Now, when my new Man Scape trimmer arrives, I’ll be ready to trim this beard. Not sure if I’ll film that one.

Since I got my veggie/fruit prep and all of my outdoor related chores done Saturday, I did manage to get another book on my To Be Read pile finished and reviewed on Amazon before Lisa got off work. I have collected a large stack from many of the other writers on Twitter and I’m trying to get through them all before I start writing the sequel – Where The Ley Lines Meet – this summer. I cannot read anyone else’s work while I’m writing. But I do believe strongly that it is important to support other writers by buying their books and to always post reviews. They are the life blood of a writer.

The unexpected benefit is that by doing this I have expanded my literary pallet to genres that I might not normally try. It’s been fun. And I read now with a whole new appreciation for the writer’s journey. One must always seek to broaden one’s horizons.

Well, Monday morning is presently on my horizon, and that’s never fun.

But, as my now deceased lawyer friend, Bob Mulvey, (whose ghost crashed a dinner party at my BFF Helen LaLousis’ house – yes the same person that appears in TCT – and he then took over my iPhone – an event chronicled in one of my past blogs) always used to tell me, “you have to take the bitter with the sweet!”

Miss you Bob.

So, let’s get at it.

You fine, five readers pull up your socks and get this day over with.

I’m going to go cuddle a kitty, do my rounds, and then punish myself on the dreadmill.

Then work. But this too shall pass.

But no matter how fast we want this day to go by, let’s make it a great one.

PS. Finding Jimmy Moran drops one month from today – April 13, 2023. Tell a friend.

3 Responses

  1. Come on now, that’s not the same dog! Reminds me of those old cooking shows on TV where the chef put a casserole in one oven, they break for a commercial, and then when they come back, she pops the finished dish out of another oven.

    In fact, the more I think of it, looks like Jeter got the same haircut your daughter’s cat went home with the last time she brought it for a visit.

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