Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Drumroll Please

Just Harry and I are pleased to introduce two new members of our household.

Professor Jacques Maigret (pronounced May gray) And his young partner,

Justin Herkimer Clouseau (pronounced Clues oh). Professor Jacques is the unsung younger brother of the famous French detective, Inspector Maigret, made famous by George Simenon. After years of being unappreciated, despite his PhD in underbush research, the Professor decided to leave the Continent and make his way to America to explore the mysteries of life.

Justin Herkimer is also the younger brother of a famous detective, the beloved Inspector Clouseau, renowned for his unusual, some might say bumbling, approach to crime-solving. Like the Professor, young Justin Herkimer felt unappreciated in the shadow of his famous brother -- and he too decided to seek fame and fortune in America. In a wondrous stroke of serendipity, these two curious lads met in a little town in Georgia and decided a partnership was in order. Answering an ad that we Barkalots ran for two gentlemen to share our home and take some of the pressure off, with free room and board, the Professor and Justin Herkimer traveled from Georgia to Florida. With their professional sleuthing DNA, we anticipated they would uncover many mysteries of life in these parts and perhaps come up with some good alibis for the things we are always being accused of.

When they arrived, we were shocked to discover that they looked just like us!!! What an amazing coincidence.

And, like us, never ones to shy from expressing their feelings, both the Professor and young Justin Herkimer consented to an interview with our Mom.

Mom: Professor, Justin Herkimer, what are your first impressions about your new digs?

Justin Herkimer: Digs? We luhve, luhve, luhve to dig!!! Where, where, where can we dig?

Mom: No, no, no, Justin Herkimer. Digs, that’s slang for your residence, your place, your new home. There will be no digging.

Justin Herkimer: Oh. Well, rien n’est parfait. (Nothing is perfect!!)

Professor: Don’t mind him. He still has a lot to learn. But these digs are very fine. I notice you have excellent bushes around the property. And, as you must have heard, I am an expert in underbush research. Justin Herkimer: But we see you have much stuhff inside these digs.

Mom: Stuhff?

Professor: Yes. Stuff. Birds. Camels. Seahorses. Lighthouses. Books. Paper. Photographs. Paintings. And lots of what some might call tchotchkes. And, oh yes -- more stuffed creatures that look much like us. What does it all mean?

Mom: Well, gentlemen, I've been wondering the same thing myself. How about using those professional snooping genes to explore all that stuhff, I mean stuff, and tell us what it all means. OK?

Professor: OK. Give us one week and we will make our first report.

Justin Herkimer: Oui, oui, oui!!! I luhve, luhve, luhve to make reports. Is that a nice rug over there?


Peanut said...

Tell them welcome to the family from us.

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh wow two professional wheelies. Welcome and we know you're going to love it there with Jake & JH. We can't wait to see what your first report reveals.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

Wow, investigative wheelies. And professional too. This should be most enlightening!!


estMost excellent wheelies. Inquiring Collies will be waiting on their first report.

Essex & Deacon

Joe Stains said...

Sounds like you guys just invited a handful of fun to your home. er your digs? I hope that you guys find out some very interesting stuff to share with us!

Dewey Dewster said...

Oh, yer clones arrived 'n they really look like ya do.... educated little buggers aren't they ? Now if they happen ta catch crooks just like Inspector Clouseau did, they will likely be nothin' but stuffin' inside of a please watch 'em carefully....

Dewey Dewster here....

Moco said...

There is evil a foot, my dear Barkalotz Boys.

Simba and Jazzi said...

Welcome to the important new members of your family.

Simba x

Molly the Airedale said...

Our mom and dad have several of Inspector Jacques Clouseau's Pink Panther movies! We feel as though we already know you guys! Welcome!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Princess Patches said...

We just love your story, boyz! We have lots of those "chotch-keys" around here too. Maybe we need to get some of our wheelies to investigate them. We know you will love your new home with Jakey and Just Harry!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Gus said...

Oh my, what a pair of cuties. You wirey fellas need to keep and eye on those wheelie fellas. Don't let them become competitors for Dog-mom and Dog-dad's affection.


Cowspotdog said...

I hope those wheelie investigators won't be leaving any tracks on the carpet!!! Looking forward to the reports.....

Lady Kaos said...

It's nice to meet you! Thank you for visting my blog.
It sounds like the new wheelies are going to have some interestting stuff to tell us about.

Agatha and Archie said...

Wow .now PL2 is a real mystery buff and she thinks these 2 may have LOT of stories to tell! Love A+A

Lorenza said...

Welcome to the wheelie investigators!
Sure you all are going to have lots of fun!
Kisses and hugs

The Black and Tans. said...

Welcome to Maigret and Clousseau. They are extremely handsome Detectives.
WE just hope that Clousseau is not clumsy as his namesake was!
Molly and Taffy

Kyanite said...

Bailey is to scared to come & say hallo to you guys, since your wheelie detectives - He fears you might find his original owners & send him back there.

Have fun wheeling rings around Jake & Just Harry, you've certainly found a great new home.

Pats & pets

PS - I tried to comment yesterday but Blogger kept loosing it!

Eric said...

I KNEW IT!!! Crickey. More of you wheelies are cloning yourselves. Cute and all. But even so. Did you know I have Jeeves and Wooster over here? They share a lead and have to go everywhere together, which isn't far cos I'm out to get them. The useless pair haven't been able to solve the mystery of Wheellies United who left those unkind and mean comments on my blog. Pawhaps once you two have unravelled the rug..oops..I meant the mysteries at your house you can look into that one.

And watch your wheels wheelies. No skid turns or you'll be nothing but a heap of stuffing, oooh ha,ha,ha!!
Wagging, Eric

Linda said...

Oh our dawgness!!! More wheelies & inspectors too! Maybe they can help me Inspector Butcho out on some of my secret missions. You two will luv it at Jake & JH's house.

Mama used to watch the Pink Panther movies with Insp. Clouseau all of the time, hehehehe.
Hope you solve some mysteries over there soon.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy, Snickers & Ruby