Bud and Lou

I have two new men in my life, Bud and Lou, yes, named after Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, and they too, could take their act on the road.

The only difference is, they’re Irish Setters rather than paid comedians, though they are in my opinion, just as funny. If they could only talk they’d do a great…

Who’s on First.

I see them most mornings, rather, they see me, darting through the darkness like two auburn lights, one with a yellow ball, the other, bright green. All legs, clumsy as colts, chasing each other, chasing me as I attempt to run home.

One blocks me, while the other gooses my rear hoping I’ll play a quick game of catch, which I do, while their aging father sits on a bench calmly smoking his pipe.

After a few impromptu meetings, knowing their names, I say, “Are you a big Abbott and Costello fan?”

He looks at me, pipe in play, and says, “Now that was a stupid question.”

Hey, it’s 6 a.m. pal , and you can just…

No, I didn’t say that, nor clock him with my sneaker, Bud and Lou, true rodeo clowns, more than making up for their dad’s casual curtness.

I’ve certainly grown, now haven’t I?





About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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69 Responses to Bud and Lou

  1. Dale says:

    You have grown indeed… Glad you had some entertainment from the Auburn Bud and Lou on your run if not from their pipe-smoking dad – who coulda just said “yeah” or “actually, no but my so and so was so… ” What a putz.

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  2. aFrankAngle says:

    Watching the entire Abbott & Costello bit this morning was quite the treat. Such a classic – and even better for we baseball fans.

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  3. You play with rowdy dogs! Super! I hope that old geezer was sorry he was curt. He could have had a wonderful conversation with a beautiful woman.

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  4. Patricia says:

    Your runs are never boring and now you have two friendly. critters to play with and a grumpy man. Maybe Grumpy just needs a friendly pretty woman to brighten his mood.

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  5. I would like to see the curmudgeon look sheepish.

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  6. Yep, our dogs make up for many elements. I figure that if I can not be handsome, then at least l can associate myself with a handsome dog.

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  7. Sorryless says:

    So this guy with the pipe, what’s his deal? Can’t he just reply without being so nasty? I swear SB, some people have no fucking couth! 😉

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  8. I can’t see how to reply to your comment “pound for pound”.

    Even if I found it, I might not be able to pronOUNCE it.

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  9. skinnyuz2b says:

    How can that curmudgeon have two svelte dogs with long lanky legs and not succumb to your similar charms?


  10. Solid mental fortitude. I would have had something rather “interesting” to say back and might have said it! Good for you.

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  11. I’m just imagining one of the dogs as the comedic one and one as the straight guy, although with dogs, I think they’re all comedians.

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