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Hump Day Wild Card — 12.16.15

I often wonder about the expression: "working like a dog." All Huckleberry the Beagle ever does is spread out in front of the fire place and occasionally chase the neighbor's white cat out of our back yard (which I appreciate). Oh yeah, she flies up the steps to jump on me in the morning when I emerge from the bedroom. She reprises that role of excited greeter when I return home from work, unless she's waiting for Mrs. O to feed her. Then, she totally ignores me. Sometimes, I think she runs the place. After all, I have to trudge off to work to make the money that allows her to live a life of ease. And Mrs. O runs the errands and household. All Huckleberry has to do is look swell and pretend she likes us. What a life. Now for today's Wild Card ...

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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