Chuy and I had a splendid day Friday running errands and we even had a big shopping blowout on toys and treats ($45!) at Petsmart. [oh, and one very good pair of nail clippers] He was quiet and I could tell he still missed his Sissy all day, but he managed to have a good time and seemed happy to be along for the ride.
At the end of the last errand, we went to Keller's drive-in on Northwest Highway for a burger and tater tots. All these years, and I've never been there before. One side of the cook shack was dominated by dozens of bikers. A carhop comes by and takes your order and then puts a tray on your window just like back in the day, and your food arrives with lightning speed. They also serve beer. I don't know how they get around the open container in a vehicle thing, but it's neat, if you're a person who's not impaired after one or two, I expect. Or if you happen to be the designated drinker in the car.
I sat there and thought how neat the place was with its Jetson neon and suddenly, the juke box cranked to life. Almost warm & sultry night, eating a burger while my dog sits in the shotgun seat. Kenny Rogers' The Gambler came on, and I never liked that song so much. I sort of thought all those years of being tired of that song are kind of worth it for this moment when that song really fits a time, place and mood. It was kind of sweet. Then the song ended and no other played. That was Kenny's moment, apparently. Fair enough.
This place is marvelous. Good, basic burgers. I munched happily on my burger with a paint-peeling onion snugly ensconced, most of which I ate. Mr. Chu-man-fu sat patiently and watched. His good behaviour was rewarded with little nibbles of my poppy-seed burger bun and little cheesy bits of beef.
I like the mom/boypup day. Praline is such a live wire that he doesn't get these contemplative days, generally. I know he was content, but he would have preferred the rough-housing.
Oh well- in 7.5 hours we'll be picking up my little barbwire pineapple from the vet's office. I'm going to video their happy reunion and will try to post it. I know it will be a lurve fest.
Have a great weekend!