|Posted: December 19, 2006, 10:47 pm - IP Logged|
Well, you folks are simply not going to believe what Duke just did to me. I mean here I am singing the blues - "She Got The Goldmine - I Got The Shaft", "She Got The Ring I Got The Finger", and a new song I'm still writing "She Got The Car And I Got A New Bicycle", and ole Duke - who is still really upset with my negative remarks about him. Well, you guessed it! That no good little rascal got out of his bed, walked over to me while I was trying to figure out what to play tomorrow for Texas Pick 3 midday, and he raised one leg and ______ all over my leg.
I shouted, "Duke! Why did you do that?" He said, start me sniffing for tonight's drawing in Texas and see what you get. Seriously folks - I am pi_____! Duke won again tonight here in Texas, but I did not play him because he has been so sick lately and all of my money is going for vet bills. He sniffed RIGHT to the SECOND number 756 using 13/7/1 for nights only. Darn!!
Double darn!! Duke, wipe that grin off of your kisser or I'll start feeding you that dry dog food that you hate so much. Or, I'll put you outside with the cats! Ole Duke just had to rub it in. He reminded me that he won during the midday draw today as well(DEC 18 Texas). With NO SNIFFING, he walked to the very first number and scratched 323.
Duke did admit, however, that some days he just sleeps through the whole thing. But, he did whisper a secret to me. He whispered, "Look at the patterns of WINS/LOSSES, SKIPS, and SNIFFS." I was so excited. I said, "Duke, do you mean like LLLWLLLWWW?" Duke started wagging his tail very rapidly. He smiled and said, "Elf Henny, I'm going to show you how to make me be a great sniffer yet!" Then I excitedly proclaimed, "Duke the winning skips have been 17, 9, 7, 17, 17, 17 17. Are you telling me that is important to watch and plot as well?" Boy, you should see ole Duke now. I haven't seen the ole boy this excited since he met up with his girl friend a few months back. Boy did Duke hit it off with her. Unfortunately for the owner of Duke's girlfriend, she is expecting a litter of 12 puppies. That ole Duke still has what it takes.
Finally, I said "Duke, you want me to track the SNIFFs as well? Like Left, Left, Center, Left, No Sniff, Right, No Sniff?" "Yep - you got it Elf Henny". "One other thing Elf henny, you could also track by EXACT sniffs. Notice when I sniff the FIRST NUMBER, it is usually an exact match."
"That sounds like a lot of work to me Duke." "You don't get something for nothing Elf Henny - you of all people know that."
Well ladies and gentlemen, now you know. The Duke is not dead. He is a little contrary sometimes, but he is a creature of habit(PATTERNS). I will say this about Duke. He is my friend, and he is not nearly as hard to figure out as a good woman is. I have read countless books trying to understand them better. Think I'll stick with Duke.
"Ok Santa. I'll go to sleep now. Just wanted to tell my friends about our dog Duke. Thought it would make a great Christmas present. He won me $820 a few weeks ago. Oh my - how quickly we forget. Sorry Duke. Duke, come on up here and lie next to me in bed. yes, you can put your head on my pillow. But, if you start that snoring again - out you go."