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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fashionista and Boots Shop Petco..." 'Bettejo Dux' (Vintage Bettejo)

Bettejo Dux has lived on the cosmic Garden
 Island of Kaua'i for over 40 years.

Bettejo is a regular opinion writer in the Garden Island news
 and is the author of the famed novella, "The Scam." 
 Her latest fiction"Children of extinction"
 is now  released and available on Amazon!
Fashionista and Boots Shop Petco

Bettejo and Ari
I 'cook' breakfast for Ari, he's 99 and his teeth don't chomp as well as they used to. Warm water, crumpled oat alfalfa, salt, carrots, bran and molasses snuggle tastefully  in a pail. Old age has a price, but I think it's worth  it.  He does too.  Nose deep in the bucket--chomping contentedly-- his ears peek out. He started out 45 to 55 million years ago--Eohippus--a fifty pound critter,  18 inches high at the shoulders, with 4 toes on the front feet and three toes on the hind feet. He's come a long way, baby.

He has fresh water, in the trough, garnished swimmingly with tiny mosquito eaters.

Duke ruffles blue and gold, munches macaw food, peanuts, raisins,  bananas and cookie crumbs. Everybody here loves cookies. We're all cookie monsters. He spread his wings as I give him a wispy shower at the same time I hose down potted plants in the courtyard.

Carefully hanging the pitchfork on a hook, I wipe my hands off on my pants. Sweaty, and smelling like a well-groomed horse in a well- maintained barn, I brush fresh straw off the seat of my sweats. The combination of fresh straw, horsey pooh, and horse is irresistible. I flicker the broom, whisker the floor, then set this tool in its stand and head for the people end of the residence.
Bettejo & Boots 

My gown up puppy, Boots, and the growing up  kittens, Reba and Rosa, breakfast on dog and cat food  with the grown up--me--who sips freshly brewed organic coffee, Kicking Horse, roasted in Canada and purchased  at Living Foods in Poipu. I scatter some organic chicken food to my feral hen, in her tiny abode anchored down in case of hurricane winds. She often lays a free range egg a week. She cackles sweetly. Today, I'm honored with an egg. Her eggs are petite, pink in color, with yolks so high and golden they poke the eye.

Tossing my sweats in the hamper, I fall daintily into my sunken tub. When I arise, I'm Venus on the half shell. I towel quickly as the image in the mirror denies the claim. At my dressing table, I install my face and coif my hair. Remember the Houston lady who has a three-story wardrobe with a champagne bar? Well. I have a one story wardrobe with a champagne bucket and two champagne flutes from the Thrift Store.
A sparky red shoe
Shared from Facebook

Selecting my wardrobe for the day, this fashionista shoves both feet into a  pair of sparkly red shoes from Payless and, with Bootsy--groomed- to- perfection-- depart for Petco in Lihue. The greatest animal department store in the whole wide world. Inside is  breathtaking. Both Boots and I gasp. Wide aisles filled with stuff. Boots selects a gourmet cracker and a bottle of  shampoo.

At the counter, a couple deals with a kid and a dog in  a cart fighting over a doggie toy.

Three suggestions. Bring money. Leave animals at home. They're welcome, but they're kids in a candy store. And, please, managers, plant more greenery.
Bettejo with Blogger-n-Chief
James "Kimo" Rosen

Editors note, 'Petco' is now open on Kaua'i.  Check out the article and photos that appeared in The Garden Island news on 6-23-15;

Hana Hou, (Encore)  Shared From Facebook..


KimoRosen said...

Bettejo, check the comments to the 'Petco' story I linked to your blog and listed below,not very positive? However your blog is another fine example of creative writing and something fun to read as always.


Bettejo Dux said...

via email;
I loved the response to my 'column' this morning. So cute. How do you find this stuff. I may clean it up and send it to bill. Like you, I'll flood the cyber waves....

Harmony Bentosino said...

I love the slogan for Pet-co, "Pet-co: Where the pets go!"
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