I learned you can really only spend so much time playing with real dinosaur bones or Nylabones & Kongs, posing for pictures, or helping with major decisions in the Quilt Studio. Zim was still on pain killers for his back, so our Zoomies time was limited. While the power was out, Mom started playing with these pieces of cardboard. It intrigued me.
Whatcha doing, Mom?
She explained it was a game called "Solitaire". I thought you needed a computer for that, but apparently not.
Can I play, too?
Mom explained that by its nature, Solitaire is played alone but she suggested another game. This one is called "Poker". Zim was interested at first, because he thought it had something to do with poking someone and yelling, "Ha roo roo roo!" That's one of his favorite games. But Mom said this one is played with the pieces of cardboard. I was game!
She explained the rules to me and "what beats what" and everything. For our first "hand" - or "paw", in my case, Mom was all excited and said, "OK, Dave. I've got 2 pair - 10s and 5s! What do you have?" Woo. That sounded really good.
"I've got three of these guys with a 'J' on them. Is that good?"
What can I say, pups. I'm from Texas.
Read 'em and weep. Woo.