First, many thanks for the condolences on the death of Pearl. And I’m so moved by the suggestion made by some of you that she be the December Friend of the Month. But after some thought – or perhaps just something resembling thought – I’ve decided to follow our normal procedure.

So now I switch on the random number generator. Nothing happens. I unplug and replug. R#G speaks: “Mitch!” That makes Mitch Chet’s December Friend of the Month. Mitch will be the profile pic on the FB page as soon as IT shows up and the human companion gets a signed copy of Up On The Woof Top, the most recent Chet and Bernie novel. Next month this could be you! Just post a pic. R#G does the rest! Maybe!