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An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Friday, 9 May 2008

My Brother, Spike

"Spike is the most famous of Snoopy's siblings. Spike was separated from Snoopy and his other siblings at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm. While Snoopy found Charlie Brown, Spike wandered off into the desert. Apparently he liked it enough to stay there. Skinny and sporting a mustache, Spike is his own dog. Spike has left the desert to visit his brother Snoopy on occasion. Once when he was to be Snoopy's Best Man at Snoopy's wedding, he wound up running off with the bride. Charlie Brown once tried to get him an owner to be closer to Snoopy, but he failed and Spike went back to the desert and his best friend, "Joe Cactus."


My own brother, Spike, wandered off to a small desert town on the Nevada/Utah border 40 years ago. He is his own dog, skinny, with a moustache.

Sometimes Spike works the casinos as a "pit boss". I visualize him breaking fingers for minor infractions and conducting one-way rides into the desert for major ones.

So Spike, please remember we are coming to visit on the evening of the 18th and want to spend the day with you on the 19th. The desert horseback ride sounds like fun. Tell me more about the "Danger Caves" state park and the Tokyo Trolley.

Signed,

...Joe Cactus

From left to right....Phred, Spike

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