Gimlet and Sam prepare for new literary adventures in their "Doodle Express," otherwise known as their Superdoodlenova. Photo by Joe the Cat
Gimlet: It's a little anxiety-provoking, Sam.
Sam: Learning to drive the new car, or learning to drive a car? I think we're doing both.
Gimlet: Not the dogs, or the driving ... wire fox terriers were born to drive. No, I mean it's giving me pause to use new blogging software.
Sam: We're not in Mr. Doodles Dogland anymore?
Gimlet: Oh, we're still at Mr. Doodles Dog, and we're still The Doodles and wire fox terriers and all that entails ... we just have a new computer and have made some changes in the way we do things.
Sam: When did we get such a big payroll? Sweeney, Dash, Tom Cat-Jones ... Fala? Do you see the talent on the right-hand side? And look, there's a left-hand side. That's new.
Gimlet: New is what it's all about.
Nigel: We're not new. I'm sitting on the back seat and you can't see me, but I'm still here. Joe's on the hood. We're all here, and so is the world that surrounds us. That's not new. We still have our blogging material, and as long as we have that, we'll be fine.
Joe the Cat: New camera, though, and I heard there's a camcorder in the offing ....?
Nigel: Teach a cat new tricks, Joe?
Joe the Cat: Why not?
Gimlet: We have our methods, and we have our madness. That's all we've ever had, and all we'll ever need.
Nigel: Off we go, and let's try not to run over our muse.