Murdo Girl…Movieing right along

The cast and crew got through the first day of filming the soon to be blockbuster movie,  Take 2, virtually unscathed. Lav (Dr. Longhorn) even came to in time for supper. It was sugar frosted flakes day, and that is her favorite day of the week.  Now, thanks to our Executive Producer, Stephanie Spielberg, and her twin sister, Sissy, we also enjoy tea and cake…often.

The Cowboy didn’t seem very impressed with the script, so he went out and hired a Writer person. She showed up today, with her script in hand. She seems to be up to the task. Her only request was she didn’t want to write the script in cursive… some sort of a childhood trauma thing. Let’s look in on take 2 of scene 1.

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I’m Deb the Writer person…I have a past

Director with a megaphone: Organ music please!! We want the music to start softly and CRESCENDO UNTIL IT GETS EVERYBODY’S ATTENTION!

Jerry the organ player: OKAY!! I brought my family of singers with me. For our first number, I will play and they will sing the ever popular organ tune, “Take me out to the ball game.” It has Take and to in the song. Don’t ya love it?


Executive Producer: I Love It!! Roll em..

Director with a megaphone: Excuse me Stephanie. That’s my line. I’m supposed to say when it’s time to roll. Where did you get the hat cake?

Executive Producer: We went to a garden party.


Jerry the organ player: Oh, we know that song…begins to play while his family sings Ricky Nelson’s, “Went to a Garden Party.” 

Writer: None of what just happened is in my script. Can’t you people read?

Several people roll their eyes, but they settle down and read their scripts.

MG/ small animal doctor Howliday: The dogs over there all have thick glasses on. Am I going to perform cataract surgery on them, so they can see better?


Casting Director: Not exactly…Our new script writer put a different twist on things. These dogs are playing blind dogs in the movie. They will each have a seeing eye person. You Dr. Howliday, are going to train the humans to work with blind dogs. The humans would be here too, but they’re all being fitted for harnesses. The dogs are getting used to wearing glasses. Later, we will train them to be blind.

Executive Producer Spielberg: You must be new to your craft writer person. PITA will be after you like ugly on an ape…oh sorry… that was not a PC, (Pet Correct) statement.

Writer person: Look at it this way Executive Producer, It will give some otherwise useless humans, a purpose in life.

Exec Producer: Oh…What kind of tea do you like Writer person? How about a red Bigelow? Tonight is pork and beans night.

Jerry the organ player: I hate beans…any kind of beans


I don’t want to be a blind dog with a seeing eye person that wears a harness, so I’m going to herd Buffalo for a living. Oh boy, here comes the Cowboy and he doesn’t look happy. Maybe I’ll stick around for a while.

The Cowboy rides in on his trike bike and pulls right up to the staging area. He gets off his ride and saunters over to the fake General Store. Everyone is holding their breath, afraid that he is having second thoughts about making a movie about two country veterinarians, and their feathered nests will lose their feathers. MG’s eye starts twitching, and The Exec Producer, her twin sister Sissy, the Director with a megaphone, AC, and the Writer person tremble with fear. Lav starts to cry….It’s raining.

Jerry the organ player and his family start to play and sing “Somewhere over the Rainbow.”

The Casting Director and the Camera person: Hey! you left us out!


These two play with people’s emoji’s

I like being the Tattler Cowboy…I have an assistant now to help me keep track.


Finally the Cowboy speaks

“We’re having one pepperoni pizza tonight”

So, as the sun sets on another south South Dakota evening, the cast and crew look forward to one pepperoni pizza night. They are blissfully unaware that someone is watching their every move. We’ll call him…The Phantom Wrangler.


17 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Movieing right along

  1. scoper07 July 13, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    A seeing-eye-person? Where do they get their training. I have new eyes so maybe I can apply!! Really light hearted stuff MG. You are ready for a road trip.


  2. sanjuan831 July 12, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I am intrigued with the Phantom Wrangler. Does he always appear at sunset and does he wear Wrangler jeans?

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    • Mary Francis McNinch July 12, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      He is a for real Cowboy Cuz. He even has a Calendar. Dianna rounded him up for me. I’ll check on his jeans…is that important to you?

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    • lifelessons July 12, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      I am intrigued by the phantom wrangler. I have great hopes for him.

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  3. countrygirl57 July 12, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Great! I love going to bed with a chuckle and a smile. Thanks MG for making that happen 🤣🤣🤣😁😁😁

    Sent from my iPhone


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    • sanjuan831 July 12, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      Agree with Judy, Judy, Judy- MG does seem to be having fun, way too much.

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      • Mary Francis McNinch July 12, 2017 / 10:27 pm

        I have so many projects going on right now, this is all my little brain can handle…I meant PETA, Pita is a bread isn’t it?

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    • Mary Francis McNinch July 12, 2017 / 10:31 pm

      I replied to your comment under Sanjuan’s. It works for both. I hope you are doing well, Judy. We are leaving in 3 weeks for another long trip, and I have much to do before then. I might be getting a little too crazy.

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      • lifelessons July 12, 2017 / 10:49 pm

        No such thing. Writing is a great outlet for craziness! Main thing is that you are enjoying it. Where are you going this time, you vagabonda?

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      • Mary Francis McNinch July 13, 2017 / 12:05 am

        We are going to Kip’s High School Reunion in Laramie, WY. Then South Dakota, Minnesota, North Carolina, Indiana..not in that order. I’m getting anxious.


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