Johnny Blaze

I work the graveyard shift and it get's pretty lonely after 3:30am. I use the time to tidy up the store and read the newspaper mostly. A few months ago I was transferred to an inner city store near the University of Kentucky campus and it's been a lot more fun. I love my regular customers, especially all the college kids who get energy drinks to pep themselves us for all night cram sessions and the party animals from the club next door are always good for a laugh after last call (as long as they don't knock anything over, I say they're not too drunk). I have a few bums who stop by to check for cans in the trash barrels and to exchange their change for dollar bills.

But by far my favorite part of the night is when my pal mike from the pizza joint over on Limestone gets off work and brings Johnny Blaze over for a visit. Johnny is a beautiful, well behaved beagle, blue healer mix. He looks at you with those big puppy dog eyes and gives you a big puppy dog grin and you just gotta give him a scratch. I consider him our store mascot.


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Jul 15, 2010