Kickass

Kickass and Pete’s hamburgers

Kickass, the doorstop dog, chose to stay home and nap as the keeper drove Phyllis to Prairie du Chien to introduce her to Pete’s juicy, onion-drenched hamburgers, a Wisconsin tradition since 1909 which is several years before the keeper’s birth.

Operated by the Gokey family, the summer-only stand on Blackhawk street frequently means long weekend lines, but the wait was only brief on a beautiful Saturday afternoon as the keeper and Phyllis stocked up and took their hamburger treasures down to the riverside park to find shade and a picnic table with a view of the parading boat traffic.

Phyllis rested briefly on the grass with a book and a blanket, and later proclaimed the outing a success as it was topped off by an ice-cream cone on the drive home.

The keeper, who considers any day that includes him to be worthy of  praise, judged 7/22/23 as a particularly good one.

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