THE VENETIAN AFFAIRS (OF BACI AND HER FRIENDS) 26
“Please tell the Court for how long you have been engaged as Maitre’d at The Bennelong, fine restaurant at The Sydney Opera House,” requests Red.
“2 years now,” answers Ben Possum.
“Could you confirm if you were working on the evening of 1 May, 2016?”
“Yes, I was.”
“Did you serve these two canines their dinner?” and Red points to the Croquembouche Contessa and the Italian Ambassadog.
“Yes, I remember them very clearly.”
“Why?” asks Red.
“Well, it’s not every day that an Ambassadog dines with us. (Only every second day, actually.)”
“Was anything else of interest?” asks Red.
“Yes. Apart from the Croquembouche’s hairstyle I was so intrigued by their conversation.”
“Yes? Please enlighten us……” requests Red.
“Well the Croquembouche was plainly bribing The Ambassadog with money and er…. with, er…. favours…. if he would arrange to have a particular Mrs Baci Smith (a black cocker spaniel in Sydney) photographed with her children, masquerading as Senorina Baci (in order that the Croquembouche could prevent the marriage of her son Massimo, to Senorina Baci.")
“And what happened next?”
“The Ambassadog agreed, and accepted the bribe.”
“OBJECTION!!!” yelled Giadoggi Casanova, the Illegal Beagle, rapidly rising to his feet. “You have no proof of that!”
“Do you have any proof Mr Possum?” questions Judge Pussolini.
“Yes, I do.” And he pulls his i-Phone out of his pocket. “As a matter of fact, I filmed it.” And he passes his ‘phone to Red.
Chaos ensues. The Croquembouche faints, the Ambassadog puts his head in his hands. Giadoggi Casanova blanches. Cousin Francesca looks adoringly at Ben Possum. Baci and Massimo squeeze paws. Red tries hard not to look too pleased. And Curl, well, Curl is nowhere to be seen. To be continued…… (For more evidence, see Story #4 , Baci The Bride, Episodes 14, 21, 28 and 39! #dinnerjacket#thebennelong#sydneyoperahouse#tuxedo#whitejacket#waiter#loafers#bespoke#bespokesuit#custom#artisan#dapper#dandy#dandystyle#lfw#mfw#pfw#nyfw#dogsofnyc#dogsofsydney#dogsofmelbourne#dogsofcanada#fashiondiaries#fashionblogger#gouache#illustration#travelblog#prada#velvet #