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1 year ago

How Much Is The Doggie in the Window?

How much is the doggie in the window

There was a friendly dog. He had been looking for his forever home. An older gentleman who came in and inquired of the doggie.  The dog wagged his tail. He said, smiling, "Want to come home with me little guy?"        

1 year ago

Rex

A money-making pet kidnap scheme should not try and capture 'Rex'.

It was brilliant. In fact, it was genius. He surprised himself at just how great his idea actually was, and it led him to ponder whether or not all great ideas came from the murky depths of a mind fuelled by alcohol. He was fast on the way to becoming dru...

1 year ago

And the dog howled...

The silly Jingles family and their dog get into some trouble during their picnic

One bright and beautiful summer's day, The Jingles family --Mom, Dad and their two kids-- decided to go on a picnic and play at the park. They packed a big basket filled with submarine sandwiches, fresh fruit and their favourite delicious cookies as a spe...

2 years ago

Investigations of a Kafkaesque Nature

A walk in the park is not necessarily a walk in the park if you know what I mean.

I’m running through a lush field of yellow grass blades after a black cat under a blue sky. The cat jinks this way and that but I’m gaining on him. I’ve never run so fast in my life. It’s like I’m flying over the grasses and through the bushes. It’s like...

Writer's Block

A Short Tale of Seaside Serendipity

  THE CALENDAR TAUNTED JANE, its little yellow-highlighted square outlined in a bold red stroke mocking her lack of progress. ‘You’re going to miss the deadline, you know. I’m just six weeks away now,’ it scoffed. ‘Whatever made you apply for that fellows...

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4 years ago

Memories in a cloud

what do you see in clouds

Richard lay down on the grass in the garden holding a chewed ball, looking up at the clouds.  Seeing the familiar shapes floating past.He watched a Rocketship float passed, a shark swimming quickly, and then an image of his old dog.Just for a moment, she...

5 years ago

It's A Dog's Life

A few thoughts over coffee

It's sunny this morning. No, really, it is. It's one of those rare spring days where the sun is managing to melt away the candy-floss haze, leaving behind glorious clear, blue skies. Coffee in hand, I'm in my garden, plopped on a bench. It's bright enough...

5 years ago

The Last Words of Bruno

Who knew Bruno had so much to say?

Bruno was on his deathbed. He’d lived a good long life, closing in on eighty-four years old. The Salerno family, from south Philly, gathered around: Mom, dad, son, and daughter. Mom could barely contain herself. She placed her hand on her loved ones’ brow...

5 years ago

The Unicorn and the Frog

A sad tale of princes, dogs and frogs.

This is a sad tale Not one I like to tell But still it must me told So what the hell There was a Unicorn That was cursed by Kiera To become a frog by dawn You can see why people fear her He was a handsome Prince Not originally a frog As gorgeous as he onc...

6 years ago

Billy

The Advocate

Chapter 5 The Advocate Billy lay there not moving, the woman had pulled him up on her lap blocking him from the snowfall . Both dogs now were lying beside him, Bennie the smaller of the two Huskies was still whining from time to time sniffing the collie....

6 years ago

Shadow

R.I.P. Shadow (You will always be loved and missed)

The door has been opened, just for me.  A fuzzy blur chased right up a tree. Oh boy, I'm finally free. I breeze through the trees. A quick stop, to destroy a flea. A stern voice of trouble, surely it isn't for me. Oh boy, I'm still free. Look another fuzz...