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Ode to Bobo

Sadly this week my good friend Charli said good-bye to her beautiful dog Bobo who is in the picture amongst the daisies.

The piece I’ve written below is for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.

February 6, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to the theme “a dog in the daisies.” It can be any dog, real or imagined. Push into the setting and as always, go where the prompt leads!

A tribute to Bobo flash fiction 2020.


Last night I dreamt about you. You were running through a field of daisies. Your favorite place. You looked like you were young, happy, with not a care in the world, and pain-free. You’ll never know how much this delighted me.

From the day you came into our lives, till the day you left us, and beyond our hearts have been full of love.


Oh, sweet pup of mine

I take this as a sign

That you’ve been thinking of me

Letting me know you’re running free

We will meet again one day

We will run, we will play

© Susan Zutautas 2020




18 Comments Post a comment
  1. Awww! It’s so hard to lose a beloved pet.

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    February 8, 2020
  2. Nicely done, the prose and poem a complementary combo.
    My dog used to visit in dreams fairly often, very real. At first it was sad then I learned to go with it and just enjoy the visit.

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    February 8, 2020
  3. I can’t image losing Maggie or Toby. Maybe I’ll get lucky and go first. 🙂 Loved the ode!

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    February 8, 2020
  4. So sad when we lose our favorite pets. ❤


    February 7, 2020
  5. Our memories keep our friends alive.

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    February 7, 2020

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