“All ready to go to Mexico” is for Six Word Stories.
The following picture is for a challenge over at Brashley Photography
So the challenge this week is – Fur-Babies. For this week’s challenge, show us images of fur-babies… it could be your pet, a cat in the neighborhood, even a dog or cat you’ve loved during your love. Share your furbaby images.
The following is written for a challenge over at Fandango’s called Fandango’s February Expression #22.
Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, will be to post a story, a poem, an image, an interpretation of what the expression means to you, or to do whatever it is that you want to do based upon the daily adage.
This saying conjures up a memory from my past about a dog, a family pet, an Irish Setter named Liberty.
Quite often when I was a teen, my parents, our dog, and I would go for a car ride (usually for most of the day). That was back when you didn’t have to mortgage your house to buy gas.
Back to the point of this post…
We would always bring water and a dish for Liberty in case she got thirsty. She always refused to drink the water. When we would stop somewhere we would let her out of the car to have a bathroom break. The strange thing is that she would never relieve herself no matter how many hours we were gone. As soon as we got home however she’d race into the backyard to do her business. I don’t know how she was able to hold it for so long. Must have had a really good bladder.
These pictures are for Saturday Six Word Musings over at Debbie’s.
I took all of these photos while in Dunedin, Florida. They are on an outside wall of Skips Bar on Main Street. The artist is Anna Hamilton. If you’d like to read about this wall please follow the link.
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!
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
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When I was a puppy, we’d play every day
Now that I’ve grown older, lie down is what you say
I’d still love to fetch a ball even though I’m ten
A few years ago, I was your best friend
I hope I’m not too old for you, and you get a younger pup
Get rid of me because I’m old and you think I’m fed-up
Dogs do grow older every day
Please oh please don’t send me away
I have arthritis in my hips, but I still want to play
Let’s go outside and have some fun today
©Susan Zutautas 2019
This was written for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.