Fret: Daily Post Prompt

Like most parents, Maggie frets if she can’t find her babies.
The fact that she is a dog and the babies in question are stuffed toys is incidental. To her they are her children, she loves them, nurtures them, and looks after them. They are never chewed, a little soggy and smelly perhaps from maternal constantly cleaning, but they are hers, and she loves them.
When we were in the cottage she brought them all to bed and tucked them all around her.
At 2am or thereabouts, one fell off the bed and it was a very panicky time indeed as she was fretting about in the dark trying to find it.
Ourselves now disturbed, we turned on the light and began the hunt to try and pacify her.

If you believe dogs can’t count, you don’t know Maggie. She knew how many babies she had, and nosed them all two or three times just to make sure they were all present and correct. Then she tucked them under her, nosed them all again, and snuggled down to sleep.
We were of course wide awake by this time. Our turn to fret as sleep evaded us.
Photo: Maggie and her new babies.

Written for https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/fret/

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Fret: Daily Post Prompt

  1. joyroses13 says:

    Awh! so sweet of Maggie, but sorry about the lack of sleep for you and your hubby!

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