Three Things Challenge: 30 August

Today’s things are: Apricot, vase, sock
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Aunt Hester’s dog was a menace. If it wasn’t yapping at the postman, it was snapping at your ankles trying to get to your sock. The damn thing loved cheese.
It had such a stupid name too, though Aunt Hester said ‘Apricot’ suited him perfectly due to his colouring, which one could only describe as orange-ish.
The family was quite relieved when it died, though Aunt Hester was heartbroken.
She had him cremated and his ashes put in a little vase which she kept on the mantlepiece.
I swear the lid rattled every time the front door bell rang.

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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2 Responses to Three Things Challenge: 30 August

  1. Cara Hartley says:

    My brother had a dreadful Cairn terrier named Heather who was very much like Apricot. When she died, my brother was sad, of course. My sympathies for his grief were genuine, but if I’m to be honest, I was not fond of that dog.

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