FOWC with Fandango — Fierce

Fandango’s word prompt today is FIERCE.

You can describe something as ‘fierce’, like the sea on a stormy night. We can hear it from the house, it’s that loud.
We were once asked if Maggie was fierce. We said the worst she would do was lick you to death, but in all seriousness, I like to think I know the difference between an angry warning growl and one where the dog is just a little vocal in being pleased to see you.

Let me tell you a little story about a rottweiler.
I was working for the vending machine company so it’s a long time ago, and a guy came into the office with a rottie puppy.
‘Don’t go near it!’ he warned. ‘He’ll have yer ‘and off.’
I didn’t do anything, I swear, but when he came downstairs, he demanded to know what I’d done to his dog.
‘He’s supposed to be fierce! I’m training him up to be a guard dog, and look at him! He’s a right pansy!’
The dog was at my feet, tummy exposed for rubs, his tongue lolling out of his mouth in pure ecstasy. The dog had come to me, not the other way round.

I don’t now if he ever qualified as a guard dog, but he was beautiful (and soft).

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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5 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Fierce

  1. Sadje says:

    Awww, so sweet. Not fierce at all! 🐶

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