What do you see # 17- February 17, 2020

Thanks to Sadje for taking over this challenge since the sad loss of Hélène last year.
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This week’s image credit is from Lisa Fotios- Pixabay
My name is Shaggy.
Every day I sit here on the bed and wait.
For him.
He’s a shy little thing, but he took to me like a duck to water as they say.
As you can see, I’m no duck.
I am special though.
Originally I was just a toy, but now I am more than that.
A surrogate if you like.
He will cuddle in close, content in his world knowing I am here to watch over him.
He snores too, though he wouldn’t admit it, but I don’t mind. He had a tough start in life.
Ignored, he was left to his own devices and trusted no-one.
Dirty, tired and afraid, they brought him home and that’s where I came in.
They put me in his bed and after being sniffed in all directions, he accepted I wasn’t a threat and lay down to sleep.
He’s not the first pup I’ve taken under my paw, and provided nobody looks too closely, they won’t see my arm round him.

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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19 Responses to What do you see # 17- February 17, 2020

  1. Sadje says:

    I love your story, Di. Thanks a lot for joining in.

  2. Sadje says:

    Reblogged this on Keep it alive and commented:
    First in this week, Di’s lovely and heart warming story, on the Prompt,
    What do you see;
    Enjoy

  3. jenanita01 says:

    I predict many lovely and cuddly stories this week!

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Thus is so beautiful, well done Di. 💜💜

  5. Chris Hall says:

    Lovely story, Di 🙂

  6. Pingback: What do you see # 17- A roundup – Keep it alive

  7. judeitakali says:

    so sweet and beautiful, i really like this

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