Take Seven: 28th February

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

Our words were:
bracelet, cash, collar, discomfort, ear, free, hat, head, howl, injustice, jab, magnet, mix, mud, operation, peg, rub, squirm, trophy, tulip, worry

Peg was a trophy wife, and Sebastian would make her inwardly squirm by calling her Margaret which was more in keeping with the crowd he mixed with. It never failed to rub her up the wrong way as she had been christened Peg, no abbreviation, but he didn’t like the idea of his wife being referred to as something you’d hang your hat on.
Sebastian would deck her out with fancy jewellery, clothes and furs, the latest bracelet so gross and chunky, the dog was wearing it as a collar. Tulip was a yorkshire terrier and would howl at the injustice of being kept in a cage most of the day when Sebastian was home, but when he was out, Peg would play with the little dog , though she was careful not to let it run in the mud and get dirty.
One day, Tulip started to shake her head constantly, and when they took her to the vet, he said she would need an operation on her ear as it was badly infected.

The poor dog was in great discomfort so they gave her a jab of antibiotics too though she had to wear the cone of shame to stop her worrying the wound.
Naturally none of this was free, but Sebastian paid the bill in cash in the hope of getting some kind of discount.  He seemed to think that flashing his wealth was a magnet for making friends and new contacts he could use at a later date, so Peg was secretly pleased that he didn’t.
She was thrilled when he told her she was responsible for Tulip now, though she never let on!

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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