Take Seven 30th October

It’s Friday!

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:
beg, chest, cup, current, curtail, desk, draw, final, half, hound, moth, open, ribbon, shrink, sigh, sleep, small, speech, try, velvet, wind.

Martha had tried to curtail her impulses, but like a moth to a flame, the small hound won out. It was half the size of their current dog, but looked so lost and unhappy, the prepared ‘No’ speech died on his lips when she’d brought it home, using one of her hair ribbons as a collar. She’d held the wriggling pup close to her chest, her own eyes begging him not to turn it away.
Sitting on the corner of his desk with a cup of coffee in his hand, Stan made an effort to look stern as he felt any objectivity shrink and asked where it was going to sleep and what plans had she drawn up for its care, watching carefully as two pairs of brown eyes took in every word.
His ten year old daughter could wind him round her little finger, and with a sigh, he opened his arms to take the dog from her.
‘What’s her name?’ he asked.
Velvet’, Martha replied happily.
‘I can see why’, he chuckled smoothing the chocolate fur.
‘One final thing though before she takes up residence………..’.
‘Yes Daddy?’
‘A bath. The damn thing’s got fleas.’

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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