Take Seven 16th April

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:
abide, ado, appeal, broken, dignified, dressing, fuss, huff, icing, inch, lay, leaf, panoramic, prize, road, shrill, squashed, stack, transport, trial, verbal.
Betty stamped her foot.
‘I will not do it!’ She stated. ‘It’s not dignified‘.
‘You can, and you will young lady’, her mother admonished. ‘Everyone has to abide by the rules’.
‘Pah! Rules. Rules were made to be broken, and I am NOT going to do it.’
She flounced off in a huff.
The others looked confused. Tomorrow was the big day and everything had been arranged, including transport, and that was where some of the problem lay.
Betty was used to panoramic views, and the idea of being squashed inside a double stack transporter with thirty others did not appeal one iota.
Add to that being shuffled, pushed and nipped by over zealous furballs was the icing on the proverbial cake, and she wanted none of it.
Her mother tired to explain that it was tradition, and prizes to be awarded, but Betty was having none of it.
‘I’d rather stay home,’ she sulked.
Next day, everyone was pretty excited and contentedly got into the transporter with the minimum of fuss. That was until it was Betty’s turn and she did a runner!
A lorry roared by but shrill whistles and a verbal command sent the two dogs after her before she ran into the road.
Skilled at their job, they didn’t give Betty an inch, blocking her from all sides back to safety.
She was shaking like a leaf by now and with no further ado got into the transporter with the other sheep. Luckily her mother was closest to her, and she huddled against her flank.
‘I’m sorry,’ she whispered.
‘No problem pet. Just remember the dogs are on trial, not us. We’re just the dressing.’

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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4 Responses to Take Seven 16th April

  1. murisopsis says:

    This was perfection!

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