Dylan Hughes hosts the fortnightly First Line Friday challenge.
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Your line for this week is:
The rat ran and he chased.
The rat ran and he chased. He wasn’t as young as he was but the heart was still willing and that was what mattered.
Years ago he would have caught his quarry by now and had him between his teeth.
He’d always enjoyed the chase, but suddenly the joints didn’t co-operate as well as they did, though he kept going.
Luckily he knew this alley and it went nowhere so he was able to corner the two legged rat until his handler arrived. He bared his canine teeth as if saying
‘Just try it……………. ‘
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!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
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.
Nice use of the prompt. I feel for him. I’m only thirty-six and sometimes feel like I’m getting too old!
Maggie tended to forget she was a senior lady sometimes.
Lucy does too. She’ll jump for a ball and her hind legs will give way and she’ll be all sore and sad for a little while bless her.
Cool story Di! ❤
Brilliant Di 💜