Opposing Forces – Saturday Mix, 25 September 2021

Sarah over at Weejars is our host for The Saturday Mix challenge. You can find out more and join in here

This week we are dipping our toes into the pool of OPPOSITES. Our challenge is all about “opposing forces” and the use of antithesis in our writing. You will need to use the two opposing words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our words this week are:

black and white

– unusual and common


We never referred to Maggie as a black and white dog, she was always monochrome, and we’d joke that we couldn’t afford a colour licence**.  Oh how we miss her.
This is not unusual for people who have pets, especially those who live to be a considerable age as Maggie was (15 years and 10 months) and had been a part of our lives for half the time we’d been a couple when we lost her last November.
What is not so common now is being able to find a new dog as most adverts are online, and not a single one of those I have responded to have replied to my enquiries.

**Note: Dog licenses (dog colour immaterial) were originally 7/6d , and after decimalisation in 1971 cost 37½p until the halfpenny was withdrawn in 1984 when it was reduced to 37p. The license was scrapped in the UK in 1988, but since 2016, all dogs must be microchipped

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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11 Responses to Opposing Forces – Saturday Mix, 25 September 2021

  1. I have never microchipped a dog. Interesting that the government mandates it.

  2. murisopsis says:

    I’m hoping still that the dog of your dreams drops into your lap!

  3. King kong says:

    Thanks for sharing…

  4. weejars says:

    A lovely tribute to Maggie. Hopefully your next fur baby finds their way to you soon. P.S My mum had the same issues here in Oz but eventually found her gorgeous Nando

  5. Carol anne says:

    Ah lovely! Really beautiful! ❤

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