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(dog colour immaterial) were originally 7/6d , and after decimalisation in 1971 cost 37½p until the halfpenny was withdrawn in 1984 when it was reduced to 37p.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