I haven’t been abandoned. Oh no. I have an owner and he’ll be back soon. He had to go inside and dogs aren’t allowed, but this area is under cover so I’m out of the cold.
People are nice. They come up and pet me, give me food, and sometimes what they call treats. My owner looks at me through the glass and smiles. Everyone knows him, and now everyone knows me. I’m growing fast they say.
Ah, here he comes. The man in this shop has some very nice smelling things, what they call bones. I know I will get some when we get home. My owner will strip the meat from the bone and make it into a soup. I get the bone after. Can’t have it cooked as it;s not good for me, but raw is OK. It’s just once a week, but it’s a meal.
We do OK as people are kind.

Photo by Max Zhang on Unsplash

Written for Roger Shipp’s Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner


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! 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.
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  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Poor little thing, but it’s nice people are helping them out. Very sweet tale

  2. murisopsis says:

    A fine description of socialization of a puppy!

  3. Carol anne says:

    so nice, Di! 🙂

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