I did try to warn you

This week’s photo is credited to Diane and Sam. Last weekend they took their dogs to play in the snow (in Southern California!). Lily (white) is on the left. She is sitting down with her nose pointed to the sky. Rory (golden) is lying down in the snow next to her sister and is looking in the opposite direction. Rory has snow booties on, while Lily does not. Both dogs are leashed.
Will you shut up Lily?
Nope. I did try to warn you about wearing those.
Look, can I help it if my feet get cold and I don’t like the snow?
That’s not the point. I told you it was not a good idea.
Yeah, OK. You’ve made your point. Now are you going to help me or not?
WHY? My leash is all twisted up and I can’t get up!
Because you great lummox, when you went skidding all over the place, you took me with you and I’m doing the only thing I can to get us out of this mess!
And what’s that pray tell?
Yelling for help Rory, yelling for help!

Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge currently hosted by Paula.


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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13 Responses to I did try to warn you

  1. Paula Light says:

    Hahaha, I love it! I can totally imagine Lily yelling for help! 💖

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Love this 💜💜

  3. The Inkwell says:

    Hey there, it sounds like you two had quite the adventure in the snow! I’m glad to hear that you’re both okay. Rory, it might be a good idea to help Lily out with her leash so she can get up. And Lily, maybe next time you should consider wearing some booties like Rory to keep your feet warm. But all in all, it sounds like you two make quite the pair. Stay safe out there!

    Dear Di, I found your piece of writing very entertaining and humorous. I could easily visualize the scenario you were describing and the conversation between the dogs made me chuckle. It’s always interesting to imagine what our furry friends would say if they could speak our language.

    The playful banter between Lily and Rory was enjoyable to read, and the situation they found themselves in was relatable to anyone who has struggled with tangled leashes and cold feet in the snow. Your use of exclamation points and descriptive language helped to bring the scene to life.

    Overall, I really enjoyed reading your piece and I look forward to reading more of your writing in the future.

    Best regards. 👍👏👌😊

  4. Sadje says:

    Haha! Yes that’s their only option 😂😹

  5. glyn40wilton says:

    Yes indeed, Rory looks like a great lummox but a lovely one at that.

  6. This is a fun, humorous story, Di.

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