Short Stories

A talk with my dog

Me:
Doggy,  you and I need to have a conversation.

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My Dog:
Yes,  I’m listening…

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Me:
See,  I just cleaned the house on Sunday,  plus gave you a bath, and already there’s dog hair everywhere!

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My dog:
Dog hair? I don’t see any dog hair!

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By the way,  I loved that bath. Thanks so much! I could use a more frequent bath schedule if you can fit me in.

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Me:
Glad you enjoyed the bath but don’t change the subject! We need to do something about all this dog hair.

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My dog:
Well,  you can clean more often…

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Me:
Don’t get smart with me!
I have a better idea!
You can
a) stop shedding
b) shed outside or
c) help clean up after yourself

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My dog:
You could have gotten a hairless cat but you chose me. You knew I had hair! I’ve had hair all my life — 9 whole years! Why is my hair a problem now?? Are you falling out of love with me? Is this where you say you’re gonna ship me to China?

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Me:
Oh doggy,  don’t be so dramatic!

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My dog:
Well you are being ridiculous about your requests.

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Me:
OK,  you’re right. I’m sorry. I’ll just clean more, but don’t expect extra baths,  I’m not super mom like I used to be. I’m getting old.

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My dog:
So is that what this chat was really about? You’re tired?

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Me:
Yeah,  I guess.
I don’t have any help with you guys so yeah,  mama’s been a bit tired lately.

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My dog:
OK  mama,  I get it now. I don’t know how to clean, and I’m not sure how to shed less, but I can wait a little longer so you can rest before my evening walk. And I’ll try to let you sleep in too. I have to admit I’ll be starving,  but I’ll try just for you.

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Me:
Thank you doggy.

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My dog:
You’re welcome.
So does that mean no more talk of shipping me to China?

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Me:
Well that’s gonna be a running gag for a while. Sorry…

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My dog:
Fine…

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Contents written: September 4 2016
Originally published: September 5 2016
Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


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63 thoughts on “A talk with my dog”

  1. I had this talk with my dog for two hours today. Brushed him thoroughly, vacuum full of hairs, wiped clean, contented snoring (on his part). After two hours, he was a happy camper and I was grouchy with sore limbs.

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  2. Awwww….adorable doggie photos! I’ve asked the cats to quit shedding a million times, but they look at me with that “say what?” attitude and go back to sleep. Yeah, I’m getting old and tired too, but they don’t seem to care. Go figure.

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  3. Hahaha. Funny! We used to have 3 dogs in the house and they’re all hairy so imagine when the peak shedding season comes – nonstop sweeping, vacuuming and all sort of activities in between just to make the house clean.

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