Though the sun may have set in your part of the world, we are still officially on the third day of the Dog Days of Summer. I may not be posting promptly, but I am meeting the deadline. I think that means I’ve earned a bone.
Please sit back and enjoy my contribution to Blogdramedy’s Blog Shorts, “The Dog Days of Summer”: 10 days, 10 stories, and 110 words.
.: Identity Crisis :.
He burst through the door creating a ruckus. FLAP, FLAP, FLAP, FLAP, the doggie door flapped loudly.
“I am sick of this!” He barked.
His wife walked into the room, her ID tags tinkling lightly. “Another bad day on the set, Dear?”
“I just don’t understand why they cannot accept me for what I am. What’s wrong with me – the real me?”
He walked in circle four times and sat down.
“Oh Honey, don’t let them get to you. I know –“
He cut her off. “Ha! You know nothing, LADY. I mean, your name doesn’t help matters.”
“I’m a male, dammit. My name is PAL – not Lassie.”
I did a bit of research for this post. No, not the part about Lassie. I learned about his real identity when I was a kid. I was trying to think of a common female dog name, so I Google’d it. Turns out there is a website for “Top Female Puppy Names“. Perhaps because it is the end of the day or perhaps because I am easily amused, but I think it is funny there is a website for puppy names.
And don’t forget…
Check out the other players taking part in The Dog Days of Summer.
Blogdramedy – the alpha dog
1pointperspective – circus dog (inside joke that’s not so inside if you go over and read his blog)
Steve Betz – in for a Penny, in for a pound (I AM good!)
Joe’s Musings – a bit of a scrappy scribbler
Jtailele’s Blog – the unknown element
MC’s Whispers – speaks five languages (not including puppy-speak)
Shouts from the Abyss – he knows how to sit up and beg
H.E. Ellis – he likes pithy and, for some reason, Chevy Impalas
Fix it or Deal – Amy’s into robots so she’s building her own mechanical dog
Lenore Diane – peanut butter & bananas sandwiches make her day (‘ats me!)
20 thoughts on “Dog Days of Summer :: Identity Crisis”
Thank you. Funny you should comment, because I was originally going to tie Johnny Cash’s “Don’t call me Sue” into the story. Of course, I don’t call you “Sue”… 🙂
“He walked in circle four times and sat down.”
This one sentence made the whole story for me. Classic. 🙂
You have excellent taste. That was the first line that came to me, and I was bound and determined to make it work.
I was going to comment on that same sentence. It’s too perfect!!
Have you noticed your dogs, Amy? Mine always circle 4 times. What is it about 4?
It’s a dog thing. Us humans wouldn’t understand
Do your dogs circle four times, though? Why not 3? Why not 5? I love it.
You not only get a bone…you get a t-bone. Well done, you. Glad you’re still up for the challenge.
Thanks for staying awake long enough to read my post. I’ll post earlier tomorrow. 🙂
Why not have a list for puppy names? Everything else is out there! 🙂 Poor Pal.
Why not is right, Patti. Good thing, too, because it helped me do research. 🙂
very good 5 stars Loved the 2 lines “Lady sat.” and “He walked in circle….” corkey
Thank you, Corkey.
I always wondered why they used a male dog? Why couldn’t they have just had “Laddie” instead of “Lassie”?
And I have come to learn that there is a website for everything. Ev. Ery. Thing.
Exactly. Laddie would have worked just as well.
So good to be reading you again. Best line — “He walked in circle four times and sat down.”
PS My mother had a dog named Laddie.
Poor Lassie — it’s hard to leave a job that pays so well sometimes though. What do they call that? The Golden Handcuffs? Pawcuffs?
Lassie can borrow the couch at Frasier’;s now that Eddie has moved on. I think even a radio psychiatrist could help.