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.
Pal (aka Lassie) by Dell Mulmey, Quinault, Washington
.: 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!)