I paced back and forth.
How could she do this to me? Again?
I had used the biggest brown eyes I could manage. I had even let out the whimper that always got me the last biscuit.
But no, she had left me anyway. Holidays she called it! A holiday indeed! I have to share all my food and bones and belly rubs! Okay, that meant there were other woofs around to play with but that’s not really the point now is it?
In fact, it would serve her right if I sat at this exact same spot until she reappeared.
I could look so starved and tired she would never leave me again. Although I can hear biscuits being put into a bowl…and is that…yes it is…CHICKEN…with layers of gravy…Winner! Well maybe not the starve part, that would be silly.
But when she shows up I can just act really sad, let out that cry again and she’ll never have a holiday again.
Sounds like a plan. Anyway better go – it’s chicken time!
Image: Thanks to Yinglan
Story originally written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) a flash fiction challenge with stories in 100-175 words (or less). Check it out for more fun flash fiction.
20 thoughts on “Holidays for Hounds”
Great take KL makes you want to be there when she returns…..
Thanks very much Michael! Yes I suspect this little dog is a master of the guilt-trip! KL ❤
Yes we’ll certainly works hard at it…have a good day..
LOL! I love how the chicken seemed to change his mind about starving himself until she returned. Hahaha! I always wonder what goes through our pets minds when we leave them for a time. Great story, KL!
Thanks PJ 😊 my two certainly have a way of making me feel guilty even though I know they have a great time. Haha. KL ❤
LOL! Dogs have a way of doing that! They know just what to do! Haha!
Love it 🙂 This sounds like something that my cats would do.
Haha yea they have a special way of making us feel guilty don’t they? Thanks for the lovely comment. KL ❤
I don’t have cats , a bit sad.
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Love the dogs voice. Well written. Mike
Thanks Mike :). Glad you enjoyed it. KL ❤
Cute, doggy plans. Look really miserable and hard done by so Mom feels guilty.
Haha – thanks Mandi, I’m sure kids have mastered this trick too. 🙂 KL ❤
I have a dog who pulls a strop every now and then too. She once pissed on my dad’s fav sofa, while he was lying on it, after he told her off.
Sorry to say it Jenny but that made me laugh! Dogs with Attitude – there could be a club! Lo. KL ❤
Absolutely! She certainly is a character. My dad taught her how to open doors by putting her weight on the door handle (to piss off my middle sister who always shuts her out) but now when he wants to get some shut eye and closes the door she still gets in! He even put a bin full of things in front of the door and she managed to wriggle her way between the bin and the wall to get in! Epic!
What a cute story; well written. I like the dog’s voice.
Thank you very much Athling 🙂 I suspect it’s a high-maintenance dog – lol. KL ❤
That’s a dog with a plan and attitude 😁
Haha certainly is Jaqueline 🐶. KL ❤