Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Smarty Girl - #FridayFlash and Writer's Pets Contest Entry





This is an early #FridayFlash to remind people of the last day to enter the Writer's Pets Contest. Check out the rules here. ;)


My entry is called "Smarty Girl", which I reproduced below for your delight, and the picture that goes with it is the one on the side. Care to share your opinion on it? :)   (No comments on the nose's size, please. I'm aware of that! :P) 


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She sniffed the air. Something had changed, she could feel it. Yes! Beloved was coming home! Tale sweeping the air, she ran to the top of the stairs and lay down, looking expectantly at the front door. When Beloved put the key on the hole, she shouted her warm welcome waggling so hard that her whole body moved along with her ventilator-tale.

But as soon as the door opened she stopped barking, letting her borrowed sister do the job instead. Of course Beloved didn’t like the noise, she never did. She went up the stairs ignoring the excited dogs and shushing the white little sister, who kept calling out despite the firm commands. Beloved went up to the second floor, left her bag on her room and came down again, going to the back of the house where she sat in a chair and looked down at her lovelies. They were still panting with those round shiny eyes, filled with infinite love, earning for her attention.

Beloved couldn’t resist anymore, she stretched her hands, each to one small hot head and smiled broadly at the moans of pleasure. The dogs soon sprawled on the floor, giving their bellies to be stroked. After everyone was fairly satisfied, Beloved got up and went back inside leaving the dogs behind. She snorted at her older sister; Beloved would never know that she was the one calling out behind the door.

26 comments:

  1. Aww tht's so cute! Dogs do love one! (but so do cats!) Nice story!

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  2. @Helen: Thanks! Their cuteness took hold of me, heh.

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  3. Are they really excited to see us? Or do they just have to pee? (LOL.. I know, it's both!)
    Nice story, Mari. And a cute wee dog!

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  4. Such a cute story! I could just see the wiggling doggies, and the last line got a giggle out of me.

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  5. Oh, I love that the master (I presumed you) was named Beloved.

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  6. @Cathy: They *really* like when you guys visit! :D

    @Eric: Your chuckle made my day!

    @John: Yeah, it's an inspiration from Winter Adventures of a Cushion-Dog, which is inspired on the British expression "best beloved" :)

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  7. aww that's such a cute story! dogs are cuddly and affectionate, aren't they?

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  8. @Sonia: They are! And that's all we need sometimes: affection. :)

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  9. Such a sweet story, Mari. I'm away from mine this weekend and the story reminds me how much miss them.

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  10. Happiness is a warm puppy. I also love that they call you Beloved.

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  11. Very sweet. Our pets really do live the life!

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  12. @Kim: Yeah, I hate leaving them at home to go to work. You know, detaching oneself from the pack is unnatural, heh.

    @Tim: Oh, you remind me of them warming my feet at night!

    @Craig: They do! :)

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  13. Great story, Mari. You captured the excitement dogs seem to exude. While our cats are certain to be happy to see us again, they don't like to surrender their dignity. :-)

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  14. @Kevin (KjM): True. One of the reasons why I'm more of a dog person, is that dogs don't care at all, they just want to make you happy.

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  15. Cute! Dogs are never satisfied with a head rub, are they? They always want the belly rub too. :)

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  16. @Chuck: Oh, especially mine! :D

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  17. So, the contest will be defined with your participation. Click here to cast your vote. :)

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  18. This does a nice job of capturing a dog's personality.

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  19. Dogs all the way.
    Adam B @revhappiness

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  20. @Adam: Oh yeah, if you had any doubts I'm a dog person, now you're 100% sure. ;)

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  21. A super late update, this story got the 3rd place on the contest. That's way more than I expected, so I'm really happy. :D

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  22. Congrats, Mari, I loved your entry :)

    Also, just letting you know that in lieu of a love letter, today I'm sending on some bloggy awards, and one of them for You my dear friend http://j.mp/nX3jTH

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  23. @Estrella: Thanks! And many thanks for the award, love! I'll dispense the blog award love as soon as I resuscitate randomities. ;)

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