Dog’s Life

28 Oct

Read Tinman’s brilliant take on the stupidity of dog owners.

Worth Doing Badly

She was dozing happily in the sun when she heard the sounds, the sounds that she had heard so often before. The yelp of terror, the whirring of a rope uncoiling, the thump of someone hitting dry earth, and the echoing clank of the same someone being hit on the head by a tin bucket.

Timmy had fallen down the well again.

Lassie sighed, climbed to her paws, and set off to let somebody know.

Other dogs didn’t have to put up with this crap, she told herself. Timmy and his four owners spent each summer holiday in search of dark catacombs, hidden treasure, and high teas. Snoopy spent most of his life asleep on top his kennel. The Hound of the Baskervilles (or Snuffles, as all they knew him) got to terrorise the entire Devonshire moors with his huge footprints, flame-red eyes and blood-freezing late-night yowl.

Lassie, however, got to be…

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11 Responses to “Dog’s Life”

  1. October 28, 2013 at 12:25 #

    As a devoted Tinman follower, I’ve already read this!


  2. lanceleuven October 28, 2013 at 17:28 #

    Ha! Thanks for sharing, Tilly.

    For some reason it reminded me of trying to communicate with my managers at work…


  3. laurieanichols October 28, 2013 at 22:08 #

    Thanks for sharing Tilly!


  4. barb19 October 28, 2013 at 23:40 #

    It was brilliant, loved it!


  5. colonialist October 29, 2013 at 19:15 #

    The movie account of this would, of course, be called ‘Lassie Left Home’.


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