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Microfiction AND Pawsitive Pondering: O for Obedience

Posted on Apr 18, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   17 Comments | Posted in A-Z Challenge · mcgee · microfiction · Pawsitive Pondering · penny · rigby · Succinctly Yours

The A to Z Challenge has been great fun, and I’ve been lax in offering thanks to the hosts of this blogging marathon.   If you haven’t visited their blogs, please do. You won’t be disappointed.

Hosts of the A to Z Challenge (Thank you!):

Arlee Bird’s Tossing It Out
Jeffrey Beesler’s World of the Scribe

Alex J. Cavanaugh Alex J. Cavanaugh

Jen Daiker’s Unedited

Candace Ganger’s The Misadventures in Candyland

Karen J Gowen at Coming Down the Mountain

Talli Roland

Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough Blogs

And now, today’s Pawsitive Pondering:

Pawsitive Pondering

O is for Obedience:
Be we big or be we small,
our heart’s desire is to please you.
Please teach us how!
We’ll both be happier if you do.
(Hint: Milk Bones and Pup-Paroni is quite the attention grabber.)

From left to right: Penny and Rigby, our two Lab mix rescues, and then Special Agent McGee at about eight weeks old, learning from his elders how to sit and stay.

Penny and Rigby also taught McGee how to wrestle, and it was amazing to watch how gentle they were, understanding instinctively that he was not only small, but also just a baby.  “Wrestling” consisted of the bigger dogs rolling onto their backs so little McGee could climb on them and learn how to doggy play. McGee is all grown up now and lives with his “mom” (my daughter) in her apartment with Chutsky, another miniature Dachshund rescued last October. When McGee wrestles with Chutsky, he still makes the funny Star Wars “Chewbacca” noises he learned from Rigby.

And now for Succinctly Yours from Grandma’s Goulash and today’s microfiction stories, both 140 characters or less. Thanks, Grandma, for hosting!

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.
“Get your mind out of the gutter, Henry,” chuckled Tom. 
“When I said ‘bigger  headlights’ I meant on your Model-T, 
not your wife!” (130)
* * * * * * * * * *

By the conversation’s end, 
Henry thought Tom to be especially bright; 
and Tom grasped the concepts that drove Henry to work 
so diligently. (138)

Thank you for dropping by.  I hope you enjoyed your visit.  See you tomorrow for Pawsitive Pondering for the letter “P.”


17 Responses to "Microfiction AND Pawsitive Pondering: O for Obedience"

  1. Comment by Sioux
    April 18, 2011 at 7:14 am  

    It always amazes me how "smart" dogs are (knowing to be gentle with a puppy) and how stupid people are…Why can't we be more like our four-legged friends?Your first microfiction story (I'm always drawn to the funny ones) is hilarious.

  2. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    April 18, 2011 at 8:17 am  

    I think your dogs need to have a chat with Indy. I love the way they let the puppy wrestle with them! Very smart animals, that's for sure.And love the first MFM! Great job, as always! Thanks for the laugh!

  3. Comment by Akelamalu
    April 18, 2011 at 8:45 am  

    Very clever 2nd take on the pic!

  4. Comment by Pat
    April 18, 2011 at 9:43 am  

    You really hit my funny bone on that first one, Lisa. I'm still laughing inside my head.In real life, those two guys did have a mutual admiration society (of two) and you captured it succinctly in 23 words!

  5. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    April 18, 2011 at 9:58 am  

    Hi Lisa, loved seeing your obedient doggies … and both of your microfiction stories. That's a nice idea of giving the A-Z's a shout-out. I guess that I have mainly focused on Arlee Bird. I'll visit the others soon.Have a wonderful week,Kathy

  6. Comment by anthonynorth
    April 18, 2011 at 10:38 am  

    Enjoyed both, but the first was excellent 🙂

  7. Comment by Laraine Eddington
    April 18, 2011 at 10:44 am  

    The first one really cracked me up.

  8. Comment by BECKY
    April 18, 2011 at 10:57 am  

    Hey Lisa! Awww..what wonderful gifts doggies are! And I loved your first MFM!! Hilarious!

  9. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    April 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm  

    I love dogs, so "Obedience" was wonderful, but my favorite bit is "drove Henry to work"!! Subtle but a real giggle.– KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  10. Comment by jabblog
    April 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm  

    It's wonderful to watch adult dogs playing with small puppies – very heart-warming.I liked your microfiction, too – headlights, indeed:-)

  11. Comment by Calico Crazy
    April 18, 2011 at 3:38 pm  

    Cute microfiction! Your dogs sound so sweet and the picture is too cute. ~ Calico Contemplations

  12. Comment by Lynn
    April 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm  

    I'm a broken record – you Microfiction Queen! love the pooches too!

  13. Comment by Porky
    April 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm  

    At least Edison's chuckling in the first..! Both clever, and a fun play on words in the second.

  14. Comment by Sonia
    April 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm  

    Liked both pieces of microfiction. They were both funny. Also, I liked the dogs. lol

  15. Comment by Anyes
    April 18, 2011 at 6:58 pm  

    Both of them are so funny, how do you do it?

  16. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    April 19, 2011 at 3:40 pm  

    Implants might have occurred years earlier, if Edison had gone with Ford's thought! :DEnjoyed both mf's and your dogs too. Obedience is not the first thing that comes to mind with our dog.

  17. Comment by Susan Fobes
    April 19, 2011 at 9:15 pm  

    Okay, I stopped laughing and I vote for #2-love it!

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