When my soul mate and I re-connected, he lived in Connecticut with three dogs. I’d asked for some one who loved dogs, so when I found out he had three, I thought, be still my heart. I had to remind myself to keep my feet on the ground, until I was sure. During our long distance romance, I talked to the dogs on the phone and listened to them sing.
Dixie Doodle, the coon hound, started first with a low, steady howl. Beep, the Australian shepherd mix, named for the squeaky sound she made as a puppy, joined in with a strong throaty bark. Oreo, the spaniel mix, came in last with a yip, yip, yip.
When David moved down south, he brought his three amigos to join my golden retriever, Jesse and Marigold the mutt.
Marigold didn’t bark much after being displaced as the alpha female, by Doodle, who only thought she was the alpha female. Beep would have a different take on that. Beep, at 14, is the true queen of the pack. Doodle is just pushy.
Oreo and Jesse, the two male dogs, have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Jesse used to howl when he heard the whine of a siren. I bet he is howling in dog heaven, with Oreo backing him up with his yip, yip, yip, when they’re not busy chasing ducks, and making them quack, quack, quack.
This week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday Post was “onomatopoeia.” If you’d like to join in the fun, visit:
Here are the rules:
1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.
2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.
3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”
4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments, for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.
5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.
6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!
7. Have fun!