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DOG DAYS
by Emily Blakely
09/25/07
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The young family, new to the northwest, found a farm with creek, orchard and old sawmill. One warm afternoon down the dusty drive came a dog that seemed to think this was his place, so he stayed. To the children’s delight, wherever they played the dog always went with them. (50
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Black and curly-haired, the Water Spaniel was quick to perform tricks. Without fail, she answered the call of four young masters to jump through the hoop, roll over, play dead, or show your operation. The hills echoed with the sounds of running, children’s laughter and gentle dog barks. (49 words)

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Though a mongrel, this female dog was quick of mind and foot. Her master, building a two-story house, often went up on the roof. She seemed to think of nothing but to be up there too, and with a little coaxing, she climbed up the ladder. Amazing! (48 words)

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At the local animal shelter the intention was to select one certain dog when ZAP my heart was stolen by another. He showed such remorse at not being chosen that we ended up with two, and every day his face glows with gratitude. (43 words)

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A gentle ocean breeze and sun’s warm caress, a beach void of other people. One small dog, a speck in the distance, came running. How cute, that was until it became apparent–‘twas an ankle-biter with one intention, and I ran! (42 words)

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Clyde Blakely 29 Sep 2007
Personally I know many of these stories and there is much more that could be said but my beautiful wife has captured the essence of each. A more tender heart can not be found! I love you Honey.
Teri Wilson 26 Sep 2007
Positively my fav. snap short so far, which will come as no suprise to anyone who knows how much I love dogs. Delightful!!!! Blessings, Teri
David F. Palmieri Sr.  25 Sep 2007
Emily...Great story...I assume the guy on the roof was "his honor.? Thought so...Dave
Pat Guy  25 Sep 2007
Wow Emily! Way to jump in! I absolutely loved each and every one. (maybe because I'm a dog lover - or maybe because they were written so well!) Great job!
dub W 25 Sep 2007
Beautiful reflection - I really liked #2, the sound of children's laughter is one of God's special gifts.
Janice Cartwright 25 Sep 2007
To another animal lover, these were priceless, simple sweetness.
Marita Vandertogt 25 Sep 2007
Is the ladder climbing dog real - what a talented little critter. These are a fun read. Enjoyed muchly!!
Douglas Sowers 25 Sep 2007
I especially was charmed by the first two. Good job of helping us picture the scene.
Betty Castleberry 25 Sep 2007
Wonderful. I almost can't choose favorites, but I did especially like the last two. Excellent work.
Linda Roth 25 Sep 2007
Emily, you had me thinking, allll, how sweet - until the last one; and then I laughed! Although I am sure the protagonist was not doing so.
Joanne Sher  25 Sep 2007
Just lovely, Emily. My favorite is definitely #4. So poignant!
Allison Egley  25 Sep 2007
I liked this unique approach of having the main characters be dogs! The last one was my favorite. I can relate.
Mo 25 Sep 2007
I liked #3 & #4 best, & #5 made me smile!




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