Little Personal – Rain Today

Stella

“Hey, John”

“Yes, Stella.”

“I think you better check on the canines. I hear rumbles in the hold.”

“The hold?”

“Downstairs. You sure miss the humor sometimes.”

Lucy

“Lucy, Stella tells me there is grumbling in the hold.”

“The hold, Boss? What does that mean?”

“Stella humor. Now, what’s up?”

“We were going to go for a walk, and here we sit.”

Lucy

“Tell him, Bailey.”

Bailey

“Yeah, Pops. We were ready then Mom says wait.”

“Do you two see the rainbow?”

“Uh, I guess it must be raining huh, boss?

“That’s right. Your mom doesn’t want you to get wet.

“Hey mom, Thanks for keeping us out of the rain.”

“You’re welcome Lucy.”

“Hey, Lucy. Come on the sun is out.”

“Coming, Bailey.”

“Ah, now you’re talking.”

“You’ve said it, Bailey. This is super.”

“Wait. Is that Peggy?”

Heron

“I don’t think so. Looks like a new Heron in town.”

Lucy

“Just as well. I have a few crabs to catch. Why don’t we name the new bird Meg?”

“Good idea Lucy. Meg, it is.”

Stella

“I see you are back and the canines are still with us.”

“Of course, Stella. They are a part of the family.”

“Okay, John. I really didn’t expect you to give them the slip. When’s lunch? By the way don’t you have some writing to do?”

“I do Stella. I do.”

65 comments

  1. Thanks for the early morning smiles, John! I loved this.

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    1. Glad to serve. Thank you, Jill. πŸ˜€

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  2. A pleasant slice of family life, John.

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    1. Thanks, Keith. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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      1. Always with a great pleasure, John!Love it! Have a nice day. πŸ˜‰ Michael

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  3. Looks like a fun walk. Got my hopes up a little with the heron. How’s the area doing?

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    1. Slowly getting back. Most of the heavy damaged homes are being leveled and the debris pick up is proceeding. Services are back but the city government infrastructure needs replacing.

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      1. At least progress is being made. Takes a while to fully recover. Nice to see that you can still take the four-legged family members out for walks.

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      2. The best part of a day. πŸ˜€

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  4. So I see who’s reselling in charge around the place. Stella seems to have it all under control. Love the dogs, John.

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    1. Stella is boss. Lucy just gave me the title.

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      1. I understand the pecking order, John. I live at the bottom of it in our house.

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  5. Thanks for this adorable morning stroll, John. Have a thriving Thursday. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. πŸ™‚

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  6. Gwen Plano · ·

    Wonderful dialogue and great photos – a perfect beginning of the day. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Glad to get you started on a good note. πŸ™‚

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  7. Hope that Peggy will show up eventually! πŸ™‚

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    1. I don’t know, Jan. She has been gone for quite a while. Also she was quite old for a Heron. Let’s hope. πŸ™‚

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  8. β€œI see you are back and the canines are still with us.”

    You did it, John. You got inside the impenetrable mind of a cat. Well done.

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    1. Thank you, Greg. She has been teaching me for sixteen years.

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  9. I really enjoy these. They are so grounding somehow. Nice work.

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    1. We have adopted the “one day at a time,” philosophy and the fur family pretty much makes us stick to it. Thanks, Craig.

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      1. Sounds so great. Hope I live long enough to retire and do something similar.

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      2. Keep drinking the Porter and you’ll be a shoo in

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      3. Got it. Porter = good.

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      4. Porter = long life = good.

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  10. I was hoping it would be Peggy.

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    1. We always hope when we see a Heron. I’m going to believe that when Peggy felt the Hurricane coming she took off and is cruising the beach in Mexico.

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  11. These fur babies have so much personality and you depict it perfectly in the dialogue. Love it!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. πŸ˜€

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  12. consciousflaw · ·

    I love these dialogues. I also love Stella’s character, she’s so adorable!

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    1. Thank you. She is a hoot for sure.

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  13. Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    Care for a walk on the beach? Join author John W. Howell and his furry kids for another entertaining episode!

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    1. Thank you, John for the reblog

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      1. My pleasure, John – another delightful post!

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  14. For some reason, Peggy and Meg sound just right for a couple of herons. Good stuff, John. Lovely rainbow shot.

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    1. Thank you, Phillip.

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  15. Hello John. A really wonderful post. The dogs’ facial expressions are gorgeous, especially Lucy’s. The heron’s also added humour. I am surprised Lucy and Bailey didn’t chase them. My dogs chase anything (except people) when they are on the beach.

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    1. Lucy chases the Heron until it flies. I had a good grip on her this time.

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  16. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Beautiful pictures… Loved the rainbow. Very glad no one had to get wet exploring.

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  17. ah. they really did look hacked off.. At least Stella alerted you to the rumbles. xxx

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    1. In the hold. Thanks, Sally.

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  18. What a fun adventure with the girls. I see Stella stayed content inside as lovely feline should πŸ™‚
    It’s nice to see Lucy and Bailey combing the beach again. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Mae. They love it there.

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  19. Always a treat, John! πŸ™‚

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  20. Oh, I love these three. Thank you, John. πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  21. Sure hope Peggy is okay. Everyone looks happy this week. Job well done.

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    1. Thanks, Audrey.

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  22. I really enjoyed this, John! Loved your canines, as I have one of my own. Thanks for the smiles!
    ~Lauren

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    1. Thank you, Lauren

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  23. Aw, you’ve done a great job attaching the critters’ comments to these photos! Glad there’s a new heron in town, but I do hope Peggy is okay.

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    1. We don’t know about Peggy.

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  24. Oh that Stella like to keep her own type of reign on the canines. … but they got the walk to see the heron … a perfect transition off my recent post.

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  25. It’s easy to see who’s the boss in your family. LOL.

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  26. The beach looks good, and so did Meg. Cute dialog with the pups, and Stella. The Rainbow was lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. πŸ™‚

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