Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #245 by Keith Channing

In Keith’s words.

“Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithchanning@gmail.com before 6 pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time is where I live, this link will tell you). If you post it on your own blog or site, a link to this page would be appreciated, but please do also mention it in a comment here.

Go on. You know you want to. Let your creativity and imagination soar. I shall display the entries next Monday.”

The photo.

Kreative Kue #245

Good Boy by John W. Howell © 2020

“Why is he sitting like that?”

“I don’t know. I think he is trying to show me something.”

“Is that it boy. Are you trying to show us something?”

“Ask him if Timmy fell in the well.”

“Don’t be an idiot. There’s no Timmy around here.”

“Worth a try.”

“No, it has to be something else. Did you take him for his walk?”

“Yes, but he wouldn’t let me take off his sweater.”

“Is he running a fever? Did you feel his ears?”

“Yes, I mean, No. I mean, I felt his ears, and he has no fever.”

“Come on, boy. What is the problem?”

“Like he is going to tell you.”

“Wait, he’s pointing at you.”

“He hasn’t moved his paws.”

“I mean with his nose. Do you have something of his?”

“No. Although on walk, he wanted me to run with him.”

“Did you do it?”

“Yes, for as long as I could.”

“Uh-huh. What was that, ten feet?”

“No. I would say a half a mile.”

“Well, if I were to guess, I would say he wants you to sit.”

“How on earth do you know that?”

“Intuition. Sit.”

“Okay, then. There. Happy?”

“Now, he’s looking at me.”

“Maybe, he wants you to sit.”

“No, I think he wants me to praise you.  Here let me pat your head. Who’s my good boy? Such a good boy. There’s my good boy.”

“He’s walking away.”

“See, he wants you to behave like a dog.”

“I suppose next he’ll want me to eat out of his dish.”

“No, he’s pretty particular about his dish. Do you feel you bonded with him?”

“I’m not sure about bonding, but could we do that ‘good boy’ thing again?”



  1. Yes – humans respond to positive reinforcement, too. Touch reward, anyone?

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  2. Aw…he’d be the perfect pal for Lucy and Twiggy. Great job, John! Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  3. Everyone needs a ‘good boy’ head pat from time to time.

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  4. Hilarious from beginning to end!

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    1. Thank you, Liz.

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  5. Ha ha – it’s a dog’s life, indeed. Maybe it’s good you stopped where you did.

    Whenever our dogs have wanted us to go out, I’ve asked “did Timmy fall in the well?” I get that tilted-head what-the-heck-is-wrong-with-you look.

    Good job, John. You’re a good boy.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. Where’s my treat?

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      1. I’ll pour you three fingers after lunch.

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  6. Good job, John. All I could think of is, “Seriously? You want me to go outside looking like this?!”

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    1. Hahahah. I think that is the more real side of this photo.

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      1. The poor dog is so embarrassed – just look at him. 🙂

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  7. This was a hoot, John. Who doesn’t want to receive a pat on the back (or head, in this case)…

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😁

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  8. We could all use a good boy moment from time to time.

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    1. We could. A nice review would do it.

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  9. That brought a nice smile, LOL!

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    1. Thank you, Mae.

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  10. Hilarious — both the photo and your story! I was thinking he had that “ooh, pizza!” look on his face, perhaps treeing the delivery man.

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    1. That would hve been a good one too.

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  11. I’ve never gotten the good boy pat on the head. Just the opposite.

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    1. Aw. Such a good boy. *pat-pat

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Lol! Great morning smile!

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    1. Good. Thank you

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Honestly, John, that was hilarious! I guess we human need that “Good boy” praising as much as pups! LOL. I loved this story!! ♥

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    1. Maybe more. Thanks, Gwen


  14. That face! You did a great job with this prompt. Not sure I would have gotten past the “awww…” factor.

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    1. Thank you, Laura. 😁


  15. Lol, John! Great closing line and great use of the photo prompt!

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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  16. You are so much more creative than I am! When I first saw the photo, my instinct was to caption it “For Pete’s sake, Hooman, get me OUT OF THIS THING!

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    1. Yours is quite funny, Jill. 😁

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      1. Thanks John! I actually cleaned up the language a bit. 😉

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      2. Good thing. My delicate persona thanks you.

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  17. LOL! Good boy! I’d be very happy he’s particular with his dish and doesn’t like to share!.😀🤣

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  18. Bonding is good. Go bond! I’ve bonded with ours and I think we’re both happy about it, the dog and I…😊

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    1. I agree. Bonding is good.

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