Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Trick.”



It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and this week’s prompt is “trick.” Normally Linda HIll would come by to deliver a complicated prompt in person. This one is quite simple, and she sent it by Uber Eats. Thanks, Linda, for the brioche and the prompt. Her only caution is, “To use it any way we want and to have fun.” I think I can do that. If you would like to join in on the fun, visit Linda’s blog and read how; here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 31/2020

Trick by John W. Howell Β© 2020


“What are you doing to that poor dog?”

“He’s not a poor dog, and I’m trying to teach him a new trick.”

“What new trick?”

“To shake hands.”

“But he has a paw.”

“You know what I mean,:

“Maybe he’s too old to learn a truck.”

“You believe that old saw, huh?”

“Well, I’m just sayin’. Does he do other stuff?”

“Just sit.”

“Hmmm. Maybe he is a one-trick pony.”

“Yikes, another cliche.”

“Are you giving him a treat?”

“A treat? No.Just a command.”

“Well, see. There might be the problem. You need to reward him when he performs the trick.”

“Okay. I’ll try it. Β Here, Bosco, I have this nice porterhouse steak if you’ll shake.”

“You are insane. He’s not going to buy the fact that you offer a piece of kibble and call it a steak.”

“He’s shaking.”

“Speaks to the intelligence of the animal. Want to go to the pub?”

“Um. Do I get a treat?”

“Sure. I’ll let you buy.”

“Sounds like a trick.”

“You think? By the way, congrats on working trick in along with ‘treat.’ Happy Halloween.”




  1. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    HaHaHa…Happy Halloween, John. 😁

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    1. And to you, Gwen

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  2. πŸ˜‚ Happy Halloween πŸ¦‡

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    1. Thank you. Happy Halloween to you as well. 😊


  3. Ha ha ha! I love the porterhouse steak bit!

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    1. I try to fit in a porterhouse steak at least once a year. I gave up beef back in 1991 and still miss those puppys. Thanks, Liz. 😊

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      1. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a porterhouse steak!


  4. Trick and treat – nicely done, John. I hope you don’t try giving Lucy kibble and calling it steak. There might be a law against that in Texas.

    Have a great weekend. Don’t eat too much candy.

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    1. Yes , passing off kibble as steak is against the law. Thanks you Dan. Happy Halloween. Save a Kit Kat for me 😊

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  5. I brought some of my little friends today.

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    1. Where are they?

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  6. LOL! Great job, John. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill. *sung to the tune of Chelsea Morning bt sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66

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  7. Haha! Boscoe is too smart to fall for your trick!
    Happy Hallowe’en, John!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. Happy Halloween to you as well. 😁

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  8. Great prompt response. Happy Halloween.


  9. Haha! Happy Halloween! πŸŽƒ


  10. Good trick or treat story John. Thanks


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  12. Well done, John. Brilliantly done.

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    1. Thak you, Robbie. Such a nice compliment. 😁


  13. Excellent, John! Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Enjoy those grandkids.


  14. Very clever. Happy Halloween, John πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Jessica.

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  15. Well done, John. I doubt Lucy or Twiggy would fall for this trick!


  16. Great job, John, and Happy belated Halloween! πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ‘½πŸ˜„

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    1. Thank you, Happy Halloween to you, Lauren.

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  17. When it comes to pub crawls, it always ends up being a treat.

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