Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 342 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.combefore 6pm on 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 time.”

The photo.

Now What? By John W. Howell

 

“Looks like he’s out.”

“Amazing. We were just talking about him and out he went.”

“You have to understand. He is a highly-strung dog and sometimes he just needs his rest.”

“Well, what about you? Maybe we can continue the interview while he naps.”

“Up to you.”

“You could give us some background on his life.”

“Like what?”

“Where was he born and the like.”

“That I don’t know. We found him at the side of the road.”

“Ah. A rescue.”

“Not exactly.”

“What then?”

“He was hitchhiking. We stopped and asked him if he needed a ride. He jumped in the car and that was it.”

“Extraordinary story. So he’s been with you ever since.”

“Yes. We got a call from his previous owner who wanted to visit him.”

“Really. That’s odd.”

“I’m not surprised that his previous owner wanted to contact him.”

“He’s that good?”

“I’m not sure that’s it.”

“What is it then?”

“Once he takes up residence, good things happen.”

“Like what?”

“Like that Lotto win, you are here to talk about.”

“That was some win. Where did you get the ticket?”

“I really have no idea.”

“You having memory problems.”

“No. The dog bought the ticket.”

“W-what? “Is the legal?”

“Don’t see why not. He’s over twenty-one in dog years and as far as I know, the Lotto rules don’t forbid ticket sales to dogs. When he wakes I’ll let him tell you the particulars.”

“You are saying he can talk?”

“Seven languages.”

“Anything else?”

“He’s a licensed financial advisor. I’m going to need his help.”

 

 

 

63 comments

  1. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Good one, John! Lucky and can advice on fina

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

      Finances:)

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      1. Yes indeed. 🤣

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    2. Thank you, Denise. I’ll go to the next comment too. 😁

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  2. He jumped in the car and that was it.” You know Ulysse too well, John. The woman who delivered our mail in France knew to close the door to her van when she came to our little hamlet. If she didn’t, she knew that on her return she’d find Ulysse sitting nicely on the passenger seat with a “where are you taking me?” look on his face.

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    1. Hahaha. Love that story, Keith. 😁

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  3. LOL! It amazes me the places your mind travels, John. Good one!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Sometimes the journey ends up in some strange places. 😁

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  4. I suggest investing heavily in Milkbone stock. One way or another, dogs choose us. Good jib, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. It is amazing. Lucy grabbed hold of the Producer at an adoption event and that was it.

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      1. When we went to visit the litter our first pup was in, she walked over an peed on my shoe.

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      2. Perfect sign. 😁

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  5. Ha ha! Good one!!

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    1. Thank you, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  6. That’s a good dog. Do dogs pay taxes?

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    1. Under Biden it might happen.

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  7. Whoa! How did your imagination come up with that one?
    BTW – can I rent that dog?

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    1. I have no idea, GP. It just went there. Not sure about the rental. I think there is a waiting line.

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      1. I’m not surprised!

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      2. Hahahah. Crazy man

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  8. I wouldn’t trust him . . . too cute and too smart. How embarrassing it would be, to be conned by a dog out of your life savings. Then again, how can you resist? LOL!

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    1. Presents a problem doesnt it. Thanks, Mark.

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  9. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    With taxes approaching, maybe you wouldn’t mind if he visited my home. He’s a keeper for sure! Brilliant, John. 🤣

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment, Gwen. I always dislike tax time. Nice to know I’m not alone in that feeling. 😁

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  10. Taking the ‘man’s best friend’ to new heights.

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    1. Thank you , Charles.

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  11. I have a feeling people are going to queue up in lines longer than those for COVID tests to talk to that dog! Good one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. He’s booked on the tonight show, so I think you are right. 😊 Thanks.

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  12. Wow. I love my dogs and think they’re special, but I certainly wouldn’t take their financial advice. If I put money in front of them, they’d eat it.

    Fun story, John.

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    1. Hahaha. This one is licensed so maybe he’s okay.

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  13. I’ve never had a dog that lucky, nor one that I thought could give sound financial advice. I did have one that was good at shooing away persistent door-to-door salesmen, though. 🙂

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    1. Hahaha. That. sounds like a good dog. Thanks, Tim. 😁

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  14. I’m thinking it might have been a good idea to keep quiet to the interviewer. Some things are best kept to ourselves…

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    1. Yes indeed. The lotto committee might look into that for sure.

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      1. Best to keep it on the down-low.

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  15. Aw, nothing like a brilliant dog who talks! And I’m still giggling over his sleeping position — Monkey does that, too. It’s a sign they’re really relaxed!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. I would love to see a photo of Monkey asleep like that.

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      1. Be careful what you wish for, my friend — I’ll post one soon. I promise!

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  16. There is something sweet and peaceful about the photo.

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    1. Yes there is. Thanks, Rabirius

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  17. Your humor does wonders for my mental health, John! Just saying … laughter is the best medicine!

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  18. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Haha! This one made me laugh out loud a couple of times, John. We’re going way beyond fetch here. I need some financial advice.

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    1. I thnk I would loo closer to home for the financial advice. 🤣

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  19. Oh my! I need to borrow that dog! I love it when Keith’s prompts include a dog because you speak dog language eloquently, John!

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  20. It’s a dog’s life, huh? Looks like he’s a keeper. Bit of an exhibitionist too.

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  21. They can’t take his winnings away. PETA would get involved.

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    1. Oh, that’s true. I’m sure he already sent a donation

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      1. Smart, very smart.

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  22. That’s the dog for me!!!!

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    1. I’m with you. Thanks, Luanne

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  23. So that’s why it’s called ‘Fido-elity’. He owns the company. Now it makes sense that my broker barks instructions when he calls.

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    1. There you go. Answers here for sure. 😁

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  24. Can he come live here next please? LOL! Great story, John!

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    1. He is signed upp for a world tour but I’m sure when he gets back he can do that. Thanks, Deborah.

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  25. Hahaha!!!

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