Tuesday – Anything possible – Kreative Kue # 363 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 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.

Partners by John W. Howell © 2022

“What’re we going to do with this thing?”

“You’ve got to be kidding?”

“Just asking.”

“We will go by the humans, and each of us will have a hold of the stick.”

“Seems kind of dumb.”

“Says you. You know those humans are suckers for cute.”

“If you say so.”

“Here’s the thing. You the big brute and I the wiley terrier come walking along with this stick, and the cuteness factor will go off the charts with those humans.”

“I still don’t get it.”

“Can you say treats?”

“Huh?”

“Yeah, when they see us doing the partner thing on this stick, they’ll turn over chairs running for the cameras and treats.”

“How long do we have to do this?”

“Couple of minutes tops.”

“Sounds like a plan.”

“So, you can let go of the stick till we get closer.”

“What do you mean?”

“I got the stick. You can let go.”

“Um. I don’t think so.”

“Why not?”

“You said it yourself. Wiley terrier.”

“We are partners.”

“Sure we are.”

“You imply I can’t be trusted.”

“Not an implication. More like fact.”

“That hurts.”

“Not the first time. I’m sure.”

“Let go.”

“No.”

 

 

49 comments

  1. Canine logic cracked! And yes – they only ever kept it up for a minute or so. Trevor almost always lost because he, being a Jack Russell Terrorist, felt the need to bark. That, of course, meant letting go of the stick!

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    1. There’s something close to a fairy tale there.

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      1. Or maybe a fable in the style of Aesop …

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  2. haha, nothing like ‘team work’, eh?

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    1. Seems to break down at times. Thanks, GP.

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  3. Ha ha ha! Oh, that wiley terrier!

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  4. That was a genius plan until they turned on each other.

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    1. They seem to do that a lot.

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  5. LOL! Good one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill

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  6. This team building exercise is permanent. Any questions ? Bark if you got em !

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  7. Reminds me of the office I’m about to head for.

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    1. Always a treat possibility.

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  8. Hmm… the wiley terrier should realize if they’re fighting over the stick, they lose the cuteness factor and, consequently, the treats. He might want to think through their approach.

    Your take on these photos always makes me smile. Thanks, John. Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. I’m so glad you liked it.

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  9. Got me smiling again! Thanks, John.

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    1. Always good, Tim.

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  10. Cuteness factor overload, John! Love this!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    This episode definitely had a cuteness factor! Loved it, John. 😁

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Glad you liked it. 😁

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  12. Oh dear, now they’ve got us humans figured out! And you know, they’re right — cameras, treats, and cuteness mesh perfectly. Love the conversation, John.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie

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  13. I think you have a good handle on these guys, John. Unless you got some inside information from Lucy and Twiggy.

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    1. they dropped a couple of hints

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    You’d be in trouble if they worked together as a team.

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    1. True. Thanks, Denise

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  15. They sound like me and my brother, lol.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I’ll bet they sound like most siblings.

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  16. It’s great that you can hone in on the conversation between them. It made me laugh at their antics.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Lauren. 😁 Thanks for letting me know.

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  17. I don’t blame the big brute one bit. Wiley is as wiley does . . .

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    1. For sure. 🤣

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  18. And just like that it’s gone from team work to- it’s Tug-O-War! LOL! They are cute. Thanks for the giggle this morning, John.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Deborah. Yes, just like that. 😊

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  19. The “cuteness factor.” They have it figured out, John. They must have learned it from Twiggy and Lucy. Now if they can just coordinate the approach. 🙂 A fun story.

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    1. Thank you, Diana.

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  20. I was frankly surprised that they would make it all the way to the humans… Trust can only go so far when it comes to sticks, yanno…

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    1. I know. Big plans gone awrey

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      1. He he he 😉

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  21. Haha! Gotta love teamwork! Love this, John! And yes, I am a sucker for cute when it comes to dogs. 😁🐶🐾

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    1. Me too, Lauren

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  22. Hee hee…quite the creative post, John. Well done.

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    1. Thank you, Monika 😊

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