Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Succinctly Yours #151...Posted Succinctly This Time!


Many thanks to Grandma’s Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours, a meme in which a picture is offered to inspire a story of 140 words or 140 characters. The bonus word this week is “zeal.” Mine has 134 characters. Happy Valentine's Day!



 Hoping to be chosen as next season’s star of “The Bachelor,” Cuddles tried to strike a nonchalant pose for the headshot. It was his outfit that gave away his zeal. 



Dwight:  What’s a girl like you doing in a place like this?
Isabel: A girl like me is why a guy like you comes to a place like this.
~The Office

23 comments:

  1. That pooch seems more genuine than some of the "bachelors" I've seen on that show. (And the ears are incredible.)

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  2. Yes, Sioux, I suspect he isn't as much of a dog as the usual ones.

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  3. The pooch has the same yearning look in his eyes as one of your senior admirerers; don't you think?

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    1. Lol...but he's not quite as hairy....

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  4. Hari OM
    Yup, that's my kinda bachelor!! YAM xx

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  5. In regards to Linda's comment...

    He also has the same amount of ear hair as your beau...

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  6. Well, I don't know your "beau," but I was just about to say that little doggie has almost as much hair sprouting from his ears as an elderly gentleman.

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  7. Those ears! lol I don't watch The Bachelor, but my guess is that this little guy is probably a whole lot sweeter than the real contestants.

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  8. Yes, wearing one's heart on one's sleeve, er, neck, does not translate to studly bachelor guy, er, dog.

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    1. Hee hee! Thanks for stopping by, Pat!

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  9. Such a sweet little dog, isn't it? I love your take.

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  10. "Girls like you," "Guys like you." That sounds kinky, Tammy.
    Nevertheless, I believe she has a valid, business like, purpose for being there.
    She looks sooo innocent. This is probably her first, and hopefully last visit there.
    ..

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  11. Thanks for making it clear that adding my microfiction as a caption was a bad idea because it was too small to read. No wonder you thought my quote from "The Office" was my entry! I hope it's a little clearer now. Thank you for stopping by, Jim!

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    1. Thanks, Tammy ~~ Cuddles does have a problem giving a nonchalant pose.
      It is the look that Adi, RIP my precious beagle dog, would give saying "are you
      going to eat all of that without offering me a bite?"
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  12. Looks like the show has gone to the dogs

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  13. Now that's a reality show I would watch! Great job, Tammy, and an adorable subject.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Thanks, Pat. I thought the same thing - that I would be more likely to watch a show about canine bachelors! Isn't he darling?

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