It’s been awhile since I’ve written a story for Madison Wood’s Friday Fictioneers.  Sorry about that.  I love this picture and here is my story:

           “Howdy.  My name’s Shep.  That’s my mistress over there playing on the swing.   

She loves me.
When I was a pup, she dressed me up like a doll and put ribbons in my hair.  The cat wondered why I allowed her to degrade me so.  I had three words for that fur ball.
She loves me.
She sneaks table scraps to me at supper time.  And lets me sleep on her bed at night.  Her mom always asks, Why?  She just shrugs.  But I know.
She loves me.
I vow to always watch over her.  To be there waiting when she steps off the school bus.  I’ll let her bury her head in my fur and cry when Tommy McGuire breaks her heart, to lick the tears from her face and wag my tail in understanding.
And, one day, I will die saving her.
Because she loved me.”
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15 Responses to SHE LOVED ME

  1. Roxann says:

    Loved this Ruth. It made me want to cry.

  2. Claire says:

    OMG, Ruth! I really did NOT need to cry today!

  3. Ruth says:

    If it makes all of you feel better, I cried when I wrote it and have tears running down my cheeks now. Ya just can't beat the love of an animal.

  4. Galnag it! I KNEW you were gonna make me cry!

  5. Ruth says:

    Sorry, Pam. Honest I didn't know what was going to happen. All I had was the the first sentence. Then my fingers took over and the rest came spilling out. I cried too.

  6. Ted Strutz says:

    Holy Cow, Ruth! That was touching and so true.

  7. Sandra Crook says:

    Really really sad, but beautiful too. You're right about the love of an animal.

  8. Ruth says:

    Ted, you're new to my blog. thanks for reading and taking the time to comment

  9. Ruth says:

    Sandra,Sometimes sad is very beautiful. Thanks for your comment.

  10. Beautiful! Loved how she told off the "fur ball" cat, too (I am NOT a cat person).Here's mine:

  11. Ruth says:

    I AM a cat person but I love dogs too. You just know they talk to one another. thanks for reading and your comment

  12. Jan Morrill says:

    I love this, Ruth! It goes perfectly with the photo prompt!

  13. Russell says:

    Gee,Ruth . . . I believe you could wring tears out of an anvil. What a touching story. You rock, writer girl!

  14. Ruth says:

    Thanks, Jan. I changed her name from what Madison called her.

  15. Ruth says:

    A wise woman once told me, "Make em' cry and they will buy!" I've never forgotten that little tidbit of advise. But I really didn't set out to make this a tear jerker, it just happened. Thanks for the comment and the compliment, Russell!

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