Photo: Fanta, a brindle Staffordshire bull terrier (staffy), looking sad, lying on a red couch. Caption reads: "It's raining."

Rain by Fantasia Dog

It’s raining.

That means outside is no fun, and unless the rain stops the human and I won’t get our walk.  That makes me sad.

On top of that the human had to get up early today, which woke me up early, so I’m tired.

I’m a dog having a tired and sad day.  

I’ve rearranged the throw rugs and taken over the couch. What else is there to do on such a terrible day.

Oh, the human said maybe I could have a bath! I hope that was just a mean joke.  I hate baths.  A bath would make this whole horrible day even worse.

And, yes there’s an “and”, the human is making soup with a ham bone, beans and veggies. It smells so good, but I already know that when I as for some she’s going to say: “People food, not dog food.” I know, because that’s what she always says.

Sorry for complaining so much. I’m not usually a complain-y kind of dog, but it really is that kind of day.

I’m going to have a nice long nap, and then see if the day has got any better.

Update: the rain stopped. I got my walk. It was a good day after all.

Photo of Fanta, a brindle Staffordshire bull terrier (Staffie) on a red couch, "smiling" at the camera.

Fantasia Dog

Fanta is a graduate of the Animal Welfare League Qld shelter, where she was known as Fantasia. On arrival at her forever home, her full name was declared too pretentious, and she became known as Fanta. Occasionally, when she emits noxious gases, she is known as Fartica or Fartica the Hellhound. She likes walks, playing, eating, more eating, and cats when they don’t bite her ears. She dislikes baths, cats when they do bite her ears, and dogs who bark at her when she’s out walking. Although she owns approximately a zillion toys, she only likes to play with Bear, Crocodile and Elephant.

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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.


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