A short story

I’m in my cell and I don’t know when I’m going to get out. I am scared and lonely and I don’t know what is going to happen to me. I am asking myself, how did I end up in here?

It was a lovely day so we decided to go to the beach, we all piled into the car and set off. When we get there it is gorgeous. We were walking along the sand, laughing and talking.

Then suddenly I was naked, I don’t know how it happened!

And I’m running, running so fast no one can keep up with me. They are far behind me and when I turn I can see them waving at me. I shout that I am OK.

I’m still running. I feel so free, the wind and the sun are on my face and my body and it makes me feel alive. I can taste and smell the sea air, salty and clean. Life is great, I love it.

Then there are hands on me and a man is saying “what have we got here?” I try to explain but he isn’t listening. I think he is angry with me. I’m put into the back of a van and we are driving again. I shout a bit but no one is listening so I sit and wait to see where we are going.

We arrive at a building and the men take me inside. I am judged to be bad and put in a cell. I look around and wonder how long I need to stay here. I lie on the bed and go to sleep for a while. When I wake up someone is bringing me food. We talk for a bit “how are you?” “I’m OK, can I go outside now?” “Here’s your dinner.” I eat my food but it’s not as good as home. I have a drink and then go back to sleep.

I’m bored there is nothing to do here. I am pacing my cell and trying to see if anything is happening. There are others here too. I can hear them. I try talking but no one answers.

Then I hear someone crying “I want to go home, please let me out I want to go home”, I agree but I’m not going to cry. Other voices join in and I add mine, shouting not crying.

I sleep some more, I don’t like it here. The food is not good and it smells bad, clean on top but wrong underneath. I wait and wait for someone to come.

And then they are there at my door, my family. Someone opens the cell and I step out. They are hugging me and kissing me saying “good boy, it’s alright” and it is because my family have found me. I wag my tail and roll on my back to have my belly rubbed and I realise that life is perfect.

This is repost from the beginning of my blog.  I don't think many people read it, I like it so I thought I'd share it again.  Hope you like it too.


DanWins said...

Great Post.

But sort of sad.......

Sometimes (make it Most times) I wish I could understand Snuggles as I know she just has something important to say by what can be seen in her eyes.

But Great Post.


Mrs Midnite said...

Thanks Dan, for some reason thats my favourite thing I have ever written. It is sad but it has a happy ending.

I find the same with my dogs, wish they could tell me what they are thinking.

klahanie said...

Hello there,
It's me, Penny the Jack Russell. I sensed the confusion and the terror. Yet you were brave, so very brave. And in the end, you were free again. Free to be loved by your family.
I'm so glad this had a happy ending. Just please remember, the next time you are out with your family, to stay close by. For they love you.
Pawsitive wishes and hugs, Penny xx

#1Nana said...

You got me...I didn't see that one coming. I thought I was reading a dream sequence or a mental health event.

Mrs Midnite said...

Thank you Penny, I like a happy ending too.

Nana, funny you should say dream sequence, I had a dream that was part of this and when I woke up I wrote this.

CkretsGalore said...

Very sweet!

Kat Von Devious said...

I just read a book called "The Art of Racing in the Rain" that was told from the point of view of the family dog and it was amazing, this reminded me of that...you should check it out if you haven't ever heard of it. Very powerful read.

Kamila said...

i was reading.. and reading.. and shocked that your suddenly naked.. and my eyes..still goes reading your words so smoothly.. and I didn't saw that coming.. hahaha.. that it was a dog..

a little relieved.. and at first I thought it was a dream.. that was nice...

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