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Daily Prompt: Ripped Into the Headline/ Homeless Pooch Denied Loving Home By Big Meany

Telma The Dog

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Daily Prompt: Ripped Into the Headline.

Write about something that happened over the weekend as thought it’s the top story on your local paper.

Photographers, artists, poets show us something from your WEEKEND.

Homeless Pooch Denied Loving Home By Big Meany

Susan B. Raven held a dog this weekend at PetCo. The dog, named Portia, was looking for a home.

Portia is a quivering, light-tan, Todo size dog with terrier qualities; a former stray, about a year old.

“Most of the other dogs were yipping excitedly”, said Ms. Raven, “but poor little Portia was quietly quivering in her crate.”

A shelter volunteer removed the dog from the crate, leashed her and handed her to Ms. Raven, who held the trembling canine close to her heart. The two spent twenty minutes together, walking, talking and sitting together on the curb. The volunteer encouraged Ms. Raven to take Portia home.

“I love this dog” claimed Ms. Raven. “But Mr. Grumpy doesn’t want a pet.”

Ms. Raven says she could think of nothing but Portia for the remainder of the day.   She hoped to persuade Mr. Grumpy that this pooch would bring joy to their golden years.

Mr. Grumpy did not wish to be interviewed, but issued the following written statement.

One accident on this floor and you’ll never get rid of the smell. Little dog poop is the worst. It’s so small you don’t see it before you step in it. I scooped poop for 14 years; I am done with dog poop. Why do we have to have poop everywhere?”

Ms. Raven denies that there would be poop everywhere. She claims Mr. Grumpy is not looking at the proven health benefits of pet ownership, such as lower blood-pressure.

“I don’t know how to stop wanting a pet”, she says. “But apparently, giving a small dog a loving home would ruin our floors, our lawn and Mr. Grumpy’s life.”

Ms. Raven is not giving up. She hopes that Portia will find a good home, and that someday Mr. Grumpy will lighten up.