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Pets

Overeager dogs. Aloof cats. Talkative birds. Serene fish. Or something more exotic, perhaps? Think back ... Pets have a special status as members of our family. Which pets were your favorites? What do you remember about them? Are you a dog person or cat person? Share your pet stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Readers’ Choice

Miles ‘Binky’ Davis — coincidence and convergence
Ever confuse coincidence with causality? It can be fun. Somebody you meet on a demo in Madison, Wisconsin shows up at a [...]
Skippy and Chester
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Alcohol and pet adoption shouldn't mix.
A boy’s best friend.
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We all need unconditional love.
Stray Cat Strut
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It was the end of the summer of 1992. Ed and I had bought a beautiful big old house and moved into it with my two children, [...]
There’s a cat following us.
From 1981 until 1987 I lived in a tiny house on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.  The [...]
Varmint on the Roof: Not Exactly a Pet
As if a career in music isn’t perilous enough, American musician Robin Goldsby and her bassist husband take on a few critters [...]
Mouton, I miss you!
Mouton I miss you! This chocolate miniature poodle was very special.
Kate
In 1987, the neighbor’s cat roamed around and got knocked up. They gave us the last of the litter, a sweet little [...]
Fish Story
My excuse is that I was five or six years old.
Our Family
Remembering a dear member of OUR family
Nicky
My father and I were crazy about dogs. My mother was terrified of them. All my lobbying fell on deaf ears for years. Finally, [...]
The Last Time
Saying goodbye to a furry friend is never easy, even if you've only known him for a few days.
Without a Word
Without A Word   Warm muzzle Cold nose Contented purr Protective bark Joyous wag Tempted twitch Raised eyebrow Leaned [...]
Oh, the Trauma of Goldfish
I can relate completely to the tenuous existence of goldfish as pets to young boys. My first foray into owning goldfish [...]
St. George
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Prospective lizard owners take note, you also become cricket ranchers.
Being a Pet of Mine May Be Hazardous to Your Health!
My childhood pets included dogs, a pair of gold fish a free-range parakeet and a friendly chicken.  Unfortunately, all of [...]
Truffle
They were all cute, a mix of golden retriever and German shepherd, but she was the cutest, a fluffy round ball of fur.
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Stories from the Previous Prompt

Grandparents & Grandchildren

Estee Lauder
Grammy Brown taught me how to file my fingernails with an emery board. She made peach pie. She always smelled just a tiny bit [...]
Regret
I don’t have a fantastic story about bonding with my grandparents.  Unfortunately, being of Japanese descent, there is [...]

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Turning Points on Road to Retirement
I have been thinking lately about the many different roads or turning points that have made up the map of my life thus far. [...]
Prompted By Turning Points
Turn, Turn, Turn
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To everything there is a season. . . . The first time the prompt Turning Points appeared was in August 2016, and I [...]
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Think back about …

Pets

Overeager dogs. Aloof cats. Talkative birds. Serene fish. Or something more exotic, perhaps? Think back ... Pets have a special status as members of our family. Which pets were your favorites? What do you remember about them? Are you a dog person or cat person? Share your pet stories forward.

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