This Is Going To Sound Like Bad Poetry

I've been thinking about the little dog and what might have happened to him since the other day. Tonight, I stayed a bit later at work and caught a later train. As I stood in the just starting rain at the corner waiting for the light to change, someone came up behind me and said "Hi".

I turned and it was the lady who'd rung my doorbell a few mornings ago. I said "Oh! It's you! What happened with the dog?" "I took him to the vet's office, they scanned him for a microchip and he had one. He lives a couple of streets away from you". "That's so great, I haven't stopped thinking about him". We both smiled big, she said "Have a good night", I returned the wish and we went our separate ways. I wagged my tail all the way home.


Tenacious S said...

Crunchy on the outside, squishy in the middle.

Beth said...

It's like a Lifetime movie! Maybe you'll run away with Dog Lady and live a happy life in a small town. I bet they get Jack Wagner to play you.

Chancelucky said...

I still say, as useful as they are, microchips in animals are like slave bracelets.

Anonymous said...

Yes but did they check your microchip , dale?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Awww, I'm all verklempft now!

Joe said...

You big softy.

Thanks for the nice ending!

BeckEye said...

Hey...what the F?? Some of your punctuation is OUTSIDE the quotation marks now! You're like LaKisha, ignoring the advice of your grammatical mentors.

Mob said...

Aww, I love a happy ending.

Freelance Listener said...

Awww, Aren't you an ickle cutey pup

X. Dell said...

Wow. A chipped dog. I wonder if the owner has his chip in....or his shots.

X. Dell said...

BTW, better bad poetry than bad pottery. The damn stuff leaks.

Dread Pirate Jessica said...

All you need is a visual of the dog running joyfully across its lawn - leaping into the ecstatic arms of its adorable six year old owner while you, the lady, and a somber but pleased vet wearing a stethoscope look on as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" plays triumphantly in the background, with an equally somber yet pleased voice-over (one we could imagine coming from the vet) telling us how great microchips are - and it would be a perfect commercial or public service announcement.

The way you tell it, it's just a nicely told story. Geez.

deadspot said...

We chipped our cats. I like knowing that if the little cyborgs get out and can't figure out how to get back home, someone can help them.

Flannery Alden Jenny Shaw said...

Thanks, Dale. Now I will be too distracted to get any work done, picturing you wagging your tail.

Anonymous said...

No, that didn't really happen did it? It's just too warm and wonderful to believe.

Valerie said...

Huh? You can put a chip in a dog? Really?

That's weird.

Coaster Punchman said...

I am genuinely glad to hear this. I've been planning to put microchips in my kids. Cat kids, that is.

Writeprocrastinator said...


I think Dale is hoping for Jack Scalia.


I'm glad the dog found his home and now you can finally sleep.

Dale said...

Is that me or you Tenacious S? :-)

I was born in a small town Beth and after years in the big city, I might just end up back in one. Jack Wagner?! He's too old to capture my youthful essence.

A little bit Chancelucky but helpful when you have lazy pet owners, then it becomes everyone else's job to make sure things work out alright.

I await the day they just scan the barcode on my forehead Gifted Typist.

It is rather a nice ending Barbara and I was so glad she stopped to tell me, I hadn't seen this woman before the doorbell and generally am on an earlier train so I mightn't have found out what happened.

I'm going to rename the blog again Bubs, Puppy Dogs & Sunshine.

I was waiting for someone (you) to notice Beckeye. I'm now working on the gap toothed thing to complete my transformation into Lakisha. And then I'll work at a bank.

It was a nice way to end the chapter Mob.

I am ickle and fickle Freelance.

The owner is probably the one who needs both X. Dell, the dog was probably happy to have escaped. Bad pottery has no place on this blog, it's all about puppies now.

Ever since I started microchipping the neighborhood denizens, I feel such a sense of security and now you can too! What's a denizen you ask? I don't know either but if it can be microchipped, we'll be there! Thanks Mistress La Spliffe.

Good idea since clearly, you're always wasted Deadspot.

It's not really a pretty sight Flannery. If I were you, I'd wait until I start waving my banner all over the place.

It was at least as warm and fuzzy as your slippers Pink Fluffy. Yep, it did happen. I only lie when I'm not telling the truth.

Tiny little microchips Valerie, yes, odd but serves a purpose as we have learned. Uh oh, sounds like I'm selling them again.

Whatever you do CP don't put one on Mama Gin, if she wanders away, someone might bring her back.

Write Procrastinator,

Do you mean for the role of the dog?

Write Procrastinator,

I have not lost any sleep, I'm a mushball but I need my sleep too.


EditorJDC said...

"Thanks, Dale. Now I will be too distracted to get any work done, picturing you wagging your tail."

I'm praying to someday get that image out of my head.

Astonishing Adventures Magazine

Writeprocrastinator said...

"Do you mean for the role of the dog?"

Heh-heh-heh...ohhhhh, man! I didn't see that coming.

That is a different movie altogether. I think you and Coaster were talking about that in one of the previous posts.

Dale said...

I hope it never leaves you JDC. By the way, how can I find out more about Astonishing Adventures Magazine? If only there was a URL or something.

As long as I'm played by someone good looking, I don't care WP. The dog should also be adorable but less so than me.

mellowlee said...

Awww! That's awesome. Im glad that story has a happy ending :O)

Dale said...

I was a bit relieved myself MellowLee.