Monday, 17 January 2011

Clever Dog!

My mum was sitting in her car the other day with her two dogs, Tasha and Tamba, when a lady with a little girl stopped to talk to another lady just by her car.
My mum noticed the little girl looking at Tamba who had taken up her usual place in the passenger seat next to her.
Without turning her head, she reached over and grabbed Tamba's front leg from below the window level and raised it up, and 'waved' at the little girl.
She must have done a good job because the little girls jaw dropped, her eyes popped open and she started squealing excitedly.
Now this in itself is delightful, and typical of my mum! ... but what makes me smile even more is.
I can just imagine this image sticking in the little girls head, and her recounting a story as she grows up (that she knows to be true) that ends with ...
"I'm not making it up. Honestly, I swear it's true, as God is my witness ... this dog waved at me!'

23 comments:

Rashmi said...

Ha..ha..this one is wonderful...
But what you said is true it will have left an everlasting impression on that girl...
The last dialogue is really wonderful...

Deborah said...

I'm sure it has! and thank you Rashmi, so glad you liked it :o)

altonian said...

Evidence for someone, somewhere, that miracles do happen. Jolly good story.

Thanks Deborah, nice to know Potty Poems may not be an outdated nonsense.

septembermom said...

Love that story. I think that little girl will love telling that story over and over again.

Deborah said...

Thanks everso for stopping by and your comments altonion and Septembermom x
... I'll tell my mum her antics were enjoyed! :o)

Nessa said...

Love it. Great story.

Deborah said...

Thanks Nessa :o)

Kim Nelson said...

Dogs do that! :-)

Deborah said...

Thanks for stopping by Kim ... and yes I'm sure they do! :o)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is extremely cute and endearing:)

tattytiara said...

That was a great story to start with, but you're right - it's even more fun when you consider it from the little girl's perspective!

Deborah said...

Thank you stopping by and your comments Sherry and Tattytiara x

Sandra said...

I agree: that little girl will always remember that!

Deborah said...

I'm sure she will! thanks for visiting Sandra x

VL Sheridan said...

Very sweet. Of course the dog waved hello; that's why they like to sit in the front seat with their head out the window.

Short Poems said...

Great story, love it :)

faith said...

What a riot! I can just picture this! :)

dhruvasimha said...

That's a good true story - perhaps it might be the basis of a fictional piece, a short story.

Deborah said...

Thank you for your comments x
... and dhruvasimha you may be right, I'll have to think on that!

jaerose said...

Ah, the magic of animals..they're a real tonic..for young and old..my old hamster was partial to a 'Custard Cream'. That always made me smile..Jae :)

Monica Manning said...

What a wonderful memory for everyone! I hope that young girl never finds out the truth. The magick is so much more powerful.

Words A Day said...

Thats so funny. And such a gift to give to the little girl!

Deborah said...

Thanks so much for visiting and your comments x :o)