It seemed a good idea at the time? My kids have asked for a puppy for Christmas several years in a row. When they became old enough to take on the responsibility of a puppy, Santa Claus brought them a puppy. He quickly became a beloved family member and at first the kids were excited and took their responsibility seriously.
After several accidents, the vacuum cleaner hose being chewed up, my good house slippers being destroyed, my bright idea became a 'not quite so bright idea'.
The kids balked at having to pick up after him in the yard, forgot to feed him at night, causing his chewing to become even more out of hand, and this new puppy not being quite so cute and lovable.
Well, Charlie is my dog now. He follows me everywhere and he is learning to be behaved. Charlie and I are best buddies. The kids? It's their loss.
This is my 150 word story for the challenge, Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner, hosted by Roger Shipp. Roger provides us with the first sentence of the story, a photo prompt, and approximately 200 words with which we create our stories. This challenge is open to anyone who is interested in participating. For more information, click HERE.
To read wonderful stories by very creative writers, click HERE.