Blogshorts, Day 5: Dog Days of Summers

Today is the half-way point of Blogdramedy’s Summer Writing Challenge: Blogshorts. The theme this year is the Dog Days of Summer. 10 days, 10 dogs (nine of which were famous dog-characters chosen by Blogdramedy as inspiration), each story 110 words.

Today’s dog is, well, there’s some confusion about today’s dog. My list had Dickens’ Jip, but apparently the list was changed to include Eddie from Frasier.

Well, you’re getting Jip’d.

Dog Days of Summers


“Some guard dog this guy is.”

Turning off her boom box, she shields her eyes, and looks up from her sketchpad at the man. He bends down, scratching her dog’s ears. He’s cute.

Plus five points, she thinks.

“It’s true. He’s usually a vicious defender of his lady’s honor.”

His gaze narrows, clearly evaluating whether she is serious or flirting. Maybe both.

“What’s his name?”


“Jip? Like from David Copperfield?”

She nods.

Well-read, plus 15 points.

“Well, Dora sure did love her dog, didn’t she?”

She smiles.

Plus 10 more points.

“But wasn’t Dora sort of a dolt?”

Now it was her turn to reckon flirtatiousness.

“Hi. I’m Evan.”


22 thoughts on “Blogshorts, Day 5: Dog Days of Summers

  1. I thought I was the only one. I had my Jip post all written, but then saw it was Eddie from Frasier. Just as well in my case, as having two English accent posts in a row was not likely a good idea. Nice post!

  2. I once dated a man who let his golden retriever be his wing man. Unfortunately, I found out after our second date that the man was a National Review neo-conservative who thought Dickens had it all wrong about poverty and justice when we discussed David Copperfield.

    He may have been a nice guy and good marriage material, but I’ll never know. :-/

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