Today is the penultimate day 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 is Odie, the happy dog from the Garfield comics. I think I know someone that reminds me of Odie.
Dog Days of Summers
The gangly puppy ranges in sweeping arcs at the end of the leash.
Carolyn likes walking in the morning. Though, really, it’s the only time she can. Way too hot during summers now, especially now that she’s a little older.
She likes the morning’s quiet, too, though in it she aches for Tom. His voice. His easy laugh. Mostly these days it’s a comforting ache. Mostly.
She calls Odie over and is pleased when he alertly comes. She gives him a treat.
She sighs, cracking her back. “Y’know, pup? You might be it. You might be my last one.”
Odie doesn’t seem to mind.