Thursday, April 23, 2015

Harry's Changes


With his old dog gone, Harry knew there would be major changes now that he was alone.

The strain on the budget would ease up with no veterinary visits, grooming costs, special foods, or toys. There would be no more sleep lost to late night walks in inclement weather, either. It would certainly be much quieter in the house, without a noisy dog running around, as well. 

As he drove into the animal shelter parking lot, Harry knew these were changes he could do something about.


Linked to:
Word Prompt: Changes
&
sARTurday Art Linkup





Story: McGuffy Ann Morris

45 comments:

  1. Oh how it would be a change..our doggies are older and each day i wonder how long..and what the change would be for us..i adapt ok to some changes..but these i would struggle with...hugs Fozziemum xx

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    1. I think I may do the same thing, rescue another dog from the shelter. It was hard not having a dog for the one year, before Stella. We got her from Sheltie Rescue.

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  2. Those aren't the kind of changes you want. Thanks for the sweet story!

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    1. I agree, Mimi. But, love heals. I think it will for Harry and his new friend.

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  3. I say every day I won't have cats again, partly because I'm really allergic, partly because of the enormous financial strain and of course the emotional strain. But when push comes to shove...I don't know. Maybe. I hope the Harry in this story found a wonderful companion to share many more days with. :-)

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    1. I agree, allergies, costs, emotions...it is difficult. But, when we had no dog it was so...no, it was too lonely. Harry knew it, too.

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  4. Even though he feels that he is off the hook, I still think that he senses the loss of his dog through the thoughts of compromising himself with those so called benefits.

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    1. Yes. Harry did not feel those "benefits" were worth it.

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  5. Harry is a smart man! Love a happy ending McGuffy!

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    1. Thanks, Pix. I am not surprised that you like this tale.

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  6. Our two dogs are our kids. We treat them well and love them to death. They have their independent space and do not sleep with us, but I sure love to see them in the morning. Luckily we have a fenced yard I can turn them into, and not have to walk the streets in the early morning or late at night!

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    1. Stella has a yard. She likes a good walk, too.

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  7. loved it. and completely understand.

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  8. A great ending and a great picture to go with it!

    As a side note, my mother just lost her cat of 20 years (Willy). She having a tough time of it.

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    1. Thanks! I am sorry for your mom's loss. Critters never live long enough...but they are so worth the love.

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  9. It's a sad story with a bittersweet ending. Harry is a man with a golden heart.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  10. That's a happy ending! What I like about your Five Sentence Fiction is it's actually fiction, I keep writing essays. I'll get there.

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    1. Thank you, B. I am glad you joined us for 5SF.

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    1. I appreciate that very much, and am glad you enjoy these tales.

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  12. So happy Harry decided that he needed another companion in his life. Well done, Annie. Hugs, Janet

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    1. Thank you, Janet. I know you understand Harry's thinking here. ~xo~

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  13. Touching story.
    Change is a basic law & we have to adjust....

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    1. I agree, and how we adjust to change dictates our happiness.

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  14. Harry is a wise man who realizes that all those "inconveniences" are what make life worth living.

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  15. Harry is a wise one. That was so good!

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  16. This is so cool, Annie! I love it. Please share it on my s-ART-urday linkup later today or tomorrow morning. Everybody should read this.
    p.s. I love the picture, too

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    1. Claudia, I would be honoured! Creative writing is art. Thank you for wanting this to be part of your group! Hug.
      The image is a painting. The artist is linked under my story. I love it.

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    1. It was...until Harry made some more changes. Life is like that.

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    2. It was...until Harry made some more changes. Life is like that.

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  18. I'm so touched by this story..!

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  19. Such changes brings sadness. Beautiful words to illustrate the photo-art perfectly!

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  20. Hooray for Harry that is a perfect change. Nicely done.

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  21. aw, so for Harry! but hopefully a new friend comes into his life soon. the words and photo are absolutely perfect together!! you hit it outta the park again! :)

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  22. Give a nice exciting and hopeful end. Lovely take on it.

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