Slice of Life 2020 Day 22: A Dog’s Perspective

Class, class, class…..

After providing you all with lots of ideas to help you brainstorm for your own writing, I wanted to write, too. Here is the story I wrote this morning …

No alarms, no yelling and grunting to get them to wake up, no big yellow bus, no spilled Cheerio’s. Instead, they stay in the same clothes for a while. There’s been lots of chocolate chip pancakes. They play with me a lot. I’m getting walked A LOT. What is going on?! 

I hear them talking. “Mom! Remember when Ranger walked to school? And he was standing outside the school with the principal when we got there? Almost like he was sent to the principal’s office?” 

Mom answered, “Yeah that was so cute and funny.”

“Yeah, I know, that’s how I feel about school right now. I just want to go as badly as Ranger did. I would even be okay with being sent to Mrs. E’s office,” Jackson answered. His face was long, his words were drawn out, he spoke as if something was missing. 

I knew I had to do something. Where’s his favorite lacrosse ball? 

I found the lacrosse ball. I kicked it in between barks and looking back to see if Jackson wanted to play with me. He wasn’t following along just yet.

“You better go get that ball from Ranger,” Mom told him. 

“Ranger!!!” He yelled at me, obvious hints of frustration. 


I’ll keep kicking it. He’ll keep chasing me. He’s not getting this ball back until we’re at the school playground. 

4 thoughts on “Slice of Life 2020 Day 22: A Dog’s Perspective

  1. “I’ll keep kicking it. He’ll keep chasing me. He’s not getting this ball back until we’re at the school playground.” This brings the perspective around in such a charming way. I love it!

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  2. I read this and all I can think about is how much I want to get a dog right now. It’s not a good time to get a dog but man is it hard not to be pulled. I keep getting on Petfinder anyway.
    Love a story told from a dog’s perspective.

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  3. My son has a dog, Henry, who has such a dignified and sensitive air about him that I’ve given him his own category for writing his own posts on my blog. It’s tremendous fun … as you know, I can see! The kids will love writing from a pet’s perspective – this is a great motivator.

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