Effing Feline and the 50 pound bag of dogfood #wewriwa

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I, Effing Feline, told you last week that my cousin Lee ate every last bit of my cat food and then stared at me while licking his chops. It was easy to realize he was wondering how I’d taste.

What did I do? I introduced Lee to Twiggles the dog. Let her be Lee’s midafternoon snack.

How did it turn out? Sigh. I’ll tell you about it after this word from my sponsor, Pandora Uncaged.

Certain she’d heard wrong, Pandy replayed his words in her mind. “Pardon me? For a moment, I thought you said pregnant.”

She waited for him to explain. When he didn’t, she prodded him. “What did you actually say?”

He shrugged. “Pregnant.”

“Only after you marry her,” Booker added.

Pandy shot to her feet and glared at Aidan. “Are you insane?”

“His idea,” Aidan repeated. “Not mine.”

And a few more but not too many. I know you have a lot of snippets to get to.

“Oh yeah, sure.” But his gaze was direct, his voice sincere, and Pandy believed him. He’d been her best, most trusted friend. In all the years since, she’d never had a better one. And in a way, this weird discussion was a continuation of their teenage friendship. Had Aidan wanted to go all the way with her back then?

Absolutely, yes.

Had he ever pressured or tried to force her?

Absolutely not.

Effing Feline here again. Twiggles and Lee. Lee and Twiggles . . . You know how dogs are so stupidly eager to please? So what did Twiggles do? She got into that playful Downward Dog pose, hoping Lee would play. And then she led him to her stock of dry food . . . a fifty pound bag.

They’re now Best Friends Forever!

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  1. Author Jessica E. Subject · · Reply

    At least there’s no negative feelings between them. A very intriguing situation!

    Oh, and what happens when both Lee and Twiggles are hungry?

    1. A guest who’s hungry. A dog who’s really really eager to please. Hmm. what might happen?

  2. At least your problem is solved for the moment, Effing!

    Great snippet, Ed.

    1. Long term, though, it isn’t.

  3. I liked Aidan’s response to shift blame to the other guy 🙂

    1. Why should Aidan take the blame for Booker’s dumb idea?

  4. Booker has a lot to learn about being a cupid. Fun snippet.

    1. He’s rather bumbling, it would seem.

  5. I like Aidan’s response – his idea. Not mine. He’s not getting blamed for this.

    1. Yeah, he wiggled out from under the situation . . . for the moment, at least.

  6. julieevelynjoyce · · Reply

    Dogs are very good wooers. And woofers. Seems like Pandora’s in need of some wooing, too! 🙂

    1. By the dog? Uh, isn’t that illegal or something?

  7. Effing, you are one wiley kitty! 🙂

    Good snippet, Ed. Yes, pass the “credit” for the idea. lol

    1. And so far, Twiggles is an equally wiley dog.

  8. Diane Burton · · Reply

    Loved the way Aidan passed the blame.

    Twiggles is one smart dog.

    1. Will Pandora will let him off the hook that easily, though? To find out, tune in next week, same time same station!

  9. This Cupid doesn’t do subtle apparently. He wouldn’t make it on the Hallmark Channel LOL. Enjoyed the snippet!

    1. Aw. You mean you don’t think they’ll make a movie of this? I’m heartbroken.

  10. Interesting conversation. lol I’m interested in knowing how this will all play out.

    1. I’m glad. As I said above, tune in next week, same time same station!

  11. Elaine Cantrell · · Reply

    His idea not mine. Way to shift blame

    1. You think it’ll work with Pandora?

  12. Booker still has a lot to learn about relationships.

    I feel sorry for your wallet, Ed, with such a hungry house guest.

    1. I have no wallet. Lee ate it.

  13. I like that she still trusts him after all those years.

    And I guess Twiggles has a few more smarts than Effing is willing to admit. 🙂

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