Thursday, April 4, 2013

C-D Post: Devotion = Canines, part 2

What could possibly change that fact? 

There were shifts in their reality.  The Alpha female disappeared for days.  The Alpha male was distracted, forgot to feed them once.  Two elderly Alphas arrived to care for them. 

Porter watched the movements carefully, gauging the changes, wondering.  Scrumpy urinated nervously in the corner. 

And then, when both had reached a state of highest anxiety, the Alpha female returned.  But she was not alone.  She carried a small round thing that made noise.  It was not food or water, clearly.  But what was it? 

A new pack member had arrived, making Porter and Scrumpy uneasy.  The Alpha male and his mate were especially impressed with this upstart.  A mere pup would not have been permitted otherwise.

The Alpha male carried the new pack member around, singing to it in sweet tones.  The female fed this new member from her breasts.  Porter realized that this was their pup, whom they called ‘Benjamin’ or ‘Little Man’ or ‘Sweet Baby’.

Still there was something about this pup that spoke to their natures.  

Porter, the ever diligent and faithful, recognized his purpose was to be a source of strength and protection.  

Scrumpy, with his sense of play and affection, understood his role would be to love and worship.

Knowing one’s roles in the pack is everything.  The pup would someday be aware of his own place in the McKinley pack.


  1. omgoodness---how cute was this post!!!

  2. haha at first what seems scary can be fun, as he seems to have brought them around.

  3. A lovely post, I am tearing up.

  4. This is lovely! I love how you wrote it as if the humans were a part of the dogs' pack. That must be how they see us :)


  5. Awe, Penny and I just loved this post. Cuteness at its finest :)

    Penny's human,

    Gary :)

  6. Sweet! There really isn't anything much better than a devoted dog or two.

  7. Welcome Benjamin - and I am so glad that you have Porter and Scrumpy to share your life.
    And this twist is one I didn't see - and it was much, much better than some of the places my mind was taking me. Thank you.
    Another brilliant take on the meme.

  8. The new pack member is quite an adorable addition! You took this in a delightful direction Susan.


  9. This is fun and sweet. Quite a cute little pack member there.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  10. That on really had me going, Susan! Good one!!

    Aw part two was a tear jerker! So special! The pics provided understanding.

    Wow, that was really interesting, Susan! Susan is very talented!

  11. What a lovely way to tell the story of baby's arrival! And thank you for commenting on my blog.

  12. Really fun to read about the new edition from the doggie perspective! Life changing for everyone in the family.


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