New Guy Pictures — The New Dog, I Mean

Well, the little dog who has been coming and going decided to stay. Our 11-year-old next-door #2 grandson really really really wanted him to, so we’re all delighted. #2 has been studying Greek history and mythology, so he named the pup Hector.

He thinks this is funny, since Hector was a big hero and the dog is miniscule. He doesn’t know an old saying that means “for a long time”: “Since Hector was a pup” as in “Oh, yeah, we go way back. I’ve known her since Hector was a pup.”

Here’s Hector:

What? What? You called me. What??

Oh, wait, that’s not a good picture. Let me try again:


Thanks, Joe. ~sigh~ One more time:

Friend or vampire?

~deep sigh~ Okay, it looks like that’s as good as I’m gonna get.

#1 daughter and her husband let the pup sleep indoors at night and let him out during the day. He’s such a good dog! He (often) comes when he’s called, he’ll stay when he’s told to, he understands a simple No, he can Sit on command.

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Joe likes him and plays with him, unless I pay too much attention to Hector. Then Joe growls at him and stays between us so Hector can’t come close to me. I’m thinking of buying Joe a suit and tie and some sunglasses. Maybe one of those wires snaking out of his ear.

So here’s a happy ending for a little dog lost. We have a feeling he got dumped, but he’s rolling in clover, now. πŸ™‚

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: An old friend gets in the way of a new friendship.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “New Guy Pictures — The New Dog, I Mean

  1. Jane

    November 8, 2012 at 1:18pm

    Hi. Love your happy little dogs. Joe looks so sweet. and Hector the Pup is cute as the dickens.

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      Marian Allen

      November 8, 2012 at 2:28pm

      Joe still thinks he’s a pup. It hurts me when he tries to play with Hector and falls down because he can’t run as fast as he believes he can. πŸ™ But I think having a buddy will be good for him.

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  2. N. R. Williams

    November 8, 2012 at 8:20pm

    Hi Marian
    I’m giving out blog awards tomorrow and I’ve got two for you. I haven’t been able to go around much so I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your occasional visit.

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      Marian Allen

      November 8, 2012 at 10:05pm

      Two awards? TWO? Wow! I can’t wait until tomorrow to see what they are — Thank you!

      I don’t always comment, Nancy, but I visit often. πŸ™‚ HUGS!

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  3. Shane Curtis

    November 8, 2012 at 10:04pm

    That dog looks very cute. By the way congratulations to your new dog and hope to see more pictures to your dog and he looks very cute!

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      Marian Allen

      November 8, 2012 at 10:08pm

      Thank you, Shane! Both the dogs actually belong to different grandsons. Joe belongs to our #1 grandson, who lives across town in a house too small for the dog. Hector belongs to our #2 grandson, who lives next door to us. πŸ™‚

      I’m always happy to welcome visitors from Timber Sliding Doors. You folks actually read the posts and leave real comments. πŸ™‚

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  4. ~Tim

    November 10, 2012 at 7:55am

    Great looking dogs! In my experience, dogs just don’t understand photos. Why sit still and look at a little box when there is playing to be done?

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      Marian Allen

      November 10, 2012 at 8:33am

      Doesn’t make for very good portraits, but I got a great action shot! πŸ˜‰ I love Hector dashing past, ears flying, but eyes on me to make sure I’m watching him.

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