Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Welcome Committee


Checking clipboard and package, the delivery man presses the doorbell.

Bells chime, then loud, vicious barking erupts  followed by thundering feet.

Heart pounding, terrified, he braces for the beast within. 

Rottweiler? Pit bull?

The door opens.

Smiling lady and Chihuahua: sweet relief! 





43 comments:

  1. Isn't it so ironic that the smallest of dogs think they own the planet? I once had a Norfolk Terrier who took on Clydesdale horses in Helen, GA, where we were vacationing. Love how dogs don't see size as intimidating whatsoever. Blessings, Kathy!

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    1. Martha, it surely is! The little chihuahua we had used to be just like that! She died this past April. I miss her going bat shit crazy every time a spider crawled past a few blocks over. HA HA. She was always going nuts and I could never figure out why. She always bossed the other dogs too. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  2. Aha! Sweet relief, indeed! Dogs also go through insecurities and panic attacks just like us! :)

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    1. A great story for the 'what's on the other side' prompt, Kathy! Loved it :)

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    2. Shilpa, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  3. Chihuahuas scare me. One of my grand pups is a chihuahua and she loves her grandma but most people are terrified of her as well they should be! She is the smallest in a house of 6 dogs and definitely TOP DOG -- you may remember my post called the Intimidator -- that was her.

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    1. Carol, our little chihuahua used to boss all the other dogs. She would bark and carry on as if she was some big rottweiler. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I am so pleased you liked it. ♥

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  4. Nice poem but the dog sure looks ferocious as any pit bull! I find small dogs more scary that the bigger one, they tend to nip a lot.

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    1. Inderpreet, I think small dogs make up for their size with attitude. I am so pleased you liked it. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  5. oh I'm terrified of dogs! And they seem to sense it always and come after me...I have entered strange homes and stores just to get away from dogs!

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    1. Nabanita, I used to be when I was little. Then we got a dog, then another, and another(we have 3 now), and I grew to really love them. Thank you so much for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  6. hahah..such a relief! This is so wonderfully done, Kathy..loved it!

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    1. Uma, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Ruby, thank you for stopping by to read and for your comments! ♥

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  8. Ha ha I would have liked to see his face. But the tiny ones make the most racket, right?

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    1. tulika, they sure do! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  9. The smaller the dog, the more vicious they are. Look at your newfoundlands....they are big lugs, and chihuahua's are yappy, bitey things.

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    1. JoJo, very true. They obviously think they need to make up for their size with their attitude! Thanks for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  10. hahaha sometimes the little ones are the most ferocious :D

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    1. Rajlakshmi, I agree! Thanks so much for stopping by to read and for your comments! I am so pleased you enjoyed my little story. ♥

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  11. Hahaha! I find the little ones scarier though. :p

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    1. Chicky, they can be BUT my husband put it all in perspective for me once. You won't get much more than an ankle bite from that one. Not sure that made me feel any better but it did remind me who is bigger. I am. LOL Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  12. haha yeah, can't say I'd be too scared

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    1. Pat, lol me either. Now if the dog was big enough to ride around the room like a horse...maybe! Thanks for stopping by to read and for your comments! ♥

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  13. My Chihuahua only makes this face when he's playing with his sister ( she's a chic mix too). Its so funny because he looks vicious but if I put my face to him he licks it. These are the first chi's I've ever owned and I am a convert. Most loving dogs I've ever had!

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    1. holli, My chihuahua Zoe was the same way. If she got anywhere near your face she had that tongue out. More than once she stuck her tongue in my mouth! Crazy dog. I sure do miss her! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  14. This was adoraby ferocious ;)

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    1. Shailaja, Thanks for stopping by. I am so pleased that you liked it! ♥

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  15. Kathy, my family had a dog when I was a teenager who was quite small. He would get under the house to bark at people, and his bark sounded like a huge dog. People would get worried who didn't know better.
    I love the dog pic. ChiChis are so cool.

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    1. Ann, I am so pleased you enjoyed my little story. Thank you for stopping by to read, for your comments, and for sharing your story with me. I love chihuahuas too! ♥

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  16. The smallest dogs seem to have the loudest barks, did you notice? ANd yes, that includes Chihuahuas! I am sure in fact I saw one on my walk last night barking at the top of its lungs at me. I replied, Me? You have nothing to worry about? ;) However, if the dog looks anything like that photo, I would be scared too! ;) <3

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    1. elly, Small dogs go out of their way to be noticed and taken seriously. LOL Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  17. That photo is downright frightening!

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    1. cynk, LOL that is the idea! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  18. Sounds like my sister's dogs. They go nuts when someone comes over or a fly farts. Doesn't really matter which...

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    1. Mimi, I think dogs are just wired that way! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Corinne, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  20. hahah! LOl! Kathy, you are such an adorable lady. U made me laugh and giggle. I could see the drama unfold. brilliant.

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    1. Ajay, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  21. This is hilarious, but chihuahuas are actually scary... if they were bigger, they'd eat us for lunch (my aunt and uncle always had chihuahuas and a majority were cranky, ill-tempered creatures!) (if this is a duplicate, I'm sorry... I have no idea why I started having trouble leaving comments but they just disappear. Weird.)

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    1. jannatwrites, they are vicious and like to throw their weight around...even if they can fit in a tea cup. HA HA HA! It is ok, this wasn't a duplicate. When someone makes a comment on an older post it goes into a folder waiting to be approved. No biggie. I have it moderated for the older ones. Maybe I should turn that setting off. Thanks so much for stopping by to read and for your lovely comments! It is always so nice to see you here and read your amazing stories! ♥

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