Jip Jip Hooray

There's me in happier time, before my decline into the gutter.  (Image from pinterest dot com)
There’s me in ‘appier times, before me decline into the gutter. (Image from pinterest dot com)

The tenth and final day of the Dog days of Summer writing challenge is finally upon us. I had originally intended to write about my own dog Lucy, but I had this one about Charles Dickens’ dog-character Jip already done – so I’m going with it. For those of you who’ve already had enough dogs with British accents, I apologize, but it’s kind of tough to write about a Dickens character without one.

I found meself at the Thorn and Thistle Tuesday last. Sniffin’ around in the sawdust for scraps, I was. Suddenly, the chimney sweep and the cobbler start into fightin’. They spilled nearly two pints of special bitters on the floor. I’d had a few drops in the past, but this was a pond of ale layin’ before me. I did me best to lap it up without gettin’ stepped on by those pugilists.

Now that malty elixir is all I can think about. I’ve no interest in cat turds nor humpin’ legs. Find me a pub with a wobbly table and I’ll spend the rest of me days beneath it.

I’m not the only one who’s writing these little masterpieces, check out these other bloggers and their unique takes on canines:


Steve Betz

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…and of course yours truly, 1 Point Perspective.  Click on me for a fun trip down memory lane to one of gems from months or years ago.