772. Wag


Paul had a dog called Wag. He’d had it for three years. When his mother took seriously ill four hour’s drive away, Paul thought the quickest way to get there was to hitch-hike. He couldn’t find anyone to look after Wag, he was in too much of a hurry, so he took the dog along as well.

It works both ways; hitch-hiking with a dog. Some people won’t pick you up because you’ve got a dog. Other people will pick you up because you do have a dog. It didn’t take long before Paul got a ride.

The driver was very friendly and loved dogs. He said he had two dogs at home. One was a poodle and the other was a husky. Their names were Paddles and Ice.

After a couple of hour’s driving, the man said he needed to pull in at a rest stop. So he pulled over at the first convenience and left Paul in the car with the dog. Then Paul went to the wayside rest room while the nice man minded the dog.

And when Paul came out, the car had gone.

35 thoughts on “772. Wag

        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          Is it Saturday already? I imagined it was Sunday. How wrong ones imagination can be! (And P.S. The terrible thief just borrowed Wag – who wasn’t operated on – to breed with his poodle – and then returned him. Wag was a cocker spaniel – so together it was a cocker-poodle-do.)

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  1. Cynthia Jobin

    I guess Paul wasn’t Wag’s best friend….wait, I got that wrong…I guess Wag wasn’t Paul’s best friend…
    I am reminded of Groucho Marx: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”

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  2. southamptonoldlady

    This sort of thing has happened in our area if you have a special breed of dog rather than a mutt. Once someone left their daughter in a taxi while they went to get change – once she got inside her apartment she realised what she had done an ran back so fast she fell over. Her daughter was still there – but I couldn’t have done that. Your stories are provocative Bruce – love the way they get everyone commenting.

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