1028. An improbable story with a facile slant, about a dog

Jocelyn had always envied those who won the silver platter at the annual village greyhound racing derby. Every year, for the past eleven years, she had entered a dog in the premiere race and not won a thing. This year it was going to be different. She had prepared for this race for more than two years.

An unfortunate thing, however, was that when her new greyhound puppy was born she named it Toilet. Some people have no idea if you ask me. It was a cruel name; even for a dog. But Toilet it was. Jocelyn insisted. How pathetic is that?

Fourteen dogs lined up at the start line, including Toilet. Off they went! Toilet was lagging behind the other thirteen.

โ€œGO TOILET!โ€ screamed Jocelyn.

All thirteen opposition stopped to do their business. Toilet raced ahead.

Jocelyn took the silver platter home. She changed her dogโ€™s name to Victorius.

30 thoughts on “1028. An improbable story with a facile slant, about a dog

      1. Yvonne

        Maybe we could sort of combine our countries. Hey, that could solve a few problems. No more cricket/rugby wars for a start. No fighting over who Sam Neil and Russel Crowe belong to, and you can have Nicole.

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  1. chrisnelson61

    Can’t beat a bit of toilet humour! Great fun! I’ve just finished reading ‘Bits of a Boyhood’, by the way: an interesting insight into your youth and an enjoyable read. Did you ever write a follow up to this?

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Thanks Chris for the comment. And thanks for enjoying the “biography”. My mother left me every letter I wrote to her every week over the next 8 years – post Bits of a Boyhood. It’s a huge resource – for better or worse. I’ve been pondering trying to tackle it. It might provide some insight into the RC seminary culture in that time – 150 young men all under the same isolated roof for 8 years – although nothing out of place – all very humdrum in fact (which is the problem! – it would be much better if full of scandal and gossip!)

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