the shortest of all CONVERSATIONS

Well, that may actually be a bit misleading. I need to preface the conversation because it was indeed so short, and it deserves a poetic set-up.

[said poetic set-up]
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful, innocent girl. And this beautiful, innocent girl loved her dog. He was a strong dog, a big dog. And he loved the girl. He would ride with the girl, and walk with the girl, and play with the girl, and work in the woods with the girl, and occasionally but only occasionally nap on the couch with the girl. He would protect the girl from strangers and family alike because he loved the girl so.

One day, the girl smiled to herself as she remembered the dog and his unconditional, preferential love for her. She turned to the boy.

[actual conversation]
girl: I love Abe.
boy: Keep it in perspective that one day I’m gonna have to take that dog out back and shoot it.

The girl ran off with the dog to a far away place where he would never ever grow old. And the girl and her dog lived happily ever after.


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TexasNorth is a little farm in Western Michigan. It's home to 5 chickens, 25 longhorn cattle, a coonhound (Banjo), 1 barn cat, a husband, and 3 ridiculously funny children. The mom of this zoo has been known to mow the lawn in a skirt and roast marshmallows after dark. View all posts by texasnorth

3 responses to “the shortest of all CONVERSATIONS

  • mr. chris

    hey, the next time he says he loves you, just remind him that you might have to go “old yeller” on him someday.

  • Chris

    I love Abe, too!

    P.S. That was unfeeling of the boy. It’s like that saying: “Boys are stupid sometimes – throw rocks at them.”

    But, I do this all in love. 😉

  • mary kathryn

    To the boy’s credit (whom I love more than Abe, although it’s very very hard to see sometimes), he was just trying to keep me grounded. He’s really good at keeping things in perspective. Never mind that I am now going to therapy for the expected loss of my dog sometime in the near or super-far-away future…

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