Sunday, December 1, 2013

Snippet Sunday : SUPERHERO IN TRAINING

Today, my snippet is from another of my works-in-progress, the story of a young woman who's inherited her late grandfather's comic book store, a graduate student who comes to town with a secret dream, and the oddball community in which they live--which includes a dog with a drinking problem....









Tuffy lay on his back in the cage, legs drawn up, tongue hanging out one side of his mouth. It looked like he'd vomited in one corner of the cage. "Does he do this often?" the big guy asked.
"Get drunk?" I asked as Charlie got down on her hands and knees, crawled into the cage and started scratching Tuffy's belly. "Yeah. We tried to get him into rehab, but he refused to go when he found out Lindsay Lohan was going to be his roommate."
He looked down at Charlie and Tuffy. "He couldn't walk a straight line when he was brought in."
I couldn't help laughing at that. "You gave a dog a sobriety test?"








17 comments:

  1. Tuffy is such a wonderful character in and of himself!

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    1. There actually was a Tuffy, years ago. I always thought he was quite the character, so....

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  2. ack... I want this life especially the drunk dog.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. That drunk dog was something else, Gayle. He used to block the guys from entering the bar unless they bought him a beer!

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    1. Heavy drinking does take its toll. Tuffy was older than his dog years!

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  4. I love everything about this story!

    One question, though---can sober dogs walk a straight line?

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    1. You know, I've never put that to the test!

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    1. Everybody who frequented the corner bar near my parents' grocery store! Yes, Elaine, there was a real-life Tuffy!

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  6. Very cute! I once knew a dog with a drinking problem. He, of course, didn't think it was a problem. Dogs. They're all the same. :)

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    1. Yes, they're all in denial. But the cats are even worse!

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  7. Hehheh, what's Tuffy gotten up to then? Love it too (and the hilarious pictures as well:)!

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    1. I think the real Tuffy died years ago...but the fictional Tuffy goes on to become the local superhero's sidekick!

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  8. I love the idea of giving a dog a sobriety test. LOL

    (Side note: my brother had a horse that liked beer...)

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    1. My mom's horse liked Pepsi and cigarettes!

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  9. I don't know Norma, that's a wee bit tough, walking straight on two legs is hard enough when tipsy but four oh la!

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