A-Z Challenge Day 1

Post 1641. Sunday April 1

My Friend Rosey has been a feature of my blog since I set it up twelve years ago. To read all about her in 200 or so words, click HERE



My friend Rosey’s had an assortment of animals over the years. She currently has two white kittens, Fuzzybutt and Scruff.

She once had a little dog, Shitsy the Shih-Tzu. She liked posing with him in the park but picking up it’s ‘sushi’ with a pooper- scooper made her feel sick, so he had to go.

Then there was Bob the goldfish; not technically an animal but it was a pet. It died. Rosey said it got hiccups, choked and drowned. She considered artificial respiration but worried she might swallow it – she only likes fish fried in batter with chips!

Over the years she’s had Tom the tortoise, Leggy the tarantella, Twitch the rabbit, a rat named The Rat, a pony called Trotter and a tame snail called Slime!

When she got home from the pub the other night, she stumbled through her door into the darkness of her hall, and mistook Fuzzybutt and Scruff for her furry slippers! Fortunately, they are none the worse for Rosey’s attempts at shoving her toes where the sun don’t shine!


Tomorrow – B is for Boyfriend

A1On this day last year, I introduced you Arthur, Amble Bay’s most senior resident! To revisit click HERE.


70 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 1

  1. Marquessa Apr 1, 2018 / 00:01

    This was a great way to get to know Rosie! And yes, those poor cats!

    Marquessa @simplymarquessa from The Next Chapter
    Visiting from the 2018 A to Z Challenge

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 1, 2018 / 07:49

      They are quite used to Rosey’s peculiar ways so it didn’t come as much of a surprise! Thanks, Marquessa

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  2. randommusings29 Apr 1, 2018 / 00:28

    Haha great introduction. The image of Rosey trying to shove her feet up the cats’ bums made me laugh

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  3. Moon Apr 1, 2018 / 01:51

    Loved the names of Rosey’s pets. I admire that she tries her hands on pett-ing so many different animals. Looks like she has finally discovered her favourite pet. I hope the furry kittens recover from the recent blow, soon 🙂 Lovely, entertaining story, full of wit and humour. Look forward to a month of reading joy and getting to know Rosey at your blog.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 1, 2018 / 06:51

      Thanks so much for your encouraging words moon. Delighted it went down well with you.


  4. Kalpanaa Apr 1, 2018 / 02:23

    Rosey’s pets are numerous and aptly named. Delighted to be reading your humour full posts again.

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  5. Iain Kelly Apr 1, 2018 / 08:15

    I fear for Fuzzybutt and Scruff in the future, a mishap seems only a matter of time away! Boyfriend should be entertaining! Great start Keith.


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 1, 2018 / 08:23

      Day one is always a bit worrying – will the theme work or won’t it? So far so good! Thoroughly enjoyed your A by the way.

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      • Iain Kelly Apr 1, 2018 / 08:25

        Thanks Keith. Always good to see what others have come up with and get some reactions. Are you writing a few days ahead or winging it each day?


      • Keith's Ramblings Apr 1, 2018 / 08:32

        I’m up to E. I try to have a few in hand in case anything untoward happens! How about you?


  6. Rowena Apr 1, 2018 / 13:12

    Very entertaining Keith, and I think Rosey should master looking after her cats before she tackles living with any humans.
    Looking forward to more tales of Rosey.
    xx Rowena

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 1, 2018 / 17:18

      They wander all over the place as you’ll discover if you stick with me! Cheers Deborah


  7. Jenny Apr 1, 2018 / 17:02

    I’m happy to meet Rosey and am glad her cats are none the worse for wear 🙂 Have fun with A to Z!

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  8. Sascha Darlington Apr 2, 2018 / 05:03

    Ha! Rosey should be glad that her little pinky toes weren’t scratched into oblivion! Can’t wait to read more Rosey! 🙂

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  9. Lavanya Apr 2, 2018 / 09:29

    Oh, the poor dears. That was just fantastic!

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  10. Shilpa Garg Apr 2, 2018 / 16:11

    Aha! I love Rosey’s pets and their names! A fun start to the challenge, Keith. So good to be back and reading your short and amazing stories 🙂

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  11. hilarymb Apr 2, 2018 / 16:13

    Hi keith – just realised why I hadn’t been seeing you … still I got here now: life over here isn’t exactly easy … still as Rosey would say have another slug!! Looking forward to all her tales – cheers Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 2, 2018 / 16:26

      Hi Hilary, great to see you back in my place. My move from Blogger to WordPress did cause one or two problems, but it’s the best thing I’ve ever done blogging-wise! The wine’s on Rosey today – cheers!


  12. Anagha Yatin Apr 2, 2018 / 17:05

    Rosy is appears to be one interesting person…so many pets!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 2, 2018 / 23:24

      I just hope you don’t regret it – she has a wicked sense of mischief! Thanks Trudy


  13. jrvincente Apr 2, 2018 / 17:59

    Awesome names! Looking forward to learning more.

    Jayden R. Vincente
    Erotic Fiction Writer

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  14. diedre Apr 2, 2018 / 20:46

    Rosey promises to be an interesting follow – Not sure whether to hug the poor girl or run from her 😉

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 2, 2018 / 23:22

      Definitely, hug! As I mentioned in my preview, whoever comes into contact with her will be blessed by her friendship and that is a gift no amount of money could buy.Cheers Diedre


  15. anuragbakhshi Apr 3, 2018 / 05:00

    Ha ha ha, this Rosey seems to be such an interesting character Keith. Looking forward to getting to know her better over the rest of this month 🙂

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  16. subroto Apr 18, 2018 / 11:05

    Ouch! But then if your name is Fuzzybutt you’ve bound to feel some pain. Didn’t realise you were also doing the challenge. I am taking part too. Not getting any comment love though 😦

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 21, 2018 / 09:18

      We are having fun, although she’s not getting 66 comments an episode anymore! Thanks for visiting Tina.


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