It’s a six!

for Sammi’s Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Handle.



“I can’t handle this much longer,” said Gertrude, “at my time of life I should be taking it easy not gallivanting around at his beck and call.

When he’s hungry, he insists on being fed straight away and if he wants a walk, a walk we have, and once outside he’s constantly looking for somewhere to pee, or worse! 

If I don’t give him what he wants he either barks at me or begs, staring with those puppy dog eyes.

I’ve really had enough, I wish I could exchange him for something less demanding like a shih tzu or a cat even”.

“But Gertrude, I thought you loved your dog,” I said, “you’ve always seemed inseparable”.

“I’m not talking about my dog” she laughed,  ”I’m talking about my bloody husband”.



33 thoughts on “It’s a six!

  1. UP Sep 30, 2021 / 13:43

    Thanks for the humor!


  2. Susan St.Pierre Sep 30, 2021 / 15:05

    I was enjoying a pre-chuckle already seeing how well this described my own husband. LOL
    Fun, yet somewhat tragic, don’t you think? 😀

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  3. Chris Hall Sep 30, 2021 / 15:11

    Love it, Keith (although you could easily be describing my overly-spoilt cat). 🙂

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  4. WildChild47 Sep 30, 2021 / 21:58

    I knew where this was heading, right from the outset – but as per your usual, you weave such incredible word-fanciful flights, I was enthralled and laughing along right until the punch-line! Another hit, swing (odd how that’s always described this way, must be about the follow-through) and right out of the park Keith!

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  5. Pat Brockett Oct 1, 2021 / 05:19

    HaHa. Knowing how much one is able to give and one is able to take and what the outcome would be, those are the questions. I’m guessing, these two really do love each other in spite of their complaints and grumblings, but it is never too late for each to learn how to communicate a little better with each other.:-) Great SSS.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 1, 2021 / 10:30

      I’m sure they do Pat. They do say opposites attract and if they agreed on everything life would be very dull indeed! Thanks so much.


  6. The Atomic Mage Oct 1, 2021 / 11:25

    Big smile, keith, that was a fun Six. Love the word ‘gallivanting’ – reminds me of my mum when she used to say to my early-twenties self: “I suppose you’re off gallivanting all weekend again.”

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    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 1, 2021 / 12:18

      It’s a great old word that deserves to come back into everyday English! Delighted you enjoyed it, thank you.

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  7. ceayr Oct 3, 2021 / 12:03

    Fun piece, Keith, but the deeper sadness is that too many folk prefer animals to other people…

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    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 3, 2021 / 14:50

      Sad but true, but I guess for some people, an animal is the only being they have contact with. I’ve never been a pet person myself, though a little petty at times!


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