She’s back!

For Sadje’s What Do You See? photo prompt.



a39373c1_oMy friend Rosey is a reluctant dog-walker.  Her aged uncle finds it difficult being towed around by a boxer, so she was ‘volunteered’ to exercise Berkerov now and again!                                                             

Yesterday Rosey was carrying out her dog-walking duties when a gentleman passed a few feet to her left. He politely doffed his trilby hat, and with that, Berkerov made a dash for him and started doing those unpleasant sniffy things that dogs do when becoming acquainted with strange men. 

“Heel” Rosey yelled, and he obeyed (the dog that is, not the man!)  but unfortunately he bounded up to Rosey somewhat over-enthusiastically, tripping her up. 

The gentleman walked over and proffered a gloved hand in order to help Rosey regain the vertical! 

“Are you all right m’dear?” he asked as she wobbled to her feet. 

She muttered an embarrassed “thank you” whilst trying to regain some composure.

“What’s his name m’dear?” he asked fondling the dog’s floppy ears. 

“Berkerov” mumbled Rosey.

“No need to take that attitude miss” he barked (the man that is, not the dog!), “young people today.”

And with that, he huffed, puffed and strutted off leaving a somewhat confused Rosey wondering what she’d said to offend him. 

It didn’t take us long to work out what had gone wrong. Obviously, the disenchanted goodly samaritan thought he had been told to bugger off!




Original image credit; Aleksey Kuprikov Pexels

There are lots more Rosey stories HERE!

24 thoughts on “She’s back!

  1. Sadje Jul 11, 2022 / 14:02

    Lol! You’ve come up with a a brilliant story and the name for the dog, Keith. Thanks a lot for this fun entry

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  2. Christine Goodnough Jul 11, 2022 / 17:00

    Poor Rosie, always in a muddle! Now, if she’d been a Canadian, I’m sure he’d have understood her perfectly. 😉

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  3. Staarlz Jul 12, 2022 / 03:21

    Oh gosh, I caught onto it right away–the man sounds over-sensitive to me 🙂 He might have asked for clarification.

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  4. Natasha Jul 12, 2022 / 07:54

    Hola! Rosey, it’s good to see you back with the jest and laughter.
    Nice name that doggo has.😂🤣

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  5. hilarymb Jul 12, 2022 / 11:50

    Hi Keith – great fun to read … I stepped in dog poo the other day and fell flat on my face in front of man and dog – they were very kind … and thank goodness I was down, but not out and not flat … minor damage. I’d moved out of the way for them … man and dog can take a bit of pavement space! Serves me right for being thoughtful! Cheers Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 12, 2022 / 17:30

      Oh, Hilary, how awful! I had one of those extending leads wrapped around me the other day. It’s time they created dog lanes!


  6. Patricia Jul 12, 2022 / 19:29

    It seems that man’s best friend caused some trouble for Rosey.


  7. gdutta17 Jul 13, 2022 / 04:12

    A lovely story…your stories always manage to bring a smile. Love them. 👏👏👏😊


  8. judeitakali Jul 15, 2022 / 07:19

    Bite-sized fiction indeed. Loved it. Beautiful site theme as well.


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