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