Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Eyes

Eyes of love.
Annie looking skeptical.
Matti peeking under her Florida hat.
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Penny’s attempt to be intimidating.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Eyes. Photos ©2016 Leara Morris-Clark.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Legs and Feet

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Coco Cay, Bahamas

Paws and claws and a radiator.
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Radiator leg

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Legs and Feet. Photos ©2016 Leara Morris-Clark.

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Doody Calls

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A cool gentle breeze blows, indicative of a change on the horizon. It feels crisp and fresh, and I would enjoy it more if it weren’t 3 AM. I lean against the front porch column in the shadows cast by the streetlight. With my eyes closed, I try not to doze and drop the dog’s leash.

My sweet, geriatric old lady dog’s digestive system governs my sleep schedule, and tonight is a three poop night.

– Written for Day 5 of Awake August 2016, 31 Days of Mindful Writing in the form of Small Stones (concise daily observations) from Writing Our Way Home. Photo ©2015 Leara Morris-Clark.

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Buddy

An explosion shook the ground and dust fell.

“It’ll be okay, Buddy,” I said rubbing his ears and pressing my face to his, trying to convince myself. I wished the gunfire would stop. We were both trained to stay calm under pressure, but it amazed me how in-control a dog could be when I was struggling to keep it together. His confidence reassured me.

We had to wait it out, so I sat down. He lay beside me, head on my knee. I wondered how animals defeated their natural instinct to run from danger.

An explosion shook the ground and dust fell.

I heard a commotion. Buddy stood and began pacing in front of me. He growled a low rumble and took a defensive stance. He barked a deep warning and bared his teeth. We were surrounded.

“Buddy! Zeke! You’re alright!?” Shane exclaimed. I sighed with relief and Buddy heeled not leaving my side. “Come on!” commanded Shane. We fell in line with the team, and he led us away from the chaos.

Buddy and I were gifted another day.

– Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: 57th Challenge. WC 174
Photo prompt provided by Pixabay.com.

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