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Puppy for Christmas!
“I’m getting you a pet for Christmas,” Scott said.
I was over-the-moon. A puppy! Puppy breath! The sweet wagging tail! The 2 am awakenings in the freezing temperatures for house training…but still: Puppy!
On Christmas morning, we lingered over pastry and coffee, opening presents. I was mystified by the quietest puppy in the history of puppydom.
Grinning, Scott left the room.
Here it comes. I was squealing inside wondering what breed it would be, not that it mattered.
He returned with a hairy creature crawling on his forearm.
“A Chilean Rose Hair tarantula.”
“Of course, it is.”
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39 thoughts on “Puppy for Christmas! #amwriting”
Oh dear, someone has a very different idea of what constitutes a “pet” than she expected! Seems like he was getting her what he wanted, and being oblivious to what she liked — not a good sign for their future together. Makes for a fun story, thought!
Yes, I definitely think he got what he thought was an appropriate pet.
lol yep! thanks.
Ha ha … gutted! Without the picture as a clue this would be even more fun! Definitely not what most people would expect 🙂 Nice one.
Her included. Thanks!
Still, no having to wake up at 2am…!
The question is: will she be able to go to sleep in the first place now? 🙂
On the positive side, she won’t have to spend a lot on veterinarian bills or pet food and cleaning up its poop shouldn’t be too big a problem.
Yeah, but the cuddles! The cuddles! 🙂
yeah, we like cuddles too.
Well at least he/she won’t have to get up at 2am for house training!
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Hell! Hubby do that to me and he’d be picking me up off the floor!
lol me too!
I’d prefer a flop eared barking puppy. Eesh. Good one..
me too! Thanks!
well, at least, it doesn’t bark. 🙂
Ha! A case of its bite being worse than its bark. 🙂
Thanks for reading! I appreciate it.
There are probably some advantages but even though you don’t have to put him out to toilet in cold and rain, don’t have to comb his hairs don’t have to do lots of things – I wanted a pupppy. Scott would be going to the dog house if it happened in my house.
She cannot really blame Scott, he never promised her a specific species for a pet.
I would have asked him to choose between the gift and me, after a heated speech about his insensitivity, had it been my husband . Lucky for Scott, he received such a calm reaction.
A great, fun story, Sascha.🙂
I suspect that even though she wanted a puppy, she’s an animal lover so she may give the experience a go. Thanks, Moon!
So what made him think he’d have a happy christmas after that? What a stupid man.
Maybe she’ll be a trooper. Thanks! 🙂
A pet is a pet. -quietest puppy in the history of puppydom.- my favorite line. Thanks Sascha
Thanks for reading, Dan! 🙂
Ha.. at least daddy don’t have to take it out for a walk when the kids cease to live up to their commitments.
Is this coming from experience? 🙂
Scott sucks, big time. I would definitely NOT cuddle up that that thing, no matter how “soft and fluffy” it is…
Yep. I wouldn’t cuddle with a spider. I might like to watch it. I’m still trying to figure out if I would actually handle it. Thanks, Dale.
Don’t think I could…
Now, that’s just mean!
lol I know, right? Thanks, Linda! 🙂
I think I would be a little disappointed.
me too. Thanks, Dawn! 🙂
It sounds like Scott got a gift for himself not her. She should insist he take care of it. Good writing, Sascha. 🙂 — Suzanne