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One-Liner Wednesday – Smart Dog, Scaredy Cat


As a tribute to Dan Antion, our outgoing-badge designer and guy who can’t write a one-liner to save his life, my own One-Liner Wednesday is going to go a bit long.

I was sitting on the couch tonight, minding my own business, when Winston started to whine. I looked up and saw him sitting in the middle of the floor looking down at nothing.

“What is it?” I asked him.

He gave me a pained look as if to say, If I could talk, I wouldn’t be sitting here crying.

So I went over to see what he was whining at. There was still nothing.

I asked him again, “What is it?”

And that’s when he pointed to something with his nose. I bent down to get a closer look, and low and behold there was an ant. It was a fair-sized one, and it was still very much alive.

I praised Winston for letting me know we had a bug in the house, and I went to get a tissue to scoop it up and get rid of it.

Why he didn’t just step on it or eat it I have no idea. But he did tell me about it.

Good dog, Winston!

Winston, my pointer-outer/smart dog/scaredy cat.

Cheers to Dan for his lovely badge! We’ll miss it! Thank you, Mr. Antion!

#1linerWeds badge by Dan Antion


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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

39 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday – Smart Dog, Scaredy Cat

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  2. I just came across your blog and so far I love it!


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  4. What a good dog! Maybe he thought it could be a pet since you probably don’t have many bugs up there. Anyway, he knew you’d take care of it.


  5. I love Winston! Our Phoebe goes for the snack but always looks like she’s fighting the bug for dominance. Bwahahaha!


  6. What a guy! Who knows? It could have been….😱…..a spider!


  7. Nicely done, Winston 🙂
    My dog would totally eat it. And the ant would be glad, cause my cats would play it to death!


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  10. Good dog, Winston! We have a lot of red ants on our property. One got itself caught up in Kali’s paw and she was screaming. It took three of us to get to her paw and remove that evil ant that was biting and stinging her. Maybe Winston knows that pain?


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  12. Winston is a hero doggie. Such a good pup.


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  14. Oh bless him!
    Barney came and fetched us out into the garden to show us a fledgling blue tit that was exhausted and was a sitting duck for predators. It was no bigger than his nose, but he didn’t touch it. We put it back in the nest and Mum and Dad came and gave him a tweeting off until he tried again, with success, to the trees.
    Dogs are amazing.


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  18. He didn’t kill and eat it, because he was telling you to SAVE it. It’s supposed to live outside, not in the house, and he wanted you to PUT IT BACK. Now he’ll probably never whine for help again ’cause who knows what Mom might do.

    (Come to think of it, maybe that’s why Puppy Cody spends so much time lying quietly on the couch.)


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  20. Ants are scary things! How did you have the courage to scoop it up with a tissue? 🙂 Good dog, Winston!


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  22. You need a cat. Or our #4 Daughter. Bug-eaters, both. Well, Sara doesn’t eat bugs anymore, but we were hard-pressed to keep her from it when she was wee. ANYWAY, I’m doing Story A Day May, but used not one but THREE one-liners today.


  23. It is amazing how dogs and humans communicate.


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  28. Ha! I have a cat who could teach Winston to swat and eat anything that crawls.


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  30. Awwww, good boy Winston! Hey, you know, all that stuff about ants being able to lift many times their own weight…I think I’d call for help. Thanks for the mention, and for the continued tolerance on my inability to hit the target on the whole “one line” thing. You’re the best, Linda!

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  33. Got to love that Winston 💜💜💜


  34. My dog would have sniffed it for a few second and then would lose interest. My cat would have batted it around with his paw, watching it, waiting for it to move, pouncing on it when it did, and ultimately would have eaten it.

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  36. AW bless Winston, he’s a sensitive one!


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