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#SoCS – The Sound of Silence


For a dog that’s not very big, Winston, my beagle/Basset cross has a big barrel chest and a huge voice. He always has, even when he was tiny.

He makes all kinds of noises other than the ones you’d expect. He can howl beautifully, and when he really wants attention, especially from someone who’s walked in the door (if they’re a friend or family), it’s almost as though he’s talking with his “rowr rowr rowr” that’s half howl, half cry.

But it’s the sounds he doesn’t make that kill me.

You know, the silent but deadly ones?

Why can’t a dog fart loudly so we can run away before it hits the nostrils?

I can be sitting here on the couch, minding my own business, when suddenly the room smells like I walked into a barn full of cows that have been eating the most sulfurous corn on the planet for three days without being mucked out.

It’s horrid!

I can’t even blame my own farts on the dog because everyone knows that nothing on earth smells as awful as he does.

You’d think all the tissues he eats would stifle some of it, but no!

I’m sure I could change his diet somehow, but he eats everything, including the garbage I’m sure the neighbours throw into my back yard, so there’s not much point in that.

I may have to get a clothes peg off the line outside …

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Author: Linda G. Hill

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

26 thoughts on “#SoCS – The Sound of Silence

  1. If he’s like our dog, he wants to be close when it happens.


  2. My aunt had a beagle, and he had a loud voice, too. I’d be on the phone with her, and the dog would start barking and we couldn’t hear each other…


  3. Haha!!! My cat Adam is the worst!!!!


  4. But what a sweet personality!


  5. When Febreeze becomes your friend, lol


  6. Hilarious, Linda, you certainly went in a different direction with yours.


  7. Hahaha! Oh, yes, the silent but deadly dog fart. I remember those well from Cinnamon – though I wish I couldn’t.


  8. The joys of a ๐Ÿ•


  9. Eating garbage probably doesn’t help! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  10. Dog farts yes ..we have Labrador we feel your pain… We really do!๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ


  11. Ah yes, my Desirรฉe, (miniature schnauzer) would empty a room so fast with her fragrance ๐Ÿ™‚ Great post!


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