Saturday, August 27, 2005

All The Better

Story #7: In which Walela revises an old fairytale and tragedy is easily averted.

wolf_spying_on_little_red_riding_hood_md_clr To hear the story, warn Little Red Riding Hood.

To read the story, feed the wolf: wolf_howl_at_moon_md_clr

This story will be cross-posted at Doug Drones On.

The Waking Ambrose Podcast which repeats the audio version of these stories is now available as a free subscription through iTunes.

24 comments:

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Aww...that is so sweet! Good for Walela! An escape artist for sure.

Semisweet1 said...

My compliments on a well-told tale.

actonbell said...

I like that story! Sneaky, smart girl:)

Minka said...
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Minka said...

Old frail women...they never quite are what they appear to be. They can turn the sweetest dog into a disobeying runaway.

Doug said...

Thanks, Tan Lucy, Walela's taught me a lot about surrendering control.

Thanks, Semisweet1, I look forward to reading some of yours.

I'm glad Actonbell. When she has an Action Figure, I'll send you one for your magic collection.

Tom & Icy said...

mmmmmm milkbone! That's the good kind! Loved that story.

~Daydreamer~ said...

Lovely story, Doug :) Woof, woof.

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Sar said...

This is my favorite story to date, Doug!

Walela's no dummy; pen, what pen? There's treats to be had! The question is - did Walela let Willie in on her secret liasons with the treat lady and share the wealth?

Oh, and I loved how you managed to capture such a well-timed bark in the background. :)

Mama said...

...the best part of the story for me though was not the end result of the little old lady feeding your magic dog, but watching from the kitchen window as Lela lifted herself at least four feet into the air from a ground based position and floated above the fence to the other side like some mythical specter...where she then proceeded to chase all the nervy, street testing coyotes in her path! What a girl.

By the way, Semisweet1, you are such a morsel!

Fred said...

Great ending. Nothing like a biscuit every day at 5 am.

Doug said...

Monika, until you spoke up I never realized that the sweet little old lady was the criminal mastermind in the story. Thank you for restoring Little Red Riding Hood for me.

Icy, I think you and Walela would get along famously.

Arf to you, Marwa, with affection.

Thanks, Sar and the answer is no. Willie steals from Walela what she doesn't keep to herself.

Thanks, Mom. My favorite part of that story is that neither your husband nor children tried to have you committed when you started telling it. That said, I have seen her fall out of a tree so, plausible.

Doug said...

Fred, you snuck by me. Thanks and I agree. Most people think Willie inherited my personality but this story does argue the other way.

Jamie Dawn said...

What a wonderfully sweet story. I wonder if the old lady had given Wilela another name (since she didn't know her) and I wonder what the name was.

AP3 said...

I love animal stories. You're getting really good with the big finishes on these stories!

Doug said...

Thanks, Jamie Dawn. Walela's collar has her name on it. But it's an intriguing question so let's pretend not. I say she called her Gretel.

Thanks Aral. I'm planning another for next week. Then I'm going to try to avoid being the guy who puts stories about his dogs on the internet.

weirsdo said...

I enjoyed getting to know Walela. A German Shepherd who loved Milkbones used to have us.

Doug said...

Weirsdo, I like your turn of phrase. I have Willie for a pet and Walela has me.

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I just ran across your site and enjoyed reading through everything.

I'm trying to get a blog going on my site too. But I dont think i have the patience to do it!

--Sarah
My Puppys Site

LeesahEm. said...

When I first got Iniki, we would pen him in the kitchen with those baby gates. Three feet didn't work, neither did six...or nine. Finally we had fences from floor to ceiling and then he chewed right through them.
This is a great story. You gotta love dogs.

pia said...

A Doug's dog story: can see them as a series

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

milkbone: Yours is the prefect definition in this case.

Nice story, makes me want all my dead doggies back.

Doug said...

Anonymous, I know that's spam but thank you. Appropriate enough.

Masil, the sequel to this story which you and Iniki may appreciate, is that it took 'Lela 6 weeks to learn the doggie door I installed.

Thanks, Pia. I promise no more than 2 in a row.

Yeah, Alice, sigh. There's a Vegas (late great pup) story or two in the future.