Pathology

“How about today?”

He was startled, but answered evenly. “Can’t. Too busy.”

“I see that,” the dog answered, nodding. “But maybe just for a little while? It’s such a nice day.”

He didn’t answer, kept typing, kept typing, willed his heart to slow down.

“You could take a peek out the window,” the dog continued. “See how nice it is? Sunny, warm. Nobody out there waiting, not a soul. You’d be perfectly safe. We could take a walk, maybe just to the end of the street, you and me.”

“Maybe tomorrow.”

“Sure,” said the dog, with some resignation. “Maybe tomorrow.”

18 comments:

  1. Interesting tale of self enforced seclusion...

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  2. Very well written. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This made me want to cry a little... and miss my dog.

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    1. I'm glad it resonated with you, thank you :-)

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  4. Poor puppy .. I would walk him/her.

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    1. Oh, the dog's fine. It's the guy on the laptop we need to worry about. ;-)

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  5. Poor dog's looking after him - and so patiently so!

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  6. Love it, I can read between the lines.

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    1. Thank you! I was hoping what was actually going on would be clear. :-)

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