Allow me to introduce myself: I am Lugubrious Buck-Of-Arch. Although I have resided on this property for a very short time, The Chief Bitch who recently came under my ownership has commissioned me to fulfill some silly challenge issued by her friend Side View. I am to describe the life of my human clan and, much as I disapprove of talking behind backs, I feel that I must oblige.

Before I commence, I feel that I should make my readers aware that I share this domicile with other canines. There is a rompy, big lass of indeterminate breed; named (ridiculously) Lulubelle and a low-slung German chap; Fritzl Baasch, who is unfortunately afflicted with priapism. At the far end of the property, living with the Elder Upright, is a fat, old fellow of Maltese origin, whom we all do our best to ignore.

Until April, I lived by the sea with my Perfect Arch, but I was sent on an airplane one morning and collected at the airport and brought here by The Chief Bitch. I am unsure how long I am to stay, but – as places go – it’s not all that bad. Perhaps my Perfect Arch will join us in due course.  The Uprights keep banging on about something called a funeral.

The food is quite good here and we’re given walks in the morning by The Uniped who takes care of things outdoors, but I’ve not seen him in the past few days.  The Chief B says he has gone to a Hospital, perhaps they needed some help in their garden. 

The Alpha Biped is of sterling character and he takes us for a run around the lake in the afternoon. The German laddie is not allowed to come along to the lake; he’s a bit free with his affections and will go off with just about anybody, even the tramps. I suspect he gets preferential treatment from The Chief Bitch while we’re out; yesterday he had a very telling scent of roast chicken about him when we returned.

The best of the bunch, by far, is The Child. Oh my, The Child! She can be relied on for stealthy rescue missions after dark; she lets us into her bed without The Chief Bitch being any the wiser. A nudge of my snout will have her fondling my ears for as long as I like and she’ll fling a stick as many times as I care to fetch it. I tell you, it’s a bloody strain to keep my dour demeanour when she gets in from school.

All in all, things could be a lot worse.

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. I am reminded of how Dean Koontz goes into the minds of dogs in some of his novels. Always a challenge, always fun when done well, as yours is.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Much obliged Rik.

  2. nrhatch says:

    The Child gets high marks from a dog’s eye view! Not so The Chief Bitch.

    Well done!

    1. theonlycin says:

      The dog is biased Nancy ;P

  3. BFG says:

    thanks for this! A very pleasure filled read for me.


    1. theonlycin says:

      I appreciate your visit BFG.

  4. Lyndatjie says:

    Stunning…. Lulubelle is one lucky dog!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Indeed she is 🙂

  5. adeeyoyo says:

    Hierarchies in both dogdom and peopledom – how true, at least from our point of view! Lovely, Cin.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks adee, you have to wonder who owns whom in our relationships with animals.

  6. halfp1nt says:

    I love this, CIn. Really beautiful.

  7. supagran says:

    It’s a dog’s life! 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Sure is Supa 🙂

  8. libras child says:

    crazed dog doesnt know how good he has it yet

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, a lucky hound.

  9. colonialist says:

    Definitely a furious tail-wag on this one!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks, you notice he steadfastly refused to make any mention of the cats?

  10. colonialist says:

    I have finally posted on that writing exercise! Fun, but it nearly drove me nuts!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Read it and loved it 🙂

  11. I remember that one, reminds me it’s FRIDAY! Off to think of the theme, I had one yesterday driving to work, but it fled the tiny mind when I thought of coffee and chocolate

  12. Storm says:

    who is Buck of Arch from the Cape?

    1. theonlycin says:

      My late uncle’s Basset hound.
      Nice to see you Stormy, thanks for the visit.

  13. hey cin. many thx for the ping-back. u r too cute.

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