Batteries Not Included

My best friend Rocket, pictured above, is a little bitty guy.  That’s a purse he’s sitting in in the photo.  This will give you an idea as to how tiny he really is.  I hear comments from people about about his size all the time.

I heard something today from someone that I’ve never heard before.

I took Rocket to Petco today to get his nails trimmed.  I was holding Rocket as I waited for the woman behind the counter to finish waiting on the customer that was ahead of me.

While standing there, a man entered the store behind me.  He had a beautiful shepherd mix on a lease.  The dog was all white with beautiful light blue eyes.

I looked at the man and commented “What a beautiful dog!”  He said “Thank you!  Tell me, how often do you have to replace the batteries in yours?”

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Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She's had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. Penny has written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. She is currently working on her first novel. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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16 Responses to Batteries Not Included

  1. Hilarious- thanks for sharing! I have a chihuahua mix, but he’s about 15 lbs. Don’t you just love their personalities?

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  2. Bought a smile to my face. Lovely

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  3. Great line!
    BTW: your doggie is what was referred to a few years back as a ‘pocket pet.’ Or did you already know that? (my cousin owned an independent pet store back then, so the info was from her)

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  4. sorryless says:

    You’re right, that WAS a great line!
    In all fairness to Rocket though, he has stealth on his side. AND he can get into those hard to reach places in a pinch. And he can accompany you anywhere, which makes his life quite interesting and full.

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  5. WaltPage says:

    Did you smack him?

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  6. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    This is hysterical so I had to share it!! ~ Connie

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