Two Thousand Pounds

Copyright Sandra Crook

Copyright Sandra Crook

Slow down Prewitt , slow down dog. Two thousand pounds that what I paid for you, and you go and scare the damned sheep. Now they will run and run until they reach the village. I should have kept my old dog, at least he never scared the sheep. Just wait till I see Raynard, he will sing a different tune when I ask for my money back. If necessary he will have to sell that car of his. That will serve him right for selling me a duff sheep dog. I will never trust someone from Rheims again.

 

Footnote: I have uploaded this second story, as I was trying to add the [ Blue inlinkz box ] to my post.  But I failed miserably. Any advise on how to add the box will be gratefully received. Mike

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. neilmacdon

    There is a lovely morose curmudgeonly voice to this

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, farmers never like forking out cash, and to get a duff sheep dog that rubs salt into the wound. No wonder he morose.

  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    I guess a bad sheepdog is worse than no dog at all…

    1. Michael Humphris

      Not so sure an untrained dog can do a lot of harm. But thank you so much for reading and commenting, I really appreciate that. Mike

  3. aliciajamtaas

    I loves the voice in this – it reminds me of my father – in a good way.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, that’s such a kind thing to say. For me it is good to be reminded of family, even if that memory brings a note of sadness. Mike

  4. lingeringvisions by Dawn

    Awww…poor puppy..he just needs a bit of training.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Training would help but sadly he’s rather head strong. mike

  5. rochellewisoff

    Dear Mike,

    The voice is fun in this story. Although I don’t think the MC is having much fun. 😉 Sorry about the inLinkz problem.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    1. Michael Humphris

      You are right Rochelle, it’s no fun for the shepherd. No worry about inlinkz I will figure it in time. Mike

  6. patriciaruthsusan

    I agree about the voice in this story, Mike. The farmer should have had the stray dog my dad’s neighbors took in in the U.S. Someone dumped out the poor dog because she was going to have puppies . She was a sheep dog. A natural, she was herding my toddler. We laughed and laughed. She was a lovely dog and the neighbors loved her although they didn’t own sheep. I guess they’d given her puppies away as pets. Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Michael Humphris

      A stray dog often returns affection ten fold, I known a few over the years. Glad you liked the story.

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