Saturday Centus – Wk#112 – Prompt: It’s an amusing little whine – 105 words – “Names?”

25 Jun

“Mmmuuummm! It’s happening again.”

It’s an amusing little whine,” a mother said to her friend.

“He sounds so upset.”

The mother smiled, “Go and ask him what’s wrong.”

The friend stood and walked into the room where the boy sat. She soon returned, a broad smile upon her face.

“Now I see his problem,” the friend agreed.

In the other room, the boy watched intently. He knew what was happening but it was still a surprise for him.

“She’s having another one mum. How many will she have?” he called out.

A fifth puppy had arrived. The boy had run out of names for them.


Posted by on June 25, 2012 in 2. Saturday Centus


14 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#112 – Prompt: It’s an amusing little whine – 105 words – “Names?”

  1. Judie McEwen

    June 25, 2012 at 08:45

    Ross, this is so very familiar to me! We had puppies and kittens when my older children were young!! Now, my oldest child, my daughter, rescues cats with FIV, and cares for them until they pass away. My oldest son is a dog person. What a wonderful education pets are for young children!!!

    • Ross Mannell

      June 25, 2012 at 15:45

      Thanks for the comment.

      Caring for animals is good training for children’s futures. If they learn how to care for animals, they are better able to care for themselves and others. It seems to have worked with your adult children. 🙂

  2. Anita

    June 25, 2012 at 09:20

    Oh…who doesn’t live puppies?!! 🙂

    • Ross Mannell

      June 25, 2012 at 15:46

      Thanks for the comment.

      Puppies, like little children, can be cute to have around even if they sometimes get up to mischief. 🙂

  3. Jim

    June 25, 2012 at 11:36

    Out of names and it’s the end 105 words. (Ooops, I said 140 on another post. Got another meme writing project on my mind tonight.)

    Our Sunday school teacher told a story this morning about a mother having a lot of cats in the garage. She had prayed and prayed for a cat and none ever came. So instead she thanked God for her cat. Voila! A mother cat wi;th her kittens were found in the family garage. Then the little girl bragged about tricking God into giving them to her. We all laughed, not because the joke was funny, but because the teacher was.

    • Ross Mannell

      June 25, 2012 at 15:50

      Thanks for the comment.

      The Sunday School teacher’s story is quite a good one for showing the power of prayer. It seems the prayers were answered with more than expected results. I hope children don’t get the idea or we might be overrun with puppies and kittens. 🙂

  4. Viki

    June 25, 2012 at 13:06

    Sweet story. I give the boy credit for watching though. I did once yuck!! LOL.

    • Ross Mannell

      June 25, 2012 at 15:52

      Thanks for the comment.

      Some children grow up with animal birthing as part of their lives as they live on farms. For others, the first experience might be a pet cat or dog. Despite the birth itself, children will always be fascinated by puppies. 🙂

  5. Jo

    June 27, 2012 at 14:11

    Oh that was such a sweet little stories … and oh I love puppies, and a child’s curiosity … beautifully done Ross!

    • Ross Mannell

      July 5, 2012 at 07:07

      Thanks for the comment.

      One of the advantages for children growing up on a farm or with pets is the experience of caring for animals. It’s an experience all children, if possible, should have. 🙂

  6. Karen S.

    June 27, 2012 at 15:09

    Actually, I think in one of my past lives, I must have been a dog! Seriously! Gotta love man’s best friend always!

    • Ross Mannell

      July 5, 2012 at 07:09

      Thanks for the comment.

      I’ve always had a preference for dogs as pets. They become a part of the family and we a part of their pack. 🙂

  7. Jenny Matlock

    July 4, 2012 at 01:44

    Oh Ross. Sweet!

    I should send my oldest Grandlittle over to help.

    That girl can think up names for animals like nobodies business!

    I wonder if there’s a future in that!?

    • Ross Mannell

      July 5, 2012 at 07:19

      Thanks for the comment.

      Whenever I have the time to write a longer story, I reference one of my baby name books. It’s interesting to see the meaning of names. I like to name a character to suit their personality in a story.

      With web sites offering naming databases, I think there would be a place for someone who can create unique names with meaning.


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