Family Fiction posted October 29, 2022

Not yet exceptional. When the exceptional rating is reached this is highlighted
Dog grumbles about cat

Dear Abby


Dear Abby,

We haven't met but I need to get something off of my chest. I'm hoping you'll give me advice. I'm nearing my wit's end.

I live with a jerk. Her name is Tasha. A Persian, and we all know how they can be.

Me? I'm one hundred per cent American. A handsome Beagle/Pointer mix. I'm smart too. I know "stay", "sit" and "treat". (Oh, that is my favorite.)

But enough about me. Tasha is new to the house. She doesn't know the rules. I could cut her some slack on that if she wasn't such a, oh, what is the word I'm looking for? Actually, I know the perfect word but I don't want to sully my sweet mother's memory. Bitch. Ok, I said it. Tasha is a bitch.

She stands guard at the top of the stairs and won't let me pass. She will make this horrendous sound when she's hungry, irritated or just bored. When I make noise, you better believe I have good reason. The squirrels are getting too close to the house or the UPS driver has just delivered that Amazon package we've been waiting on. I have valid reasons. I am a responsible member of society.

Tasha is like something off of Jersey Shore. She's loud, abrasive and I just don't understand why she's here.

If I try to set her straight, I get hauled over to the crate and called a "very bad boy".

The other day, somebody left a dirty plate on the edge of the counter. I'll admit I was checking it out. Who wouldn't? Tasha hops up on the counter and starts licking it. It was mine. She knew darn well that I had first dibs. How can she be so rude?

So, I have to tread carefully. What should I do? I'm really starting to lose it.

Thanks in advance,


Cats & Dogs contest entry
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

Artwork by MKFlood at

Save to Bookcase Promote This Share or Bookmark
Print It View Reviews

You need to login or register to write reviews. It's quick! We only ask four questions to new members.

© Copyright 2024. GWHARGIS All rights reserved.
GWHARGIS has granted, its affiliates and its syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.