A Girl and Her Log

Charlie in the yard, chewing up a large, log-like branch.

And yes, she made pretty short work of it, too. Charlie is still a puppy, the world is meant to be chewed upon. Better a small log from the yard than, say, a leg of the dining room table.

— JS

18 Comments on “A Girl and Her Log”

  1. ottojschlosser – Beaverton OR – IT specialist, husband, father of four daughters, grandfather, Christian, Swedish-American
    Morfar Otto

    Oh good. When I first saw the headline, I read it as “A Girl and Her Leg” and I thought, what has she gotten into now?

  2. Sweet! Although I have to admit I did a double take on the title! Our miniature schnauzer is more interested in in eating cicadas than gnawing on a stick right now. Ugh!

  3. Caught out by seeing the headline before the picture again. Typo in the headline? That’s not like John. Scrolls down, oh!

  4. timeliebe – Central NY – Dreaded Spouse-Creature to bestselling fantasy author Tamora Pierce (SONG OF THE LIONESS, THE CIRCLE OPENS, BEKA COOPER: A TORTALL LEGEND series), a co-author of TORTALL: A SPY'S GUIDE, Co-author with Tamora Pierce of Marvel's WHITE TIGER: A HERO'S OBSESSION for Marvel Comics. Contributing Editor for VIDEO Magazine during the 1990s, Columnist for C/Net 1999 - 2002.
    timeliebe

    wiredog and Michael Mock – I came in here to say that very thing!

    Well played, both of you…Well played.

  5. Melanie Marttila – Creating worlds from whole cloth. Dreamsinger, ink alchemist, and learning mutt. SFF novelist in progress. Semi-regular columnist on DIY MFA. "The Broken Places," Bastion Science Fiction Magazine, June 2014; "Downtime," On Spec, Fall 2014; "Cicadas" and "Molly Finder," Sudbury Ink, 2016. "Relativity Speaking," Polar Borealis #14, April 2020; "Fire and Ice," Polar Borealis #15, June 2020 and Stellar Evolutions: The best of the first fifteen issues of Polar Borealis; "Visiting Endymion," Polar Borealis #16, October 2020; "Illusion," Polar Borealis #17, February 2021, "A Poet's Apprentice," Polar Borealis #18, May 2021.
    Melanie Marttila

    Yes! Every puppy’s motto: chew the planet! I am become the chewer of worlds!

  6. When I just saw the headline, my mind jumped to it was going to be some sort of announcement about Athena and her writing, conflating ‘log’ w/ ‘blog’

    I was surprised to see a canine w/ a piece of wood, but have to admit, it does fit

  7. Many of our puppies have chewed very terrible things to bits. Worst was recent adoption of twin black dogs, one collects stuff to chew and just have. The other one ate a really nice Samsung tablet, shattered the glass screen and quit suddenly as the mouth feel of shattered glass must be terrible. Also ate a couple of remote control units for a bedroom stereo, without which the stereo is way less useful.

    We have a nice bedroom set in cherry — other young black dog ate most of a drawer pull from a bottom drawer that was just above their dog bed in the bedroom. Also a couple pairs of shoes damaged past useful integrity.

    But we love our dogs, no matter the chewing and collecting. BooBoo still carries cat fud dishes to her bed, I suppose she loves the smell, lord knows there’s no cat fud left!

  8. Our dog is 4 and still likes log. She generally alternates between chewing on it and running around in the back yard with it whilst growling ferociously.

  9. There’s dystopian story in that title if the dog be telepathic, lol. And that lawn is so pleasingly green! I just Wish there were more green stars…

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