The Old Dog and the Sea

The old dog stands in the boat and remembers. He remembers the ships and the times the men came in the ships and then they got out of the ships and then they were not in the ships. The men had fish and fish jerky and fish pudding and fish pretzels that he enjoyed. Sometimes the men would explain their tattoos but he could not understand them. Sometimes the men did not understand them. This he also did not understand.

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14 thoughts on “The Old Dog and the Sea

  1. Gigi_the cat lady December 25, 2015 / 10:50 am

    This post is too deep for my poor abused brain this morning.

  2. Faye December 25, 2015 / 10:59 am

    Some Hemingway you are!

    Didn’t he also write:
    For Whom The Squeaky Toy Squeaks
    The Tennis Ball Also Rises
    Farewell To Chew Toys
    To Have And Have Not Treats
    Across The River and Into The Car
    Green Hydrants Of Africa
    A Moveable Food Bowl
    Under The Blankie

    • Alison December 25, 2015 / 11:29 am

      Faye is firing on all cylinders this morning! 😄

      • Faye December 25, 2015 / 11:33 am

        Alison, Thank you.

        I had strong coffee! And being a librarian helped.

        NTMTOM’s writing is so inspiring.

        That was FUN.

        • Jerzowa December 25, 2015 / 2:16 pm

          Librarians are my favorite kind of people.

          • Ilonka December 25, 2015 / 3:06 pm

            I love the smell of a library in the morning – or any other time really, for that matter 🙂

    • Mikeyfur December 25, 2015 / 12:45 pm

      Faye! I’m in awe! Nice job.

    • Kar December 25, 2015 / 3:48 pm

      I love how this blog attracts people who are smart enough to really appreciate NTMTOM’s wit.

      So smart that they can take it to the same level. I’m just sitting here going, ‘heh heh, that’s good.”

    • Faye December 25, 2015 / 4:24 pm

      All credit to the wonderful NTMTOM and you’all.

    • Liloaktree December 28, 2015 / 3:51 pm

      I love you , Faye.

      • Faye December 28, 2015 / 3:59 pm

        AWWW shucks. Lol.

        That title sells the best!!! (Nothing better on Earth than dog in bed under the blankie!)

  3. teho December 25, 2015 / 11:00 am

    Fish puddins I do not understand.

    • myiglets December 25, 2015 / 2:10 pm

      Hovertext I do understand.

  4. Emmberrann March 1, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Ratz! ! I do not show the hover texts on my screen! Aaargh!

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