I wait, I watch, I listen.
Yes, I wait, I watch, I listen for my two shipmates, Pete, and Cindy. I am on high alert for any noise that resembles a key jiggle. I am after all the captain of the ship. This ship that sails on dry land around town. I will usually have my head out in the open-air checking and sniffing all points as we get to our destination. Sometimes I am watching for other captains. Sometimes I am trying to get away from the music that my shipmates play, “For God Sakes Cindy! There is music after 1989!”
Anyways back to our ship. Sometimes we stop for supplies. Sometimes my shipmate needs to go to a machine that does not disburse treats, ugh, just what she calls “money to buy treats!” To which I say, “Get on it! A captain has got to eat too!”
Sometimes we do sail by the sea where there are big ships. My ship is just as nice, and I get to have treats. Yes, best trips are when we stop for a treat; puppy (I mean Captain!) sundaes, plain munchkins when my shipmate needs a coffee and of course anything with chicken.
“A captain has to eat too!”
So, you see I wait, I watch, I listen. I hear those keys jiggle and then these words “Pebbles you want to go for a ride?” I am out the door and ready as every good captain should be.
Thank you for reading!
This story was for a micro fiction challenge by facebook group, Vocal Social Society (VSS) in which the prompt was to write a story about a pet on a boat in less than 250 words.
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