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The Best Pet!

Mackenzie Davis’ Community Photo Prompt

By Angie the Archivist 📚🪶Published 2 months ago 1 min read
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By Donna Fox

I want a pet!

And I want it now!

Well, what do you want?

I dunno…

But I sure don’t want a cow!!

Why not?

A tiny calf is so cute to pat…

It’d give you lots of milkshakes…

How about that?

Na!

I just want a pet…

I’m starting to sweat!

Calm down…

Deep breaths…

Well… how about a puppy or a parrot or a koi?

Are you crazy?

You’re starting to annoy!

But puppies are so cute and cuddly…

A parrot’s so colourful and chatty…

Some golden koi might bring you prosperity…

I don’t care!

I want a pet…

And I want it now!

It has to be cute

But not a cow!

Well… maybe a frisky kitten…

What?

I don’t wanna get clawed and bitten!

Settle down!

You’re acting like a clown!

Remember our trip to the pet shop last week?

Yeah… as if I care!

Just listen…

My eye was caught by a pet so meek…

With an impish smile

She snoozed and dreamt…

She was fluffy with many a spiky quill…

Okay…

Sounds interesting… but still

What can she do?

She could go on adventures… swim… even climb a hill

A perfect match for one like you…

And when your hoglet’s done with it all

She can curl up tightly into a ball!

! !! ! !!! ! !!!! ! !!!!!

Author’s Note:

I’ve been wanting to write something for these abandoned photos from Mackenzie Davis’ Ekphrastic challenge a while back.

Inspired by: Donna Fox‘s and Natalie Wilkinson’s excellent photographs.

I’m curious to know the original tales behind Donna‘s and Natalie’s photos.

Taken by Natalie Wilkinson

humorFor Funfact or fictionEkphrasticfishexotic pets
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About the Creator

Angie the Archivist 📚🪶

Addicted to reading, especially fiction and poetry.

Personality of a Labrador.

Attention span of a gnat! 😳

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  • JBazabout a month ago

    My son says his Hedgehog was the best pet he ever had. You paid a beautiful tribute to this cute little fellow.

  • Stephanie J. Bradberryabout a month ago

    Super cute! At first I said that to myself about the picutre. But after reading I can say the same about your piece too.

  • Joe O’Connorabout a month ago

    I like how you got the koi in there Angie! “fluffy with many a spiky quill” is my favourite line. I think a hedgehog would make a great pet😄

  • TheSpinstressabout a month ago

    This is really cute! Hedgehogs are adorable, although I'm not sure a pet that could stab me is better than one that could scratch me. 😁

  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    One of my favorites of yours! I think you found your match in this pet!

  • D.K. Shepard2 months ago

    Such a fun read! Formatting it as a conversation was an excellent choice! And so lyrical! Delightful, Angie!

  • Andy Potts2 months ago

    Enjoyed that. And, yes, we're very much at the "I want a pet" stage. Mermaid or unicorn would be the favourite :D

  • Awww, Sonic!! 🥰🥰🥰 I was really looking forward to reading a story with this photo but somehow, it was forgotten. I'm just so happy you used it! Your poem was so cute and adorable, just like Sonic! I loved the way it rhymed too!

  • Donna Fox (HKB)2 months ago

    Ahhhhh!!!! Angie this was soooo sweet and cute!! I absolutely adore this poem and the whimsical nature of it!! Also, I died of happiness to see you using the picture of my Sonic!! 🥰🥰 Like literally yelled, that's my hog!! 🤣🤣 (May have rattled my husband in the process... 🤣🤣🤣🤣)

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