Saturday, September 22, 2012

Too Early...

I don’t know why this strikes me as so funny, but it does.

The other day, when my daughter came downstairs for school - at a pitch black 5:45am - she thought that I was sitting in front of our woodstove stoking up a little fire to take the chill off. Reasonable enough. I had just done that very thing. But she only saw “me” out of the corner of my eye.

In fact, I was on the other side of a partition, in the kitchen. She walked half way across the room when she gasped. A moment later, she rounded the corner, holding her hand to her heart, looking shaken but amused. Apparently, she’d had one of those bizarre early morning moments when, finally looking at “me” she saw this:

It was Saba standing, as he likes too, right beside the stove. For Maya, though, it was one of those funky moments when reality bends.

She was like, “Oh no, dad what happened to you?” Just for a moment...

I was a dog.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Mary Robinette Kowal said...

That is very funny, I think partly because I've had similar things happen to me.

12:59 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

I can't think of an exact incident when I felt the same way, but it feels very... familiar. Like I've had the same thing happen before and I've tried to forget it.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Dan (Targh) said...

Sounds like it was just a Fluke to me.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Ethan Iktho said...

Guess every dog deserves to have his day! :-)

2:54 PM  
Blogger Dan (Targh) said...

I was going to say I won the pun fight, but I just checked and Fluke was published before I was born somehow. That gave me a sad, and also made me think no one had really heard of it.

I'll get you next time, gadget!

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Ethan Iktho said...

The best of it being, as always, that the dog doesn't know anything about it.

10:28 PM  

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