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He'd gotten the idea from J K Rowling. He couldn't remember the dog's name but it had three heads.

He'd practised on three cuddly toys bought from a charity shop. One head hung at an odd angle but his grandkids had shrieked with glee at his efforts.

He had only dogsat their generally yappy litter for a week but now, confident in his needlecraft, he waits for his daughter and her children to return off holiday, and as he hears the key in the lock, he remembers to lift Sheba's floppy head. There's always one, he thinks stifling his giggles.

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this - either way it's awesomely horrific. Thoroughly enjoying your drabbles, Shaun :)

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    shaun over 1 year ago

    Thank you kindly, Drew. We need to fill these strange days with something, and drabble seems as good as anything. I will say that half of this drabble is true. The strange looking fluffy creation is staring at me from across our lounge.

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    I hadn't believed anyone could make fluffy sound scary, but you have... the dog, no doubt?
    My beast has just wandered out - the cat is hungry. Again :)

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    shaun over 1 year ago

    Hey, Drew, has your cat ever featured in one of your drabble?

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    Hi Shaun, yes, if there's a cat in the story it's loosely based on Scout, or her predecessor Spike. "Wildcat" and "Excerpts From The Tale Of Beginnings" series of drabbles were definitely based on Spike while Scout turns into a cheetah for the "Encounter" series - and I'm not sure what cat appears in "Comeuppance" lol.
    Yeh, I like cats :)

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