Best Story Of The Week

I’m about to cross Lexington Avenue towards home alongside a little girl holding the leash of a sheepdog the size of a Chevy who easily makes three of her.

Her nanny walks behind talking to another nanny in some kind of islandese.  You know me, my interest in what’s put in front of me is like a tic, so I say to this wee thing, “Nice weather we’re having. Great day for a walk.” And it was…cold, but sunny.

She says like the head of a finishing school,”Oh yes, a perfect day to go to the park.”

The dog who bears a striking resemblance to my ex, never takes its eyes away from her making me think, it should be the nanny not Encilada bringing up the rear.

As the light changes the little girl says, “My name is Merle, and this is my dog, Ham, short for Hamlet, it’s very nice to meet you.”

She’s 4, going on 35…and Ham?

He’s an absolute prince.   🙂


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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15 Responses to Best Story Of The Week

  1. micklively says:

    …………but steer clear of his uncle!
    Lovely piece Susannah; many thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. You always were a sucker for a dog. Add a short human and it’s a winner.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, sounds like she’ll make a great First Lady some day!
    And what will she name Hamlet’s offspring … Hamletlets?

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  4. It doesn’t get better than a sheepdog named Hamlet. I’m beaming! Merle has more sense than the majority of adults I see in a day.


  5. She was technically with her any who I’ll admit, wasn’t too attentive but, what can I say. I never think of that since I’m so harmless, but good point Gail.


  6. Patricia says:

    Sounds like Merle is a future Susannah. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Kids and animals, or children and puppy dogs are always hard to ignore.

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