Best Line Of The Week

 It’s pouring.

A white lab is tied up in front of a Starbucks soaked.

I stop to give it a little pet shielding him beneath my umbrella.

Another girl stops, looks at me and says,”He’s still here? I went by 15 minutes ago and he was there.”

Suddenly, the door swings open and an older, blonde WASPY woman in mauve sweats and a black Prada rain jacket pops out with her coffee.

“How sweet is that,” she coos, “holding your umbrella over Rex that way.”

Before I could smack her, the other girl says, “It’s pouring.  Look at him lady, he’s drenched.”

“Oh don’t you know, labradors love getting wet…it’s what they live for.”

Here it comes.

“Hey, Mark Spitz loves to swim, but that doesn’t mean he’s in the water all the time.”

I never saw a smile disappear so fast.

I stand beside my new hero as we watch Rex finally go home, hoping there’s a great big bath towel in his future.



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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10 Responses to Best Line Of The Week

  1. Poor dog! I’m glad he had two people to feel sorry for him.

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  2. Steve says:

    Some people have water on their brains! You did a very nice thing for the dog!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. micklively says:

    I know it seems callous but, unless Rex is shivering with cold, he probably doesn’t care about being wet. His fur doubles as a wet-suit. He will be quite comfortable. More likely, he recognises an opportunity to work his hang-dog look for a biscuit.

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  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    Just as some people shouldn’t be parents, some shouldn’t be pet owners. I’m sure Rex soaked up the love you two were pouring on him, however briefly.

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  5. Just the fact that someone pulled the name Mark Spitz (I crushed hard on him) out of their memory bank is impressive. No doubt the owner had to Google that one. Now, if only you could tie Prada up in the rain ….

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