Best Story of the Week…December 3rd

I’m on my way home after buying myself a long-stemmed pink rose.

If I wait for someone to grace me with my favorite bloom, let’s just say, I won’t be blooming anytime soon.

As I cross the esplanade on Park, an older man is coming the other way with a young Golden Retriever.

As they’re about to pass, the dog pops over to greet me, the warm way dogs do, but when I lean in to give him a quick pet, before one if us could stop him, takes a nice big bite out of my rose.

The look on his owner’s face could only match my own, as we miss another traffic light, standing stunned, staring at one another. 


 I finally say, “It’s okay sir, “he didn’t mean it. I guess retrieving wise, he may need a little more practice.”

As me and my stem head home, we can’t help but to smile.

Humor, along with kindness and a schmear of tolerance, could truly, change the world.  🙂  



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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45 Responses to Best Story of the Week…December 3rd

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I love that the pooch thought you were offering a tasty treat. And I love your reaction even more. We may not have control over a lot of things, but exercising our ability to see the humor in life chases away negativity.

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  2. Oh! Your poor rose! You were so gracious to both dog and owner.

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  3. Dale says:

    Oh! Well then… What can you do but laugh, right? Judging by the owner’s reaction, this is not a thing his dog usually does… or maybe, it was his first chance to snatch and now he will forewarn any lovely ladies leaning down to hold their blooms away…

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  4. Dog Bites Rose. Looks like a 6 o’clock news lead in to me. I love buying flowers too.

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  5. Clever Girl says:

    Haha, wish I could see something like that! How cute. I love pink roses, my fav. What’s your fav bloom then?

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    • I’m a peony and hydrangea fan, lilac comin’ round the stretch. We had a lilac arbor in our backyard so, their scent is one of the first I remember as a kid. Also, how short lived they were, despite my mother’s constant care.

      When my best friend was dying of lung cancer in 2008, I knew it would be her last birthday, so I went to the florist and ordered a massive bunch in a huge brown wicker basket, said…money’s no object…the man, who knew us both, packed that basket to the brim for 75 bucks…a steal. My friend Jackie, God Bless her, was over the moon. When I write about Camille, I’m really writing about her. SHHHH That’s between us Clever Girl. 🙂


  6. Sorryless says:

    Well, SB . . it’s obvious the dog was a big Shakespeare fan. 🙂

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  7. A young Golden Retriever can get away with just about anything, including eating a stranger’s rose, with one bat of those big eyes.

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  8. RosieJoseph says:

    Made me giggle ❤️

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