A dog walks in . . .

I’m in the middle of going over a scene I wrote some weeks ago, when suddenly a dog wandered into it. He was quite insistent too, quietly moving in, claiming his place in the story. I’m not quite sure what he’s going to do, but he’s arrived and he has a very definite personality.

I know a lot of people like dogs in stories — I do too, but I’ll only include them if they have a part to play in the story, and it seems this one does—or thinks he does. We shall see.

I had a pretty clear image of what kind of dog he was—large, grey, scruffy and with a solemn, lugubrious expression, so I did a search and well, you can see what popped out at me. Actually, there’s a better photo here, but I’m not prepared to pay $20 to show it to you, so you can just click on the link and see it,

His name, it appears, is Hamish.

 

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Jennifer Kinch
Jennifer Kinch
6 months ago

I just love this! I find it fascinating how characters, human or not, appear to writers in their minds. I hope Hamish makes the final cut!

Laura Hannan
Laura Hannan
6 months ago

Yeah Hamish !

Ginny Winfree
Ginny Winfree
6 months ago

❤️❤️❣️

Ginny Winfree
Ginny Winfree
6 months ago
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There was supposed to be an emoji message here, but for some reason they didn’t come out. Oh well…no problem. I’m joining Team Hamish!

Constance
Constance
6 months ago

Of course his name is Hamish – just look at him! He couldn’t be called anything else! Do keep him in, please, Anne! If he leaves, you’ll just have to include in a later story.

Mary Jo Putney
Mary Jo Putney
6 months ago

He looks like a Baluchistan Hound to me!

Jeannette Halpin
Jeannette Halpin
6 months ago

He does look like a fellow who has had a lot of experiences in life and gained wisdom from them. I definitely concur that he must have an integral part in the tale, and perhaps even others!

Malvina
Malvina
6 months ago

I love animals in books, so I look forward to meeting Hamish!

Liz Fielding
Liz Fielding
6 months ago

He is just adorable!

Enisa Haines
Enisa Haines
6 months ago

I love dogs in stories, getting to know their personalities, how they’d react in certain scenarios. That a dog appears to you and demands to be in your story… he’s sensing a great tale.