Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mrs Fluffernutter and the Foot

Mrs. Fluffernutter, Her Foot, and the little Girl
Once upon a time there was a Foot that lived in a book shaped house with her cat, Mrs. Fluffernutter.  Now the Foot lived with her cat a ways out by themselves and had no neighbors but people would drive by and stop and take pictures of the strange house the stranger foot and her cat. The Foot’s cat wasn’t named Mrs. Fluffernutter because she was a big fluffy cat; nope she had her name because she was a big stinky cat. The Foot couldn’t figure out why her cat smelled so bad. The Foot kept a very clean house and everyday made sure to wash her socks and her pillow, which got stinky from the cat sleeping on it every night. After doing the wash the Foot would go out into its backyard and hang up the socks it wore to stay toasty roasty warm and to hang up the stinky pillow that Mrs. Fluffernutter laid on. The Foot loved her cat even though she was a stinky cat, that didn’t matter to her, she loved the cat so much and just made sure to keep the stinkiness of the cat out of the house by lots of cleaning and washing.
Every day the Foot would get up stretch, put the cat out, do laundry, eat some food, feed the cat, and then go and sit on her front porch with the cat and watch as people came by and stopped and took pictures. For the Foot this was almost a perfect life, except for her stinky cat, if she could ever figure out how to make it so that the cat smelled better then it would be perfect. Days and days went by and the Foot and Mrs. Fluffernutter were quite content. One fine day a little girl came by to sell the Foot some cookies. The Foot was thrilled because of all the people that came by her book shaped house no one ever stopped to talk or say hi but this little girl did just that. The little girl was disappointed to find that the Foot didn’t eat cookies and neither did the cat but she promised to come back and visit with them the next day. And she did come back and visit every day.  Soon the little girl and the Foot were best friends. The little girl decided one day that she would help the foot find out why her cat was so stinky. That day the little girl asked the Foot, “What kind of cat food do you give Mrs. Fluffernutter?”  “Cat food?” replied the Foot, “I feed her beans, garlic, Sauer kraut, and cheese, she loves it all.” The little girl told the Foot, “I’ll bring some cat food for Mrs. Fluffernutter tomorrow and we’ll see if she likes it.”  And the next day she did as she said.
The little girl gave Mrs. Fluffernutter the cat food and she promptly gobbled it all up. The Foot was amazed, she said, “The cat never eats the food I give her that quickly.” Now the Foot started to notice some changes in her cat, Mrs. Fluffernutter actually did become fluffier, she acted better, and best of all she didn’t stink. Mrs. Fluffernutter was no longer a stinky kitty.  The Foot didn’t have to wash her pillow and hang it out every day to dry, nope, now she just had to wash her socks a few times a week. With all of this new time she had the Foot was able to spend more time relaxing on her front porch with Mrs. Fluffernutter, the little girl and all sorts of new friends because once the stinkiness was gone from the cat people actually wanted to come and visit with the Foot, the cat, and the little girl. Mrs. Fluffernutter, the Foot, and her best friend the little girl all lived long happy lives. The end.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Miller and Lucy

                Once upon a time there were two dogs that lived in a house in a very nice neighborhood; well actually they owned the house and if you’re wondering how two dogs owned a house, it’s not important, they just did, so accept it or go read another story (I suggest the story about the Clothes Dryer and some Popcorn) Miller was a strong and proud dog but just a bit drooly. Lucy was a small and very well manner little dog but occasionally barked at some of the newcomers to the neighborhood, but she always was very friendly once she got to know them and that was very quickly.  Now Miller and Lucy didn’t live with any people in their house but they lived with assorts of different people in their neighborhood. There was the dentist, the dreaded vacuum cleaner repair man (he was really nice, dogs just don’t like vacuums), the school teacher, the doctor, a veterinarian, and couple across the street with all of the kids, who knew all the right places dogs like to be scratched and pet.
                Miller and Lucy had the most manicured and prettiest yard in the whole neighborhood and everyone always told them so.  They also had a huge vegetable garden and grew the tastiest and best vegetables. And flowers, all kinds of wonderful and gorgeous flowers. Grapes, strawberries, apples, and even kiwis too! All in all they were excellent neighbors, everyone thought so and they said so. But when Miller and Lucy’s neighbors told their friends about them and how great they were and how nice their home and yard was everyone thought that Miller and Lucy were just some nice old couple that everyone wishes they had in their neighborhood. The kind that made pies and cookies, gave you flowers, sewed beautiful quilts and were all and all the neighbors you dream about but no Miller and Lucy were two dogs, exceptionally talented and smart dogs but dogs none the less.  
                For quite some time everyone was very happy in the neighborhood because Miller and Lucy were always there to help dig holes, chase away squirrels,  sniff around for lost toys, and bake the best apple pie around town. When someone new moved into the neighborhood it took them a little time to adjust to the fact that they were living with dogs but very shortly they wondered how they ever lived someplace else without Miller and Lucy. There was one thing that always bothered Miller however, door to door salesmen, especially the vacuum cleaner salesman, oh how many times did he have to chase that one off of his front porch, many more times than he could remember, but it was always good fun for Miller and Lucy, well she just sat in the doorway and shook her head and laughed. Of course usually the neighbors would warn the sales people about the house that is beautifully manicured and how the owners had dogs that didn’t like to be bothered and most took heed of the advice and stayed away but as always some people are not so bright and don’t listen. So what are you going to do? Because if there ever was a problem everyone in the neighborhood took care of Miller and Lucy in matters that dogs couldn’t handle which were very few.
And so Miller and Lucy and the rest of the neighbors all lived happy, fruitful, and fun filled long lives.  Just not so much for the squirrels in the neighborhood. The end.