Hero: Sunday Photo Fiction – Oct 18, 2015

126 10 October 18th 2015

Grandpa started:

“Lily, my dear lassie, I once had a dog. He was my best friend and companion. I had him before I knew your Grandma.

Saved him from the hands of savage boys who were pulling him around by his broken tail. I grabbed the yelling, tiny pup and ran away. I always safed animals in distress. My Mum said nothing, only helped fix its tail and I gave it some milk.”

Grandpa stopped for a minute or two. Lily could not wait to hear the rest of the story.

“What did you call it Grandpa?”

“Wait Lil, I’ll get there,” Grandpa looked lovingly at the stone dog, continued:

“One day when I went fishing I fell and sprained my ankle. The pup, then nearly one year old, ran home and fetched Mum.

The best part was when he brought Grandma and me together. Grandma and some friends were playing in the garden when a car bashed through the hedge.

Hero and I were passing. He charged, grabbed Grandma and pulled her out of danger.

Now Hero’s spirit guards the back garden and we can always remember him” Grandpa wiped away a tear.

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16 responses to “Hero: Sunday Photo Fiction – Oct 18, 2015”

  1. What a wonderful dog Hero was! I think it is wonderful his spirit is still guarding the garden and the family!


    1. They will remember him for ever!

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      1. Yes, they will! I love the name of Hero for a dog.


        1. Yes it is not a well know name for a dog(I think).

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  2. I love that the story was shared with his granddaughter. Probably to be shared with her grandchildren at some point.


    1. If you love dogs/cats/pets it will be shared no matter what. Thanks for your kind words and the visit.

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  3. Oh, how very touching! And how fitting, that Grandpa was hero for the dog first, to earn his loyalty and love.


    1. Thanks for your comment. A dog is a man’s best friend. Also glad grandpa saved the puppy.


  4. “n Hond is ‘n mens se beste vriend!


  5. Emotional story for him. Nice that he shared that with his granddaughter and he will always have the statue nearby.


    1. Very emotional +always to be reminded of his friend


    1. dankie, honde bly maar my liefde.


  6. A lovely, moving story. I could picture Lily, all excited, wanting all the details.


    1. Thank you for your kind words! I also see the picture in my mind of the two looking at Hero and talking about him.


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