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But Barking is FUN!!

January Six Word Photo Story Challenge: “Fun”

1 min readJan 10, 2024


Alert to threats, protecting the perimeter.

I, Rotto, I like to bark. But my people have A LOT to say about barking. Things like;

  • Rotto, when a snail farts down the road, and you think to yourself, What the woof? Don’t woof.
  • Rotto, when you spy a knight chasing a princess down the street, and you think to yourself, What the actual woof? Don’t woof. It’s just the street kidlets in costume.
  • Rotto, if a horde of zombies is coming down the driveway, and you think to yourself, What the actual mother woofing woof? You may give one little woof. One Woof. A tiny one. Just to alert us to the potential threat. After all, no one wants to get eaten.

And I, Rotto, want to woof at my people because where’s the fun in waiting for a zombie apocalypse before I can woof?

Rotto is a five-year-old Staffy Kelpie cross.
He lives with his two favorite people and his sister Chilli, a Red Heeler. He doesn't tend to think before he woofs.

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Sandi Parsons lives & breathes stories as a reader, writer, and storyteller📚 Kidlit specialist, dipping her toes in the big kid’s pool.