Mar 12, 2009

3 Woof Thursday

Quilly has started a fun new challenge fur those of us that like to write. What is it about? We are given 3 rarely used, or old, outdated words to find the meanings fur and then use in a story.



Here are the 3 words fur this week:

hitonious:
A word, usually used in a humorous context, that means beyond horrid. Use it when something is horrid, hideous, and horrendous combined.
As an adjective: hitonious
As a noun: hitoniousness, hitoniosity
As an adverb: hitoniously
(Urban Dictionary)

teterrimous:
most foul
(Save the Words)

mellifluous
:
1. sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding: a mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones.
2. flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey.
(Dictionary.com)


The pretty dog sat on the bank of the river, listening to the mellifluous sounds of the water running past, heading to where the dog knew not. She not only listened to the music of the water, but also watched the flow... watched even fur the chance of a good stick to float past, close enough fur a good dog to reach out and grab without getting into the current. On a day like today it would just bee too much work to go swimming in the current fur a stick.

The sounds combined with the movement of the water passing on a warm, sunny day soon had the god, dog nodding off, so close to sleep. That is when it happened! That is when this sharp and beautiful K9 saw the body floating in the current. It had obviously been in the water for some time and to humans it would be teterrimous, but not so to a dog. She took no time to think about insurance questions, she just knew she had to go into the current to pull the body out, to bring it up onto the bank. That is the way a dog works, functioning purely on instinct.

SPLASH!! In she went, swimming strongly out into the current, battling closer and closer to the floating body. Finally, she was close enough to reach out and grad a good hold with her teeth, hoping that the body would stay together as she fought to regain the shore. By this time, the dog and body had been washed down the river past where the dog had even swum before, but that didn't enter her mind, all she thought about was taking one breath after another as she paddled hard towards the shore with her teeth holding tightly to the body. Finally, she felt her feet touch something solid. Two steps and she was on shore where she let go her grip on the body and just lay beside it, taking one heaving breath after another as she bid hear heart to slow back down. It had been a pretty incredible work out. She lay in the sun for a time until she felt fully recovered from her ordeal, knowing she'd very nearly become nothing more than a body herself.

The dog now stood up, looking down on the body. Ah yes, it was truly hitonious, in looks and in smell... and to a dog that is just the way they like their like their groundhogs! This is one rodent that will never predict 6 more weeks of winter! She looked at it once again, then down she went to roll on it. Ahhhhh, there is a heaven, and it is right here on Earth.


WHoof!!! There ya go, another story fur you to read. Now you can go visit other people that played 3 Woof Thursday today.

5 comments:

quilly said...

LOL! Reba, what a sense of humor you have.

Nessa said...

Those groundhogs are a stinking rotten lot. Very clever story.

Outdoor Sleeping bag said...

I have now made note of these and will include them in my vocab whenever I get the chance. I always enjoy learning new words. Thanks for sharing this, you did a great job using them in your post!

Cherie said...

What a good dog! :)

Thom said...

Wonderful story Reba...dang groundhogs...and to think they have a ceremony for them on they day they make their pick