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THE RACE FOR LILY
Monday, April 13, 2020 by SHERRI STEWART

 

Photo by Matheus Queiroz on Unsplash

 

I have had my share of embarrassing moments. I won’t regale you with the ones from high school or from my teaching years or from that flight where I woke up to everyone staring at me. I’ll just describe my latest episode that was all Lily’s fault.

Every once in a while, my polka-dotted Shih Tzu, Lilith, which means night monster, races out the door before I can catch her. Now, this dog loves to sleep; she’s a master at it, so I am always surprised she can move so fast.

This time was no exception. She sneaked out when I was trying to put on her leash. I chased her to the corner. Lily toyed with me, letting me catch up, then sprinted away. I chased her around the block past proper walkers with their leashed dogs.  It was then she saw a slightly ajar door and invited herself in. The door was ajar because guests had just arrived at this neighbor’s house—a neighbor whom I’d never met.

I knocked ever so gently, apologizing that my dog had gotten loose, and something about always putting her leash on.

With nary a word, the owner shrugged. I entered, catching a glimpse of a black and white tail heading out of the kitchen, where a half a dozen people stood, or so it seemed. I raced after her into their master bedroom, into the bathroom, into the closet, out of the bedroom into the study, back into the kitchen, where I finally corralled her shivering behind one of the guests’ legs.

I would have hoped the owner and his guests would have given me a forgiving smile. None were forthcoming. I apologized again and humbly backed out of that house. Another Lucy moment to add to the list.

ABOUT SHERRI STEWART

Sherri Stewart loves a good suspense novel, sprinkled with romance and a strong message that challenges her faith. She spends her working hours with books—either editing others’ manuscripts or writing her own. Sherri loves traveling to potential settings for future stories. Israel was her last trip; a series of bed and breakfasts is her next. Sherri lives in the Orlando area with her family and lazy dog, Lily. She loves to chat with readers about their ideas. Contact her at www.stewartwriting.com

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BOOKS BY SHERRI STEWARD

Come Out of Hiding 

A Well-Founded Fear of Death

Stranded with Pearls

Très Chic

Inn Danger

Last Chance Island

The Good Little Nurse

Call Me Jane

Rag Doll

What she saw in Room 223

 

 

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