Nana lives with her
ten year old dog Brownie.

When Chloe and Claire ate
their afternoon tea on the deck
with Brownie’s nose on their plates
Nana shut Brownie in her bedroom.

Chloe sat on the floor in
Nana’s living room reading
“The Gruffalo’s Child”.
Brownie licked her feet.

“EEUUGH !” shrieked Chloe. “Tell
her to stop licking me !” Brownie
likes licking people and won’t stop.
Nana shut her out in the garden.

Chloe and Nana made special
modelling dough with flour
and water and salt. Chloe made
stars and flowers and fairies.

She put them on a tray on the bird
table to dry out, ready to paint.
Brownie jumped up high, knocked
them all to the ground, and ate them.

Chloe said she hated Brownie. Nana shut
Brownie outside while they made more
stars and flowers and fairies and
dried them on the kitchen table.

Brownie likes early morning walks
with Nana in the park
and quiet evenings with her
in the living room.

Previously posted May 2016.


2 thoughts on “Brownie

    1. Yes she was just angry at that moment. She was five or six at the time and her clay modelling was very important to her at that time. A few years later, when Nana was no longer able to look after Brownie and and a friend well known to Brownie took her in, “Chloe” was most upset and kept saying to Nana “Brownie” was my friend. The grownups knew the friend and knew Brownie was happy and well cared for, but Chloe took a while to forgive Nana.

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