Here’s Susan’s funny pet story, just as an example:
Naming a pet may sound like a simple task, but we have a large family, and naming by committee is never easy. Our current dog, Hazel, went nameless for six weeks as we haggled.
I wanted something clever and literary, like “Comma” or “Ellipses” or “Thurber”. I was vetoed. My middle son wanted to name her “Athena”, which was much too regal for our little fur ball. My dad had a great suggestion for our puppy’s name. He said we should call her “For Sale”. Get it? We own a pet store and our dog is “For Sale”. My kids didn’t think that was funny.
Tips for a winning story:
- Keep it short — 250 words or less.
- Post your story in the comments below.
- Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you win.
- If your story is chosen to be included on the blog, we would love to include a photo of your pet if you have one.