Thursday, June 16, 2011

autobiographical

13 comments:

Donna said...

Well, at least there was a remnant of truth in the tale. As a 4-year-old, you probably thought "burned" meant "on fire", and your imagination created what you remember.

mrs. miss alaineus said...

i love these- have you ever thought to publish them as a collection?

xxalainaxx

Anonymous said...

I believe you. I had a dog who caught fire by leaning on a wood stove. That dog was not "all there." -Cin

Paula said...

Humm a mystery! I thought I saw something a certain way in my daughter's house. When I went back upstairs it was not the way I remembred it and she says it was never that way.

Vickie said...

Once I heard a voice speak my name as clear as a bell - it alerted me to wake up at a critical time. Do you suppose it was just early onset schizophrenia? ;)

Lea Ann said...

I wonder if his fur was smoking a little bit from the heat of the oil...and that's why you remember fire.

Malagutigrrl said...

I'll back you up, Russ. That dog was ON FIRE, boy. Flames blazing away in the hot summer sun. Lucky for him he used to be a fire dept Dalmatian in a former life and dropped & rolled right after he got out of sight.

Debra said...

russ, given that the dog had a burnt spot on his back, I'm thinking there were flames involved. esp since that's who you remember it. it would be a very odd thing, seeing a dog on fire, so i'm sure that it did leave the lasting impression you remember.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Maybe the running fanned the oil into flame.

FrankandMary said...

Even as a kid you had an impeccable eye for what works creatively. On fire is so much better than oil burn. ~Mary

Big Mark 243 said...

As far as your dog knew, HE WAS on fire!

Good thing that all he got out of the experience was a black spot. Hope you got to enjoy him for a long time...

Martha (MM) said...

Did you happen to have older brothers that may have helped create that memory? Just sayin...

Chris said...

These aren't the droids that you are looking for and no, that dog is not on fire.