The faithful Dog: The Weekly Smile


© irene waters 2016

The sense of community that was evident at the Cooroy Fusion Festival was enough to bring a smile but when I saw this pooch tied to the trailer running board I beamed from ear to ear.


© irene waters 2016

In response to Trent’s Weekly Smile

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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12 Responses to The faithful Dog: The Weekly Smile

  1. Well the obvious – don’t have to clean up after him but don’t get any smooches either. Still, he’s rather handsome.

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  2. macmsue says:

    It’s great when someone with a sense of fun puts something out there for us all to enjoy. Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. And he looks as if he fits! Maybe he was carved for that reason.

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    Made me smile, too. Talk about a no muss, no fuss watchdog!

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  5. trentpmcd says:

    That is a great dog! Perfect for his spot on the running board. Nice smile. Hope you had a great time at the Fusion Festival.

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  6. Charli Mills says:

    Ha! That’s great!

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