The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

Someone to Watch Over Me

The lady behind me at the stoplight has a very tired looking Guardian Angel figurine hanging from her rearview mirror. For good reason. Since pausing, she’s been engaging in an animated discussion with her miniature Pinscher–in a smashing red-doggy-turtleneck–who she perched up on the steering wheel. She wanted him to have a better view of the intersection. He tolerated her rather well. It took an eternity for the light to change, and she seemed distressed by the wait. So–to entertain him, of course–she took the opportunity to memorialize their Valentine’s Day drive. She cuddled in by the dog, pouting out her lips in affection, and snapping some candids on her iphone. When the light turned green, he slid below the dashboard, back into her arms, knowing he was loved.

–Colorado Springs, Colorado.
angels, Rome

7 comments on “Someone to Watch Over Me

  1. Enchanted Seashells
    February 15, 2013

    Love this!

  2. Clanmother
    February 15, 2013

    Wonderful story….

    “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”
    ― Colette

  3. petchary
    February 16, 2013


  4. fgassette
    March 16, 2013


    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.

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