Thursday, April 4, 2013

Durango the Doubting Dingo

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

 The ABCs of Behavior and Emotions

Durango the Doubting Dingo

A dingo is kind of like a wild dog that lives in Australia. The average dingo pretty much knows what he wants and how to get it. With his strong jaws and ability to live in harsh conditions, he survives by hunting and cooperating with the pack.

Durango was different.

“Hey, buddy, come on. We’re going rabbit-hunting.”

“Mmmm. I don’t know,” said Durango. “Looks like rain.”

“Rain? It doesn’t rain here. Come on, let’s go.”

“I don’t know, I think it might get windy later on.”

“What? You’re afraid of a little dust? We’re hungry, and the pups need food. Sure you don’t want to come along?”

Durango shook his head. “I don’t think so. I’m pretty sure the rabbits are watching for us.”

Durango’s dingo buddy shook his head and walked away as he mumbled, just loud enough for Durango to hear, “Don’t think you’re eating any of my catch, you lazy dog.”

The pack of hunters left and headed toward the dark clouds on the horizon. Durango hunched down to wait, his own stomach now growling with a vengeance. The clouds came in fast along with high winds, and within minutes, a little herd of rabbits surrounded by a cloud of dust charged across the nearby field and straight into Durango’s path.

Over and over again, doubting the mob and following his own instincts worked well for Durango and his family. He and the stay at-homes had finished their feast before the hungry hunters returned. Luckily, there were leftovers.


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Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - I like this story very much. Listening to that inner voice is really important. I think the minute those little hairs go up on the back of the neck, it's worth paying attention.

Julie Luek said...

Hey a Dingo's gotta do what he's gotta do. :) Fun story, Pat.

Anonymous said...

Great story! Thanks so much for sharing! Blessings!

Shannon @

Gossip_Grl said...

Very nice story and reminds me of reading the Fables. Definitely enjoyed reading your post!

Jean said...

You do have the same sensibilty as
Aesop's Fables--how wonderful! I spent my childhood learning from books and stories. Another great
collection was the Just So collection by R.Kipling, although more fanciful!
So nice to meet you!

jean yates from A to Z

Nancy Jardine said...

Nice little story! Just read it to my granddaughter.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

We all need to learn to trust our instincts more.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Smart pup!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Why work hard when you can work smart?

Emilyann Girdner said...

Really clever. Thanks for sharing :)

klahanie said...

Hi Patricia,

Or gidday as an Australian might say.
Love your story of a dingo dog.

Thank you.

Gary :)

E.J. Wesley said...

Yay for Durango! :D

"Strong jaws and ability to live in harsh conditions, he survives by hunting and cooperating with the pack." Sounds like a writer I know! (me) lol

Shannon... said...

Your characters are lovely! I can't wait to hear more!
Shannon's Book Bag

Nancy Thompson said...

Intuition is a mighty strange thing. I try to always listen to mine.

Thanks for dropping by today and following. I gotcha back! And thank you for your interest in my book. I'd be very interested in hearing what you think some time. :)

Connie Gruning said...

Great story, I enjoy the way you write.
Checkin' in from the A to Z Challenge.
Peanut Butter and Whine

Grover said...

Good for Durango!

Rinelle Grey said...

Go Durango. I love it when the character who doesn't do what everyone else expected ends up doing the right thing.

Rinelle Grey

Jan Morrison said...

Pat! I'm so enjoying this series. Like others have mentioned, they put me in mind of Aesop's Fables and I loved those as a child. So clever!Jan Morrison