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Five Word Friday

Mom is finished with her October draft. We picked today’s 5 words from that story.

Witch – If Mom were a witch, I’m pretty sure she would cast a spell to make Book #2 happen. She’s not a witch. Well, not that kind of witch, anyway. I was a witch for Halloween a few years ago. Not a scary witch, but a good witch. If I could cast a spell, I’d be buried in delicious treats. And toys. Plus taking a lot of car rides. And walks.

Mushroom – Sometimes, mushrooms get out of control around here. When it rains too much, mushrooms from outer space grow in the grass and mostly, they don’t even look like mushrooms. Mom says, “No fairies would be caught dead living in there.” and “That is a mushroom from Mars.” and “DON’T EAT IT!!”

Snow – Mom has a winter/snow story that she loves. Her critique group loves it. So do the RYS judges. Apparently nobody else loves it. Snow is pretty. I like walking and playing in the snow. But if it touches my belly, all bets are off.

Are you seeing the problem here?

Mom has to pick me up and bring me inside. #delicatebelly

Thank you, snow blower guys…

Midnight – We are not usually awake at midnight. Usually by then, I have Mom’s arm or leg pinned down, so I am sure she will not disappear in the night and leave me alone.

Got her!

Sometimes, at midnight Mom gets an idea for a new story. If she writes it down, she may or may not understand it the next day. If she doesn’t write it down, it’s gone forever.

Delicious – I think all foods are delicious. Some favorites are chicken, bacon, cheese, cookies, tissues, gloves, acorns, and cigar butts from the ground at the park.




Comments on: "Five Word Friday" (39)

  1. cupcake, we can tell ya that our mom is a witch sometimes but even then she can not write books… well ok maybe a book with swear words LOL

  2. Cupcake you have some decidedly “gourmet” items on your food list…..cigars, tissues, acorns, gloves? Not sure about those unless of course they come wrapped in bacon! I know you don’t like the snow to touch your tummy – hopefully when snow comes – which it will not long from now I’m afraid – it will know NOT to get so high it threatens the safety of your belly!

    Hugs, Teddy

    • Thanks, T. If Mom didn’t watch me like a hawk, my belly would be filled with delicious cigars, crispy acorns, and flavorful tissues. She watches me so hard, I can barely taste any of these potential gourmet items. If they were bacon wrapped, she’d probably eat them herself!

      Love and licks,

  3. Carole Schulman said:

    I am sitting her smiling with Mom. I enjoy what you think and do so much.
    We too have had mushrooms from Mars around here as well. After a long time rainy season, they quit, as we are now the opposite, high and dry. Your mom is right to keep you from this but Cupcake, cigar butts? Surely not. They ARE fun to investigate though, I’ll betcha. Mom just told me she herself has two stories to tell you about both snow and cigar butts but that she’ll not do that here. She said that I can just hop in the tunnel for your place and tell you in person. The snow one is about Robin, her tiny Tortie way back in the annuls of time.
    Katie Isabella

    • You’re right, KI. Cigars are very interesting to investigate. Acorns, too. I make sure to roll each one over so I can enjoy a complete investigation. Mom says only pigs and donkeys eat that stuff. Well, I am as stubborn as a donkey and I eat like a pig, soooo…… #gofigure Your mom needs to write a story or keep a journal – she has a LOT of ideas…

      Love and licks,

  4. Cupcake, are you sure that was a cigar…you look kind of spacey…MOL…maybe it came from Mars too…like the mushroom…the Marsmellow😹Pawkisses for a Happy Monday🐾😽💞

  5. We’re happy that Mom finished her October draft, Cupcake. We hope it’s for the Halloweensie contest, because it’s so much fun when Mum reads us the stories. We always like the stories with puppies the best!
    your friends, the Two Orange Pups

    • Thanks, Pups! Mom did do a Halloween story, but not for the contest. She will read me some of the stories, too, and I will beg her to vote for one with a doggie in it! #pawscrossed

      Love and licks,

  6. I don’t like snow on my belly either! The minute the snow gets that deep I’m ready to go into the house by the wood stove! Boomer

    • You are a smart boy, B. The wood stove is the place to be. The words even SOUND warm. We don’t have a wood stove, but Mom will put my fleece blankie in my bed to help me warm up.

      Love and licks,

  7. Oh Cupcake…you shared some really pawsome words from your mum’s story. You make an adorable good witch!

  8. I totally relate to the ideas written down in the middle of the night! Now I type them in my iPad in the middle of the night- because I could never decipher my handwritten notes!

    • Typing ideas is always better than writing them. Unless Mom tries to type them without her glasses on! In that case, I might as well type them myself… #pawtyping

      Love and licks,

  9. chesterspaniel said:

    Wow! Those are some wild and crazy mushrooms! I’m sure by next summer we’re going to get lots of mushrooms sprouting from the roots of the big tree that got cut down in my backyard. And look at all those acorns? Where is the Evil Squirrel Cartel when you need them?

    • Good question, C. Mom feels that the squirrel cartel is not doing their job of hiding acorns for the winter. When we hit a patch of acorns during our walk, she starts to rethink her life choices because I am forced to come to a dead stop to sniff and sniff and sniff. I never want to leave the acorns.

      Love and licks,

  10. Those mushrooms look like someone smashed a rotten pumpkin into that tree. So gross. But maybe yummy. No! Don’t eat that pile of ugliness!
    Good dog! 😉

    • Ooooohhhh! A rotten, smashed pumpkin would be epic. I hate those guys. I would eat the heck out of it if it were a pumpkin. But oh well….

      Love and licks,

  11. So glad you rmom has finished her October draft. But, I can’t believe you have already had so much snow. The trees are just changing in Ohio.

    • Thanks, P. Truth be told, that snow in the pictures is from last winter. So far, it’s cold and windy sometimes, but no fresh snow, YET. Not even in NJ. But it’ll be here soon. I can feel it.

      Love and licks,

  12. We don’t want cold bellies either. C. We once heard a quote that went something like Most things are edible and some of them are food. Or something like that
    Xox Lucy and Xena

    • That is my favorite quote EVER, L and X. I’ve never heard anything truer! Actually, already this morning, I saw (and sniffed and sniffed and sniffed) a tissue next to somebody’s car. #heaven #almostfood

      Love and licks,

  13. No cold bellies… that was good of the snow blower guys help keep your belly dry and warm. And no mushrooms. We used to get those weird mushrooms on our Oaks. We found Morel mushrooms and they are delicious when fried up… yum. I am happy your Mom finished up her winter draft, of course she would. Seeing you in your witch’s hat makes me smile, it’s fun to play with hats and costumes for Halloween. No fears about your mom disappearing and leaving you alone, Cupcake. She is there for you!

    • Thanks, Pix. I think you are brave and smart to find mushrooms, recognize and identify them, and cook and eat them. Mom would never trust her judgment there… In her case, that is wise. You are right about Mom. She does take good care of me, but I still won’t take any chances with her. I mean – sometimes, she goes to the mall! And takes out the garbage! And goes to lunch with her friends! #rude

      Love and licks,

  14. We like your mom’s 5 letter words. We can’t picture you as a witch though C. Great you included the picture. I played a devil once. Everyone believed I was the devil. I dont know why…I’m sweet!



    • So rude, S. How can ANYBODY think you’re a devil? I was also a devil a few years ago. Mom said, “Yup. That’s about right…” #rude

      Love and licks,

  15. If that many people love your mom’s story about snow, she should keep sending it out! Somewhere, out there, is an editor who will love it too! And Cupcake, I know exactly how you feel about snow on your belly. I feel the same way about cold water which is why I do NOT LIKE SWIMMING! 🙂

    • That is exactly what Mom is doing with her story, S. Plus, OMGoodness – Cold water on your belly?? *shiver* I don’t swim either. Now I know why… Once I almost stepped in a puddle, though. Almost.

      Love and licks,

  16. Margret Abbott said:

    I’m glad you keep your mom safe during the night. If you didn’t pin her down she might float up to the celing, then how would you get her down. Good job friend! ~ Belle Pup

    • Thanks, B. Mom doesn’t appreciate my help as much as you’d think. Sometimes she says, “Get offfa me, weirdo.” Then I lick her ear and when she laughs, I lick her teeth. #doinliferight

      Love and licks,

  17. Lulu (taking notes): “Chicken, bacon, cheese, cookies, tissues, gloves, acorns, and cig—”
    Charlee: “Stop writing!”

  18. We come to bring you Extra Pawkisses for stopping by at my bloggie and bringing lovely Birthday wishes, Cupcake and Mum. Thank you sweet furriends🐾😽💞

  19. Nice pooch!

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