Life Lessons from Big Sister

barks between beagles,“What are you doing?”

“Since I’m your older sister, I thought I would share some of my life reflections with you.”

“We’re from the same litter!”

“But I’m older.”

“By 4 minutes! We have spent every second together for 11 years.”

“Not every second, my child.”

“Oh, boy. Here it comes…”

“Remember, I went off to school, and you didn’t.”

“Yeah, obedience school for two or three nights. And you threw up riding in the crate every single time.”

“But I became wiser, and hungrier, but that’s beside the point.”

“The only command you ever learned was ‘speak.’ I hate that you flunked out before they taught you to shut up.”

“Oh, your mouth. Tsk, tsk, tsk. When you’ve lived as long as I have, you will know a little bit more about respecting your elders.”

Four Minutes!

“Listen, youngin’. Your generation is ruining society. For instance: how many selfies have you taken in the past week?”

“Eleven. Twelve if you count the My View selfie of my feet in front of the clover.”

“See what I mean?”

“It got 68 likes and 25 comments!”

“From 68 of your most narcissistic, self-indulged friends.”

“You know what I think?”


“I think you’re just jealous because the picture of your half-empty food bowl did not get one single like.”

“Shut up.”

“It’s true!”

“I said hush.”

“Oh, you’re not the only one who didn’t learn the shut up command. Yep, I’m ’bout to tweet that.

About Ginger & MaryAnn

Ginger and MaryAnn are two sister-beagles of a certain age who blog each Tuesday about their life. Mostly, they eat, sleep and blog. Occasionally, they're tormented by MacGyver, a good-for-nothing alley cat. They're dogs, after all, so their attention spans are...

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