Friday Fictioneers: The Missing Leg of Dax






The Missing Leg of Dax


“Where did you leave it Dax?”, the hubby asked.
“I don’t know Gus. Just took it off to relax with me sandwiches for a moment.”, I replied as he helped me hobble to a bench.
“I’ll go and have a look. You’ll be ok?”
“Got a left hook like Ali.”
He rolled his eyes, smiled, left me with a soft kiss.


Twenty minutes later, he arrived back empty-handed. We sat deflated. An excitable collie rounded the corner holding my leg in their mouth. My leg was chewed half to bits.
“I’ll call that medical crowd so.” I smiled to Gus.



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45 comments on “Friday Fictioneers: The Missing Leg of Dax

  1. Laurie Bell says:

    Lol… an amusing moment. Bet it’ll be expensive to replace

  2. prior.. says:

    I felt the action and searching for a lost item and loved how the dog had it – but I am a little confused on the last line:

    “I’ll call that medical crowd so.”


  3. Piyali says:

    It’s not a sad story and I like it 🙂

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Dogs will pick anything up that looks like a bone!! 🙂

  5. Liz Young says:

    She shouldn’t have left it lying around!

  6. Dale says:

    Not the type of item you want a dog to enjoy…

  7. shivamt25 says:

    I like the positivity in it. She doesn’t have a leg but she got a great sense of humour.

  8. Poor dog. No one is worried about how disappointing it was for him!

  9. plaridel says:

    the dog must be really hungry. 🙂

  10. draliman says:

    Let’s hope the medical crowd can sort her out 🙂

  11. Your story got me to thinking of the old TV show, Lassie.
    I guess we could do a remake, Lassie, Finder of Lost Limbs. 🙂

  12. The smile proves they can keep a sense of humor about his handicap~

  13. Alice Audrey says:

    I can see the insurance man’s face now.

  14. Ha, my puppy collie would have done exactly the same. You can’t leave anything on or near the floor for a moment

  15. Sandra says:

    I once had two collies who would have completely disposed of the evidence. Thanks for the smile.

  16. jillyfunnell says:

    I love dogs – always trying to be helpful!!

  17. Dear Lisa,

    Sweet story with a bit of whimsy. Nicely imagined.

    A couple of technical notes:

    “An excitable collie rounded the corner holding my leg in their mouth.” Since there is only one collie ‘their’ should be ‘his, her or its.’

    I”’ll call that medical crowd so.”, The comma isn’t necessary.

    Aside from those little issues, I did enjoy your story. Something different.



    • lisarey1990 says:

      Thanks, I changed the second note. The first one I left as in my background the dog is non-binary as their owner who is also non-binary doesn’t believe in gender & with the dog being living I couldn’t bring myself to put it’s though I know it is done.

      Thank you so much Rochelle for reading & for your feedback. 🙂

  18. I hope the have insurance!

  19. gahlearner says:

    That made me smile. Lovely interaction and sure one happy Border Collie. 🙂

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