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DOG GONE

submitted by: Mark Hughes

A girl I dated in high school had captivated my heart on a beach trip, but I was the sort who had no confidence when it came to making the first move for a kiss.  We dated a long time with no lip contact.  On her birthday, I decided to bake and decorate a cake myself, making a great romantic inroads and possibly leading to a first kiss.

The surprise cake and family party went well.  When it was time to leave, we stepped outside and she thanked me for the surprise.  This was it; maybe it was just me but she looked as if she had a “go on and kiss me” look on her face.

But on my way to her lips, her half-blind black lab walked over and drove his slobbery snout right between my legs.  Needless to say, it broke the moment for me and all my confidence.  And I never did get that kiss; to this day I don’t know if she knows what exactly happened.

She’s married to one of my hometown best friends now, and I found a girl in college who didn’t have a dog.


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