Taking candy from babies Feb 16, 2019 19:13:55 GMT
Post by Spider on Feb 16, 2019 19:13:55 GMT
Spider was never a house pet, so he didn't always know the best ways to get things out of the humans. In his opinion, the best scrapers were the ones who had been born as strays but spent some time living around humans, learning everything that made them look lovable and get humans to throw them everything that they needed to survive. You couldn't have someone who spent their whole life as a pet, however, because those kinds of dogs often lacked the sturdy composition needed to swipe from children. They thought of the people as their friends and not just as prize dispensers. Spider didn't have the natural advantage that those former pets did, but what he did have was the cuteness factor.
Between his merle coat and the happy look that he could muster up, a relic of his childhood before everything seemed to go wrong for him, and a little dance that he had mastered after over a year on the streets, small children, some teenagers, and even a handful of adults would throw him a bone -- sometimes metaphorically, sometimes literally, and Spider loved it. He loved the attention as much as he loved the treats. Sometimes he couldn't take the scraps home, especially if they were things like wrapped chocolates, death in a plastic wrapper, but he would take what he could get.
And then everything went south, as they always seemed to do for the deerstalker. He was dancing for a toddler, who clapped and cheered at the adorable little doggy but just wouldn't give up that nicely-wrapped soft pretzel in hand. Then the other hand, the free one, reached out and touched the empty stub where Spider's tail used to be, the place still covered in scar tissue that sent him through the roof every time it was so much as commented on. Spider whirled around and snapped at the tot, not actually biting him but getting close, and released several warning barks that caught the attention of the parents. Realizing what he had done and feeling that deep sense of regret that he so often did, Spider turned around and bolted.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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