Wilma Wednesday: Truth

Wilma, sulking, Petrea's chair

“It’s your blog now, Wilma. We can post each Wednesday at your whim.”

“What is ‘wim’?”

“Whim is…” This is too hard to explain to a dog, even a smart one. Everything Wilma does is at her whim. “At your whim means…um…at your rug. See? Sit on your rug and we can start.”

Wilma sits on her rug.

Damn. What kind of person deceives her own dog?

“Wilma, I lied. A whim is—”

“What is ‘lied’?”

Another impossible concept. Dogs don’t dissemble or hide their feelings. They can’t. It’s not in their nature to be anything but honest.

“I’m so sorry. I said something I didn’t mean.”

She hangs her head. “So we can’t post on Wenzdy?”

“Do you want to?”

“Yes. I like to post.”

“Then we will. What do you want to post about?”

She ponders the question. “I’m tired.”

I think that’s enough blogging for one day.


  1. chris - May 10, 2017 @ 04:17

    I think the word ‘whim’ and ‘lied’ did her in…..
    She reminds me of my three kids when they were rug rats… wonder if Wilma knows what rug rats are?

    • Petrea - May 10, 2017 @ 07:55

      If we had them, she’d have taken care of them by now and I don’t want to know what her methods would be!

  2. Lowell - May 10, 2017 @ 08:12

    From what I have heard through the Doggie Underground, Wilma isn’t that much interested in blogging but she doesn’t want to hurt your feelings so she pretends she doesn’t know what you’re talking about. And it worked. You soon left her alone which is really what she wanted. She mentioned later to a reporter from the DU that she thought you were having a “whim.”

    • Petrea - May 10, 2017 @ 08:29

      Ah, I have heard of this “DU.” They make quite a stink in my neighborhood.

  3. Lauren Kennedy - May 10, 2017 @ 12:36

    I am on the edge of my seat looking forward to what she may (or may not) have to say next week :).

    • Petrea - May 10, 2017 @ 12:59

      She’s excited. She has already mentioned several potential subjects, and I told her they’re all good.

  4. William Kendall - May 10, 2017 @ 13:24

    She is such a cutie!

    • Petrea - May 10, 2017 @ 14:23

      I must agree.

  5. TheChieftess - May 10, 2017 @ 16:01

    We heard from the DU that Wilma is thinking she’s being taken advantage of in all the photo shoots and is considering hiring a manager…just a head’s up…

    • Petrea - May 10, 2017 @ 16:17

      Hey wait a minute! I’M her manager!

  6. Barbara and Watson - May 10, 2017 @ 16:31

    Wilma dear! I have a new computer so I can see you “life sized”! Well, almost. You are even more beautiful close up!

    • Petrea - May 10, 2017 @ 19:59

      Wilma says thank you! (She doesn’t know what “beautiful” means, but she thinks it means she’s a good girl.)

      And I say, congratulations on the new computer!

  7. foundpoem1 - May 11, 2017 @ 09:34

    Hello, Wilma. Hope you don’t mind the drop in on Thurs to enjoy yesterday’s blog. I look forward to it each week.

    • Petrea - May 11, 2017 @ 10:35

      Wilma doesn’t read or type, so I relay messages to her. She says “Tell fondpome to come every day.”

  8. Shelley - May 15, 2017 @ 00:17

    Wilma, whatever takes your fancy, I’ll be glad to read about it. Have a nice nap and I’ll see you again next Wenzdy.

    • Petrea - May 15, 2017 @ 08:33

      She’s already working on her next post. She has so many things to talk about!

  9. magiceye - May 15, 2017 @ 23:48

    Wilma has such an awww inspiring expression!

    • Petrea - May 16, 2017 @ 07:57

      Awww, thank you!

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