Wilma Wednesday: Love Stinks

First thing in the morning—before coffee, before my shower, before we even brush our teeth—Wilma and I love to cuddle.

“I love you,” I tell her.

“I love you,” she tells me. “You stink.” It’s a compliment.

“Thank you,” I say. “You stink, too.” She needs a bath.

“Thank you.” She gives me a stinky kiss, and we sit together quietly while I tickle her tummy and pat her chest. She sighs, relaxes, and allows a loud and blissful fart its happy release.

(It’s a fact of dog ownership. You get used to it.)

“Now you really stink,” I say.

“I love you too,” she says.



These guys are soooo 70’s. I know. I was there. They didn’t stink.

#fart#holidays#J. Geils Band#Valentine's Day


  1. William Kendall - February 14, 2018 @ 08:51

    She certainly is good company!

    • Petrea - February 14, 2018 @ 14:16

      She’s my little stinky love.

  2. Denise - February 14, 2018 @ 09:41

    My cat stinks!

    • Petrea - February 14, 2018 @ 14:17

      Hah! A stinky cat? Fish breath? Or just an unusual cat who doesn’t like a bath?

  3. Chris - February 14, 2018 @ 11:34

    Love is being able to accept quirks as well as a good sense of humor. I’m just glad u didn’t return the fart. 🙃Give a Valentines hug to W for me.

    • Petrea - February 14, 2018 @ 14:21

      Not this time!

  4. Lowell - February 14, 2018 @ 12:50

    I was too busy to listen to much music in the 70s even though I wrote a column on new releases put out by the record companies. So I shall take your word J. Geils didn’t stink. I’ve had dogs, though, and know they sometimes stink. I’ve had kids and they often stink. I was a teacher for awhile and lots of my students stunk. Our president stinks big time and that’s the worst stink I can think of at the moment.

    • Petrea - February 14, 2018 @ 14:21

      Some stinks are definitely much worse than others, and more toxic, too.

  5. Barbara and Watson - February 14, 2018 @ 21:45

    Why just this morning, I told Watson that very same thing! So he let “one” loose! :-p

    • Petrea - February 15, 2018 @ 08:33

      That’s a love connection!

  6. TheChieftess - February 15, 2018 @ 13:58

    Stinkers are the best!!

    • Petrea - February 15, 2018 @ 14:38


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