Storm Puppies

The winds came, the fence was down. I wandered away, hiding in a shed from something called “Irma”.

So much pressure, the puppies would not wait. When they found me, I was holding up a large board, protecting my clan.

They gave me a new name. Atlas.


Photo courtesy. Orlando Sentinel.

These pups were born in a shelter in Orlando, Florida days after Hurricane Irma. Experts note that the force of the wind in these events will erase scent markers, leaving pets unable to find their way home.

Thanks to Sarah Brentyn for her 50 word challenge for hurricane relief.

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64 Responses to Storm Puppies

  1. Atlas – lol! What a darling photo and story, Van. GREAT response to the prompt. Just linked to mine.
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  2. Ron Walker says:

    I love that picture and the short wording that was written from the dog’s view. It is sad when they can’t find a scent trail back home, you can imagine the panic and loss they must feel.

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  4. joey says:

    Atlas. That’s heavy and happy all at once. A beautiful share. I’m not crying, you’re crying. 😛

  5. A touching story, Van. This momma did a fine job. Thanks so much for participating in Sarah’s challenge.

  6. The V Pub says:

    I’m glad to see that they survived!

  7. Aw! This is so sweet. A wonderful take on the prompt. Thank you for joining in to help! 💕

  8. Erika Kind says:

    Wow, such a touching take and what a fantastic name!!

  9. This was a lovely story, Van. 🙂

  10. Cecilia says:

    A touching story! Thank you for telling!

  11. Val Boyko says:

    A heart strengthening tale Van. Thank you!

  12. markbialczak says:

    Great sense of love, Van. Truly.

  13. I never knew about the scent trail being lost in a storm. I am so glad there are good people taking care of animals in such situations. 🌼

  14. lisarey1990 says:

    A very beautiful piece.

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  16. Great to know these puppies are safe along with new Mum and new name Atlas ,, And yes there must be many pets that are lost or whom have also died during this horrendous storm.. So many still suffering..

  17. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Just covered in goosebumps and with tears. Oh wow how this post touched my Heart. Beautiful share, Van. 🐾💞

  18. Love the photo and story

  19. Beautifully written. I love that photo!

  20. Ally Bean says:

    Your story is a sweet one. And the photo of the pups is, of course, adorable. I’ve had fun reading what everyone wrote for this challenge.

  21. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful contribution Van. ❤

  22. What an adorable image. I hope the pups stayed safe and didn’t get lost.

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  24. -Eugenia says:

    Very touching and I hope that pups have or will find a good home. This is lovely take on the challenge.

  25. Such a lovely thought! An outcome of a storm we never consider. Beautiful puppies.

  26. Awww! This is a really great piece.

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