Unfortunatly the title is the longest thing I've written in quite a while. But it does mark an attempt to get back into writing. I decided to tell my story to Zena (our dog) while taking her on a walk. Part way through it occured to me that if our neighbors saw me talking that my walk could be cut short. It was then that I started mumbling and trying to mnot move my lips very much.
Tellin your dog a story does have its advantages. The dog doesn't care that the story is very rough or has major plot holes. Or if you have to go back and fill in some details as their need becomes apparent. Most dogs will happily sniff along and give you an apreciative glance every now and then.
Dogs don't judge the quality of your story. They listen well until a rabbit comes along. Then you may as well as give up or try to incorporate a rabbit into your story. It won't help getting the dog's attention but it might make a nice twist at an otherwise boring momnet.
Is your mind blank:
The devil is in the details: