Monday, February 14, 2011

A Doggie Valentine's Day Card, A Saturday Centus


Jenny Matlock

It’s that time again…and this time I’m not horribly late as usual!  I’m talking about week 41 of Saturday Centus!  (That’s week 287 in dog weeks which, given our prompt this week, is a good way to look at it!) 

The host of this amazingly fun and challenging meme, Jenny Matlock from her blog off on my tangent, has thrown us a really fun curve ball this week in honor of Valentine’s Day. 

Rather than supplying us with a verbal prompt and letting us transform it into a tiny literary masterwork using only 100 words or less, Jenny has given us a photo and a mere 50 words and charged us with writing a Valentine’s Day card.

At last an opportunity to show that I too can be a sappy Hallmark card writer and come up with some romantic copy that will send hearts aflutter with desire!

So then, the object of this Valentine’s Day card is some hot babe or hunk then right?  I mean, Jenny wouldn’t further complicate this task by giving us something so patently unromantic that we couldn’t transition it to a sweet Valentine’s Day card that someone wouldn’t  love to receive, now would she?

No, of course not!  This is why she gave us this adorable photo of a pug wearing a Wonder Woman costume! 

Good thing too.  I was worried she might give us a photo of flowers or hearts and I wouldn’t know what to do.

So look out Hallmark!  Your next greeting card writer is ready to hit the ground running as is evident by the following example!

Now go ahead and join us and add “Centusian” to your writing resume!   (Publishers really stand up and take notice if you put it there…especially if written in 2” tall letters in red crayon.)  After you write your story, link it back to Jenny’s meme post so that we can all enjoy your fascinating take on this fun challenge!

Here is my effort for this week.  I hope you like it.  Be gentle.  It’s my first time.

To my Super Man 
on Valentine’s Day!

I love you for saving my life, as life

without you would be like dry

kibble, nourishing but without joy.

I love you for loving me as I am, even

with my snoring, wrinkles and

occasional gas 


Even a Wonder Woman needs a 

hero, and that hero is you!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Jenny Matlock

We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.  

~Author Unknown



  1. Aww that just too adorable. He's such an ugly mutt you just gotta love him. Gas and all!~Ames

  2. Sounds like you have another career waiting in the wings! Every time I see that picture I crack up. Then I feel sorry for the poor dog. I truly hope he got his revenge for being dressed in that silly costume. This prompt drove me nuts. You did a great job with it. Kat

  3. I'm a sucker for cards with dogs, and when I start up my dog-photo greeting-card business, you will be on-board for the sentiments. Nice job Tom! Happy Valentine's Day.

  4. What's not to love about this Valentine? Best one I've seen all day!

    Why American men should boycott American women

    I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.


  6. Tom, did you work for Hallmark in a former life?? You put the rest of us to shame with your sweet card. Good work! Now, sit! Stay(as sweet as you are)! Happy Valentine's Day!!

  7. Oh, and a note to Anonymous: There must be a good reason you commented as Anonymous--Is it because you are embarrassed to reveal your real name? I don't think you are looking for a wife, I think you're wanting a mindless servant. There are a lot of very realistic inflatible dolls on the market--get one, and leave real women alone!

  8. That's a very sweet Valentine, Tom. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

  9. What a cutie!

    Nice job, Tom. You did the pug proud.

  10. I love it! after all, no one wants dry kibble:@)

  11. I think you should open up your card writing business.

    Just think you could have your own aisle at PetSmart!

    The possibilities! *grin*

  12. omg, this is so sweet ... yup, Hallmark is in your future!

  13. Hi Tom,
    Very nice. Love the humor. You have a way with words.
    Donna V.

  14. Aw... That's a wonderful sentiment. Even a Valentine's Day Bah-Humbug like me would be won over with that one.

  15. so cute, honest and heartfelt...but I am sure wonder woman can do without stink bombs :)

  16. This was the funny cute valentine, but your post from the week before was a 'valentine' that celebrated the love of a lifetime. It was touching and beautiful.

  17. Tom. No wonder Theresa is still head over heels in love with you!

    You are a true romantic at heart!

    I'm reading these all on a dreary, gray Arizona afternoon and smiling like a moron.

    How fun to have a whole series of silliness all at one fell swoop!

    Once in awhile, it's just great to be silly.

  18. Hi Tom,
    I think working for Hallmark would suit you well! You've got a knack for this!
    Best wishes,
    Sorry I am late with this comment. I am working backwards trying to visit everyone that I missed earlier.
    Here is my post:
    Anna's SC-wk 41 Canine-Valentine


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