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Monthly Writing Contest

November 2006 Winner: Barbara Schnell, Swept Away
Honorable Mention: Shelia Cassidy, Tsunami
Honorable Mention: Polly Dunn, Raining Cats and Dogs

View the 2006 Will Write 4 Food catalogue of winners & honorable mentions. View the contest rules.

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November 2006 Honorable Mention
Raining Cats and Dogs
by Polly Dunn

    When it rains really hard, they say it is raining cats and dogs. I disagree. I remember a time when one storm after another kept everyone wet and worn down. Harry saved my life on the worst day of the rain and he will always be my hero. He calls me his best friend. You bet I am. I remember I was such a soggy mess, clinging to a hunk of wood at what was once an intersection that had become a lake. I didn’t even notice him until I felt a sudden tug on the back of my neck. I’m sure my eyes showed fear. I was paralyzed, wondering how long before the rushing water swept me away. There was no dry place for refuge - just water everywhere and more pouring down.
    He grabbed me and waded back to where his car was parked on higher ground. It was dry and warm inside. It was salvation. He had an old jacket in the back seat and he put it around me. He didn’t know me. He didn’t have to do it. That’s why we are friends. He tells people that I give him unconditional love. He gave that love to me first and I am only giving it back. The saying goes that a dog is man’s best friend. I am one lucky dog to have Harry as my best friend. I remember that day as the day it was raining friends.


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