Friday, September 14, 2018

Hammy Goes To The Vet - uyw

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 

Susie ran into the room crying  "Mommy, Mommy! Help me, Help Hammy!"
Her mother turned around with every nerve on high alert, "calm down honey, what's wrong?" but she was afraid she knew as she looked at her daughters outstretched hands. One lifeless hamster...
Oh dear lord what will I do with her now, thought her mother. Hammy had been an incredible companion for the little girl almost her entire life.
She gently took Hammy from Susie and felt a small but faint heart beat.
So Barb grabbed her phone, purse, keys and headed toward the garage. "Come on!" she yelled back behind her.
Susie took off like a shot.
They were in the car and headed to the vet. Barb called on the way but the receptionist didn't sound positive. She didn't care, she would do whatever necessary to save Hammy.
Upon arriving they were escorted to an examining room to wait for Dr. Gaines. Soon after settling in, Barb overheard the tech in the hall saying "his usage has expired, ya know they normally only live 3-4 years" she was livid and if she found who said it she might string them up on rope! Thankful that Susie was too young to understand the conversation AND it may be true, but how dare they!
Dr. Gaines came in, examined Hammy and said that unfortunately he thought this was the end. Hammy has had a good life "but I'm afraid there's nothing we can do". Poor Susie understood that. She bawled, no wailed now and Barb was sure that everyone in the waiting room could hear her.
That was of no importance right now, comforting her daughter was her priority.
So they sat there, holding Hammy, stroking his fluffy fur and talking sweetly to him until his last breath. Dr. Gaines gently wrapped him in a cloth and they took him home for a proper farewell.

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado            
On the Border                   
The Bergham Chronicles        
The Blogging 911                  
Cognitive Script                 
Part-Time Working Hockey Mom 

Your words are:
Hamster ~ Usage ~ Alert ~ Nomenclature ~ Incredible ~ One 
It was submitted by:
Thank you Jules for the words, they were a true challenge and I just could not figure out how to use nomenclature.


  1. "His usage has expired", while an excellent use of your words it's a harsh thing for a vet to say 😂
    I'm secretly glad I didn't get "Nomenclature"...
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. I got it, I even used it, but deleted it. LOL but "his usage has expired" was just too good not to use! hahaha

  2. I seriously cannot believe you got those words into one cohesive story!

  3. Oh, my word! superb! And I even got misty-eyed at the end!


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