A Difficult Pet

Photo by: Sarah Potter

Paul and Marjorie returned home from an afternoon of shopping. In the garage, Paul saw his shoes and groaned, “Binky!”

“What’s wrong?” said Marjorie.

Paul pointed, “Binky got hold of my work shoes.”

Marjorie crossed her arms. “You wanted a Giant Spider for a pet.”

“Oh stop. Binky’s just a baby…”

“Baby Giant Spider,” corrected Marjorie.

“Oh, he’s a sweetheart. He’s just acting out because he misses us.”

“Uh huh.” Marjorie continued into the house while Paul brushed out his shoes. She returned moments later.

“Binky’s just acting out, right?”


“Then you’ll love what he did to the living room.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/09/20/22-september-2017/

Pets: You gotta love ’em.

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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31 Responses to A Difficult Pet

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Why anyone would keep a spider for a pet has always been beyond my reasoning!

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  2. Dear Eric,

    Only you would come up with a giant spider named Binky. 😀 Hilarious. And the picture of the dog. Priceless. Thus confirming the reason my husband I only keep each other as pets.



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  3. Thanks for my morning chuckle! I like the way you gave such a unique spin (pardon the pun) to the usual dog-left-alone problem. I’m guessing Binky will meet his doom via the suction end of a vacuum cleaner some day when Paul is out of town. (Because that’s what would happen at this house. Nyahaha…slurp.)

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  4. Lyn says:

    Hilarious! I’m with Rochelle…only you, Eric, only you. Binky is so British, and yet it’s perfect for this tale. I see him as big and hairy and wearing a bowler hat 😀

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  5. Susan says:

    I may have a nightmare at the thought of the living room. No Binky’s at my house.

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  6. Joy Pixley says:

    Another vote for the great name for a giant spider. And what an excellent guard pet he makes! Now, if they could just keep him out of the living room…

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  7. oh dear! This did make me laugh.

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  8. I thought Binky was a mutant spider! 😱 What have you done to my mind, Eagle?! 😱

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  9. Jelli says:

    Cackling laughter! Love it!

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  10. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    This was great fun to read. Love that last line, it sent images of a cobwebbed room running through my mind. I was expecting Binky to be a dog so it was a fun surprise to envision a giant pet spider.

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  11. Hahaha! Brilliant! Perfect. :o)

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  12. subroto says:

    Does Binky pull at the leash when taken for a walk? Otherwise minor misdemeanours can be forgiven. Nice one. Was that your dog in the photo?

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Binky doesn’t need walks. Usually he spins a web in the corner and sits there. Occasionally he writes haiku in his web. 😉 That wasn’t my dog, just a pic I found. Still, I felt many dog owners could identify with it. Thanks much! 🙂


  13. rgayer55 says:

    I loved this, Eric. Acting out because he misses us. That line killed me. Still chuckling …

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  14. granonine says:

    Love the way you built up to the last line. Hilarious.

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