Adjustment Period

Photo by: C.E. Ayr


Butch barked excitedly at the squirrel climbing a huge tree in the pet hospital’s roundabout.

“Aw!” said Gloria. “Butch’s artificial eye already feels better.”

“A word of warning,” said Doctor Pembroke. “About Butch’s military hardware…”

“I told you, don’t spare the expense,” said Gloria.

“…There will be an adjustment period.”

“Oh Butch feels just fine. Look, he’s already chasing squirrels.”

“We turned down the settings as far as we could,” said Pembroke, nervously.

“Oh just relax…”


Butch’s eye laser cut through the tree and it fell over.

Pembroke sighed. “Don’t let him chase cars for now, hmmm?”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

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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23 Responses to Adjustment Period

  1. oy … I don’t think that eye is all that it is ramped up to be … or rather … well, never mind … 😉

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  2. Lyn says:

    And especially don’t let him chase the postman 😮 Hey, Chummy, you’d better come and give this pooch some lessons in proper protocol 😀

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  3. This is officially my favourite of the week! Reminds me of K9 from Doctor Who.

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  4. Dear Eric

    Hmmm…better not let him chase cars, kids, etc etc. Butch the Wonder Dog. Love it.

    Shalom and happy harvest day,


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  5. Dale says:

    Funny how they could not deactivate the laser beam…
    Better teach that dog to listen to commands!

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  6. Heh! I bet Butch is – er – eyeing up some cats to chase! 🙂 I had to say that… 🙂

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  7. Abhijit Ray says:

    If Butch has laser eyes, could they have not installed a controller in his brain whose control would be in the hands of Butch’s owner?

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  8. msjadeli says:

    And don’t let him look in any mirrors! Funny story.


  9. My friend has just had laser eye surgery – now you’ve got me worried!

    Here’s my tale!


  10. List of X says:

    Why does he need to chase cars if he can just hit them with a laser from a distance?


  11. siobhan1967 says:

    Very inventive – I think I’d quite like a bionic dog.


  12. draliman says:

    Gotta watch those military surplus eyeballs…


  13. granonine says:

    Funny and unusual. Good job 🙂

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