Friday, July 31, 2015

A Fish Tale #FFHT

Summers were invented for lazy days drifting in a boat and doing some fishing with your best friend. In the case of Bentley and Pierre, their recent adventure is being shared as part of Murphy & Stanley Fractured Fryday’s Hairy Tails. The object is to create a story that includes a particular phrase. This month’s “Special Inclusion” is: “That was the first time I ever…
I hope that you enjoy today’s story.
A Fish Tale
A Fish Tale boating with Bentley and Pierre
"I know what you're thinking; something is fishy here!"
Pierre: “It was a dark and stormy night beautiful sunny day when Bentley and I decided to try our paws at fishing. We hitched up the boat and headed out for our local lake.”

Bentley: “Luckily, we were the only ones at the boat launch. We discovered that backing a boat into the water is a lot harder than it looks. We managed but not without slamming on the brakes every inch or two.  

Pierre: “Things in the mirror are closer than they appear. I didn’t think it was a good idea to go racing down that slippery incline. Excuse me for being precociously precautious! Once we shoved off, we gave new meaning to the word speedboat. Your ears looked like windsocks!”

Bentley: “I’m going to remember my snood next time. Anyway, we raced to the middle of the lake and dropped our lines. It is important to remain quiet while you’re fishing. That is very hard for some excitable Westies, but I am not mentioning any names. Okay, Pierre?” *hee hee
Pierre: “Your cork kept going underwater. I thought that you had a fish on the line.”

Bentley: “Fishing is all about presentation. You have to think like a fish. I was toying with their fishy emotions by making my worm dance. Fish love ‘em a dancing worm.”
Bentley catching a big fish
"We are gonna need a bigger net."
Pierre: “I guess that explains your ginormous catch. What was that you were hollerin’? It was something about calling the Guinness Book of World Records. The biggest fish ever pulled from this lake, you said.”

Bentley: “I’m telling you that fish was incredible. I saw it jump out of the water and it looked like Moby Dick. You know that I wrestled with it for almost thirty minutes. It finally tired itself out so that I could reel it into the boat. The entire thing was like a scene from that show “Wicked Tuna.” I wasn’t catching tuna; I was after catfish.”

Pierre: “It’s the only kind of cat that we can go after and not get into trouble. I really thought you had a huge fish on the line. Obviously, fish look bigger before you actually land them.”
"I guess the bigger net isn't necessary!"
Bentley: “Scoff all you want, but that was the biggest fish I ever caught. The fact is that was the first time I ever caught a fish! I’m pretty sure that I will be on the Catfish Pro Circuit soon.”

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  1. Now you got my momma thinkin bout blackened catfish, BOL BOL!

  2. Love that catchy tale! ;-) I'm ready to go fishin' now! Great pics!

  3. Oh what a fabulous story... not even Mr. Hemmingway could write a better fishing tale, that's for sure :o)

  4. YAY, you caught one!!!! I luffs your story
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. That was super cute!!!! And I just love the photos!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  6. Fantastic story, so well written - I always love a story from you, M.K.! These photos crack me up, especially the last one with the tiny fish and that priceless expression on Bentley's face - BOL!!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


  8. LOL! I think you should have jumped in the lake and just grabbed it in your mouth, much easier. As for me, I will simply order my fish online and save myself the trouble. I would enjoy a boat ride, though.

  9. What a great fishing story! In fact it was - the first time I ever - saw such a great fishing story! BOL!
    Bailey & Hazel too

  10. "I think we need a bigger boat" LOL what a catch ;)

  11. I need the boys to show me how to catch fish like that

  12. Most impressed by Bentley's ginormous catch. I mean, those fishing types never exaggerate do they?
    Toodle pip!

  13. Wow, what a super fishie adventure for FFHT! BOL I love it! I'm a huge fan of watersports and fishing. I like to go in my peeps' canoe. I think we need a speedboat like yours so my ears can be like windsocks too. BWAR HAR HAR Mom says next trip she's gonna make her worm do the cha-cha to try to hook a fishie. Great story and that was a whopper fur sure. BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, All American Mutt

  14. You really need a harpoon to land that fish the size of Moby Dick.

  15. Great story, guys! You made fishing sound way more exciting than it really is. :)
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  16. Actually we think that fish was just fine, plenty for your supper!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    PS - Watch for the addition of our "BAR" page on Wednesday so the latest information on the Blogville Awesome Retreat in June 2016!

  17. We'll take those fish off your paws! Yum!

  18. Hi Y'all!

    Oh I'm sure you'll be following the tournaments around soon! The tournaments where we live in the low country are for bass.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  19. We are going to be looking for you on the Fishing channel, we just know you'll be hosting your own show soon!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  20. BOL!!!! OMD, that was so EXCITING!!!! That was a FABulous fishin' tail!!! I was on the edge of my puter seat and droolin' at those fishes! hehehehe
    I can't waits to see you on the circuit!
    Ruby ♥

  21. BOL!!!! That was a great FFHT. Mommy's dog Sir Lass went fishing with her once. He kept trying to catch the worm though.

  22. Doooooooooooood! Impressive fisrt time ever fishin' skillz!

  23. What a fun writing challenge and story!


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