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05 October 2013 @ 05:31 pm
Drabble: Above All, Dignity  

Title: Above All, Dignity
Author: il_mio_capitano
Prompt: Pumpkin
Setting: Season 5. Giles

There were a great number of heavy boxes, but then Mrs Hilderhurst was a great and heavy spender at the Magic Box and Giles had been compelled to carry her purchases to her Cadillac.

“My,” he exclaimed as a dachshund wearing an orange suit with green cuffs and a jaunty green cap, cast forlorn eyes at him from the back seat. “Why is your dog dressed as a…” He’d wanted to say carrot but stopped in time.

“Sweetie makes a delightful pumpkin doesn’t she?” she gushed before snapping, “Don’t drop those, you clumsy oaf.”

Dog and man exchanged sympathetic looks.

JaniceO comlodge on October 5th, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
Oh that's cute. :D
Flippancy provided by: demon il_mio_capitano on October 6th, 2013 09:36 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
lynnylou lynnylou on October 6th, 2013 02:31 am (UTC)
That is really cute.
Flippancy provided by: demon il_mio_capitano on October 6th, 2013 09:37 am (UTC)
Is the dog or Giles the cuter though? I dunno. Thanks for commenting. Excellent icon.
foreverbooks foreverbooks on October 6th, 2013 06:34 am (UTC)
this was cute. I do feel sorry for the dog though.
Flippancy provided by: demon il_mio_capitano on October 6th, 2013 09:39 am (UTC)
Yes. I always blink at photos of dressed up animals and think 'they just know they look stupid'.
gilescandy: Tort G gilescandy on October 6th, 2013 06:38 am (UTC)
Poor Sweetie! Poor Giles! And I bet the compelling was all Anya. I love the use of the prompt. Awesome work.
Flippancy provided by: shopkeepers il_mio_capitano on October 6th, 2013 09:40 am (UTC)
Thank you. I bet Anya pimped him out too!
LJS: Giles LJS by Gwynnega ljs on October 7th, 2013 12:00 pm (UTC)
Cuteness! :)
Flippancy provided by: twa il_mio_capitano on October 7th, 2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
sparrow2000 sparrow2000 on October 7th, 2013 11:05 pm (UTC)
Snerk. That was delightful.
Flippancy provided by: pangs il_mio_capitano on October 8th, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
boundbyash: Tumble Giles boundbyash on October 8th, 2013 03:58 pm (UTC)
It's just as you wrote it - those dressed-up dogs often have a "what did I do to deserve this?" look on their faces. And Giles would agree. Lovely man-dog moment of connection.
Flippancy provided by: pangs il_mio_capitano on October 8th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Cats are more - I will kill you for this. Maybe not today, but your day will come...
Kat Lee katleept on October 10th, 2013 10:37 am (UTC)
I love this! It rather reminds me of the Witch from Howl's Moving Castle! Now, if Giles were to only discover that the dog is actually a man . . .
Flippancy provided by: things are looking up il_mio_capitano on October 10th, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I loved that film, you making me think of watching it again.
Kat Lee katleept on October 23rd, 2013 07:58 am (UTC)
You should; it never gets old. :-) However, I must advise you to not waste your time reading the book. I thought I was going to actually get a book I loved because the movie was based off of the book, but I couldn't even finish the thing. It had practically no Howl/Sophie romance, and that was the best part of that movie!

I do, however, highly recommend The Cat Returns from the same studio. If you haven't seen it yet, you must!!
littleotter73 littleotter73 on October 10th, 2013 04:03 pm (UTC)
Oh Giles, you poor put upon thing, you! The dog knows exactly what you are going through. Karma will bite her in the tush... or maybe the dog will. LOL

Very fun!
Flippancy provided by: colours il_mio_capitano on October 10th, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Here's hoping for that!
tld8of9 tld8of9 on October 30th, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
Well done. I love pictures of animals in costume but they do have the "WTF did I do?" look in their eyes. And Giles wanting to be polite when stating what the dog looked like so, like him.
Flippancy provided by il_mio_capitano on October 31st, 2013 08:37 am (UTC)
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed.