The Big Red Dog

The Big Red Dog

A Story by Clifford

"Did you say your name's . . . Clifford?" (Laugh)

"Yep."

"Like, that's your actual, legal name?"

"Yeah-huh."

(Eyebrow raise, looks toward my waist) "Do you have a big red dog?"

"I have a rottweiler, actually."

". . . What?"

"I have a rottweiler. Two, actually. And a yellow lab, and a pekineses and her mix breed daughter. None of them are red."

""No, that's not . . . I meant that cartoon dog. Clifford."

"Yes?"

"No, the dog's name is Clifford."

"What dog?"

"What do you mean 'what dog'? Haven't you seen that show?"

"What show?"

"Clifford!"

"What!"

"No, the show's name is Clifford!"

"Oh, that's cool. What's it about?"

"A big red dog."

(Blank stare) "That sounds like a terrible show."

"No, it's . . . Never mind."

© 2017 Clifford



Author's Note

Clifford
I've had so many conversations about my name being the same as that damn animated dog that I've started playing dumb to take away their fun. Teach them to make fun of my name. . . As always, any feedback is appreciated.

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I think Clifford is a cool name. :) I can totally hear this conversation happening though. Some people are so tactless. Fun way to turn it around. Fun to share too. I think we can all appreciate this story and the characters who are present in everybody's lives. Always enjoy your writing Clifford. :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Andronicus

2 Months Ago

I'm glad it doesn't bother you anymore. Clifford is a great name. :) People are so immature. lol. I .. read more
Clifford

2 Months Ago

What's funny about Calvin?
Andronicus

2 Months Ago

What's funny about Clifford?
People are so silly :)



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Clifford is the most recognized name for car alarms and remote start systems from your phone. Don't know how you could work that but, at least it's not an annoying Big Red Dog. I am named Carol because it's the only name that my Father had not had a girlfriend by that name....

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

2 Months Ago

Huh. I've somehow never heard of Clifford car alarms. Ya learn something new every day! And it certa.. read more
Carol Cashes

2 Months Ago

Well, it was the Fifties, he had a "duck-tail" and a motorcycle. Yeah...a hillbilly version of Jame.. read more
Sometimes is Rey fun. Write some real conversation from life . I did too its kind of interising type of writing. And,this just feel great when I read it.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

2 Months Ago

Taking inspiration from real like can be fun at times. Thanks for leaving your thoughts.
I feel like this has some great potential for a theatrical scene! Have you ever thought about writing anything for the stage?

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

2 Months Ago

I haven't, no. Though in a creative writing course I had, the class had to write a screen write, and.. read more
Hilarious way to make fun of this situation in your life! Since I grew up beyond the reach of TV signals, I never knew Clifford or any other cartoons. Also, my Uncle Clifford was highly demonized in my family for his drinking & drug use, so I have that association with the name *wink! wink!* I think your name is more common in my generation, so the red dog connection isn’t as strong. Anyhow, it’s always good to write a spoof about things that bother us, huh? Very creative & playful & sassy! (((HUGS)))

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

2 Months Ago

You're absolutely right. It's one of those things where I could either get upset or find humor in it.. read more
barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Yesterday someone told me in a review that my message reminded them of "Marge" from the Simpsons doi.. read more
I think Clifford is a cool name. :) I can totally hear this conversation happening though. Some people are so tactless. Fun way to turn it around. Fun to share too. I think we can all appreciate this story and the characters who are present in everybody's lives. Always enjoy your writing Clifford. :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Andronicus

2 Months Ago

I'm glad it doesn't bother you anymore. Clifford is a great name. :) People are so immature. lol. I .. read more
Clifford

2 Months Ago

What's funny about Calvin?
Andronicus

2 Months Ago

What's funny about Clifford?
People are so silly :)

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