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Bacon
 Posted: Nov 29 2014, 12:53 AM
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The rain was pouring down at great speed that day. The cool water drops drummed down on the pavement, but the sound was nice. Some would be able to enjoy it even if it definitely wasn’t the best time to be outside right now, unless a person liked being soaking wet.

Bacon didn’t mind. Bacon was quite happy to be out and about. Outside, he could always run around and explore, no matter what kind of weather or temperature it was. He liked it. He even liked being wet and shaking his fur all around, showering humans with little droplets. Humans seemed to enjoy that a little less, though, so he tried to keep it to a minimum, or only did it around a select few.

The downside about rain was that Bacon often needed a bath afterwards, because it made him smell like wet dog. Obviously, after a good rain shower, he was a wet dog and it was no wonder he smelled that way too. But again, it were the humans who seemed to have a problem with this. Boss didn’t really care what the other humans thought, but Boss did seem to like water a lot. The Pale Lady, though.

Bathing was inevitable.

Bacon was a sweet dog and he tried to assist his humans in every way possible. Being out in the rain was kind of like taking a bath, was it not? If he stayed out in it long enough – and if doggy soap mysteriously fell from the sky with it – it would be just as sufficient. Besides, this way of bathing was fun also, because Bacon didn’t have to sit still and could go and chase smells! Rain made chasing smells a little more difficult, but not impossible. The dog paced swiftly down the streets and turned every corner he came across.

Until he almost bumped into a human.

Swiftly, the dog jolted back a little and stood perfectly still as he looked up at the stranger. He even managed to keep his tail from wagging. What was someone else but him and Boss doing out in this weather? That was silly.

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Toad
 Posted: Dec 3 2014, 03:31 PM
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Well, not quite Human.

Large, yellow eyes looked down at Bacon from a thin face topped by a mop of roughly-cut blonde hair as the person regarded the animal with mild curiosity. It, also, was out in the rain but then Toad liked the water. He lived in the Mad River as much as on it, and if he stayed away from the water too long his skin became dry and tight. When it rained was when he tended to wander.

In contrast to Bacon's fur coat and despite the cool air, the Fisherman was wearing only a ragged pair of shorts. His feet with their long toes were bare, showing the extensive webbing between those toes, but then it wasn't like he could find shoes that fit.

"Dog dog." He said eventually, by way of greeting, and the hand that reached out slowly towards Bacon was also long-fingered and heavily webbed, more than was usual for his kind. The lack of a shirt meant that the three long slits on each of his sides, between his lowest true ribs, were easily visible.

He'd seen plenty of dogs around before, usually strays and of course those dead in the river, but not often ones that sat still for people. Perhaps this one would let Toad pat it?

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 Posted: Dec 6 2014, 01:22 AM
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Bacon tilted his head as he looked at the human in front of him. This town was filled with all kinds of creatures, but Bacon was just a simple dog with simple needs. To him, everyone was human or not human, kind or not kind. The dog wasn’t yet sure which of the above this one was, but judging from its physique, it was definitely a human.

The moment it seemed to call for Bacon – even though it was oblivious that Bacon had a name – he began to wag his tail, just the slightest. The tone of the human wasn’t unfriendly. That usually made Bacon curious, but it was still to early to put it in any of the categories, either kind or not kind.

First, there had to be sniffing.

The human, as many other humans, seemed to be oblivious to this fact as well. It moved its hand towards Bacon. Surely, it was a little too forward, because it attempted to pet Bacon before it had given the dog a moment to smell it. That was rude, but then again, humans seemed to know so little when it came to other creatures. They did not seem to take into account that others had feelings too and had their own rituals and preferences. This one surely didn’t. Bacon tilted his head the other way and considered whether he would let this rudeness slip and enjoy a petting or whether to just make a run for. There was always a possibility a human had food on them, but with the rain pouring down, it was difficult for Bacon to smell.

He decided to take the chance.

His tail was still when the human put his hand on him and he just waited. This was a good moment for the human to prove its kindness, so that Bacon could judge it.

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 Posted: Dec 17 2014, 09:24 PM
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Toad hadn’t had much close contact with dogs but he’d seen enough of them around the place. Some were friendly, some were vicious, some were frightened. Whether or not they were good to eat he’d not yet had the opportunity to find out. Ditto whether they would try to eat him. He knew very little about them, and even less about their social conventions. Human social conventions were hard enough, and Truebloods night on impossible. He preferred the easy-going ways of his own people.

The dog froze just as Toad’s webbed fingers touched it’s head, suddenly looking less happy than it had, though he was no expert judge. Still, he had no desire to be subject to a sudden violent objection, especially if it might damage his hand; he needed his webs for swimming.

Pulling back again he paused, still, his hand about a foot from the dog’s head, waiting warily to see what the animal would do, what the sudden stillness meant. Hopefully it was not a prelude to violence. He was too far from the river to find easy refuge.

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Bacon
 Posted: Dec 19 2014, 11:12 AM
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The petting wasn’t hard or rough or anything in particular. It could actually hardly be called a petting at all. Bacon just felt the stranger put their long claws on top of his head and leave them there for a couple of seconds, before they pulled them back. Interesting. Did this human not know how petting worked? Bacon had learned by now that there were many different types of humans. Probably not all of them knew how to decently pet a sweet dog like himself.

Would this one know the belly-scratch?

It was yet too early to try that out. The human’s paw was hovering in the air and it was in the exact right position for Bacon to have a good smell of it. So the dog stuck his nose up into the air and decreased the space between him and the human paw, and just sniffed.

Strange smell. Bacon couldn’t place it completely. Not a very human smell, but rather like the fish that Bacon occasionally smelled at the market. And a bit like that strange Red water that Boss really didn’t want Bacon near. Although the scent was strange, it was interesting enough to make the dog’s tail wag just the slightest. And a little faster then, when he smelled some more. Didn’t seem this human had food on them, but smells, Bacon liked almost as much.

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