It Starts...It Starts...8 years ago in General Fiction
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Wings glanced dubiously at the red-brown whippet bitch before him. Normally he was all too happy to meet other whippets, but there was something about this particular one that made him think twice before his usual pleasant greeting. Something about her stance, that fiercely proud posture and the way she held her head. The look in her dark eyes was the challenging gaze of a hunter. This was a bitch who clearly felt she was in charge of things – and wouldn't hesitate to let anyone else know about it. As she was somewhat smaller and more slightly-built than he was, this disconcerted him somewhat.
Nonetheless, he stepped forward, wagging his tail low to convince her he wasn't a threat, and extended his nose to sniff hers. She responded by stepping back a pace, ears folded.
"Whoa there, buster. Getting a bit forward, are we?"
"Forward?!" Wings's ears folded back, incredulously. "Well, I ask you! I hadn't even said a thing to you yet, not properly."
The bitch snorted. "I don't know who you a