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Today is an average day for Alfie Moonshine. The self-proclaimed owner of an average house called ‘Catbells’, situated in an average cul-de-sac – which is situated in an average town – trots about, head high. Alfie is a cocker spaniel, a blue roan, with beautiful markings about his body, a huge snout, big floppy ears, and an ego the size of six post codes. An ego which is increasingly expanding by the day.

Alfie knows no different. He’s the alpha male of the house, the pack leader. If any of his family members were to place authority over Alfie, he would protest. Hard. He protests daily. He makes a habit of it. His mother, for whatever reason, leaves him every day for prolonged amounts of time. This upsets the dog. He doesn’t like his subjects leaving him without permission. However, his mother returns with these huge white balls that rustle at the slightest movement. Alfie can’t comprehend this magic, and from this confusion, and anger for leaving without permission, he spits a series of dog-like profanities at his mother. His mother has none of it – ignores it entirely – and instead just gives him a fuse, which calms Alfie.

To an extent.

His dominance isn’t just limited to his house, though.

The garden is his playground, the street outside is his land, the fields behind the house and to the left of the house are his catch-the-ball training grounds, and the muddy paths that interlink the fields are his contemplation paths – though little goes through his head.

One day, Alfie goes about planting his scent on the bushes and flowers and logs where other dogs have attempted to capture his land. He doesn’t like this. As dictator, as pack leader, as alpha male of his land, Alfie sees this as a provocation. He makes this apparent to his guards, the father – and sometimes the brother – who walk with him daily between five and seven. Neither of them acknowledges this. Ever. And while Alfie feels defeated that his own subjects do not understand him, he feels content that they don’t mark their scent. Ever.

This worries Alfie, though. He has never seen them mark their scent. Ever. Why is this? Alfie understands that he is pack leader so only he can mark his scent because it’s his lands, but he never sees them release anything. Does he exert so much dominance that they were afraid to pee? Maybe. But Alfie draws the conclusion that their stomachs will explode from the build-up of pee inside their bodies. When this inevitable day comes, Alfie will need new subjects to protect him while he caters to his land. He has his mother in mind. And maybe his rarely-seen sister.

Once he has placed his scent back on his lands, Alfie contemplates down the dirt paths, head low, occasionally drinking from the muddy water when he can. His subjects throw disgusting remarks at him for doing so. His ego deflects them and he moves on.

His contemplation on life quickly results in assassination scenarios of the deformed dog that his family keeps. This creature eats different food – from which Alfie steals in hopes of starving the thing – hisses at him when he draws near to inspect the creature, and thwacks him with great power, usually with its claws extended to inflict greater pain. Alfie yelps, both in pain and in an attempt to bring his subjects to him. This succeeds and most times his subjects pet him. Rarely, the creature is banished from his realm only for it to come back later. His subjects feed the creature straight away.

As he comes home, this exact scenario plays out, the thing hitting him, him yelping, the thing getting banished only for it to come back and whatnot. All in the space of an hour.

Alfie considers this an act of treason; he also sees this as an attempt to overthrow his position as alpha male. He can’t have this. So he protests. He goes to his throne, a wide pillow with numerous fresh-grass-smelling balls, tasty white sticks – of which Alfie defends with his life – an inanimate, out-of-proportion, fluffy human and a bowl with his food that he left this morning.

His subjects regularly check on him, talking in high pitch voices and baring wide smiles. They’re plotting his downfall, he thinks, and are mocking him from a distance. Today might be the day where that deformed dog becomes the alpha male. To be honest, every other day, the creature could become the alpha male, but Alfie, through rigorous protesting, denies it this chance. The thing needs to get his throne in order to become the alpha male.

And today it does.

Alfie left his throne to see if the creature had left its food bowl. It did. It manoeuvred around him and went straight for his throne. Alfie whimpers. He gives brief pursuit. And there it lies. Two green eyes give a thousand yard stare from the throne. Alfie, knowing the prowess of the creature, retreats.

He has an idea, though.

He knows where the creature lies at night. He grabs the scent of the creature, his snout smacked against the ground. Round a few corners, up some wide boxes, across a long hall, he enters the throne room of the creature. There isn’t much for him to do. Except sit down. In its throne. And wait. Quietly.

For effect, Alfie marks his scent in a red box that has hundreds of little white balls.

Hours pass and his subjects finally find him. High pitch voices welcome him. In the arms of his mother is the deformed creature. It looks down on him evilly.

His subjects call him. He runs up to them. They put the creature on its throne. This means, to Alfie, that he has his throne back! He sprints down, heart racing, tongue out, panting, and he finds his throne. The smell of the creature lingers. No matter, thinks Alfie.

He collapses on his pillow, sighs in great relief, and goes to sleep.

Another average day for the alpha male Alfie Moonshine.
Alfie Moonshine, the Alpha Male Cocker Spaniel
While at University, we had a small free writing task and this is what was born. My dog and his (possible) perspective on life.
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