The atomic beans


Post written by Pici

Ana was holding me and I was becoming very – very sleepy.

-Stay with mommy, my baby, it’s all right. You are with mommy, I could hear her saying while my paws were becoming very soft… Yes … I think it’s better this way, she continued. Pici jumps on big dogs in the park … Yesterday he jumped on a Doberman of 70 kilograms. I’m afraid he’ll get badly bitten one day. Or worse.

My head was heavy and I could not understand what the Doberman had to do with the fact that I’d gone to the vet for a swelling I had on my back. The Doberman was a puppy and I had to tell him who was boss in the park. What was so bad about that? I wondered while my eyes were closing and I could no longer feel my paws and tail.

I later woke up dazed, thinking of the Doberman. I jumped on my feet, but I tripped and stumbled.


-Ana, he is waking up, I heard the vet say…

I tried to stand one more time, but I bumped into something. I couldn’t see anything. Everything around me was white … I could only see shadows and suddenly I saw Ana’s face leaning leaned over me.

-Easy Pici, my little boy, easy, she said.

-What has happened to me?

I never got to hear the answer because I fell asleep again. I woke up at home wrapped in a blanket. I was in bed with Ana, I knew it was her because I could smell her scent, but I couldn’t see her. Everything around me was still white … I tried again to get up, but my legs shook. I could feel something on my back, there where I had the swelling and I had a funny sensation between my legs. I tried to lick myself, but my nose hit a hard plastic object.

-Easy, Pici, my baby, you’re wearing a neck collar because you aren’t allowed to lick yourself and pull the stitches, Ana told me.

-But I need to lick myself. Everything hurts and tickles…

Then I jumped off the bed. Ana didn’t want to let me jump, but I did it anyway. Bobby looked at me scared.

-What happened, Uncle Pici? He asked the whimpering.

-I do not know … I told him.

I saw him as through a glass, but on the sides I couldn’t see anything.

-You’re all bandaged up … Bobby told me and began to lick me beside the bandages while I stumbled around the house looking for the water bowl… You can see a movie here…


I drank some water and I passed out again. I woke up again in the night, I could see and move my head as I wanted. The collar Ana was talking about gone. I was wrapped in a blanket, in Ana’s arms. I was still bandaged and I was wearing a diaper like human babies, and I had already done a pee in it. Ana changed my diaper while Bobi was licking me all over.

-You’ll get better, Uncle Pici! He told me. You’ve been sick and had surgery.

-Yes, I was operated on the swelling on the back, I said, but what happened at the crotch?

Bobi started whining very loudly.

-Uncle Pici, I think your little eggs have been removed… little Bobi whined.

I suddenly woke up from my dizziness.

-Whaaaaaaaaat? I screamed.

-Be good, Pici, I heard Ana telling me. You’re with mommy. Mommy loves you … I am sorry, Pici, I had no choice. My little boy jumps on big dogs in the park and many almost killed you if I hadn’t been there to protect you.

Everything I could see, hear and feel seemed to be a nightmare. What had they done? They had cut my atomic beans?

To be continued…

Post written by Piciorus

Picioruș, the arogant dog is friends with Riki the main character of the book The Adventures of Riki, by Ana Maria Florea Harrison. The book has been nominated for the Best Children’s Book at Gala Bun de Tipar-2014, the main literary competition of the Romanian book industry.

This is a blog created by three dogs, Riki, Pici, Bobi, a tomcat – Thomas, and a human – Ana.



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