“and the Homeless Dog Lottery Winner is…” Bam! Bam! “…Bickie Schmoo-Maah-Looh!” Boom!
The four-legged crowd went mild. Mutters of “Whaaat?” “Huuuuh?” and “Bickie Who?” echoed through the big hall as many homeless dogs meandered out, dejected and downtrodden, rejected and resentful, with hearts beating slower and sad soul-filled eyes. A small number congratulated the winner before leaving. Some stayed to celebrate.
The winner sat still. He started a smile that soon showed all his teeth (and complimented his little triangular ears). “I’m believing it… it worked… I won the Homeless Dog Lottery… I won”. He started circumnavigating the one spot, chasing his tale, twirling faster, letting himself lose all serious sobriety, and barked “I won! I won!!”
‘She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Dog’ is a popular music ballad written by Spotty Bear and Jack Russell. Originally recorded by Lucky Molly in 1969, the song became a worldwide hit for The Lassies later that year and again for Buster Baxter in 1970. It has been covered by many artists in subsequent years. Rusty Bandit’s version of the song was featured in the film Droopy and Goofy.