Tag Archives: dogs

Dog Walk

Yesterday you hugged the gravel path. Today you strayed into wildflowers and withers-high grass, nose working the air as though inhaling heaven itself. Tonight I’ll pull burrs from the long fur on your legs and bum. Tomorrow, who knows? With … Continue reading

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Sweet Bella

Bella went to heaven today. Now her worry wrinkles will unfold. She will take well-earned peaceful naps and  wake the angels with her snoring. She will bow down and wiggle her butt in the universal “let’s play” gesture, And other … Continue reading

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Exhale

NaPoWriMo, Day 19. The prompt: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write an abecedarian poem – a poem in which the word choice follows the words/order of the alphabet. You could write a very strict abecedarian poem, in which … Continue reading

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Table Troll

Furry troll with curious eyes watched as dinner his table imposed. “The password, please, else meet your demise.” Troll drooled and lifted his nose. Ominous threats no one believes, beautiful puppy mine. The password, please, you silly tease. On table … Continue reading

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Asking Bella

From where did you come, and where did you go before you came here to me? What happened to make you fear crates and loud noises and the prospect of being left alone? Who put you in a cell with … Continue reading

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dog days of winter

The gravel path encircling the dog park is churned to mud. Wood chips, spread last season to fill in low spots, now form a waterlogged sponge underfoot. The sky, pale blue and cloudless, does not belie that we are in … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (Halloween edition)

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Wordless Wednesday 9.19.18

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morning stirs

The clock shows six a.m. Maybe. My eyes don’t quite focus first thing in the morning. My dog Chules has awakened me with his gentle “woof” from halfway down the hall. I don’t know how he expects me to hear … Continue reading

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Turning In

It is 10 PM. My dog Chules stares up at me from the floor, where he has been sleeping most of the evening. He wants to catch my eye so I will realize it is bedtime. I’m not sure how … Continue reading

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