Sunday, January 21, 2024

Dog-Kus For A Winter's Day

 —Poetry by Laura Stamps, Columbia, SC
—Public Domain Photos Courtesy
of Joe Nolan, Stockton, CA


My problem: I want  
all the senior Chihuahuas  
at the shelter. Help!
Pockets full of dog  
treats make me the popular  
neighbor on my street.
Max barks like crazy.  
Silly boy! But then he’s a  
Luna, sweet Pittie  
mix, loves to see me because  
I’m the “Treat Lady.”
King, the Frenchie pup  
is missing. I bought a leash  
in case I see him.
Can my Chihuahua  
have too many cute outfits?  
Not! (Are you kidding?) 
In PetSmart I find  
“Perfect Digestion” dog food.  
Dear God, let this work.
The dog toy aisle at  
PetSmart. It’s my crack. (Try to  
resist. Try.) I can’t.
Such cute sweaters and  
harnesses at PetSmart. I  
want. I want. (Resist!)

Hazel, my senior  
Chihuahua, loves PetSmart and  
shopping. That’s my girl! 


Today’s LittleNip:

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
―Groucho Marx,
The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx


—Medusa, with thanks to Laura Stamps for her rambunctious dog-ku this morning! Yesterday we talked about war, today's it's about Chihuahuas. What can I say? The world of poetry is a wonderfully diverse place...


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this morning (postponed to 1/28); but
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