The Small Dog’s moral judgement…

My two-legs came home soggy though it’s pretty hot outside.

She must have gotten really wet or else she would have dried.

I asked her what had happened to land her in such a state…

“A fish!” she said… I wondered just what she’d had on her plate!

*

“The sturgeon!” she informed me, and I thought she’d lost the plot.

I felt the laughter rising but I thought I’d better not…

Because I know the sturgeon and the plate where he’d belong

Would have to be a BIG one and at least a metre long!

*

But would she really eat him? After all, he is a friend…

I’d hate to see our friendship come to such a sticky end!

“Oh, don’t be daft, my girlie, he just got me with his tail…

And I’m as wet as if someone had drenched me with a pail!”

*

Now, ‘pparently the pond had needed cleaning once again

And Envy (that’s the sturgeon) had become an awful pain…

Because my boy hand-feeds him every day for lunch and dinner,

When Envy saw a two-legs he thought he was on a winner.

*

But he was out of luck because my two-legs didn’t heed him…

He got a little stroppy when she didn’t rush to feed him.

So, when she bent across the pond, he lined up nice to get her

Then flapped his tail so viciously he couldn’t help but wet her!

*

It seems my boy had found this so much fun that he was laughing,

And made a joke or two about her novel way of bathing…

But Envy, waiting for his food, came up out of the blue

And with a hefty swipe of tail had soaked my boy all through!

*

When she’d explained, all damp and smelling mightily of pond,

I polished up my halo, with a message from Beyond,

“Oh, writer, this is Karma, there’s no need to sulk and brood…

Just never keep a fish (or dog) a-waiting for their food!”

*

Published by Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.

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