The Small Dog’s Dog Days

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She’s still smelling funny,
She doesn’t look right,
She gets up and down
Like a yo-yo all night.
I’ve given up following
Each step she takes
Just watch from the sidelines
Whenever she wakes.

If I’m missing out
On my beauty sleep, she,
Who’s in need of much more
Misses out more than me.
‘Cause I can just snooze
On the sofa at ease
While she wriggles lots
Just as if she had fleas.

I really don’t like it
I have to confess,
‘Cause all my familiar
World is a mess,
It’s all upside down
All unsettled and weird,
Since that horrible day
When she just disppeared.

“We’re not sitting moping,
My girlie,” she said,
“Get up off the sofa,
Go unstuff your bed…
Go chase a few pigeons
Or dig up the mole.
Go steal all the cheese
From the fridge, eat it whole.”

“What’s this I am hearing?
Permission to sin?
Permission to raid
The recycling bin?
You actually asking me
To misbehave?
Good gracious, dear writer,
You are ill…or brave!”

“We’ve lives to live, doglet,
Be they long or short,
Too precious to squander on
Niggardly ‘ought’,
Let’s dance with the raindrops
And play in the shine…”
“Well said, writer now,
You sound almost canine!”

And so we went out
And we sent up the birds,
We barked at the horses
In lieu of cow herds,
We shared in the treats
And the joy and the sun…
And now we can snuggle
A good day’s work done πŸ™‚

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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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