Manna…

When something fell from heaven, “Well! What’s this?” the small dog said, “If clouds are raining food, now, Could I have a steak instead?” A crow had dropped its breakfast And it landed on the grass, But seeing Ani’s interest Decided it would pass. The small dog was a bit confused And thought she’d askContinue reading “Manna…”

The Small Dog Plays Mother…

I’m a creature of habit, I have my routine, I know where she’s going, I know where she’s been, I don’t like her going out late, or at all, I’d rather she stayed home with me to play ball. * This morning she did things before she went out With stuff in the bathroom, thatContinue reading “The Small Dog Plays Mother…”

Beauty and the Beast: Grooming the Small Dog

I looked the small dog in the eye And she looked back at me… A more determined look, I think, You would go far to see. I’d only mentioned it was hot And that she must concur That summer is no time for dogs To wear their winter fur. “A bath would be a goodContinue reading “Beauty and the Beast: Grooming the Small Dog”

The Small Dog’s Downfall

She said I was scruffy and needed a bath, I said she’d be lucky, was having a laugh, ‘Cause my two-legs alone cannot lift me and hold me The best she can do is manhandle and scold me While she ends up dripping and I end up running… My two-legs shampoo me alone? She wasContinue reading “The Small Dog’s Downfall”

The Small Dog and the Hoover-Monster

She says that I am an unfortunate pup, I shed loads of hair that she has to clean up; When it’s summer the finest fur next to my skin Makes its way to the floor so my top coat is thin. * Now, myself, I think that is a perfect design… The fine stuff’s discarded,Continue reading “The Small Dog and the Hoover-Monster”

The Small Dog’s Complaint…

Dear writer… * I know you’ve only got two legs And elephants have four, But honestly, you sound like one When walking ‘cross the floor. * It’s every night; I go to bed And settle down to sleep, You stumble round, make so much noise ‘T would make the Sandman weep! * Perhaps you oughtContinue reading “The Small Dog’s Complaint…”

The Small Dog Chills…

I thought I’d relax in the sun for a while, Just soak up some rays, be off guard, chill and smile, The cows have all gone from just over my fence… No reason for me to be watchful and tense. They’re always so curious, I’ll have you know, Keep sticking their heads through where headsContinue reading “The Small Dog Chills…”

Hot dogs

Moving in slow motion, Reluctant effort spawning sleep Before midday. Soporific humming Through open windows Signals summer. Only the flies are happy, Making friends with flesh Ensuring wakefulness. Cloistered madness yawns, Stretching fur-clad limbs This is the time For tennis balls And Hot Dogs… It is officially summer in the northern hemisphere. In England, theContinue reading “Hot dogs”

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, andContinue reading “The Small Dog’s moral judgement…”