Thursday, August 02, 2007

Two New Dogs

The one hates the other,
the other is playful and young;
neither of these “anywhere-on-the-carpet”
dog food re-processors is house broken.

The first, was a male Australian Shepard,
street trained, between one and two,
or seven and fourteen in canine math.
The second, a male black cocker with
a schnauzer nose, cuddly, cute
and quick as a blast of back-fire smoke
when escaping the Shepard’s snout.

The younger came without his manhood,
the Aussie’s are intact for another week. But,
even without his testosterone birthrights,
I’m afraid he’ll always piss-out yellow post-its
telling the cocker to get out of his house.

19 comments:

Shubhodeep said...

glad to be back here... although its been a really long time... nice poem this... liked the hard-hitting style...something u seem to have perfected!!

would be glad to see at my blog sometime!!

polona said...

so that's what's been keeping you away from blogging...
good to see you back!

steve said...

Those are some pretty emphatic notes!! Chemistry on the carpet...sounds like quite a pair there!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

sounds like my children! :)

Masago said...

Some gems here: "dog food pre-processors" and "piss-out yellow post-its".

sage said...

I have an aussie mix who is now without his manhood, but who still wants to mark his territory... good poem and good luck with the dogs!

Nea said...

Yikes......sounds like my son's house, they got a new dog who uses the living room carpet as a potty.......in fact he think that is the best place, even better than the outside. haha

Lou was an Australian sheppard.....I still miss him like crazy. But he NEVER pooped.......very shy......

Don Iannone said...

Pat, what can I say? Life is goin' to the dogs. Nice write. Or, how about those dog days of summer in Atlanta.

Alok said...

loved it ... enjoyed it... fantastic desriptive words

i dont have a dog but could feel wht it means to have one ... and u have two ....

alok

Janice Thomson said...

I always wondered how my dog manages to mark 6 or 7 bushes when on a walk and still have enough to do the hedge at home too lol. Loved your imagery Pat.

NINANINA said...

dogs ! how can we live without them ? I can't live without mine. she's been a trip, cos she is a hybrid coyote. I have no carpets left...I love the yellow post its ... great way of saying "I WAS HERE"
glad to visit you! I finally got my camera goin'.........NINA

floots said...

remind me never to come and stay - i'm still attached to my "bits" :)

Plus Ultra said...

Another lovely poem in your usual style, provoking thoghts about things we take for granted, how many dogs do you have, I wonder

dsnake1 said...

that's why you are too busy these days? :)

gulnaz said...

good luck with them! :)

C said...

Canine creativity - I like.

gautami tripathy said...

What a great doggy poem. Very vivid images. And feelings too.

Crazy Cuckoo said...

Go Aussie go! ;-)

Katie McKenna said...

ha ha!!! I have chewers! :) The latest adopted marmaduke chews anything..the earlier pup loves plastic!