Sunday, August 5, 2012

Dog Days of Summer


I'm a little late for Jenny's Saturday Centus meme this week (went to a wedding in Tahoe yesterday), but I couldn't resist having some fun with it before church. As you can see, the Matlock gave us a picture prompt, and her instructions were a real departure. Our offerings HAD to be in verse. Needless to say, this one was right up my alley!

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Dog Days of Summer
©2012 Susan Noyes Anderson

Today's too hot to bark or bite,
too warm to walk or wag.
I'm not inclined to chomp or chew.
(My jowls are on the sag.)

No sitting up, no playing fetch,
no shaking hands with Fred.
No rolling over for this Rover.
I'm just playing dead.

Okay, I'm man's best friend, but
there's a limit to my nice.
No tricks till further notice, Master.
Just put me on ice!

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22 comments:

Susan Mystery said...

Aw poor pooch. The heat really has him beat. Loved it!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love it! Got a chuckle out of "I'm just playing dead":@)

Eva Gallant said...

Excellent!

Judie said...

Hahahaha! Fabulous, Sue!!

Stacy Crawford said...

:) I know how he feels!

LeAnn said...

Oh my gosh; this was a cute one. The picture was perfect and the poem tells the moment well.
Blessings and hugs!

Brian Miller said...

ha a little ice might help...we had a wonderful breeze here today that made 93 feel in the 80s...smiles.

Karen Mortensen said...

So cute. I saw this picture before but you put great words to it.

Karen S. said...

Probably your best ever! A person could almost sing this!

Pondside said...

You are so quick!
We were at a wedding yesterday too. I think half of blogdom was at weddings.

VK said...

Great picture and you captured the whole sentiment.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very clever, Sue!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think he has the right idea!

yaya said...

That about sums it up for most of the US this summer! Today is much cooler, less humid and we finally had nice rain over the weekend. Ahhh.....I understand that doggy completely! Fun poem!

anitamombanita said...

Loved this!!!! Hope you're staying cool!

Darlene said...

You are tops, once again!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That is so cute! I love your poem. laurie @ http://dealingwithmyinnercritic.blogspot.com/

Grandma Honey said...

You are so funny Sue. The angles you choose are so entertaining.

Splendid Little Stars said...

awesome! awesome!

Amy said...

Man it is hot. That totally sums it up. I love it.

Nonna Beach said...

Outstanding poem Sue !
I adore your natural talent in cobbling such delightful poems and prose !!!

Jenny said...

Sue! I love this!

You always make rhymes seem so simple.

The mark of a true master!

Thanks for sharing this 'cool' post.

Pun intended!

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