Thursday, November 3, 2011

Friday Flash 55 "Tail Wagging Adventurers"


Tail-Wagging Adventurers

Tails wagging, they happily greet
everyone who comes through the gate
perhaps looking for a tasty treat.

Cally willing to tolerate
my children running all about;
Dillon prefers to hibernate.

Both enjoy walks in the meadow
where once a skunk did saturate!
Rolling in deer dung head to toe

is the ULTIMATE end to daily adventures.

Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, November 3, 2011



This is for "Friday Flash 55"!   I tried to do a "structured" poem 8 syllables each line with end rhymes (I KNOW the rhythm is off)  Not my finest attempt as I much prefer free-verse.

... and now I notice I am off in the rhyming... nothing goes with about... oh well, it is what it is...

I was fortunate to do a series of photos that turned out quite well as yesterday we said "good-bye" to Dillon.  She passed away yesterday morning; she had tumors and was in a lot of pain. But what a wonderful life she lead on the farm running around during the day and sleeping on her soft dog bed at night in her owner's house.  Cally and Dillon greeted us daily at the horse barn (Cally still does).

RIP, Dillon.

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

awww. such sweet pups. sorry that Dillon is gone, but hopefully her suffering is over. i hate that part of the struggle...

Monkey Man said...

One thing dogs know how to be...dogs. Great 55.

Morning said...

what a smiling story on your dogs,

speaking of dogs, love the action words you use to describe them.

awesome 55.

G-Man said...

God Margaret...
Thats so sad. What a sweet dog.
Loved your 55 too!
You are such a poet
You Radiate positive energy.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Mama Zen said...

I'm so sorry about Dillon. But, I'm glad that you were able to do the pictures. They're beautiful.

Brian Miller said...

the loss of a pups is a hard thing...losing a family member...rolling in any dung though is not a great end of the day..smiles.

5thsister said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Dillon. I have a black lab (Daisy) who loves very hard on anyone who happens to near. Such sweethearts, aren't they? Your photos are a real tribute. Thank you for sharing.

Morning said...

oops,

sorry for your loss.

Mijayami said...

Sorry to hear about Dillon. I also sympathize with the skunk saturation -- our cat gets skunked every summer! Nice work and good for you for trying something new even if it didn't turn out perfectly :)

KB said...

Losing a dog is heartbreaking. The pics are beautiful.

Jinksy said...

Great photos to keep memories alive, though...

Kikit said...

I used to wonder why a pet's death saddens a person, until I had one under my care.

Sorry for your loss.

Nara Malone said...

It sounds like Dillon had a wonderful, happy life. So sorry she's gone. Beautiful dogs.

izzy said...

They do love the Stinky Stuff!
Nice photo's- It is hard losing dogs
I am glad she went on her own, although I haven't always been able to let that happen...

Jannie Funster said...

Oh Dear, Dear Margaret, I'm so sorry for the loss of Dillon.

Hugs and hugs and hugs to you all.

xoxo

Ginnie said...

Ohhhh. So sorry about Dillon's loss, but you seem relieved for him, as am I. The memories and photos remain...and the poems.