Thursday, December 6, 2012

Friday Flash 55 & Friday Fences "Hungry Like a Wolf"

Hungry like a Wolf

Tethered emotions
struggle for freedom
as I, mesmerized
by your wiggle
hunger to take the plunge, 
risk drowning
for your taste 
upon my tongue.

Don't be prudish.
Throw me a life-line
even if it means 
loosing your head.  
Break the rules;
my reputation as a wolf
is heresay.  Trust me,
darling, I'll be gentle.

by Margaret Bednar, Dec-6-2012

This is for Friday Flash 55 - (supposedly) a non-fiction story in 55 words, no more, no less.  I am also linked with Friday Fences #61.

I have been nursing our dog, Moxie, for the past few days.  Back & forth to the vet ER and bringing my daughter back and forth from school has me a bit behind on visiting blogs.  But I will be backtracking and catching up soon.

My daughter brought her home almost nine years ago and their bond is very tight, very special - this devotion is what has ME in tears.  She has rebounded and is stable.  There is hope.  Her liver numbers were off the charts and they think she has pancreatitis.  The liver is very regenerative and the pancreas can be maintained sometimes.  Time will tell.


TexWisGirl said...

penned and pent. :)

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

Everytime i've heard the words, "trust me darling, i'll be gentle"
I've ended up in trouble.
That's one well groomed wolf. Won't the pack beat him up?
Glad to see pooch doin well, which means daughter doin well.

Margaret said...

...Most wolves I know are rather.... "polished" :)

Heaven said...

I like the last ending lines, its a warning, a contradiction of the wolf's nature ~

Happy to read the dog is doing well~

Have a good week ~

Fireblossom said...

Who is the white dog? I'm confused. But I am really hoping hard for Moxie's full recovery. I know I would rather be hurt myself than for anything ever to happen to any of my dogs that I have had, or Bosco now.

As for the poem, it's completely cute. Hey, sometimes hearsay is true! (and, I love Duran Duran. Are the 80s over? Are you sure?!?)

Margaret said...

Ha. I have FOUR dogs. Mackinaw is our golden doodle. :)

Brian Miller said...

ah i hope pups is healing and feeling better...its hard too...they want to be that pups, unchained and off the leash as well....

Janna said...

Favorite parts:

"...mesmerized by your wiggle..."

"Don't be prudish."

"Trust me, darling, I'll be gentle."

"...hunger to take the plunge."

Thanks for another Friday 55!
Mine's here. :)

Carletta said...

Love the composition of the first shot!
Prayers for Moxie.

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar don't kid yourself, you juggle and multi-task with the best of them.
Loved your 55.
You are a Class Act My Friend.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

(((Hugs to your poochie)))

Rose said...

Love that poem...hope Moxie improves.

Alice Audrey said...

Nine is pretty old for a dog. Not surprising she would be running into health issues.

Love the inner-wolf 55.

Margaret said...

No! For Cockapoos the life expectancy is 12-15, often up to 18.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

cute shots. glad you linked up. have a great weekend. big hugs. ( :

Tanya said...

oh no! get well soon sweet little moxie!! sweet photo of your daughter and her little friend :) i also love that top shot!

brandi said...

I am sorry about your Moxie. I wonder sometimes if love is worth the loss, but only when loss hurts so damned much.

Mr. Charleston said...

Always the wolf within even if it is like chasing a car... what are you going to do with it if you catch it?
Nursing an old dog myself. Nearly deaf and blind and lame. Wrestling with the knowledge that, at some point, I will have to put her down.

Margaret said...

I guess it means we loved very much. This plus the balance, I guess.

W. Latane Barton said...

Oh how sad that puppy is sick. Sure hope she recovers so that everyone will be happy again.

izzy said...

I think I am hearing that Moxie is hanging in there ?
familiar w/ feeling wolfish!
your poodle wants to swim with ducks- hope you catch up on rest!

Laura said...

blessings for Moxie and your daughter and you Margaret... it is so hard when a beloved is ill, smooth skinned or furry. Is the pooch in the poem photos a doodle?

our standard poodle pretends she is ferocious at the door when someone enters, but she is just a big noisy brown teddy bear.

no worries about accepting or passing on the award... I'm glad it gave you pleasure to know I was thinking of you.

Jan n Jer said...

Nice photos...healing thoughts for Moxie too!

Myrna R. said...

I love the humor in the poem. Along with the photo, it makes for such a cute post.

So sorry Moxie is sick. I fully understand the grief when a good companion is ill. Hope the best for him. And you too, as I know you have to deal with your daughter's grief as well.

Ella said...

I love your poem and the tender photos pull at one's heart strings~

I so hope n' pray Moxie will do well with meds :D
I looked at my dog yesterday at thought of yours~
I have this bond with my hound and yours is too young for this illness1

Sending thoughts n' prayers~ xo

Vagabonde said...

I hope your little dog Moxie will be fine. It hurts us when our pets are sick. I don’t have dogs here but I had two cats – one died this year and it was very painful. Our pets are so much part of our family.

Other Mary said...

Oh Margaret...wonderfully wolfish! And I'm so sorry about your dog. I have pets and kids too. I hope everything goes well for all concerned.

Mama Zen said...

Sending the very best wishes for Moxie!

Anonymous said...

Love the poem and photos!
Hoping Moxie gets better. What a sweetheart.

Grandmother said...

The 55 made me smile. Moxie's state made me sad- may she heal well and fast.

Lisa Gordon said...

Sending prayers out for Moxie, and hoping she will be okay. They become such a part of our lives, and it is indeed so hard when they get sick.

Marie said...

So sorry for your sweet pup! I hope Moxie will get better soon. It's always hard to have an ailing pet!

Love the cute post...that red fence is wonderful!

Kathy said...

I loved the stalking photo! Labs and poodles are, after all, water dogs and I can tell he/she was just itching to get in the water with those ducks. A sick pup and a sick baby can certainly weigh your heart down. Here's sending thoughts and prayers your way.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Good one, Margaret! Love, love "hunger to take the plunge,
risk drowning for your taste upon my tongue"

Nessa said...

Great capture on the doggie voice. And I hope your puppy gets better.

between you and me...

Flash 55 - Wanted: Dead or Alive?

Helen said...

Great 55 .. sending love to Moxie and everyone involved!!

Ginnie said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh. Just one big OHHHHHHHHHHHHH.