Hunger games..?

Tonight, I feast! That was the plan,
The cupboard, though, was bare.
The little ice-box and the fridge?
No, there was nothing there…

I fancied something full of taste
I dish that I could savour,
With only mouldy bread in stock
I sought another flavour.

The dog, of course, is well supplied,
With treat and meat and biscuit,
And though her dinner smelled quite good
I thought I shouldn’t risk it.

The small dog isn’t small at all,
She eats whatever’s going
(And probably some other stuff
I have no way of knowing.)

She eats my food and all her own
With laughing eyes and cheek.
She’s plump and healthy, glossy coat…
In fact, she looks quite sleek….

I took a long look at the dog
But know I couldn’t roast her…*
I’ll cut the green bits off the bread
And shove it in the toaster.

*For a start, she wouldn’t fit in the oven.



About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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34 Responses to Hunger games..?

  1. Lucy Brazier says:

    This did make me laugh!

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  2. Hahaha, you sound like me; never anything nice in the house for me, but home made biscuits for the dogs ALWAYS in supply.

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  3. Funny. Stale/mouldy bread will soon be ‘toast’!

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  4. Colline says:

    Time to go shopping 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  5. ksbeth says:

    hahahaha – )

    Liked by 1 person

  6. bobcabkings says:

    FOFL – that face!


  7. HAHA. The cloak of civilized behavior is such thin cloth?
    Yes. we, too, have a solid store of pet food – the children must be cared for before ourselves 🙂


  8. Ani always makes me smile.


  9. willowdot21 says:

    For another thing you won’t get past those eyes!💜🤗

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  10. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Sue Vincent has returned home to an empty larder… Even Ani looks quite tasty…..#recommended


  11. How she looks? Really like the caption says. 😉

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  12. dgkaye says:

    Sorry about your hunger Sue. The main thing is that Ani gets hers, LOL 🙂 xx


  13. Oh Sue, this is so funny. Good thing Ani can’t read your thoughts though.


  14. Perhaps you should pick up a loaf of bread when you are buying food for Ani. My cart is usually full of food stuff there is canned food, treats, dry food, tuna, and chicken, a loaf of bread,bottled water and fruit guess what part of that is for me.


  15. jenanita01 says:

    some dog biscuits are quite tasty!


  16. Adele Marie says:

    I read this aloud to Becca and she laughed so much, we know this feeling oh so well. Brilliant poem, Sue. xxx


  17. Ha, great poem Sue. I have to say the dog looks happy. ☺☺☺

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