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 writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. 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 😀

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  5. ksbeth says:

    hahahaha – )

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  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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