Tag Archives: Dogs

Raising a smile

‘Rapunzel’ and ‘Aurora’, dressed in their pink satin gowns and flanked by the painted rainbows they had stuck to the window, bounced excitedly on the back of the sofa, smiling, waving and shouting, “Grandma!”… I could hear them from the … Continue reading

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Daggers-drawn #midnighthaiku

Selective hearing After digging in the mud… Who mentioned bath-time? *  

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The Small Dog’s Passenger

The night was calm, the air was sweet, The rain had stopped, the moon was high, The small dog lay outside the door To watch the stars play in the sky. “Okay, small dog, it’s bedtime now, You must come … Continue reading

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The Camisole Model ~ Anneli Purchase

Reblogged from Words From Anneli: My dream to be a model Took an unexpected turn, Success would be reality, I soon began to learn. The mistress had a camisole She was too fat to wear, And yet she couldn’t throw … Continue reading

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Doors #midnighthaiku

Winter or summer My door is always open How can I complain? All loving sacrifices Open a door to the heart

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10 Things for which the Indie Author is grateful

There are a good many things Indie writers and publishers have to be grateful for. Things we seem to have in common…apart, of course, from the abject poverty of living in unheated garrets whilst suffering for our art. (Look, we … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent 2019! Christmas Eve…

Dear Santa, It’s Christmas Eve! So this will be my last letter this year. I know you will be very busy. I hope you will pop by tonight and see my tree. I knew she wouldn’t let me down. For … Continue reading

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Barb Taub on What the #cat and #dog want from #Santa… #Christmas #humor #pets

Reblogged from Barb Taub: [Note: I’m trying to avoid headers referring to Christmas ‘going to the dogs’ or anything involving a combination of ‘Santa’ and ‘Paws.’ But it’s sooooo hard!] Cats are to dogs what modern people are to the … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent 2019! Trees, trifles and triffids… with Toby, Austin and Hugh Roberts

Hey Santa! Almost there now! I’ll be an antler-free zone this year with any luck! And that is all down to the kindness of my friends who, getting into the Christmas spirit, have all rallied round. Toby and Austin are … Continue reading

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Understanding #midnighthaiku

* Misunderstanding Miscommunication’s bane Cause of contention * (Contrary small dog Leaping with joy into lakes Will hide from a bath Is it torture or hygiene… Perhaps I should buy a duck) *

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