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Wordless Wednesday

Dawson in Wait

Focus – Dawson

All Ready To Go To Mexico

 

“All ready to go to Mexico” is for Six Word Stories.

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Maggie – #Fur-Babies

The following picture is for a challenge over at Brashley Photography 

So the challenge this week is – Fur-Babies. For this week’s challenge, show us images of fur-babies… it could be your pet, a cat in the neighborhood, even a dog or cat you’ve loved during your love.  Share your furbaby images.

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Maggie by Susan Zutautas

 

 

 

Danby Dog

Today’s challenge over at Mindloversmisery’s Menagerie called Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip is to write a Tautogram poem.

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Image by Stewart McClean from Pixabay

 

Dachshund dog Danby dashed down

dancing dune demonstrating durability determination

 dedication due Dave Dangerfield

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

 

Liberty

FFE

The following is written for a challenge over at Fandango’s called Fandango’s February Expression #22.

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, will be to post a story, a poem, an image, an interpretation of what the expression means to you, or to do whatever it is that you want to do based upon the daily adage.

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Image by Mr_Incognito_ from Pixabay

 

This saying conjures up a memory from my past about a dog, a family pet, an Irish Setter named Liberty.

Quite often when I was a teen, my parents, our dog, and I would go for a car ride (usually for most of the day). That was back when you didn’t have to mortgage your house to buy gas.

Back to the point of this post…

We would always bring water and a dish for Liberty in case she got thirsty. She always refused to drink the water. When we would stop somewhere we would let her out of the car to have a bathroom break. The strange thing is that she would never relieve herself no matter how many hours we were gone. As soon as we got home however she’d race into the backyard to do her business. I don’t know how she was able to hold it for so long. Must have had a really good bladder.

 

 

 

 

Hot Diggity Dog on Silent Sunday

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Photo by Susan Zutautas

Dogedin Mural

Many dogs painted on a wall.

 

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Photo by Susan Zutautas

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These pictures are for  Saturday Six Word Musings over at Debbie’s.

I took all of these photos while in Dunedin, Florida. They are on an outside wall of Skips Bar on Main Street. The artist is Anna Hamilton. If you’d like to read about this wall please follow the link.

Ode to Bobo

Sadly this week my good friend Charli said good-bye to her beautiful dog Bobo who is in the picture amongst the daisies.

The piece I’ve written below is for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.

February 6, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to the theme “a dog in the daisies.” It can be any dog, real or imagined. Push into the setting and as always, go where the prompt leads!

A tribute to Bobo flash fiction 2020.

 

Last night I dreamt about you. You were running through a field of daisies. Your favorite place. You looked like you were young, happy, with not a care in the world, and pain-free. You’ll never know how much this delighted me.

From the day you came into our lives, till the day you left us, and beyond our hearts have been full of love.

 

Oh, sweet pup of mine

I take this as a sign

That you’ve been thinking of me

Letting me know you’re running free

We will meet again one day

We will run, we will play

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

Every Picture Tells a Story – It’s a Dogs Life

The Tree Fort
How I want to be a bird up in a tree
Singing songs and chirping, chasing bumblebees
I tried to build a nest, thinking maybe I could fly
Turn into a bird, and soar way up high
Gathered all the leaves and twigs, together to be bound
Now I am exhausted with a tree fort on the ground
Actually, it is quite nice, with all the leaves covering me
I can hide right here escaping, the bath that I so need
Bored
 
We are two dogs that are bored as can be
Lying on the kitchen floor waiting for a treat
A walk would be nice, out in the sun
Go to the park for a little run
The cat is upstairs hiding…….. from us right now
If he’d come down, we could chase him all around
Swimming at the lake would be lots of fun
Guess we’ll just have to wait for the time to come
Trim My Paws
 
Why do you look so shocked that I jumped up here
The groomer made me get on her table, so why can’t I here
I went to school today and got one paw groomed
So get out the scissors and please finish them soon
You saw how she did it, so please give it a try
Make the other ones pretty, I am not shy
One night after obedience training I asked the groomer/trainer how to trim the fur on my dog’s paws and so she took us into her grooming room and showed me on one of her paws. When we got home Magz jumped up onto the table as if to say “Okay now finish the other three”
 
© 2011 Susan Zutautas 
 
 

I Wrote a Poem Just For You

I’d love to be able to write you a song
To let you know how much we belong
Side by side every day
Side by side all the way




If only I could find words to write
How I feel day and night
But it is hard to write with paws
Webbed they are but there is a flaw
No pen will fit between my claws
Just take me for a walk today
Feed me treats and I will stay
Right beside you not pulling away
Just tell me nicely to sit and stay
I promise not to be a rat
I’ll never again chase the cat
If you will feed me a bone or two
I will fetch for you a brew
When you come home at night
I’ll be waiting with delight
Wagging my tail to and fro
Just let me out to play in the snow
I know that it’s not polite to drool
Can’t help myself I am a dog you fool
I can read your mind with ease
I know what you want and how to please
But at times dogs just have to disobey
You took me to the vet and now I am spayed
You always fill my water dish
Sometimes I wish you’d throw me a fish
I am a Newfoundland dog you see
At one time fish were free for me
The liver you make my breakfast with
Is really quite delicious
However, if you could just double it up
You would make me a happy pup
So sorry that I shed like a bear
You would too if you had this much hair
I do not like to have my nails clipped
I would rather eat those potato chips
I have a wish for my birthday this year
I hope you don’t find it is too dear
But I would really like a steak
And please oh please bake me a cake
© 2011 Susan Zutautas 
 
 

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