Another autumn day revisited

3 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

A clear Autumn day, not a cloud in the sky
A mist that lies lurking like a child’s forlorn cry
A walk in the morning when no-one’s about
When a whisper is special. ‘cos you daren’t risk a shout
A broken old caravan, a cow in a field
A dog that likes running for Frisbees concealed
A field that is covered with a crisp, sparkling dew
A feeling of freshness, when everything’s new
A field of dry stubble that’s been burnt for the year
A farmer out walking (we’re not meant to be here)
A last throw of the Frisbee, then back on your lead
And home to make coffee and you then to feed

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Photo – Jempics

I wrote this one just over 36 years ago on 1st October 1983. It’s all about ‘Jackie’, our first dog, with us for 18 years from early 1983 through mid-1999. ‘Another autumn day‘ was first posted to Jemverse on 1st October 2014.

Ditchling Beacon

Ditching Beacon in late summer
with views of Sussex Weald
walking slowly in the heat
cast by the sun’s strong yield

Wolfgang’s with us trotting slow
sniffing here and there
Inquisitive, excited
the moment here to share

By and by we’ll head on home
but an ice-cream first I think
Eating quickly, lest they melt
whilst Wolfgang has a drink

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Photo – from the the top of Ditchling Beacon, West Sussex – Jempics

[Wolfgang is our daughter’s 10-month old Patterdale Terrier]

To end a perfect day

To end a perfect day
we walked along the beach
our small dog running free and proud
the sea in easy reach
The shadow of the sun
spread gold across the sky
A fitting end to perfect day
as together we strolled by

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Photo – Obi on West Beach, Shoreham, Sussex – Jempics

Bouncing

Wolfgang was bouncing
and after his ball
We caught him on camera
which was a good call
Sometimes he caught it
sometimes he missed
But we always praised him
and gave him a kiss
Cos doggos need praising
and knowing you’re happy
Quite easy to do with
so bouncy a chappie

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Photo – Wolfgang and target ball in mid-bounce/mid-air – Jempics

A day with Wolfgang

Spent a day with Wolfgang
mostly sleeping in the sun
He is a very special chap
agreed by everyone

He’s happy being with us
Grandparents as a test
which we are pretty good at
‘Cos like him we are the best

Wolfgang the little Patterdale
Paws and long legs too
So pleased you’ve joined the Croucher clan
as we’re all fond of you

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Photo – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Croucher-Jones, March 2019 – Jempics

Wolfgang

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
has come to join our clan
Living with my daughter Gracie
and her partner Lee, the man

A Patterdale Terrier by breed
His black fur tinged with brown
He’s absolutely gorgeous
and we’re so pleased that he’s around

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Photo – Bezza Croucher (via i-phone)

Basil

Sir Basil Fawlty lived a life
as full as life can be
For almost eighteen years
he was within our family

A little border terrier cross
he was peace personified
Hardly ever growling
until the day he died

And ‘tho we all will miss him
we know he’s in a better place
Romping round in heaven
with that smile upon his face

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Photo – R.I.P Sir Basil Fawlty (May 2002 to January 2019) – Jempics

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