Lazy eye snuggle

A black nose nestled
in the crook of my arm
contented and dozing as we
sat late into an evening there
my soulmate Sally and me

A lazy eye gazed
before closing confirmed
with a full of contentment deep sigh
that home was where he was right now
with my soulmate Sally and I

©Jemverse

Photo – Obi Wan Kinobi, aged 5 – Jempics

Owning the cone

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
was feeling a bit glum
He had to wear the ‘cone of shame’
for stitches in his bum
It wasn’t very comfortable
and he wasn’t all that sure
why he was made to wear it
and what it all was for

So Wolfgang he decided
that he would own the cone
and wear it proudly everywhere
behaviour to condone
So he proudly posed for pictures
this memory to regale
in the continuing adventures
of a Sussex Patterdale

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Photo – Bezann Productions (aka Bezza Croucher)

The comfort of home

Swift to the morning
but with comfort of home
the night has slip-slid away
and all of a sudden
(and too soon it seems)
I’m here at the start of the day

But I’m not too bothered
as I’m back from the road
and Obi is here at my side
It’s back to the norm
the familiar ‘here’
with a comfort I’d never deride

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Photo – Obi asleep at my side – Jempics

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

©Jemverse

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

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