Stickery Situation

Stickery Situation

A Poem by barleygirl
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ongoing tussle with my dog . . .

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My Lola struts with multi-colored curls
I trim her but she’s still a bit shaggy
upon some weeds she flips and twirls
swishing debris with a tail so waggy!

Four stubby legs on a chunky trunk
her belly fur drags dirt like a scoop
without tummy rubs Lola pitches a funk
her perky ears in a grouchy droop.

So I dutifully dive into my evening ritual
running fingers through her tangled fur
compelled by stickers I can be habitual
tugging disruption for each prickly burr.

Lola wants her loving with no pulling pinch
she’s incensed my nails start to burrow
holding her down through peevish flinch
undertaking a tidying so thorough.

It always starts out a loving session
tummy rubs with prickly punctuation
but it ends up a tussle of aggression
as I remedy our stickery situation.




© 2017 barleygirl



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Such a sweet and loving poem about lovely little Lola, who it seems can get persnickety when you're trying to get those stickers out! I have the same problem with my little baby angel- she reads my mind and runs under the bed to avoid me. Love this poem of course!

Posted 3 Months Ago


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barleygirl

3 Months Ago

I know what you mean about the way they can sense what we are up to & then they go hide! *smile* Tha.. read more
Annette Pisano Higley

3 Months Ago

Yeah, they dread those probing Mommy-Fingers!:)



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too cute. nothing like a pet ...

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Months Ago

My pets are my shining stars! Thanks for stopping by to share (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie
Cute poem! We love our pets. I see your dog, Lola, and my dog, Nicki, like giving kisses. They like our poems too!!

Posted 2 Months Ago


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barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Lola was in the doghouse this morning becuz she ran away for too long . . . but at least she didn't .. read more
Lol what a cute poem
Really lovely

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my writing so thoroughly! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie
Must have a filthy mind. This took me totally off track. You get untangling Lola. Rub a tummy tummy.
Don't let her bite you. lol

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Yes, I can see where this could apply to one or two of my more furry mankind experiences in life! *h.. read more
Very refreshing. You've written a sweet and cool poem about your dog and the bond you share. The imagery is fantastic. Love it!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Sometimes this world feels full of strife, & this is when I need to focus on the special little plea.. read more
ahahahaha so much joy in your poem and life with dogs ..too many lines i love to mention ..thank you for the smile, chuckles and joy this morning .. my dogs are short haired so no burrs to extract and Bella is such a primadonna she won't step on wet grass, any puddle and won't go out in the rain, wind nor snow ;) Beauregard is a different story tho ..he leaps delightfully through the thickest and tallest of weeds ...he thinks he's fighting dragons ;) wonderful read for me Barley

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Your little canine anecdotes leave me smiling every time! *smile* Thankful mine won't get muddy in w.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

love to ya Margie! always my treat to visit :)
Yes indeed, I can relate so well, it's what they call, ' a labour of love' and has got be done, but they're worth the effort, always!

A finely penned and alluring, poetic tale of canine love and companionship...Bravo Barleygirl & Lola!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Ah yes, our little furry labors of love! Whoever said "unconditional love" must have others to do th.. read more
i love the love you have for your dog !!!!!!
this poem was super well written and super super cute !!
makes me wanna adopt a puppy !! sadly my cats wont welcome one *sigh*
keep writing
i always enjoy your work !!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

I've always been a "dog" person . . . once got a cat, but she ran away last summer! *sigh!* Thank yo.. read more
This was absolutely DELIGHTFUL! And so very descriptive. Excellent work, just excellent.

Posted 3 Months Ago


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barleygirl

3 Months Ago

My pets always inspire my best writing! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed it! (((HUGS))) Fondly, .. read more
I assume that stickeries are what we call burrs.
Our Yorkie always insists on "doing his business" in long grass that's loaded with them. I'm not sure whether it sadism or masochism when trying to bag it up. Loved your more "romantic " version of this chore. (((Hugs)))

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

I always love hearing your more sardonic read on such tedious tasks as our lovey furry friends impos.. read more

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