Turn a Furry Cheek

Turn a Furry Cheek

A Poem by barleygirl
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Lola replies to my poem about her bad breath . . .

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Gotta admit, I’m a bona fide b***h
my copious coat of curls is rich
yoked to a niggling human hitch
breath so bad my whiskers twitch.

Got the nerve to dish out flack
my nearby muzzle a moldy whack
she puffs out her prune smokestack
as putrid as a beached humpback.

Her exhalations are so gross
buzzards don’t dare venture close
even maggots catch a lethal dose
while rats are rendered comatose.

Witch overlooks my lavish goodwill
sharing my crib with a living landfill
her canoodles do shrivel the daffodil
even skunks find her odor is overkill.

My rancid human is old and weak
oh how her unseen emissions reek
long ago she misplaced her mystique
so I stay and turn a furry cheek.

© 2020 barleygirl


Author's Note

barleygirl
Companion poem to "Sweltering Stench" . . . posted a couple days ago.

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From a dog's eye view, wonderful!

I often think about the wonderfully smell sensitive doggy world that Holly, our adorable Collie/Spaniel cross inhabits. Charlie and I love to watch the way her nose twitches overtime as she stands head on to the wind taking it all in., must be both fascinating and at times quite disgusting. :))

Long may your beloved Lola continue to turn her furry cheek.

Beccy. x

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Yes, I love to imagine how super-sensitive their noses must be, compared to my own feeble ability to.. read more



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I'm usually offended by my dog's stinky smell, but never considered how they must feel about my smell. Thanks for opening my eyes to a new perspective.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

One of my dogs likes to park right along my a*s at night & then she's shocked when a big fart interr.. read more
Damn! Did that make me smile!!! I could see, I could smell, I could touch, and I giggled. I'm a little confused about how mystique fits in, but the rhyme works so well! I don't think I'd change a thing. LOVE it! A fellow cat lover... though I tend to gravitate toward the less bitchy boys. Lol. Ande

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


PamiAnde

2 Weeks Ago

Oh, was this a dog?! I'm also a dog lover, but the bona fide b***h line led me straight into the cat.. read more
barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

"b***h" = female dog . . . just saying! *wink! wink!* At the end, my dog is saying that I have lost .. read more
PamiAnde

2 Weeks Ago

Lol! Yes, a b***h is certainly a female dog. And now I get it! Good dog. :-) Strange and convoluted,.. read more
Creative write from a dogs point of view and funny as well as a simply fun read. Held my attention to the end. Tyfs

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

There's a certain liberty in speaking as a dog which I had fun with! Thanks for stopping by (((HUGS).. read more
Now this had me in splits! Lola's comeback on 'Sweltering Stench' Perfectly bitchy yes and so absolutely cute and adorable too! If only our pets could speak, I shudder what they would say or write about us! This is such fun to read! Really needed this touch of humor today!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Lola is pretty expressive, both with her voice & her paws. She's definitely the alpha dog in her own.. read more
AJNJ

2 Weeks Ago

It was a pleasure Ms. Margie 🤗
Haha, this was such a smart write! It's funny on its own merits but when you have pets, it's a whole other story... a relatable one at that. I loved this.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much for appreciating this flash-in-the-pan. Sometimes you just have to let out the unt.. read more
Egads! Can't possibly be a housecat! But then again, for a witch, why not. This is so darn clever Margie.

Take care - Dave

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

I had a cat once, but she ran away after about a year. I guess my place is uninhabitable, except for.. read more
Dave

2 Weeks Ago

The only pet we've had is one of those 'little turtles'. We got it for my youngest when she was onl.. read more
barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for sharing this great anecdote! (((HUGS)))


I'm whiff ya Margie no matter wot Lola say's .... actually, I was amazed to learn just how sensitive our furry friends sense of smell really is .. maybe that's why my very own four legged friend Brulee keeps clear of my crib ....

Nice one the pair of ya

:)



Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

What amazes me is how dogs, with their keen sense of smell being a million times more potent than ou.. read more
Neville

3 Weeks Ago


wot fun and witty comeback (HUGS) scent fondly, N :)
tell Lola to get you some charcoal chews that will help she can give them to you as treats when you need attention and tell her she needs to groom you more! these are the responsibilities of a good human owner... neglect can lead to bad experiences and health to her person. these things are essential for a healthy human its not just about protecting them from ground squirrels

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Charcoal chews! Good one! Thanks for weighing in so heavily in Lola's favor that I'm considering a b.. read more
Robert Trakofler

2 Weeks Ago

LOL person owning is a huge responsibility Margie
Ya just gotta wonder what our furry pets are thinking!....I think you nailed it!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

These little furries put up with so much of our nonsense! They know us so well & love us anyway! Tha.. read more
Have a feeling if my two furry what-have yous could read this, they'd run for the hills! Must admit the kitchen worries them.. Sort of love your evil wordification, you caught me at first.. thought the shoe was on the other paw. Reminding self to make a list of what not to buy when the lockdown comes with a vengeance. Aching ribs here.

'.. even maggots catch a lethal dose - while rats are rendered comatose.' How could any good woman be so cruel ... :)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for considering my smelly situation with such tact & honesty! It's a fact that my doggies .. read more
emmajoy

3 Weeks Ago

I knew I shouldnt read the above more than once.. cos by time I'd finished, my ribs ached - laughed .. read more

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