Monday, May 04, 2015

Dog's life? -- another 55 Flash Plus attempt


Life is but to please my master
His happiness fills my needs
He rewards,
food in my plate,
pat on my head
 
There is a better side of life
Walks in the park,
flushing rabbit for the hunt,
seeing my subject little boy learning to read
 
Me, mere hound dog
Fun therapy dog first class



 
 
Photo and poem copyright © 2006 and 2015 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 
I'm linked with Kerry O'Connor at Real Toads, "FLASH 55 PLUS!" (means exactly 55 words)
Notes:
 - Flash 55 means to write a poem with exactly 55 words.  Including the title, I did that.
 - Plus was to add a little Zen.  Here I tried to add a touch of Zen.  I feel that dogs can have higher needs than to exist.  Maslow in his hierarchy of needs may have felt otherwise (link). 
 - Adi (profile) was my beloved beagle dog, a therapy dog.  We mainly visited with assisted living residents, many afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.  She also was qualified as a reading dog (link).  Adi died in September, 2012.

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8 Comments:

At Monday, May 04, 2015 8:40:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Adi's lovely!

 
At Monday, May 04, 2015 9:19:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly about the worth of a dog's life, and a dog like Adi is irreplaceable.

 
At Monday, May 04, 2015 9:58:00 AM, Blogger Gail said...

Thanks for visiting. Farming is hard work but we were not unhappy.

Therapy dogs are wonderful.. Dogs in general are wonderful.

I was watching small grandson out the kitchen window playing with our dogs (including one pit bull) Don't know what possessed the child but he dropped a large rock. Hubby could not tell it was rock but called him to bring what he had to the house. It was a rock! Needless to say, he was in deep doo-doo.

We had watched him drop a rock three times as hard as he could onto the back of a pit bull and a Border Collie and they just laid there...now those are good dogs.

I won't go into detail but I can pretty much bet it will NOT happen again..

Have a wonderful day.

 
At Monday, May 04, 2015 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

a nice way to empatize with your hound dog Jim

much love...

 
At Monday, May 04, 2015 12:57:00 PM, Blogger Mama Zen said...

Dogs are one of the best things in life!

 
At Monday, May 04, 2015 6:19:00 PM, Blogger Kim Nelson said...

And we humans are lucky to have them, aren't we Jim? Terrific piece.

 
At Monday, May 04, 2015 8:06:00 PM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

Ha. Charming. Dogs are great and great pics. K.

 
At Tuesday, May 05, 2015 7:38:00 AM, Blogger R.K. Garon said...

Well done.
ZQ

 

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