Dog Gam

What poetics is Paul Scribbles serving up this week at dVerse Poets Pub? Soul gazing, he calls this week’s concoction. Well, I went off the leash a little with the prompt.


This haibun has been removed from my blog as it is soon to be published in an anthology. More on that later.

40 thoughts on “Dog Gam

  1. Oh my goodness, as a dog lover, I drank down every line. “Someone who understands”, I cry with delight. Dogs are total receivers, and they must get so confused by the messages many of their humans give them……….problems are always because of the owner, not the dog. It is a joy to see a well-loved dog. My heart breaks for all the millions of others. It gets harder to take, the older I get.

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  2. I have mixed feelings about keeping dogs as pets to groom the animal spirit out of them and domesticate them to the point of total subservience. We have a dog who was not raised on a leash but the closer we get to the city the more people are uneasy about her being off a leash. They are afraid their tethered dogs will act up around a dog that is comparatively free and not being pulled around everywhere.

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  3. We had a little Norwich that walked perfectly at heel. Without a lead. Everyone marveled at how brilliantly we had trained her, but we never trained her at all. She just felt that was the perfect place to be and wherever we went, she was right at heel. Now, if only the OTHER dogs would get the idea. They adore us, I’m sure, but at heel? Are you kidding?

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