Time

Stray No More

Sometimes, time can be the biggest commodity around the shelter. Feeding time, potty time, play time ……. Picture time!

Ralphie 1069765-1Today, we had a very shy little boy. We didn’t have many on the list,  so we were able to spend some extra time with Ralphie. At first he hung at Donna’s side and was very apprehensive about everything. But then after many treats, kind soft words and praise, he just became a fun loving little dog.  His tail slowly came out from the tucked position, his head lifted and he figured out quickly that if he paid attention then he would get rewarded.

For us it was so very rewarding to see this little guy blossom and show his true personality. We even got a smile from him, at least I am calling it a smile.

For our part at the shelter, we are usually in the middle of the…

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stream of mullet no Isles

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fly like a mullet
jumping for saltwater joy
pulsating oceans

feeling like a dog
hanging his puppy head
outside the car window

knows how to have fun
no better feeling in the world
blowing here now

she told her boyfriend
because of her fortune cookie
she had to leave

he kissed her forehead
told her he understood
she had to start over

i don’t understand
Soprano psychiatrist
what a fruitcake

literally
i get stupid fortune cookies
almost every day

i guess that’s tv
cause of no one’s
ability for happiness

marriage made
in confederacy
she lives in NY he lives here

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rizzoli and isles

aqua aquarius

when the moon is in
another day at the beach
the seventh hour

sun glistening eyes
helicopter hovering
the twelfth hotel’s sky

in the distance
mr. mullet wonders why
you are getting smaller

walking backwards
only way to see dolphin
who catches any fish

bulldog understands
just like everyone here
pictures of the sunset

seagull swoops in front
giant black feather in sand
almost a peacock

uhnuh bird chirping
landing on swaying palm tree
on top of your head

this entire life
never knowing what makes this noise
sounds like uhnuh

Ottie sees bulldog
father falls on his bulldog
heated argument

he walked a long way
pictures of the sun setting
over the ocean

wife walks through silk creek
taking pictures of husband
on the other side

many people say
it’s alright you can go through
he is not aware

newlyweds kissing
colorfully matching white palms
dressed blue and white

no halloween warmth
the age of aquarius
seventy six high

“dawning of the age
then peace will guide the planets
love will steer the stars”

Age Of Aquarius

seaside feng shui

“walk it by yourself”
to the left and the right
sugar bear’s too tired

feng shui little boy
rearranging furniture
half size of my chair

what strength you have
tiny three year old moving every
chair except mine

everyone with their hat
feeling like i’m at the
kentucky derby

men charleston chapeau
women wear giant straw hats
pink over forty

my father always
“don’t you need a little hat”
well maybe i do

winter and summer
seven to thirty six years
i’m not starting now

even though last year
someone gave me a gift hat
rather have gift horse

large owner’s closet
someone left me new dog bowls
and a brand new leash

but there was no dog
looked everywhere for puppy
not one to be found

are you buying
someone else’s troubles when you buy
furnished condo

not like an old car
only problem getting rid of theirs
bring in yours

saxophone calling
“we’re in this world together”
come float with music

once i bought a hat
went to orthodox synagogue
rabbi said no

you want to marry?
no i certainly do not
i was just divorced

apparently
only married women wear hats
i’m conservative

of course not with hats
i purposely bought that hat
wear to orthodox

men and women can’t
sit together because men
can’t control themselves?

oh the mishegas
if i couldn’t sit with my
mother and father!

i would shoot myself
thank goodness born when i was
feel tallis tassels

orthodox parents
basically that’s all there was
when they were little

luckily they grew up
across the street from each other
in greenville

holding hands services
in the sixties after
conservative built

twenty years marriage
then they’re allowed to sit
together services

but not very long
only thirty nine years
til death destroys numbers

Ringo Dachshund not Starr pulls pork

tuesday night pulled pork
thurdsday nights gourmet pizza
the kosher left side

two fifty a slice
every friday taco night
fish fry wednesday nights

saturday night grill
footlong hotdogs four dollars
burgers and cookout

animal crackers
they’re loaded with calcium
i like the sugar


here we go again
while you’re thinking are they twins
one has blue with black

other hat black with blue
man says no they’re cousins
answering someone

who apparently asked
what i was thinking
synchronistic thoughts

chattanooga choo choo
wearing clemson t shirt
goes to all the games

grew up in greenville
thirty minutes from clemson
explaining it all

“oh dad i remember
where my cigarettes are
in your pants pocket”

haiku on boardwalk
wasted on bad cigarettes
keep it in your pants

ringo’s father asks
“are you back for the summer”
haven’t ever left

6/4 pm

fruitful multiplying haiku

buy brie december
expiration may thirteen
how does cheese know this
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he can’t eat butter
i can’t have margarine
his turtle likes chiffon
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never spending day
with wine spending four thousand
sandy chihuahua
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why is this called
a preview when you can see
the entire post

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those fruitcake grocers
don’t sell duke’s mayonnaise although
they do sell fruitcakes
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baseball nemesis
taking boyfriend to china
leave gehrig behind
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raindrops kept falling
on my head too every time
i went in the hall

keep having to change
tense from past to present
aggravating haiku
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her husband’s an ass
father changed him into one
samantha stevens
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if you go missing
after one hundred years
do they close your case file
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grapes go forth at once
multiplying into wine
turning toes purple
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