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Pet-sit Panics

Husky Hell

I sat for my daughter’s two 
Huskys one busy week.
As the days passed, my ire became
more and more bleak.

The blessings of their company
I tried to extol . . . 
but their manners and actions
were out of my control.

One evening as I opened the 
door to let them in
my thoughts of contempt for them
seemed like such a sad sin.

One dog rushed past where 
the other was trying to go;
in the confusion and chaos . . .  
they broke my big toe.

I hobbled around her home
As I tried to forgive . . .
Never again will I watch them,
As long as I live!

For as soon as I forgave them
For breaking my toe,
the youngest chewed up my 
black bra, extending my woe.

Their muddy little foot prints 
covered her kitchen floor.
When my daughter returned--
I busted my hump to the door.

Greeting her dogs and me with
kisses and a sweet sigh;
“Thank God you are back home
dear!” was my frazzled reply.

Note: This is a totally true happening that occurred to me in Feb. of this year. I love 
dogs but was no match for those two.

For "Pet-Sit Panics Contest"  
Sponsored by: Sharon Tideswell 

Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong

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  1. Date: 11/10/2013 9:47:00 PM
    This is a cute and humorous write. You never know what a pet is going to do. Its entertaining and keeps the days fun. Sorry about your toe. Nice job

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 8:30:00 AM
    Poor little girl, broken toes are a dilemma when you need them to walk on. Minus a dog sitter to be sure but the poem itself is well done! and Connie, thank you for your visit and kind words. People like you make it worthwhile to write. Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 9/19/2011 1:13:00 AM
    connie, it's hard for me to find ones I haven't seen! anyway, do you realize this contest here NEVER got judged?? I think there have been several I never saw judged here!! My computer keeps shutting down on me.It's a very weird thing with no explanation for it. wish me luck. I just want to get THROUGH here!!

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 1:05:00 AM
    soupmail :) hugs-- nikko :)

  1. Date: 8/26/2010 4:56:00 PM
    lol.dogs aren't for everyone! husky hell, funny title. and it matches perfectly. ~Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 8/20/2010 1:11:00 AM
    oh my goodness, Connie! That must have hurt, your big toe getting broken?? Oh yiikes...I love how huskies look but I guess after reading this, I won't even dream of owning one, lol-- wish you the best in Sharon with this unfortunate (for you) but fun write :) - hugs nikko :)

  1. Date: 8/20/2010 12:01:00 AM
    OUCH! You've got some tough dogs lol. A funny rhyme, highly enjoyable and humorous. Love it. Love, Sami.

  1. Date: 8/19/2010 2:05:00 PM
    Family! LOL

  1. Date: 8/19/2010 2:03:00 PM
    LOL!!! LOL!!! I'm so sorry Connie, but you have the habit into making your misfortunes VERY FUNNY! Which is a wonderful way! Lots of love to you and familt, love SimoneXXX ps BIG SMILES!

  1. Date: 8/19/2010 9:52:00 AM
    Wishing you the best in Sharon's contest Connie. Was great seeing another post from you today. Thank you for your kind comments. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 10:41:00 PM
    thanks, connie, about my limerick. I wish I could do a pasta poem but all I like is speghetti and it has to be on something else! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 10:08:00 PM
    LOVE it, Cnnie, and it better get a win! Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 7:30:00 PM
    soup mail back atcha, with apologies

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 6:48:00 PM
    thanks for reading my pet-sit poem, the hid is actually supposed to be hid as in hidden not hide, so it isn't a typo , but thanks anyway, love yours , good luck again

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 12:56:00 PM
    Connie, I can't even imagine what it would be like to experience this! Luckily, toes seem to heal quickly -- I hope that was the case for you. And I sure hope you weren't wearing that black bra when it came under attack. Perhaps she can find someone with a large, fenced-in yard where the dogs can spend most of the time enjoying the outdoors. Wishing you success in the contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 11:53:00 AM
    ow,, poor toe, good luck in the contest