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Walking the dog

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Walking the dog

From my window I see the dog walkers as they parade past
Leash in their left hand, poop bag held tightly in their right
All sizes, shapes and breeds, both owners and their dogs
Charges safely tethered on their leash, straining to be free
Anxious to check their pee-mail or send a message on its way
I see the walker poised, ready to scoop up each catch of the day
Quickly wrap it tightly and tuck the warm and squishy deposit
Firmly into their pocket before hurrying on their way

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  1. Date: 12/3/2013 8:57:00 AM
    Donald Such a unique and interesting write. Cute and funny, with a little bit of yucky rolled in. Nice job Thanks for the great comment on my Holiday Heartache poem

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 10:37:00 PM
    Great poem Donald,, been there...done that. Thanks for reading "The Devil Danced at Midnight." It is appreciated. John

    Bennett Avatar Donald J Bennett
    Date: 11/10/2013 1:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you sir.
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 8:35:00 PM
    Sounds awful to me, I don't think I could get down there to pick it up. body is That stuffed. Thank goodness that dogs like mine have to be kept on the lead. He waits till he gets home lol. very good write Donald...peter

    Bennett Avatar Donald J Bennett
    Date: 11/7/2013 9:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I live where what is known as the Centennial trail passes by my window. We have a lot of hikers, bikers and runner but because it is such a nice trail as it passes through town a lots of folks walk their dogs so we see them all.
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 11:18:00 PM
    Very clever and so true, u must live near a park haha

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 11:55:00 PM
    Ha ha! So cute and a little gross! It's funny you said pee mail because thats what I call it. This makes me miss walking my dogs. One died and my ex kept the other because he paid for her (I believe in adoption, btw). I was feeling kinda down as you might have noticed from that Nam poem (thanks for commenting) but this made me laugh. Thanks :)

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 10:52:00 AM
    No poop in the pocket for me! A hundred pound Dobbie has quite the pile... Ha,ha..I'm glad I found this! I was going to write about the same thing awhile back?

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 11:37:00 PM
    I remember those days when I had to walk my dog. It's been almost five years now since he left. Good write here.

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 3:57:00 PM
    I just came in, walking my dog "Maya". Was it me you could see from your window. Very well written, like it. Have a lovely weekend. oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Bennett Avatar Donald J Bennett
    Date: 8/31/2012 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was not you, this I know because my window is far far away. Thank you for your comment and I hope that it made you chuckle a bit.
    Cayton Avatar Cindy Cayton
    Date: 8/31/2012 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    no Anna, it wasn't you. You are too sweet. I hope I didn't offend you by laughing so much. My doggy was a big doggie and she went where ever she pleased. ~ and I wouldn't touch those land mines with a ten foot pole. haha
  1. Date: 8/31/2012 3:55:00 PM
    I got the giggles at these lines:"scoop up each catch of the day" and "and tuck the warm and squishy deposit Firmly into their pocket before hurrying on their way" aahahahaa. Thanks for the laugh and it is so true! Take care, Cindy aka Lucinda Lu Cayton