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Three Dogs

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Three Dogs

I have three dogs
Iggy, Tilly and Banjo	
Banjo is always on the go
And Tilly is a mess
Iggy on the other hand
Seems to be quite blessed

They love to chase lizards
Because sheep we have not
Do lizards come in herds?
Because now I have twenty or so
Cornered under my Ford

The collies wait quite patiently
For one to make a move
And then like tiny lighting bolts
They bust a move
They never hurt the reptiles
But they never sleep

I afraid they will develop
A sleep disorder
If I don’ t give them a break.
So I bought a plastic dinosaur 
And I put it on a stick
Now they chase me around the property
Till I am almost sick

But the lizards and the dogs are happy
And that’s what really counts
I can live another day
And drive my car to work
Only to come home to have 
Another herd of lizards
Corralled in the dirt

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  1. Date: 8/5/2013 11:39:00 AM
    I enjoyed this immensley. The clever descriptions of a day in your life with your dogs and heartfelt feelings of caring for them :)

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 4:15:00 PM
    I've always wanted a big dog. Or rather two at least; it's always nice for them to have a buddy. Hehe. This was cute. They sound like a load of fun to watch and interact with. Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/4/2013 4:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    They are a handful. Luckily I have four fenced acres for them to run through; otherwise they would drive me insane. Wait I am insane...Next sentence...anyway they are fun and provide so much love and loyalty. I know they are just dogs. But they are my world. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Very cute write lol ,,the simplicity of life is beautiful thing when you can enjoy those moments:) most times I forget & take it for granted nice to get a.reality check occasionally:0) ty..

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/4/2013 11:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Whew, it's hot down here. August is the worst. I keep thinking about moving but you know the drill. Spring and Fall are fantastic. but 6 months of summer, give me a break! :(
    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 8/4/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's cool:) nyc isn't so hot we had a heat wave like 2 wks ago our heatwave is probably your regular heat lmao:( awhhh not funny jk kk :) i can deal w/ heat but humidity is terrible...you & the dogs keep cool & relax :) xx cherie~~
    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/4/2013 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Having a little fun on a Sunday afternoon. Too hot to work outside so the dogs and I are all chilling in the house. Kilmer