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Pet-Sit Panic

My friend Meg was leaving for a week-long vacation
And struggling hard to provide for her congregation:
With a horse, two dogs, one cat and a bird
You might as well say she had a whole herd

I arrived just hours after Meg made her escape
To find yellow feathers all over her cat’s face
One dog had dug a hole ‘neath the backyard fence 
The remaining Rottweiler growled angrily on the offense

Out in the barn a horse was giving birth to a colt
So I tried to call her vet but was placed on endless hold
I attempted to reach Meg; her cell phone was off
“Don’t feel defeated,” I chided myself with a scoff

A circus was in town and gypsies answered my cry
Now from their trapeze, I often fly quite high
Luckily Meg’s fine horse needed no birthing aid
And the bearded lady got the Rottweiler caged

The missing dog returned, at least that’s what Meg said
She claimed to understand how I had simply lost my head
But as she hurled balls at me, sitting on the dunking bench
Meg muttered words I didn’t know (they sounded French)

The clown suit fits just fine and at least I’m not confined
In the sanitarium for pet sitters who’ve surely lost their minds

* For Sharon Tidewell's Pet-Sit Panics Contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 10/12/2010 10:55:00 AM
replied to your soupmail...:)
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Date: 8/25/2010 12:58:00 PM
This has got to be on the winners podium Carolyn. I was picturing your words whilst I was reading. Good luck in the contest >> James
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Date: 8/20/2010 11:30:00 PM
wow, pet-sit panic indeed! Funny take on Sharon's contest, Carolyn I wouldn't have thought of the circus and I think you did well with this-- enjoyed reading it-- wish you the best in the contest! -- nikko :)
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Date: 8/18/2010 8:47:00 PM
guess you were upstaged by the pets, good luck in the contest, love the read. Harry
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Date: 8/17/2010 11:49:00 AM
A very enjoyable read Carolyn. IT is always a pleasure to read your poetry. The best to you in the contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/17/2010 8:39:00 AM
Smile ~ Quite a few twist and turns it seemed amid this wonderfully penned light-hearted verse dear Carolyn Devonshire! Smile, it seemed a bit chaotic say with feathers on the cats whiskers and the horse giving sudden birth? Your preciousness upon a dunking bench and, I love Rottwilers; so very loyal and intelligent they are! Also, "Thank You" for stopping by dear! "Lovely & Creative Poem Here Dear! "Much Love & Warmth Always," John! ~ Smile, "Have A Beautiful Day Dear Carolyn;" Bye!:) ~
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Date: 8/17/2010 8:21:00 AM
Dear Carolyn, just read your comment. Sorry that you are not feeling well!!! Wish you all the best ans I will pray for you for your quick recovery. Do you have heart problems? All the best!...Love, Gert
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Date: 8/17/2010 2:14:00 AM
I reckon I would have been in a panic too, after all that drama Carolyn... All the best for Sharon's contest,love Wilma
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Date: 8/16/2010 7:33:00 PM
Whew! Glad that wasn't me. I wouldn't make much of a pet-Sit. Good luck in the contest. Agape, Moses
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Date: 8/16/2010 7:24:00 PM
this sounds like a pet sitting nightmare! Better you than me. I would have thrown the towel in after the feathers. enjoyed
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Date: 8/16/2010 6:20:00 PM
A wonderful humorous write write. Good luck
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Date: 8/16/2010 5:32:00 PM
Loved your poem. It is great. I had a good laugh playing it outin my head. Good luck in the contest, Shirley
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