Walked in at 3:00 with dinner in hand,
Silly Rascal sniffed out other plans…
How could I ignore those puppy eyes
When she looked up and begged,
Please??? Give me fries!!
Aussie sat on her stub tail
and stood on her pretty head,
Danced all over but still to no avail.
Oh Silly Rascal,
Burgers aren’t for you!
Instinct jinxed her brow
And before I could even blink,
Aussie chomped another chew!
Bye bye steak fries,
Rascal’s on the prowl!
Stars drift across horizon
Fingers brush lives entwine
Dawn sings a new song
And the chase is on! Leaping miniature hedgerows and bounding over circular driveways normally observed only through the windows of her royal chauffeured carriage, the red merle Aussie barks proudly: “Squirrels! Pigeons! Geckos! Watch me run…free! Free! I’m Freeeeee!”
The neighbor three doors down, startled by the surprise afternoon visitor, gestures as if to ask “who are you who is sniffing round?” A distant voice answers the commotion: “Rascal!”
Across the street a fraught golfer dives into a sand trap…oh, there’s a stroke of luck…claims his missing link.
“Rascal!” Spotting her leather training leash waving overhead the domestic fugitive suddenly turns homeward and races toward amnesty.
“Did you enjoy yourself?” Wide grin. “Again, again! I want to run again!”
“Oh no you don’t, Silly. Fetch the mail!”
Season’s Greetings on this beautiful Christmas day!
My presence in the blogosphere has been sparse as of late with planning for new creative projects and studio work demanding attention. On the other hand, I am excited about bringing these ideas to life and look forward to sharing them in 2014. Until then, I hope to catch up with each of you soon.
Warm wishes for a joyous holiday and a happy, prosperous New Year!
Reach for the stars…and beyond. Keep reaching. That’s the only way to discover life and live well enough to surpass its challenges.