Sunday, July 29, 2012

A dog's life...

Magpie Tales

Mag 128

image by Zelko Nedic

"Here's how it works, Thor. I take you to the park and you get to play with the ball. And in return, you bark at strangers who knock at the front door.  I feed you a big bowl of kibble with gravy every day and you keep me company when I'm alone.  I scratch your ears and keep the fleas off your back and you stay off the sofa. I don't leave you in the car with the windows rolled up and you don't chew on my boots. If we are going to be a team here, then you can't keep lifting your leg on my ficus tree.  Do we understand one another??"


Laurel. Just give me a cat.


Sharing today with my friends at Magpie Tales, who probably have less literal interpretations of this artwork prompt.

21 comments:

  1. I like your take on the picture, the focus on the tree.

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  2. That ficus needs watering though! A poem that brings a smile. . . .
    Lovely bargaining in parallel, as if a dog could indeed answer point for point.

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  3. I'm sure Thor will be glad to comply! lol

    Cute! (and oh, so true!)

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  4. I like the name and the terms of engagement..ha..ha...

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  5. haha sounds like the contrast is all worked out...they should def shake paws to seal the deal....smiles.

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  6. Your piece is delightful in it's naivety Laurel. These behavior ideals might capture the dog's interest but not much more. Thank you for sharing this very funny tale. =D

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  7. hahah perfect! But I'll take the dog over the ficus- temperamental plants that they are!

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  8. I like this Laurel, firm but fair, a very sound way of dealing with the beast who just does what he does, yet is lovavble !

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  9. Cats are easier, I think, than dogs AND humans! Fun!

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  10. Hehehe. I loved my golden retriever - but, these days, my fat little person would agree with you. Her favourite saying: 'Feeling lonely? Go call a dog.' Bad cat. :)

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  11. Sounds like a fair deal to me...

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  12. Ahhhhh....that was endearing, Laurel - as much as it was to the tree's expense!

    ps........kids are not quite so agreeable, either!!

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  13. (Grinning) I enjoyed this one very much.

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  14. hahaha this is so cute... they have a deal eh?

    JJRod'z

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Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate all those who share and leave their comments very much. Laurel

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