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Mr. T & Ms. Tilly

Every night around the hour of ten
the dogs awake and the havoc begins.
At the door with a bark and howl
with an occasional deep guttural growl.
What lurks in the darkness do they see
that turns them into panicked banshees?
Excitement rises when I finally open the door
out they go running, sprinting on all four.
I peer though the window hoping to find
a striped  giraffe or something of the kind.
Perhaps a spotted zebra covered in gold
or even a dragon told in stories of old.
Hues of grey between white and black
it must be shadows, color vision they lack.
Could it be something even more sinister
like a ghost or goblin, should I call a minister?
They circle the yard and stop in their place
hoping to find anything to pounce or chase.
Noses in the air and tails waggle with delight
Hunters they have become in the dead of night.
Still at the window, I watch and giggle
as the little one has a funny wiggle.
Body like a torpedo on short little legs
hound dog eyes that love to beg.
The larger of the two is a fright to see
if you are somewhere you should not be.
He is smart and proud – very protective
would certainly make for a good detective.
After scoping the yard and did not find
anything that was vicious or even unkind.
They alertly sit in the center of the yard
loving the feeling of being on guard.
The amazing attribute these dogs share
is the love for me their hearts willingly bare.
That they would rush to risk their life or limb
on a hunch or some unexplained canine whim.
They keep me safe from dangers they sense
from all the little critters behind the fence.
I sleep soundly knowing I have defenders
to scare off zebras, giraffes, and tiny offenders.
-TheMsLvh  © 2011

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  1. June 29, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    A happy and proud owner. Good to see they’ve got your best interests at heart.

  2. June 30, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Simply Beautiful :)

    • July 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      Thank you, it was fun to write.

  3. July 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm


    welcome share your work with our poetry potluck today,

    your talent rocks.

    first time participants can feel free to share random poems or poems unrelated to out theme.

  4. July 5, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Welcome to Tuesday Tryouts. You did exactly right in posting your poem and leaving a link. You may, if you wish, post in my comments section, as well.

    I smiled all the way through your poem.


    • July 5, 2011 at 9:31 am

      I had fun writing this piece. I will be sure to leave comments. Thanks Margo

  5. July 6, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Awww such a animated and cute piece. Animals are wonderful friends and confidants

  6. July 6, 2011 at 8:32 am

    lovely humor…

    well illustrated, welcome to JP, have fun!

  7. August 10, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    dynamic and cool.

  8. August 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm


    • August 12, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks Jo, every word is true!

  9. August 13, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Dogs are such a great subject to write about. I write lots about my little old dog, Dockers. She is a small thing, but she defends us much like your two do you. Dogs are so much fun to observe! Great poem about yours!

    Here’s my offering for this first Funny Bunny Friday: http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/a-fly-in-my-soup-2/

    Check out my blog for stories about Dockers. Some about dogs from my childhood too.

  10. A.B. Thomas
    August 13, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Great write! As one who has stood in a bathrobe at 3 in the morning in -40 weather because the dog is convinced that there is a snowflake intent on burglering the house, I loved this!

    • August 13, 2011 at 7:53 am

      LOL! probably was not that funny at the time, but what a great story. Thanks for the comment and story~ *smiling*

  11. September 6, 2011 at 9:25 am

    you crack us up.
    love the solid imagery.

    Funny Bunny Fridays week 2 is open for humor entries right now,

    Welcome in,

    It is never too late to share a laughter with your peer bloggers.

    Keep smiling.
    Bless your Tuesday.

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