Frisky Business: Animal Mischief (In Celebration of National Dog Day)


Frisky Business

My dogs aren’t highfalutin. Don’t compete by size and weight.
All that classy dog shows preach, they repudiate.
Diego never notices where a thrown stick lands,
and neither one’s consistent in following commands.

On stormy days, Morrie’s been known not to chance the rain
to go about his business in the usual terrain.
They’re murderers of  possums. This is no fresh news.
And when six pork chops vanished, I followed all the clues

down to where the evidence lay “hidden” in the yard.
How did six chop bones get there? It wasn’t very hard
to figure out the mystery. Diego was the thief
tall enough to bring about my dinner party grief,

swiping all the main course directly from the pan.
When his master’s back is turned, a dog does what he can.
But at least they are consistent in appearing for their meals.
No dog can only live on the comestibles he steals.

For more frisky business, go HERE or HERE or HERE or HERE! Or HEREHERE or HERE or HERE! The entire story of the purloined pork chops is HERE, and, if you want it all in a nutshell, THIS ONE pretty much wraps up the whole story of my misbehaving dogs.

Prompt words today are highfalutinrepudiate, consistent and, since none of my other prompt sites has posted a prompt yet and since August 26 is National Dog Day, I’m declaring  my fourth prompt word to be dog!! If you see this and want to play along, just post a link to a photo or poem or anecdote about your dog to this site.

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26 thoughts on “Frisky Business: Animal Mischief (In Celebration of National Dog Day)

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  2. rugby843

    I came into the kitchen from a windy walk and the door to the outside yard had blown open. My cooling baked chicken breasts had disappeared from the cooking sheet, and a guilty look on my Shepard wolf mix friend.


    1. lifelessons Post author

      Yes.. I caught my lab retriever mix zipping out the door with an entire baked chicken in his mouth a few years ago. My dinner guest calmly seized the chicken, cut out the part around the bite marks and put it on a platter on the table. I wouldn’t have had the nerve to do this but since she was the guest, it worked for me.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I hope your mother cut the corners off neatly and perhaps put a bowl of strawberries in that corner as though it was planned and ate the dessert. My outside cat got in and ate through a plastic ziploc bag to eat the end off a bolillo. And they broke a 600+ year old vase.Yes, cats can be naughty,too, but they don’t know it. They are just being cats.

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      1. slmret

        I think she did something like that — probably finished making the dessert, layered with strawberries and whipped cream mix, for her party, but served it from the kitchen rather than presenting it at the table.

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