Wednesday, December 5, 2012

In the Company of Dogs

Is this a battle
of the sexes, or maybe
perhaps breeds?

A one-dog-up-man-ship
vying for all of me?

In my lap,
a fluid harvest
awaits, treats
for each one

or so you'd think
by the way
they act

as jealous as
a teenage crush.

Prompt inspirations-
3WW: battle, fluid, harvest
Poetic Asides- "In the company of ____"


Mary said...

Ha, Laurie, this made me laugh. I am sitting right now with two dogs on my lap; and I would like another cup of coffee but don't get one because it would disturb the dogs. LOL. Dogs rule, it seems!!

Brian Miller said...

haha esp after watching your video just want all your love you know...smiles.

Sheilagh Lee said...

LOL this made me smile you could picture them fighting for your affections

21 Wits said...

Oh I know this. My world would be so sad without my animals, 2 dogs and 3 cats, one kitty the grounds keeper outside- and he's almost a watch dog- be protector! We now have a new tiny little poodle mix about 4 pounds from my daughter- because sadly some hubbies (hers) has not enough dog lover inside of them- so bring that doggy over!

Anonymous said...

Same at our house, too!

Jae Rose said...

It's important to have a pecking order..and always nice to have a doggy to cuddle..warm words for this cold day..jae

Daydreamertoo said...

LOL.... Luckily I just have the one but, if he wants to be on my lap, he will
Thanks for the chuckles

Amrit Sinha said...

Ha ha ha ... this was hilarious !!!

Berowne said...

Yes, I know the situation - to be anchored in place by possessive beasties...

Susan said...

Jealous? Dogs get Jealous? Sad. Those teenage crushes get vicious if one talks to the wrong person!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Jealous? You bet they are.

I hope the fluid isn't dog slobber...

Laura said...

one dog, two cats... one cat is not "lappy"...but the dog (who is 45 pounds but still believes she is lap sized) and the other kitty, most certainly work the room (the room on my lap!)

Shawna said...

This gave me a big smile. :)

My favorite:
"A one-dog-up-man-ship
vying for all of me?

In my lap,
a fluid harvest

I hate being licked by dogs. Bleck.

Unknown said...

They certainly do vie for attention!

Jeff said...

Excellent observations--one sees this kind of behavior across breeds, and even species! Great work.

Altonian said...

Nico is right, this behaviour can definitely cross species. We had two cats and a dog, and it was amorous bedlam at times.