Haiku by Dog: Nuts

go ahead and laugh / throw curses and nuts at me / one day, squirrel, one day #HaikuByDog #HaikusDay #MicroPoetry

Today’s haiku is by Tucker.

Just out of reach. One leap ahead. Up in a tree, throwing curses and taunts.

These are the squirrels of my backyard—and they drive my dogs, well, nuts.

They’re so chaseable. So potentially catchable. So possibly squeakable. Yet so unreachable.

And, sorry pups, but I like it that way. 

My dogs have been known to catch squirrels. And chipmunks. And groundhogs. And birds. It isn’t a pretty sight. It’s why I have a wildlife graveyard on our property in the woods behind our fence. And why I have a local wildlife rehab listed in my cell phone contacts list.

I try to prevent it by scaring wildlife out of my yard before I let the dogs outside. I rescue those that aren’t mortally wounded after close encounters with a terrier and / or a hound. I have drilled the “Drop it!” command into my dogs so that they will spit out whatever is in their mouths, knowing a fabulous treat will be the reward.

So even though it would make my dogs’ day to catch a squirrel, it would lay heavy on my heart, and thus I will admit, I cheer for the creatures of my yard. And silently applaud when once again, they get away.

What (or who) do your pets like to hunt?  

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3 Comments on "Haiku by Dog: Nuts"

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  1. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    scared now arent cha squirrel
    holler for yur pal de mooze
    him wont come…. “rocky”


  2. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I know how you feel. I have 3 Boston’s and have to watch what they may get out in the yard. Thankfully my front yard is fenced and the back isn’t, so the critters tend to stay in the back.

  3. Those squirrels are just plain evil.

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