Haiku by Dog: Quest

Haiku by Dog: two hundred pounds of / dog run in hopeless quest to / catch a one-pound squirrelToday’s Haiku is by Lilah.

 The twitchy little beast taunts. It rains rodent curses down upon my hapless canines. Scampering up a tree trunk, leaping across limbs, it disappears beyond the fence toward an unknown lair deep in the neighbor’s yard.

The chittering foreign laughter, the scent of chaseable mammal, and that irritating banner of a tail are a siren call too powerful to resist.  The dogs must follow it, no matter how doomed they are to failure.

The squirrel teases. The dogs give chase.



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  1. Daisy says:

    Haha that’s a perfect Haiku! Isn’t it funny how the squirrels always win in the chase game?! Daisy does the same thing, though I doubt she’d know what to do with a squirrel if she ever caught one. 🙂

  2. easy rider says:

    hahahaha dogs show how the world works :o) it’s “real” life :o)

  3. jan says:

    Squirrels are truly the superior creatures of earth.

  4. da tbbies o trout towne says:

    sew who will run up
    de tree afturr de squirrel..
    nowz de time for catz

    { yea…gotcha ther dawgz }

  5. Kitties Blue says:

    We love to watch the squirrels and when they run across the outside of the catio screen, we climb the inside. Fun times. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth snd Calista Jo

  6. Oh those cheeky squirrels! They like to tease us too. Lucky for them, we’re on the inside and can’t do much about it.

  7. Very cool! The squirrels tease us all the time in the window.

  8. meowmeowmans says:

    Great haiku! It’s absolutely wonderful along with that picture. 🙂

  9. Robin says:

    It looks like your pack is having a lot of fun! I hope they enjoyed their chase 🙂 My kitties enjoy watching squirrels on Cat TV.

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