Haiku by Dog: Seeking

Much can be learned from / searching and seeking - except when / it's your ball that is lost #HaikuByDog #Haikusday #MicroPoetry

Today’s haiku is by Tucker.

It’s a good thing Tucker has a spectacular sense of smell. While it is a near disaster when his ball is missing, he nearly always tracks it down. The only recorded instance of him not being able to find a missing ball was when, with a once-in-a-lifetime toss, I managed to throw the ball directly into a clutch of branches in one of our maples, where it stuck. The poor dog ran around under the tree trying to figure out where his toy went, but his canine brain just could not parse the idea that he had to look up. (Read the full story.)

Anyway, I was thinking about Tucker’s dedication to his ball, and I was reminded of a famous quote, which I adapted for my obsessed dog. Best part was the sentence came with a built-in pun. Points to anyone who correctly identifies the original. 

“Neither snow nor leaves nor heat nor swaths of hosta stays this terrier from the swift detection of his beloved round.”

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2 Comments on "Haiku by Dog: Seeking"

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  1. We hope Tucker found his ball.

  2. Mary McNeil says:

    Your quote is the Credo of the U.S. Postal Service.
    When I was a kid, we used old tennis balls to play baseball, so I have a lot of sympathy for Tucker !

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