#Poetry – Wet and wild doggy day

Happy barks resounding across a damp and soggy noon
Our dogs so glad to be let out, their barks create a tune. 

Some high some low. Some fast some slow. A baritone or two, 
Create a chorus on the grass that's loud and fun and true. 

They march through giant puddles and with each resounding bark, 
They wag their tails, run and splash, in this wet and sodden park. 

DEE GRANT 2021

Photo by Jack Geoghegan on Pexels.com

Inspired after listening to all the dogs at the local park today. It has been raining heavy for over a week. There are floods in Greater Sydney and up and down the State of NSW. A house was even swept away. Today a break in the weather so lots of dogs and their owners out and about.

#Poetry – Superdog

Superdog is cute and small. Superdog loves playing ball.

While he can’t grab a bat, hit a ball, or make it splat, Superdog’s a mean machine, eyes like a hawk, willing and keen. 

Yes Superdog is cute and small but don’t misled if you throw that ball! Lightening speed caught mid air, he catches it with talent and flair. 

That’s Superdog so cool and small. Superdog the greatest dog of all! 

DEE GRANT 2020

I wrote this just for kids. 🙂

#Poetry – Barking Puppy

For dog lovers that might have a clue what to do. Can you save me cause I’m feeling blue.

My neighbours dog is small and yappy. He barks and barks I’m so not happy. In my apartment block of 84 I wish the owners would just shut the door.

I love the dogs in my pet friendly place. Most of them exist with oh such grace. Labs and Poodles, and cute Cavoodles, makes for a happy space.

Today I saw why puppy barks, he can see each dog as they go to the park. Is he jealous that they get out to play or just lonely cause mum and dad are away? 

BY DEE GRANT 2020

My friends dogs were suffering from separation anxiety and would bark when they weren’t home. They had complaints from neighbours and the council. They ended up hiring a pet psychologist who provided them with some great strategies. It really worked. They even had a dog cam that would alert them when the dogs were barking. Some tips were to not get too emotional with them when you first get home from work. Don’t ‘gee them up’. How can we help my neighbours pooch be more settled?

Idiom or Phrase Meaning

  • Gee them up – This has originated in the horse racing circles. To urge forward and faster. In Australia you could use it to say something like “I was just trying to gee you up”. Meaning you wanted to see just how excited they would get. Gee-up originated from the U.K around the early 1700’s but can be tracked back to the 1500’s to Henry Gee. This is also where we get the word gee-gee’s from which means horse racing. Not sure when they added the word them to the phrase.

#Poetry – Squeals of delight

Park with Purple Jacarandas – 2020 – Dee Grant

A short little ditti for a warm sunny day. With squeals of delight the kids are at play.

Cute kids and puppies are out on display. They’re saying hello and it’s such a great day.

Woof woof woof and a bark bark bark. It’s all happening in our green leafy park.

Some prancing around to say “come look at me”, are those sweet little pooches with furry pedigrees.

I hope you enjoy this sweet little rhyme, cause our green leafy park is worth taking the time.