Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Poetry Post

"No tongues."

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A Puppy's Prayer
by Unknown

Now I lay me down to sleep,
The king-size bed is soft and deep..
I sleep right in the center groove
My human being can hardly move!
I've trapped her legs, she's tucked in tight
And here is where I pass the night
No one disturbs me or dares intrude
Till morning comes and "I want food!"
I sneak up slowly to begin
my nibbles on my human's chin.
She wakes up quickly,
I have sharp teeth-
I'm a puppy, don't you see?
For the morning's here
and it's time to play
I always seem to get my way.
So thank you Lord for giving me
This human person that I see.
The one who hugs and holds me tight
And shares her bed with me at night!


  1. Hi, all. Love this picture and poem. Though could just as easily be a kitten!

    I made it to the ballet last night with no trouble. Actually it was pretty easy due to lack of traffic. Thanks, all for the good thoughts.

    Happy Sunday!

  2. Morning Gang!!

    Love the pic and the poem Jim. Andi that unconditional love is blessing and a curse.

    So excited to hear the mattress got a good testing. My pup boys can't get on our bed. Kip's hip doesn't let him leap like the younger years. And Atticus's short legs means he needs a ramp. Now the cats are a different situation. Toby plays the flying catlinda, leaping on the bed, when I don't get up quick enough to feed the stock.

    I invested in Scrivener yesterday and have been using it to do some revision on novel and Safari class lessons for the April class. Love that they now have it for PC.

    Warm and dry here. We've had days in the 70s but the no rain thing is getting desperate. Slight chance this week, so I hope that comes through.

    Beth, I was sorry to see the Broncos go down. Tebow is a good man. I know he will get stronger with time. So Go Ravens.

    Dina, good that you we're trapped in and could enjoy your night out.

    Maria, Here's to hoping for a more even keel with your sleep and health. Now that some detection of problems have been made.

    Farf, you are SuperGramps. Lucky Mason.

    Waves to all that come.
    On to a bit of house cleaning-Bah and a few errands.

  3. No dogs in my bed. They take up too much room, regardless of how big/small they are, because I don't have the nerve to make them move. They get big beds of their own - when I have dogs, that is! Your pack are very lucky, Fs.

    RIP Joe Paterno. What a tragic situation all around. Watching the coverage on ESPN. A somber way to start the day.

    Watching football and doing chores today. Quiet day at home, since my guy is roaming around the AL woods this weekend.

    Made a few changes at my place, trying to have it double as a website for now.

    Enjoy your Sunday, all!

  4. Woke up to Wayne calling me that he has to fly to NM tonight. I'm feeling like I'm coming down with the flu and I'm supposed to drive to co-workers to the store mtg tomorrow at 5 am. ACK!

    As to Paterno...

    It's just another glaring example how this country priortizes almost anything over children and victoms. Another shameful stain on our "values".

  5. Yay, Dina for making it to the ballet! So how was it?

    Lisa, Scrivener is a nice little program. I think if it had collaboration tools & a library for common elements, it would wipe the floor with Author-It for technical writing. But it fills its "novelist" niche quite well.

    As for football, I haven't a dog in the hunt since the wildcard round. I'm pulling for the Niners just because they (to my knowledge) have never had a history of playing dirty or showboating… 'course, they're tied in OT as I type.

    Janet, when it rains it pours, huh? As for Paterno, I figured he'd punch out shortly after he resigned. It seems to be the way of all the big name coaches; they live for the game. Literally. It's a pity he didn't have the nards to send his buddy up the river when he found out… mostly the lives ruined, but there's a huge stain on his career and a lot he now has to answer for.

    Another rainy night in Georgia…

  6. Farf, the ballet was pretty much what I expected. I enjoyed everything except the choreography but I didn't expect to like that as I don't like this choreographer.

    But it was very nice despite that.