My Master’s Feet

My Master’s Feet

Teddy & feet

Teddy & feet

Why does he stand up there?

My Master’s feet so tempting

I want a bite & nibble

But I can’t get up those stairs

Why does he just stand there?

For surely he must know my plight

If I try to climb this holey metal

I might just take flight

Why does he not come help me?

Is this some kind of test?

It really does look scary

Infinity and beyond!

If I would just open my eyes wide

And make a small little whimper

Click my nails against the metal

He might just not let me linger!

We went along the River Thames the other day and discovered a small bit of London ‘beach’.  I use the term loosely.

My eldest son took him down the metal steps which were open, the flat bits consisting of grooved slats of metal, even for me I found them a little daunting.

However, I thought on the way up he would have no problem.

Poor little Teddy!

Most of us went up, I stayed down and took in the scene.

Teddy rested his paws on the bottom step, my eldest went up, woohoo he moved with vigour to follow and went straight ‘through’ the open space of the step, ie under the one above, quite obviously being completely dumbfounded by the fact there was this space and ended up on the sand behind.

He turned and looked confused.

He came back around again, it was at this point I could almost hear his brain saying “there’s no way on earth I am trying THAT again”.

We did have a giggle.

Then lifted him up to safety!

Dogs do provide many moments of fun!

What’s the funniest thing your pet’s done or that you have seen an animal do, if you don’t own one?

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  14 comments for “My Master’s Feet

  1. December 28, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    I love the poem, it’s yours right? Well this borders on doggie porn but it was funny. I have two windows in front of my house, Izzy and Nando used to know what time I would get home from work and hop on the window seats and look out the window for me to come. One day there was a group of people congregating in front of my house looking in the window. I ran to the house thinking something could be wrong, Izzy and Nando were in the window and Izzy was on Nando’s back humping him (she was very much the alpha) and passersby thought it was hilarious. A little doggie porn and a nice memory for me.

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    • December 28, 2014 at 2:58 PM

      haha that’s very funny lol, had me laughing out loud, so thank you for that! Yes it’s my poem, I made it up yesterday as I really wanted to share the pic 😉 was very funny seeing Teddy trying to get up the stairs or contemplate it poor love xx


  2. December 28, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    I like your poem and the picture!!!

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  3. December 28, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Fantastic way to capture poor Teddy’s plight, Justine!

    Our Ellie B gives us the giggles, too. I posted today about her leaving her muddy paw prints around the door handle when she heard the grown kids get hear for their Christmas visit when she was out on the porch. She was trying to open it like a person!

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  4. December 28, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    So cute! I love Teddy. And what a lovely poem 😊
    The funniest thing Gidget has done lately is complain about being too hot at night. I heard her panting heavily, so I turned the light on and there she was, tongue out and looking up at the air conditioner!! As soon as I turned it on, she circled her spot on the blanket 3 times, then curled up and went to sleep. Apparently she has done the same thing at my mum’s house! X

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    • December 29, 2014 at 3:59 PM

      I think dogs find it quite hard to regulate their temperature especially if they have a certain amount of hair, teddy doesnt have the hair but he does have the breathing restriction with his nose so in the summer it is a nightmare on walks, he is so energetic but virtually collapses if not kept under control. He finds a muddy patch and just flops in it. Glad she has foudn some way to indicate to you what she needs, clever doggie ! x


  5. December 31, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Well now my third time reading this and I still love your poem, your photo is amazing and actually you might consider posting the photo as a prompt for a poem or story…really!

    I never share my poetry except for a few close friends…now and then…on this blog rarely do friends and family in my life read it…they don’t know Oliana except for a friend in Brazil who is a soul sister:) and poet/writer/ colleague. If you look carefully on my blog at Traces you will see it started as a place to diffuse talk about love, love lost, lust, the whole shebang! and then I tried poetry for fun, mostly free verse and when I was very very emotional the free verse soothed me. I was afraid to be criticized as my self-esteem was in the 3rd level basement on writing but I got support, high fives, I got to read other blogs and learned and what I learned mostly was to write from your heart and when you reread it, do it aloud…it speaks to you you know and when I read your poem aloud it is truly beautiful and whimsical with a dash or two of humour just like the Justine that I know:) If I knew how to read it back to you, I would:) Big hugs, (Now this is why I wanted to wait to be wide awake to comment properly:) )

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    • December 31, 2014 at 6:57 PM

      You know that is such a lovely comment, i want to print it out and keep it by my bed lol, really i do 🙂

      You always encourage me and give me the confidence when lacking to try something out so I thank you for that, a special talent you have there ❤

      I might just take you up on your suggestion for using the photo for a prompt, your right it would work well, I didn't think of that, see I need your eyes too…

      Happy New Year lovely lady and I look forward to our times in 2015 xxxx

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  6. December 31, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Poor Teddy I can certainly understand, I don’t know many dogs who like metal steps. Happy New Year to you, Justine. I should take more time to come for a visit, you write like you are talking to and I feel I can even hear your exclamations with your lovely accent:) Happy New Year, and lots of luv…Oliana xx

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    • January 1, 2015 at 3:47 PM

      yes they were pretty scary even for me lol, metal and gaps all around and corrugated too, so very uninviting. Oh yes visiting more often would be very welcomed but I know what it is like with time constraints 🙂 xxx Big hugs and snuggles xxx


      • January 1, 2015 at 7:47 PM

        I have a list in my head but then I read my reader and time is up so quickly:( Wish to be more organized this year…there! my first New Year’s resolution…I never make them since I break them…haha

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        • January 2, 2015 at 3:44 PM

          hah yes me being more organized would be great, thats a major problem for me xx

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