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Rescue Dogs: a poem by Toni Newell

On the radio, I heard the news today, There was a rush on dogs, And for them I do pray. I pray they have good homes, With love and stimulation, Assisting their new owners, To cope with isolation. Shelters almost empty, Which is wonderful I know, But when this crisis ends, Will it still be […]

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Shar Pei Snow Frost

The frost was glistening on the grass when Max went out to pee He trotted to the frozen lawn and sank down to his knees   Max slipped then slid while yelping veering left and skidding right Landing at the picket fence he gave himself a fright   Alas! Poor Max was stuck like glue […]

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The sweetest thing, I’ve ever known, Is not wrapped in paper, But chews a bone. It doesn’t rot teeth, But loves to lick, Loves to play, With balls or stick. Not brightly coloured, Nor sticky or gooey, It’s soft and cuddly, Not hard or chewy. It gives us pleasure, Over time, Not just a mouthful, […]

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Dogs Prayer

Thank you, God, for the food we eat Today we ask for savory meat Tasty sausages and honey ham A bowl of vegies with gravy lamb   A BBQ wouldn’t go astray We promise to be good all day Even quiche with extra cheese Remember to leave out the peas   Lastly, we wish for […]

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Dog waits in and out of shadows. Dog dives around chairs and feet. Dog looks for the spill of hands. Dog sings the Ballad of Less and More. Dog sleeps with one eye open. Dog’s life isn’t negotiable. Dog circles moons of language. Dog barks for homecomings. Dog is a name away. Remember you can’t […]

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Winning Selfie A Poem By Jeanie Axton

Jeanie Axton lives with her husband Nick, her dog and cat and three chickens in the beautiful South East of South Australian Mt Gambier, famously known for its Blue Lake. A secondary teacher at a local Lutheran College, Jeanie has been dabbling in the area of children nonsense poems for many years. She expresses the […]

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Mr Opportunist Poem Jeanie Axton

Mr Opportunist His eyes sharp and steady Doesn’t miss a single beat Always on the ready Laying on the front lawn Pretending he’s asleep But ones eyes slightly open He has a little peep A garage door left open A cat will lose her food Up the street she chases him Hey Mr “Your very […]

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When Roma Met Daisy   When Roma met Daisy she spun around with joy Is this the new puppy or the latest doggy toy?   When Roma met Daisy The little black mutt She licked her face Then sniffed her butt   When Roma met Daisy Daisy said ”It’s now all about me” Right there […]

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Life is Better with my Dog

On August 31st, 2018

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Life is Better with my Dog

On August 31st, 2018

This issue, we speak to animal behaviour expert Laura Vissaritis about her relationship with her gorgeous pooch, Chester. I remember the first time I saw my pet. It was seven years ago. I had just moved into a place with a larger yard and had an overwhelming urge to welcome a dog into my life. […]

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Two little Chihuahua’s

On August 27th, 2018

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Chihuahuas are like potato chips

Two little Chihuahua’s

On August 27th, 2018

Two little Chihuahua’s Nellie and Anne Traveling around Australia in a RV van Two little Chihuahua’s sit on camp chairs Human companions have to sit elsewhere Two little Chihuahua’s guarding the van Yapping to strangers “I’ve been everywhere man” Two little Chihuahua’s sleep on the bed A pillow for each to rest their head Two […]

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