I’m Not a Pirate
A pirate’s eye patch
I won’t wear
Strap a peg toe on me
You shan’t dare
You think it’s funny
Laugh all you will
Said Roman, I won’t
At dVerse Poets Pub today, Lillian is calling for a little anthropomorphism. I had to make mine 30 words in keeping with my self-imposed National Poetry Month challenge. This poem is what I imagine my dog Roman’s reaction is to my son’s suggestion that we dress him as a pirate for Halloween. The poor dog only has one eye and recently had to have a toe removed due to a tumor.
Completely understand and agree with him! Bless!
Sometimes it really is a dog’s life. I hope he ran away.
Your son and Roman made me smile…hugely 😀
They have that effect on me, too. 🙂
Awwww. Poor furry sweetie. Hopefully he didn’t have to wear the Cone of Shame.
Nope. He was good and didn’t chew his bandage. 🙂
Well done, 30 words and all! I have a dog named Marco. I tried to put him in a devil costume and though he lives up to it, he wouldn’t wear it even for a minute. LOL
I could see our cat in a devil costume; his name is Alucard (read bsckwards) after all. But not a dog. They’re too sweet.
Good for Roman for standing up for himself. Poor puppy has been through it and is handling it with much grace, I think. thank you for this huge smile, and blessings to Roman.
A fun 30 word sprint; I agree that Roman, who does not seem to be a pup, has the right to be cranky with Junior. Dignity before servitude.
Well, he’s 12 now so I think he has definitely earned the right to be cranky with whomever he chooses.
However, your son has a sense of humor! Roman, on the other hand, has teeth. HAHA! I had a friend who would dress up their little dog for every occasion. I’d visit and secret that costume into my pocket. No wonder the dog loved me best! Fun poem, Linda!
Yes, my son does have a sense of humor, and lucky for him Roman would never use his teeth to get his point across.
I’m with Roman. Leave me be.
He is an assertive dog, smiles ~
Good for Roman! Sometimes a dog needs to be assertive!
oh he wants to wear his battle scar proudly – sweet and so imaginative thought but I do think precisely what Roman would say!
Yep, he’s battled cataracts, glaucoma, and cancer, and beat ’em all!
thats amazing! thank you for sharing this. I have a dog that beat all odds to live, my then husband said it was because she wanted to come live with me.
Alas, poor Roman, who will have no part of a toe peg and eye patch! Good for him. Thanks for the smile.
We are with Roman on this :o) xxx
I’ll let him know of your support. He will appreciate it, I’m sure.
Dressing up animals in human clothes says something about us that I’d rather not think about.
That eye patch might have been worth trying on briefly for a picture. I can see how Roman wouldn’t want it on for long.
I actually have a picture of him, before he lost his eye, where my husband photoshopped an eye patch on him. It wasn’t a good look for him. 😉
I think dogs have their dignity… and a peg toe… never. (I don’t think Tabasco would accept that either… maybe a bandanna)
oh our pets do have personalities and they are members of the family. I agree with Roman — no costumes on dogs! 🙂
Especially not a peg toe!