Ani’s Advent 2019! Love, a soggy tennis ball…. and D. G. Kaye | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

I was over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo this week with my contribution to her sweet dog, Ani’s Advent Calendar contribution. A fun poem about pets. Ani wanted to hear from her 4 legged furry friends, and since I don’t have one of those, I contributed with a twist. LOL. I felt compelled to ‘help out’ by joining the cause – if Ani doesn’t fill up that calendar she’ll have to wear the dreaded antlers!

 

Ani’s Advent 2019! Love, a soggy tennis ball…. and D. G. Kaye

 

Dear Santa,

Well, we’re nearly halfway there…and I’ve still got loads of friends to share with you! I might escape the antlers yet!

Not that I’d put it past her to come up with something else…

She says it’s ‘cause she loves me that she does stuff like this…

 

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Still, she’s as bad with other two-legses that she cares about too. She says she wouldn’t pull  the leg of anyone she didn’t care for. All I can say is that two-legses get some odd ideas…

But, love is love, when all is said and done. It doesn’t really matter, Santa, how we show it, does it? As long as we can… and we feel it and share it.

I missed my two-legs while she was away… and after I’d jumped on her a bit, I brought her all my toys to play with, one by one, even though she had just put them all away for the night. She said I must be pulling her leg… and I didn’t, honest… just a sleeve… But I s’ppose that means she understood what I was trying to tell her.

And really, that’s all that matters.

Even if my best ball did get a bit soggy in her bathtub…

It needed a wash. It was all muddy…

Anyway, she didn’t really mean it when she said that sometimes she could live without a dog… we both know she couldn’t manage without me.

My friend today doesn’t have any four legses… and she still has lots of love in her life…

Mine needs me though.

Much love,

Ani xxx

 

 

No Furry Friends – Just My Husband

 

I didn’t want to leave you in the lurch sweet Ani. And I don’t have any 4 legses pets to share with you. But I do have a 2 legses in my life who is my pet – my husband, who does share a lot of your traits and preferences.

 

He’s playful and sweet and loves his back rubbed,

And just like you, he loves his treats too!

Not a fussy eater, chicken will do,

In his younger days he was more furry  like you.

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Now let’s talk about sports because he’s a big fan of ball,

But sadly, not the tennis type – more like football and baseball.

Not sure if you’re familiar with the game of ice hockey,

It’s a famous Canadian sport.

Where players chase a puck instead of a ball.

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This is my husband’s most favorite sport of all.

These sports are all similar, in that players are all chasing balls,

Instead of hubby chasing balls, he’ll sit on his couch and shouts

through the walls.

Screaming at the players on TV who throw crappy balls.

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So you see sweet Ani, there are many types of balls,

Just that some prefer to watch than chase down a ball.

My hubby is my pet as you are to your 2 legses,

There’s no difference at all.

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You are both loved and fed with plenty attention given to both of you,

The same love and compassion for humans and pets too!

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Merry Christmas to Ani and Sue. xxx

©DGKaye

 

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Ani’s Advent Invitation: Christmas Reflections with D. G. Kaye | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Ani’s Advent Invitation: Christmas Reflections with D. G. Kaye

I was recently invited to share a Christmas feature over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo where her 4 Legse Ani has invited writers to share something about Christmas – a letter, a poem, to help Ani fill in the days leading to Christmas. Naturally, Ani leads off all posts with her thoughts. . .

Well, so far, for my campaign to not be dressed in something silly this year..after the antler debacle… I’ve had letters from cats, dogs, and various other creatures, including two-legses. What is really heartwarming is that, seeing a small dog in need of some serious help here, everyone has pulled together, old friends and new, for a fellow creature in (potential) trouble.

And it isn’t serious trouble, not this time anyway. Just a small attack on my dignity….and I don’t have all that much of it that I can afford to lose any more!

Now, lots of two-legses around the blogosphere seem to be ready to help when folks of various species need a hand or a paw… and ‘specially at Christmas. Wouldn’ it be nice if everybody  did the same, all year round? Debby seems to think so too…

 

Reflections

D. G. Kaye

‘Tis the season of Christmas filling the air,
When all we’ve observed throughout the year, a gentle reminder, a time to care.

We hear about people dying, starving, homeless or sick,
The tug at our hearts reminds us of the world’s woes and the clock’s tick.

Reflections flood in as sentiment ignites our hearts,
Taking stock of our thoughts before the old year departs.

As we celebrate the season, resides that old pang of melancholy reverberation,
At family gatherings when thoughts divert to loved ones no longer part of our celebration.

Some of us place at the table, an extra chair,
Or a place card in remembrance of one who is no longer there.

The joy at Christmas gatherings, still affords me a tear,
With memories of loved ones lost through the years.

I don’t pull up an extra chair to bridge the sense of feeling apart,
My feelings of loss are kept on those place cards, buried deep in my heart.

The only gifts I wish to receive,
Is for the world to find peace and compassion and give hatred a reprieve.

Return to us the brotherhood of mankind,
Let unity bind us, forsaking evil and all ill will behind.

©DGKaye

Originally posted on The Daily Echo

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Christmas Remembrance

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Christmas in the air,

A time of year when everything we’ve observed throughout prior months take on a deeper prevalence,

A time to care.

 

We hear about people dying, starving, homeless or sick,

Yet in this season, we become so much more aware of the world’s woes and the clock’s tick.

 

Is it because of the requests for donations, for the causes flooding in?

Is it the sentiments of the human heart ignited by the watching of a heartfelt Christmas movie?

Or is it the nearing of yet another year, when we take stock of our lives and reminisce over all we’ve endured?

 

Many people feel sad at Christmas, and I too have stepped into those moments of melancholy reverberations,

At family gatherings while my thoughts diverted to the loved ones no longer here on earth to partake in family celebrations.

 

Some of us place at the table, an extra chair,

Or a place card in remembrance of one who is no longer there.

 

Feeling joyful at Christmas gatherings, still affords me a tear,

A mere guest, bringing with her, her own memories of loved ones lost through the years.

 

I don’t pull up an extra chair to bridge the sense of feeling apart,

My feelings of loss are kept on those place cards,  buried deep in my heart.

 

D.G. Kaye ©2014