Greetings, Poetry Lovers! Can you believe it's December already? I can't, though we were fortunate to have our family together for a wonderful Thanksgiving visit.
My days have been starting way too early and all running together lately with pup-wrangling. We've had our new wee beastie, a Keeshond, for about four weeks now, and he just turned five months old on Thursday. We already love him to pieces, and he loves chewing things into pieces. ;0) He's getting the hang of things (house training, short walks seeing other doggies, etc., car trips...), and I've got him in a puppy class at PetCo. My daughter Morgan, who is home with 17-month-old Sawyer, and I have been comparing days!
Though we're taking this fella out in the back yard for house training, the process reminded me of a silly poem I wrote a gazillion years ago. (Maybe not quite that long, but it's been a while.)
I Paper-trained my Puppy
I paper-trained my puppy -
he reads The New York Times.
He starts at the beginning:
the news, the views, the crimes.
Then he reads the comics,
while rolling on the floor.
He moves on to the book reviews,
the fashion, arts, and more.
After that he grabs a pen
and holds it with his muzzle.
He won't get up until he's done
the daily crossword puzzle.
I paper-trained my puppy.
I made one small mistake.
The puddle in the corner
is looking like a lake.
©Robyn Hood Black. All rights reserved.
Usually at this time of year I'm up to my ears in Etsy orders. This year has been a little different, as with moving several months ago, traveling this fall, the new pup, and my general taking-a-while-to-get-my-act-together-in-a-new-place, I haven't done my customary making of a bunch of new things and marketing! I've had to accept that some years I'm more together than others.
I'm still happily shipping out orders, but I'm expecting to be up and running from my new studio full swing after the holidays instead of before. Lots of new artsyletters items will be coming in the New Year! In the meantime, if you need any "regular" items from my shop, please feel free to use Coupon Code JINGLE10 for 10 percent off this month. :0)
Anastasia Suen is rounding us all up this week at Small Poems - Thank you, Anastasia! Join her on a snowy walk down Memory Lane as she recounts the sale of her first poem years ago.