Rabbit season

My sister found something in the yard. It was moving around in the grass. She picked it up in her mouth and it started squeaking frantically! She thought it would be a good idea to bring this squeaking thing into the house.

Our humans said "No." Sister put the thing down and they made us go inside. We sat around looking guilty.

The humans decided the squeaky thing was a baby bunny. It had no fur and its ears were stuck down on its head. It was tiny and pathetic. They were afraid it would die out there in the yard, alone. They said my sister probably wanted to take care of it. I thought she wanted to eat it.

We coaxed the baby bunny into a safe place in the yard, right near one of the places where rabbits pop up out of the ground. Then we made the place even safer by putting a little fence around it. That fence is too small too stop dogs or anything from getting in. It must be a psychological barrier, but it works for me.

Later a normal-size rabbit was sitting inside the fence! And the next time we looked, there were even more baby bunnies wriggling around in the same place. Three or four of them. It was silly because the big rabbit looked like a stupid chicken hatching some eggs.

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Apologies to William Carlos Williams


I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

My interpretation:


I have eaten
the cereal
that you left on
the table

and which
you were probably
to finish after you answered the phone

Forgive me
it was delicious
and you left the bowl where I could reach it
and it was getting soggy anyway



Silly rabbit

Er, silly dog... Cadbury Creme Eggs are for people. Technically (according to Mom), Cadbury Creme Eggs are not fit for human consumption either.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Chocolate is very bad for dogs. There's something called theobromine in chocolate. It can make us very very very sick. So keep chocolate away from dogs. It's dangerous!

Watch it, my sister will steal your jelly beans! You should have seen Mom chasing that dog around trying to keep the rabbit ears on and getting her to sit still long enough to pose for a picture.

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Spring forward, time warp

Humans and clocks. Pathetic.

Remember last fall when they set the clocks back? I thought we would starve. Waiting an extra hour for dinner is a huge annoyance.

So, here's the weird part: I thought it would be great to get fed an hour early when they set the clocks forward last week for Daylight Savings Time, but Sister and I didn't even notice. We jumped around and made hungry faces at the usual time. Even though the clocks were changed, it didn't feel special. The humans were puzzled. They were all smug, thinking we'd be surprised to get served dinner "early." We didn't realize that the sun was setting later. So much for being rugged dogs who live by the sundial. The human goddess says we must be using "context clues" to tell time. Are we really that domesticated?

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Apologies to Carl Sandburg


The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

My interpretation:


The dog comes
on little dog feet.

He stands barking
over any conversation
until you feed him
and then he calms down.

(I admit, not my best work. Let's just say it's a metaphor for global hunger. Feed a dog, feed the whole world.)