An Old Dog Really Can Learn New Tricks!

Updated on December 6, 2017
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An Old Dog Really Can Learn New Tricks!

Flying Dog
Flying Dog

Of course, all dogs need discipline and some sort of order, but it is difficult to have the courage to scold my English Bulldog that just so happens to be flying above my head with purple, fluttering wings that he sprouted overnight!

Fly Like an Eagle -Steve Miller Band

shocking!

An Old Dog Really Can Learn New Tricks!


My English

Bulldog, Thor,

sprouted

feathered wings

last Friday

night;


Quite fantastical

and surprising,

were they;

though startled,

was I,

with shocking

fright!

An Old Dog Really Can Learn New Tricks!

Flying Dog
Flying Dog

Purple Wings


Watching me,

from above,

purple wings

whimsically

fluttered

in the air,


While drool

dripped down

onto my face,

but to scold him,

I would not

so boldly

dare!

An Old Dog Really Can Learn New Tricks!

Thor
Thor

Dog Food


Flying proudly

right past me,

and perching

himself

upon

his dog food

bag,


He suddenly

looked

unbearably

happy,

(Although,

he had no tail

in which to wag)!

An Old Dog Really Can Learn New Tricks!

Flying Dog
Flying Dog

Dog Tricks


Performing

familiar

pre-meal tricks,

such as

rolling over

(though,

in outer-space),



Overwhelmed me

in such great

shock,

that I tripped

over my own

two feet,

and fell

onto my face!

An Old Dog Really Can Learn New Tricks!

Flying Dog
Flying Dog

Above My Head


Jumping up

to feed

this dog,

which

once again,

hovered above

my head,


He suddenly

flew

right past me,

again,

and began

gobbling down

my last loaf

of bread!

An Old Dog Really Can Learn New Tricks!

Flying Dog
Flying Dog

Making A Deal


Choosing not

to scold him,

and

thinking about,

instead,

making with him,

a deal,


I offered

to brush

his pretty

purple wings,

If only

my food

he would

never, again,

steal!

An Old Dog Really Can Learn New Tricks!

Thor
Thor

Away He Flew


Swooping

down,

beneath

me,

away he flew,

as I held on

tightly,

(so as

not to die);


At that precise

moment,

I decided,

that

any food

Thor

ever wanted,

would be his,

as higher,

and higher

we continued to fly!

~

My English Bulldog

An Old Dog Really Can Learn New Tricks!

Flying Dog
Flying Dog

© 2017 Tamara Yancosky Moore

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 4 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Thank you, Bill. Thor is radioactive is some ways...lol.

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      William Kovacic 4 weeks ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Now, that's a special animal. No doubt about it! enjoyed it much, Tamara.

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 4 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Thank you, Dora :-) Thor is lots of fun...lol.

      Hugs,

      Tamara

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      Dora Weithers 4 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Playful and sentimental. Lovely poetry.

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 5 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Thank you, Chitrangada :-) Yes, Thor is a sweety, and also a bit of a monster...lol.

      Hugs,

      Tamara

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      Chitrangada Sharan 5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      How nice to write a poem on a cute animal!

      Beautiful and depicts your love for your bulldog!

      Thanks for sharing this!

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 5 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Thank you, Hari :-) He is hovering above my head, right now.

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 5 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Thank you, Flourish:-) He’s quite the spectacle! He does so love his purple wings.

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      Hari Prasad S 5 weeks ago from Bangalore

      Cute poem dedicated to Thor.

      - hari

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      FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA

      He is beautiful, purple wings and all.