Hi Bridget! My dog chases lizards (anoles) in the Florida heat! It is an endless game, isn't it? Nicely captured!
Thanks, BJ! Our dog has boundless energy for lizards...and she catches a few once in a while. Not pretty... = )
Great poem, Bridget! It reminds me of a story a friend once told me about when she was outside with her young boys. She was distracted by the phone, but when she turned back the tail of a lizard was hanging out of her son's mouth.
Thanks, Michelle! O. M. G. about your friend's son. Our dog has had a lizard tail or two hanging out of her mouth on occasion, but neither of my daughters - thank goodness! Thanks for making my family laugh! = )
Michelle: please recommend my book MINN AND JAKE to your friend whose son likes lizards!
Will do, Janet. I just put a copy on reserve at the library!
Great imagery! I can just imagine how funny this must be to watch! : )
Thanks, Linda! It is fun to watch the dog do this...she never seems to tire from the game. = )
What speedy lizards! Our rabbit likes to lead our puppy on a merry chase. He even waits for her to catch up -- sounds like the lizards won't do that :-) OMG to Michelle's comment!
Thanks, Tabatha! The desert rabbits don't usually come into our yard, but our dog goes after them when we take her for a walk on the trails. She always seems to forget she's on a leash until it's too late though. And yes, I agree, OMG to Michelle's comment. Too funny! = )
Nice poem, Bridget! I can picture it...
Thanks, Monica! We have a daily chase shows. = )
I love your desert poems. They transport me to a place different from my home. Here my cat sits in the window and salivates over squirrels and birds.
Thanks, Liz! I sometimes miss the lush green of places where it rains and snows...but not the humidity or mosquitoes. ;o)
I wonder if they keep score in this game? I like the details of the plants -- I miss the mesquite trees back home!
Thanks, Keri! If they did keep score the lizards would generally win, until our dog gets one in her mouth - then it is game over for the lizard. = )
This poem is packed with child-appeal. And I like your details (bougainvillea, mesquite)--we have a great view of your backyard in this poem, Bridget!
Thanks, Janet! A desert backyard has its own unique charms. = )
After so many poems about dogs chasing cats or rabbits, this is a nice change of location and species!
Thanks, MaryLee! The desert offers a change of pace with all its critters and challenges. = )
I look forward to hearing your respectful responses...thank you for taking the time to comment! :)