Thursday, March 19, 2020

Cramping My Style

Dear Wee Words Readers,

Smidgey here. 








I've got a problem. Actually make that three problems: Mom, Dad, and Maureen.
Here they are...doing stuff without me.










 They are majorly cramping my style. Suddenly they are home. All. The. Time. I used to get sad when they did stuff without me. I'm not ashamed to admit that I used to wait by the door sometimes.
The good old days?




















 But now? Now I can't get a moment's rest. OK, let's be real, I can sleep anytime and anywhere, but now during my naps all I hear is blah, blah, blah. They are constantly talking to each other, they are having 'meetings' with strangers on their phones, and they are playing music non-stop! (Mom's Spotify playlist is not as great as she thinks it is. Depeche Mode alongside Lizzo? Really? How about some Three Dog Night people?)

Today I had to muscle out Mom just to get a chance to use this laptop.



















 For the last few days that woman has been sitting at the computer non-stop. Well, actually she does stop because we go for walks, but it feels like she is always there. She keeps saying she has "work" to do. What the heck? Then go to work, woman! And while you're at it, make Dad go to work, too! And make Maureen go to school! (Well, maybe leave Maureen home. She likes to cuddle with me during the day and I do like that.)

I'm not 100% sure why they are staying home. They said something about Social Distancing and the Coronavirus or some other blah, blah, blah stuff. I know all about social distancing, I've been doing it for years. I scream bark and all other dogs and humans keep their distance. Works for me. But now the humans are doing it and it is cramping my style. But what's a dog to do?

Wait, is someone eating cheese in the kitchen? Gotta go. Crumbs might be happening. Maybe having them stay home all day isn't that bad, they do make food in the kitchen all day long...

Do you have cheese?



















 Woof,
xo,
Smidgey

P.S. Today I wrote my poem as a direct request to my family.

if you must stay home
keep it quiet
and add extra cheese
to my diet
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©2020, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

Also, welcome Poetry Friday community. Michelle Kogan is hosting and all the poetry goodness can be found at her blog here.


30 comments:

  1. Wow Smidgey! Your communication skills have really improved! I am sorry that we are cramping your style but I am happy that you shared your experiences with us and also wrote that lovely, creative poem. :)

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    1. Thank you, Joe! Smidgey's communication skills are improved, but she refused to write comments. She mentioned having limits. She can be a bit cheeky. :)

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  2. Thank you, Smidgey. You're a pal. You must have barked with my dog, Dinah!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Smidgey told me to tell you that she'd love to scream bark at Dinah any time. Thanks for stopping by...at an safe distance. :)

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  3. Ah, Smidgey, like life's woes today, many of us are forgetting the pet's POV! Thank your mom for giving me a big smile today!

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    1. Thank you, Linda, for realizing my role as Smidgey's interpreter. She is fickle about when she wants to get something off her chest...or paws. :)

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  4. Smidgey, you're brilliant! Enjoyed hearing your POV -- and you're a poet too? Wow. Your humans are so lucky to have you around. So, what's your favorite kind of cheese? :)

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    1. You should have seen Smidgey's face when I told her you thought she was brilliant and a good poet, Jama! Wow, now she's really got attitude! But thank you for your compliments. We humans are lucky to have her. And when it comes to cheese, any Swiss cheese is her favorite. (Seeing as we live in Switzerland so any cheese in the fridge is technically Swiss cheese.)

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  5. So fun to get Smidgey's point of view!

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    1. Thank you, Liz, so fun to have you stop by...at a safe distance. Virtual hugs to you! :)

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  6. I love the picture of Smidgey from the "good old days?" My dog gives me the mistaken impression of being fascinating because he keeps an eye on me at all times as if he doesn't want to miss a second of what I'm doing. (Maybe he's waiting for me to go to the kitchen!)

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    1. Don't underestimate yourself, Tabatha, I know you're fascinating! And I know you go to the kitchen from time to time so that keeps life interesting for your furry fella. Thanks for visiting...in the only way we can visit these days, virtually. :)

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  7. What a charming poet you have in your midst, Bridget! I think perhaps a little more laptop use is in order because I would howl with delight if we had a ditty challenge poem from Smidgey. ;)

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! Yes, Smidgey has many talents, not the least of which is know the exact moment cheese is being removed from the refrigerator. I'll try to persuade her (with said cheese) to put her paws to the keyboard to come up with a ditty challenge poem. :)

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  8. Hang in there Smidgey! I enjoyed your perspective of these not-so-normal days. Here's to more cheese and more cuddles!

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    1. Thank you, Kay, for saluting my little furry friend. She's so exhausted from the noise in the house (us humans) and writing a blog post/poem that she has taken to her pillow for the rest of the day, but is open to cheese and cuddles. :)

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  9. Smidgey is very creative and his writing flows smoothly. He is a very talented creature.

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    1. Yes, Smidgey is a puppy of many talents. We are lucky to have her...and lucky she takes over the blog once in a while to give me a break. ;)

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  10. This was joy. I'm so glad Smidgey got some time at the computer so she could share her thoughts (and poetry) with the world. Thanks for sharing that laptop, Mum!

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    1. Thank you, Kat, for reading Smidgey's experiences. She feels better knowing people understand her woes (and constant desire for cheese). :)

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  11. I am laughing out loud! Maybe our cat Hem needs to write a post!!

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    1. Yes, the world needs to hear from Hem the cat, Mary Lee! Thanks for stopping by and enjoying our little Smidgey. :)

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  12. Smidgey's poem is adorable! Paws up from Sam and Rudy, who also feel that extra cheese will help them survive these strange changes at home.

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    1. Smidgey thanks you for your compliment on her poetry. And she sends a sympathetic yip-yip to Sam and Rudy! Maybe the dogs have it right, that cheese really does make everything better... :)

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  13. Loved this little peek into Smidgey's world! Thanks for a smile to start my day. (And yes, I love to add cheese! ;0)

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    1. You are welcome, Karen! Thank you for sharing Smidgey's love of cheese. :)

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  14. Smidgey, your such a sweet looking doggie, but you're probably overloaded with affection… Loved the pic of you with the laptop, and your delightful poem–and thank Bridget for the smiles!

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    1. Smidgey thanks you, Michelle, but wonders if it is possible to be overloaded with affection. You're welcome for the smiles, thanks for visiting. :)

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  15. That Smidgey--he's one talented doggie and made me smile. My pal Dakota (who is a rescue dog with more than a touch of anxiety) loves the new world order where someone is always home, or taking him on a walk. His advice to Smidgey is to chill and enjoy it.

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    1. If only Smidgey could chill, Buffy. She's a rescue with a disproportionate amount of anxiety. If we're home she stresses out, if we leave she stresses out. She definitely needs to be more like, Dakota. Thanks for visiting...at a safe distance. :)

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