Wee-Sources: Poetry Pep Up, Puppies, and More!

This week's Wee-Sources are an eclectic mix
of a poetry wee-source, a submission opportunity, and PUPPIES!

First up, Pep Up!

 Poetry Pep Up is a week of online poetry challenges brought to you by Poetry Friday member and poet and educator extraordinaire Kathryn Apel. It is a program for beginning poets, expierenced poets and everyone in between. You can write for yourself or join others on social media with #poetrypepup. It runs for five days beginning Monday 1 June.
To join the fun email your interest to Trudie Leigo:
t(dot)leigo(at)cqu(dot)edu(dot)au or check out Kathryn Apel's website.
I've already signed up and can't wait for the Poetry Pep Up prompt on Monday! Join me!

Next, a Submission Opportunity!

 For all you nature loving writers, Tiny Seed Literary Journal is accepting submissions. "Tiny Seed is an online nature-focused literary journal publishing short fiction, poetry, art, and photography by established and emerging writers & artists."
The submission guidelines can be found here.
I'm going to submit, how about you?

Lastly, PUPPIES!
Proud mama.
Look at that face!
One of Joe's colleague's dog had puppies! The breed is Bolonka Zwetna. Yeah, we hadn't heard of it either. Apparently they don't shed and they only get to be about 10 lbs. Aren't they adorable? We thought so too. So much so that we actually thought about getting one...for about 32 seconds! Then we thought about Smidgey:

I don't think this 10+ year old gal has it in her to deal with a new puppy.

And the price! 2200CHF/each! Nope.

We got Smidgey as a puppy for $200 from the Humane Society. (including her crate)

But alas, puppy pictures bring me so much joy. (Almost as much joy as baby pictures.) Plus the pictures are free and Smidgey doesn't get jealous. Win-win!

Here is the handful of cute that I used as the prompt for today's poem:

tiny form

how she speaks

is not cheap

in one hand

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Tabatha said...

The last stanza of your puppy poem made me laugh. Adorable pups! Thanks for the wee-sources, too.

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Tabatha! Crazy how expensive those little critters are - and Joe's colleague wouldn't give us a discount. In the long run, that's a good thing. I hope the wee-sources are helpful to you. :)

Linda Mitchell said...

Ha! Yes...and that couple of grand is just for starters! The food, vet bills and extras add up too. We are living with an old gal. She's gotten quite expensive in the medicine department lately. But, we love her so much. We want her to be comfortable. And, as a Border-aussie she still herds us round the house.

Linda B said...

They are darling, Bridget, cupped in your hand, the tiniest! Love the 'tiny' poem you wrote for them, too. Yes, Smidgey might not welcome a boisterous new one to the family! Happy Weekend!

jama said...

Oh, puppy goodness!! Can't stand the cuteness. Your poem made me smile at the end. Hope Smidgey doesn't get jealous reading this post.

Bridget Magee said...

True, Linda, puppy love is expensive. But worth it. Love that your pup herds you. Our previous dog was a Rottweiler/Aussie mix - she had herding tendencies, too. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Linda! Smidgey is not tolerant of a lot even when she was a puppy. She definitely is not one to share her people. Happy weekend to you, too!

Bridget Magee said...

Luckily Smidgey only gets her paws on my laptop once in a while, Jama. I have so many pictures of her on my phone, she just figures I'm looking at her pic when I ooh and aah at the puppies. She has a strong sense of self (and smell ;)

Carol Varsalona said...

Such a sweet puppy face to couple with a poem, Bridget-thanks for bringing these to brighten the day. fuzzy/warm/tiny form/soft/squeaks - love the description.

Mary Lee said...

Fun puppy poem, and thanks for the wee-sources, too!

skanny17 said...

The scent of a puppy. Thank you for your two links to the poetry challenges and Tiny Seed publishing possibility. I hope to participate. I also like your puppy poem and the fact that you resisted these delicious little bundles to keep your baby happy. Sweet Smidgey would be driven nuts by those little guys, I bet or she would think they were cute? But not for long and no, had not heard of that breed. At all. Thanks for your post, Bridget! Janet Clare F.

Sally Murphy said...

The great thing about other people's babies - including puppies - is you get to give them back: you get the joy without the hard work (or the cost! oh my!). Thanks for joy today, and the laugh of "couple
in one hand"

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Carol! Puppies bring so much joy, especially during challenging times. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Mary Lee for stopping by and enjoying the puppy squish. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Yay, I am excited you will take part in the Poetry Pep-Up and the Tiny Seed submission, Janet! I wish you much poetry success with both endeavors. And, thanks for thinking of our Smidgey. She's a sweetie, but definitely doesn't like to share. :)

Bridget Magee said...

So true, Sally, I'm all for the joy without the hard work. I've put in the hard work with my own kids/dogs with plenty of joy, but I'm happy with our mostly grown kids and old puppy gal. Glad you liked the poem. :)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Such a sweet puppy and poem, Bridget! I tend not to submit anywhere with a fee, but I do like that this journal partners with One Tree Planted and Nature Conservancy. I haven't seen that before.

KatApel - katswhiskers.wordpress.com said...

I'm giggling at your poem. Don't think I'll be able to look at a puppy anymore, without thinking, 'couple grand in one hand'. Thanks for sharing info about the Poetry Pep Up, too. Looking forward to sharing the week with you! :)

Janice Scully said...

Such a cute and expensive little thing! I love soft/squeaks/how she speaks. Adorable.

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Michelle. Yes, I hesitated because of the fee associated with this submission, but with their affiliation with One Tree Planted and Nature Conservancy I figured giving them a shout out and my $5 was worth it. Each writer/poet has to decide where their money goes and if a sub fee is right for them. Thanks for your poetry stewardship. You are a good egg. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Kat! With the time difference I couldn't watch your Pep Up kick off live, but watched the recording. I've already completed the first prompt poem. I'll share all my Pep Up producing poems next Friday. Thanks for this cool opportunity! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Janice! It was hard to resist these little cuties, but in the long run I know it is the right thing to do. Our dog and pocketbook thank us. ;)

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