My Life Revolves around Two Furry Critters–dVerse Haibun Monday (2)


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My Life Revolves around Two Furry Critters

I hear a whimper coming from the crate, underneath the brocaded cover I made to keep the dogs from awakening too early. They know I’m up and about. After opening blinds, I dish up a concave half cup of kibbles for each, mix in a teaspoon of baked sweet potato and add fresh water to their dish. I lift the front flap of their abode, and slide open the door and release two energetic bundles of fur. They make their way around the corner on two right legs, making me think of the time I got to drive a lap around the Indianapolis Race Track, though at a speed slower than the pros. The dogs dive bomb into their dishes while I fasten their collars around their necks—not a moment’s interruption until the crunch, crunch, crunch stops and they come to me for a good morning lick. I open the door to the deck and they fly out to do their duty as I watch, sipping hot coffee.

morning cool seeps in
swallow guards her nesting brood
spring awaits full sun

I couldn’t resist a second Haibun for Toni’s prompt at dVerse Haibun Monday. Please join us and read her wonderful intro. This one is not fiction.

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13 thoughts on “My Life Revolves around Two Furry Critters–dVerse Haibun Monday (2)

  1. Dogs sure do know to make a morning routine exciting! And you know how to describe it to a tee! Love how the words flow into a sensory scene, kind of like watercolors create a landscape!

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  2. I love the echo of caring – you for your dogs, the swallow for her brood. And such close attention to detail.

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  3. Such a lovely way to show your love for these little ones.

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  4. Cat napping in the sun close to me where I sit and I reached out and gave her a pat. Delightful, peaceful and tender.

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  5. Bodhirose says:

    Such cute bundles of fur! I love how enthusiastic dogs are when they see their people…and after their people it’s their food! :~) Total fun and delight, Victoria.

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  6. whimsygizmo says:

    Love it! Those fury babies do become such a part of our day, don’t they? I’m so glad you double dipped today. I loved your fiction, but I find myself smiling with delight at this slice of your life.

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  7. Patti says:

    Such a happy way to start your day! Lick, lick!

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  8. Grace says:

    We don’t have pets but I can feel the joy in your world as you let loose your energetic pets, smiles ~ I love the description of dive bomb into their dishes ~

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  9. I like this one a lot. Our household revolves around a bundle of fur as well. 🙂

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  10. lillian says:

    oh those bundles of energy that quickly chase the sleepiness away!
    And the haiku is beautiful!

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  11. Such a happy beginning to your day. Wonderful.

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  12. When I read this I can truly understand the joy that those bundles of fur can give… what a delight to meet them every morning, and share joy over food that way.. truly a wonderful haibun

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  13. kanzensakura says:

    I LOVE this!!! Love, love, love this. I envy you those two bundles of fur. I miss my SamCat and our morning routine. But this is so much better and truer than your first one. Thank you for this bit of morning you shared with us. And to think, they are so much more than quotidian.

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