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.

Dialogue–Interacting Photos?

Today’s prompt for The Daily Post’s Weekly Photography Challenge: Dialogue 


“Dialogue is an engaging conversational exchange. When it comes to photography, dialogue can be perceived as a consensual interaction between two images. Placed next to each other, each photograph opens up to meanings that weren’t there when viewed alone. Each composition reveals the photographer’s specific sensitivity to certain content or visual elements.”

It’s your turn now: for this week’s challenge, bring together two of your photos into dialogue. What do they say to each other?


“For where your treasure is, there also is your heart.”  Mt. 6:21


Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: D. Slotto

Photo: D. Slotto

A Tribute to Rocky–A Poem

We were saddened today by news of the accidental death of a little canine friend in Palm Desert. This is a little poem in his honor.


A Tribute to Rocky

A little ball of fur
with just a touch of red,
a heaping dose of love
that went right to our heads.

His days were much too short,
but life’s not always fair.
We know his spirit lingers
and somehow he’s still there.

He taught us each a lesson–
to give with all our heart.
God gave him as a blessing
and he’s become a part

of memories we love to share,
of special desert days.
We’ll miss you little Rocky
and your joyous, happy ways.

With our love from David, Victoria, Sparky and Zoe