Watcher Under The Table – A Poem By Carol J Forrester

Exhausted, your prostate yourself,
legs aloft and crooked,
chin tilted towards some ceiling corner
as if to suggest you were focused
on anything but us.
Still,
you follow footsteps with a beady eye,
wriggle your spine against tile,
happiness thumping in rapid, swishing beats.

As Lillian shared a lovely doggy snap with us tonight, I thought I’d include a sketch I did last month. I’m currently 9,000 words deep in NaNoWriMo, but when I’m not writing I have a go at improving my drawing skills, which mainly involves many hours of looking, sketching, going ‘well that’s shit”, erasing and trying again.

9 Comments

  1. Happiness from a dog’s point of view! I love your quadrille and your sketch, Carol. These lines reminded me of Jasper, our little terrier who has been gone twelve years now and who we still miss:
    ‘legs aloft and crooked,
    chin tilted towards some ceiling corner
    as if to suggest you were focused
    on anything but us’.

  2. Ah….you liked our singing Percy! He’s quite the dog 🙂 My son told us when they got him, he was supposed to be a small dog. Well, we met him when he was 3 months old and knew from the size of his paws he was NOT going to be small 🙂 But, we had no idea he’d be musical 🙂

    Loved this post….and most especially these words:
    “happiness thumping in rapid, swishing beats.”
    Is there anything or anyone who can show their happiness as effusively as a dog’s behind with tail wagging and hips wagging too? They just WRIGGLE with happiness!

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