A Dog in the Life – Haibun Thinking

AnElephantCant always be working
Some folk even accuse him of skiving
That is Scots for being lazy
Ah so what says he
He still writes his weekly Tuesday Haibun

Still motivated by the temporarily suspended Haibun Thinking produced by his friend Al, AnElephant decides to continue his one-pachyderm assault on the elegant genre of Haibun.

Eros by AnElephantCant

Eros by AnElephantCant

A Dog in the Life
I admit I do get quite excited when he appears.
Okay, he has a really comical accent and doesn’t use the same words as Maman, but I try to make allowances.
I understand that he is a foreigner, from somewhere called Scotland.
Apparently it is quite far away, maybe near Toulon, I don’t know.
And he is AnElephant, although his nose is not really all that big!
But he does let me take him for long walks, sometimes for hours, which is why I like to see him.
We have covered quite a few miles, but I don’t think we have been to Scotland yet.
Although it was raining yesterday, so maybe.
The best thing is that he is good at finding sticks on the beach.
And he can throw much further than Maman, she is hopeless!
But he does not seem to realise just how chilly even the Med is in winter.
I mean, I make a point of shaking myself dry all over him, but he just laughs and tries to catch my tail.
Strange dude.
But my point here is meal times.
I am pretty civilised about food.
Okay, I might salivate a bit while Maman prepares it, but when she puts my dish down I wait until she moves her fingers before I start.
I admit I am quite a fast eater, I basically inhale a kilo and a half of meat and biscuits in about seven seconds.
Well, it is good stuff, no point in hanging around!
And then I am ready for a stroll.
But they sit down to eat.
And not just eat, but talk.
What is that all about, they have food in front of them and they are having a conversation!
So two hours later, if I am lucky, I drag them out the door.
Boy, by that time I am really ready!

we all have
our own needs
desires and dreams

Eros by AnElephantCant

Eros by AnElephantCant

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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8 Responses to A Dog in the Life – Haibun Thinking

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Loved this Elephant. Great to have a new friend for a while 🙂

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  2. Dear Elephant,

    I can see why Eros likes the Scotsman even if he does talk funny.
    Sweet piece and a beautiful dog.
    Thanks for sharing the smiles. ❤

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. Dale says:

    What a handsome fella!

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  4. RoSy says:

    Eros is such a handsome fellow.
    Not more handsome than a pink Ele though. 😉

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  5. Gyslaine L. says:

    Je trouve génial que tu puisses donner la parole à Eros et que tu le laisses exprimer ses réflexions (rire)

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  6. Al says:

    A sweet tail from Eros. I like it 🙂

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  7. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear AnElephantCant, I really like your post on for this week. I like the picture of the doggie Eros also. Pretty dog! Have a good week! Nan Claire 🙂

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