One Sardine




Emma ate one sardine.
Last night.
But it still lives.
That one sardine.
Because Emma
Seems to need
A warm
And wet
To wipe her mouth.
I forgot
To provide
This vital tool
And now
We suffer.
Sitting here
Talking to you
With well fed Emma
On my lap;
Curled and warm.
My current environs
Are exuding
A particular
The expensive
And coveted
Coffee aroma.
Giggling a little
I write you this tale
Because Emma is my privilege
And as such
Even though
It pains me
To leave you
My dog needs me
To de-odorize
Our morning


CA 2016



4 Responses to “One Sardine”

  1. Dennis Chamberlain on November 27th, 2016

    I am laughing so hard, and believe me I have “been there” with my dog Chelsea. This is expressed so humorously – I will be sharing with so many friends. Thanks for your creative words, Cathy!

  2. edward francis keller on November 27th, 2016

    I loved the discription, I could visualized it all so clearly. We all need to laugh more… a quote ” angels can fly because they take themselves lightly” comes to mind. We all enjoy the unique moments with our beloved dogies… Thanks so much Cathy!

  3. gerry harty on November 27th, 2016

    Just imagine if she had eaten 2 or 3!!!

  4. Scott Aten on December 6th, 2016

    Too funny sis…but I’m sure she loved it!

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