Some stuff from Stella

Hello Pups and Kitties!

She made it back home.  That rowdy Ali Zophia had quite a trip too.  She isn't saying much about it though and we asked her if her instructor, Lucas Miguel Marcos, came with her.  She said something about getting as far as Iowa and he decided this was a cold climate he couldn't live in so he hitched a ride South.  Me and my Mom cannot say we are sorry about this, we sort of dreaded another tempermental cat in the house.  She says despite that her feet hurt, she will have her column ready for tomorrow.  Nice to know she will (ahem) dance on for us! (heh, heh)

My Mom got a small book of poems about dogs, called Doggerel and she says it has some great poems in it from way back when until now.    She found one that she thought you guys would just love.  Its called A Dog's Eye View written by Amelia Josephine Burr who might well have had it dictated to her by her dog.  

A Dog's Eye View

The people whom I take to walk
I love and yet deplore,
Such things of real importance
They persistently ignore.
The sights and smells that thrill me
They stolidly pass by,
Then stop and stare in rapture
At nothing in the sky.

They waste such time in stopping
To look at things like flowers
They pick the dullest places
To settle down for hours.
Sometimes I really wonder
If they can hear and smell;
Such vital things escape them---
And yet they mean so well!

Is that perfect or what? 

Ali Z. will see you tomorrow and I will see you on Wednesday!



The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

nice one Ali Z hope everything is ok

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

No doubt about it, the humans have different sensibilities from us!

We can't wait for the next installment from Ali Z!

Martha and Bailey said...

We loved the poem!!! Says it all - these humans miss so much!
Martha & Bailey xxxx

The Thundering Herd said...

What a great poem. Our humans are always so distracted by weird things on hikes and then they will not let us roll in the coolest smelling stuff. What gives?

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

They do miss so many of the finer things in life!


Huffle Mawson said...

Welcome back Ali Z! I'd like to hear some of your stories.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a great poem..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The OP Pack said...

Great poem, Stella. Now how do we get the humans to figure it out?

woos, the OP Pack

The Army of Four said...

I can't wait to hear all about the workshop.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I'm very glad that Ali Z made it home. The furry beasts say that they like the poem.


Lorenza said...

Pawesome poem!
Kisses and hugs

Hero said...

That was a great poem. I've always got my nose to the ground when we go out for our walks or adventures, yet my hoomans always have their noses stuck up in the air. They really are missing some fantastic scents only to be found on the ground like cow poo and decomposing rabbits.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello stella its dennis the vizsla dog hay that pome perfektly sums up wots weerd abowt hyoomans duznt it??? grate find!!! ok bye

Sue said...

Wonderful poem. Dogs must think we're crazy sometimes.

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

That Lucas Miguel Marcos is a WIMP!!! I live in Iowa, AND I have a nekkid belly, but you don't see me turning around and heading South because it's a little bit cold!

And that poem is so true!!!