The Power Source

like harnessing
the tides or the wind,
how about attaching
dogs' tails
to power generators?

i want the job
of patting the dog
to keep its tail wagging.

dogs could generate
enough electricity
for cities, for countries---
light up the world!
                            edward field

I want the job of managing this place, to be sure all the pups got time off each day, good meals, a nice bed, the best treatment.  And I'd like to be the chief petter, too!

What do you think of this idea, Stella?

It sounds OK to me, as long as the hours were short and the snooze time was long, Mom!

Stella and Mom


Oskar said...

If we could harness puppy power we could take over the world!

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Nubbin wiggles,

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khousin Merdie and I are SO there!


Sierra Rose said...

Wild stuff! We were just discussing how to harness the ZOOM, while watching Sierra, Sammie and Avalon zooming around with each other trying to get the coveted orange ball! There is a LOT of power there :)
Nice to visit you again :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Bouncing Bertie said...

That is a really super idea. My speciality is wagging my tail while doing a 'sit'. Especially energy efficient, no?
Toodle pip!
PS Stella - I would like Ludo to attend my science class, but am a little concerned that his grammar is not yet up to the high standards required for the course work....

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Sounds like the perfect job!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Ludo van Doggy said...

What a great idea! MNum says I is already pretty good at dusting the fire mantle, so I could do it!
~lickies, Ludo

KB said...

What a wonderful vision! I'd love that job too so we could share it! Then, there'd be plenty of snooze time for anyone.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Now that sounds like the perfect job doesn't it!!! What a great idea! Lots of love, Holly and mom

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ciara would be a major contributor to the energy production with her zoom zoom zoom behavior. TD says bring on the breaks with lots of treats. Phantom says he would like to be with Stella's Mom and provide her with lots of petting practice.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Stella
Gail here. Listen, I have had a quiet word with Bertie about his 'snobby' attitude towards Ludo attending science class. I guess Bertie is too young to remember all Ludo's outstanding performances in his training videos. However, now that Bertie has seen the very intelligent comment Ludo made today, in which he - Ludo - showed a remarkably astute grasp of the lessons to be drawn from Monday's class, Bertie has agreed to relax his strict sign up criteria and welcome Ludo into the fold. Oh, and Bertie is also very worried now that he might have upset you, as he understands that you and Hamish were very close.
Cheers! Gail.

Bobby said...

Pip could wag his tail and help the world. He creates a draft anyway.

AC said...

I'll join and pass out treats! Gotta keep those tails fueled!

Mango said...

Sure, why not? But I would kind of worry about getting muscle tail from all that working out.


Lorenza said...

It is a lovely idea!
The power of my wagging tail always puts a big smile on my mom's face!
Have a great weekend!
Kisses and hugs

oscarthecatwhoblogs said...


A while ago you kindly visited my blog. Thank you! Sorry it has taken so long to drop by... I have been shocking lately, so it has taken a while for me to get back on the computer and get into blogging and visiting animal blogs. I've negotiated more time on my Parental's computer... so I'll have more time to visit and catch up on what you are up to.

Oscar The Cat

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Talk about a renewable energy source! Count Stumpy in!

Ms. ~K said...

We are so THERE!!!!
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Samantha said...

Wonderful "poem/prose" that just says it all! You post the best things, Stella and Aly too!
Hugs xoxoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Huffle Mawson said...

Snooze time is VERY important.

Hi Ali Z!

The Thundering Herd said...

What a terrific idea because then all of the shelter dogs would become terrifically valuable to everyone. And with you monitoring for appropriate breaktime, all dogs will be happy, healthy and safe.

Sue said...

Mom says our tails are dangerous. We know things off tables and hit people with them. They're like little whips. dad was napping on the couch the other day and Fudge tickled his face with his tail. He woke up sneezing. Ha!
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties