Friday, May 22, 2009

Teggie Needs Waterproof Pantaloons

Teggie smiles with a sigh,
"I Like the Lanai, it's nice and dry!"


My Corgi is a cross between a fox and a deer:
Her face flaunting doe eyes is angular and foxy,
Her Corgi pantaloons with their nubbin, boxy.
She looks upon wet grass with trepidation and fear,

Her belly will be soggy, her fur will be mussed,
She stands in the St. Augustine in utter disgust.
“I prefer to take my business where it’s nice and dry,
Please leave me to myself back on the lanai

To burrow like a fox, make a thicket like a deer...”
Even in the rain, I can’t complain,
Though she’s driving me quite insane.
How can I be cross with my Corgi so dear?

Warmly,
Christiane, Teggie's mom

4 comments:

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

How very Seussical of you, Christiane :) Have a great weekend. -C ^..^

ClassyChassy said...

What a lovely little poem!!! You are so clever with the rhymes -very enjoyable reading!!!

Fairy Queen said...

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. I like Suess, Cathy, and the rather predictable, elementary poetry of the turn-of-the-century (1800s). Corgis sort of lend themselves to this whimsical sweetness. Besides, it's how my brains works on rhymes. :)
Warmly,
Christiane

Life With Dogs said...

I'm quite impressed to see the use of pantaloons in modern prose :)