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February 1, 2011

Shedding Dexter
















I have a dog, Dexter, he sheds all the time
So much so, in fact, he inspired this rhyme

I find his white hair in each place that I look
On clothing, on furniture, in every book

It wafts up in clumps, under tables, in corners
Like fluffy seeds blown by summertime mourners

When I get dressed, there’d be nothing better
Than not finding his fur all over my sweater

Dexter’s no bad dog, and he means no harm
But sometimes it feels like I live on a farm

Some day he will be gone, and I will despair
And I will miss Dexter... but not all of that hair!

22 comments:

  1. dude what a cool looking dog...i had a hound growing up that was dear to my heart...named hobo

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  2. We got Dexter from the Basset Hound Rescue group. He's a lovable oaf who thinks he's a lap dog just like our little daschund, Joey.

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  3. that might be the cutest dog i have ever seen!

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  4. Wanna buy him, cheap? (No? How about free?)

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  5. So you're one of them crazy cat ladies, is that it? With MULTIPLE white cats?

    That's a lot of p- er, cats.

    That's what HE said! (sort of)

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  6. Thanks, Marit! He posed so nice for the picm didn't he? :)

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  7. aw this is such a funny tribute to a funny dog- we once had a basset hound....what a rover (no pun)....and after he had run away over 10 times and I had to go get him back I told the college kids who he wanted to be with that they could keep him...BIG SMILES

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  8. hey! are ya sleeping in his bed? That profile photo looks like it!

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  9. Like the new button pic? I'm actually lounging in a lumberjack bunk at Hartwick Pines National Forest in northern Michigan, the last original-growth pine trees left standing from the logging days. (Thanks to CDG for the button!)

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  10. Eric, what can I say, this touched me. I am a big
    animal lover. Love the rhyming:)
    Pamela

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  11. HaHa!! We have two Lab mixes, about 50 pounds each, and they shed like crazy. We'll be finding Rigby and Penny hair two decades from now. It's okay, though. The shedding is a small price to pay for all the love and joy they provide. I'm sure your Dexter supplies more than his weight in fur of love and happiness. :)

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  12. Dexter is a needy thing, constantly seeking attention. And he's probably shedded enough fur to equal his own weight, too!

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  13. Today I cried at the thought of our Peachie now 13 dying, as I once in a while do. But, I bet she's still got at least 5 years in her!

    She does not shed. But the cat does once a year, and I can relate to the hairs being even in your books. And in the mugs on the highest shelf in the cupboards? :)

    xo

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  14. I came here from The Arts Web Show. I loved your poem selected for Richard to do his creative magic. He did a great job, as did you. It was bit depressing, however.

    I can relate to this poem very well, as I have both dog and cat...and hair all over the place. I sometimes entertain myself watching the cat hair float about the room:~)

    The worse part is when you go out for an important meeting and suddenly realize you forgot to use the sticky roller on your clothes.

    Still, I do love my buddies. They keep me constantly entertained and somehow it's worth the embarrassing and annoying hair.

    p.s. I take the penny. I'm not proud:~)

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  15. Aw, could be worse, Eric. It could be *your* hair that you find all over stuff! :)

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  16. Awwww - how cute is he! Great poem, I can relate, two dogs here!

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  17. I love his soulful face....and yeah, you'll even miss the hair:)

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  18. I cannot get over that dog's ears!

    Are they all silky and wonderful?

    I love my pug's ears for their texture.

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  19. Have you considered laser hair removal? hee hee
    He's so adorable. I'm sure you can forgive him anything.

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