Sunday, December 27, 2009

Dog Psalm #18

After all the feasting,
the giving and receiving,

comes the time for reflecting and resting
and deciding how best to carry the Spirit of the season
throughout the new year

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Miracles arrived at their appointed time.
The Seed Babe brings Glad Tidings.
His tiny hand reaches out to hold all of humanity.
His message - care for each other.
Share love. Have hope.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Snacking

Yes, Thank you. I do like cheese.

But I need a little help with the lid.
And sometimes the serving utensils are too big for me to handle.
I like it best at the nut bowl.
. . .

Sunday, December 20, 2009

White Christmas

A few days ago I passed by the Santa tree and
he said that I would get my wish.
It would be a white christmas.

I was tempted not to believe him.  But trees never lie.

 Overnight we got more than a foot
with drifts as high as three feet.
It's a winter wonderland!! 
Ho. Ho. Ho.
Do I look like Santa with my snow beard?
I feel like him full of good cheer and happiness.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Return of the Squirrels

I heard clattering and though it might be Santa and the gang.
But it was just the squirrels again
working on their condo in the attic and walls.

Maybe they will set out the cookies and milk.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nodding Off Near the Culture Cliff

Oh! Is the movie over?

I thought they might never stop their insipid yapping.
Why did I think Funny People would be funny?
I should know better by now.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Snow is Joy

Surrounding, abounding Joy.
Joy covering every thing -
every sorrow, every hurt
every branch and blade of grass.
Floating and piling,
pelting out Joy.
In crunchy steps,
That quiet hush,
The sloshy slush,
Announcing, insisting on Joy.
Snow is a shower of
Grace or Forgiveness.
Presenting us with
new realities,
perspectives and possibilities.
How I Love Thee.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Being Rudolph

Sometimes I feel like a "misfit."
She thinks I'm Cute!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Furry flurry of Activity

I am moving at the

speed of

It's not easy keeping up with Santa's elves.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

We let the Wind

harvest for us.
All we must do is
be alert and pay attention,
with open minds and empty pockets,
as we roam
each day
through our
wondrous, bountiful
Most of the wind's offerings
I recognize 
as delicious treats. I seek crunch and tang.

She sees them as

pieces of a whole being
bodies, arms, heads, eyes
"the sum is more than the whole"

She seeks to
sustain transformational change.

I seek
the pattern of snacks,
and panting, patter, prancing of
the good life.
Each new day's greatness is up to you.
 What do you seek? How do you choose?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Word Travels

Owl overheard Squirrel telling Penguin.
Penguin then confided in the Reindeer.
And then that blabby Penguin
got Rabbit and Mouse caught up.
Do you believe it? asked Mouse
I'm not sure that I do confessed Rabbit.

Then the Acorn Lady set the record straight.
word could travel so fast?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Curb your Enthusiasm

That's what the people tell me.
They also say that it's fine to be
marking, marking, marking all the time.

If I use good manners.
The curbside strip is best.  The gutter even better.
PLEASE no gifts by cars!

I'm happy to oblige.
Maybe you'll notice and want me to play in your fenced back yard.
A little water would be good.
Might you have any KaChewKees to share? 
Oops. Too much enthusiasm?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dog Psalm 17

Fear knocks on the door.
Faith answers.

There was no one there.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

Hold my hand rabbit.
Large crowds make me nervous.

Fear not Mouse. I'm right here with you.
Now try and look adorable and purchase-worthy.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Let there be gravy and community.
Let there be laughter and music.
Let there be feasting and grazing
and generous table scrap giving.

I am grateful for kindness, comfort and care.

Grateful for naps in the big comfy chair.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dreaming of Elephants

I had a beautiful dream about a friendly elephant

whose "Big Top" was the clothes pin can.
Dreams can come true.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Dog Psalm 16: Three Wise Women

A great wind began to blow and howl.
The night was ink black with one piercing star lighting the way.
The three wise women knew it was time to begin a long journey 
 towards a great unknown. They ventured forth on faith.

They knew they had arrived at their destination when they discovered
the seed babe resting on a birch bark blanket.
Behold. The savior has arrived.
He reaches out for us to tell us
he needs us and to remind us we need him.

I thought he arrived in December.  But it seems he can arrive at anytime.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Has anybody seen cousin, TatteredTail?
I thought I just saw him in here.

I Did, Squirrely.

He was involved in an unfortunate glue gun accident.
He should make a full recovery. 
I saw him resting on the window sill.
- Thanks, Owl. I'll scamper on over.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dog Psalm 15: The power of Myth


How could a mouse carry that enormous
4 armed

He's hardly 4 inches tall.
He's remarkably sturdy even without feet
but still...
How is it possible? How can I believe?
an agent of transformation.
That's why he wears the fancy coat
and always brings something to offer.

He does smell sacred.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ikebana not Eukanuba

Who knew?
She said "Ikebana". I thought she meant "Eukanuba" that delicious dog food.
I was being helpful when I brought it to my mat for a good chew.
I was wondering why she didn't tie it up in my KachewKee Wrapper.

The hand said NO. Get Away.
"This Ikebana is for looking. Not snacking."
I think I can remember that.
Pinecone Penguin would like live at your house.