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His Mark Is Worse Than His Bark

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Easy Street Prompts (“the rules”)

Friday Flash-55 (55 Words)

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Simply Snickers (“dance,” “dear” and “delight”)

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His Mark Is Worse Than His Bark

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Furry Flurry

I might malign a young canine,

For dim design and wimpy whine.

Though kids may yell and deem him swell,

He’s yet unmanaged; we can tell.

In sheer delight, my dear, I’d dance,

And give the pup a second chance,

If he’d be trained, not just restrained,

And all our floorings be unstained.

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  1. Linda...
    As a dog lover and owner, I can feel your pain, and see the stain!
    Excellent 55 my dear!!
    Thanks once again for visiting and playing...You ROCK!!!

  2. Ahh... yes I remember when the Tonka Unit was a young pup having the same difficulties. But he learned pretty quickly. I recommend crate and paper training. It worked for me with a whole litter of 'em!

  3. That beautiful scruffy face deserves "a second chance".

  4. Thankfully, the housebreaking stage is a short one. Enjoy the other great parts of puppy-hood.

  5. Awwwwwww, so cute, and one super poem!!!! I've had dogs in my 60 years, three at once one time...and I can see the pains, and remember the stains.

    Thanks for visiting.

  6. hehe 55 is up at ramblings and whatnot

  7. Hi Linda,

    Your poem is witty and fun. I love the picture of your dog. He looks like a real sweetie.

    Take care

  8. Awww, but he's just so darn cute! Does that get him any brownie points?



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