A car thumps by, outside on the rain spattered road;
youngsters, I think and smile.
My dogs, snoring in ecstatic little grunts,
make this room smell of biscuits,
I don’t mind, it’s rather nice.
Beneath my fingers a conversation almost happens,
with a clever boy in London.
As you age, it is said,
you need less sleep.

They each have a perfectly good basket to sleep in, surely this can’t be too comfortable?


44 Comments Add yours

  1. lovely, early morning traffic is people like the baker who used to live near me.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Joggers, cyclists, the Scusi staff getting the bacon ready …

    1. theonlycin says:

      We’ll have to see how long Lulubelle will tolerate it 🙂

  2. souldipper says:

    Enjoyed the visualization. About the 8-legged biscuit breath – you are not close enough to the baskets. The chair is near you, I bet!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I don’t get it at all, the chair and baskets are at equal distance to me. Maybe they just want to be at eye-level 🙂

  3. Adeeyoyo says:

    That should be interesting… Lovely picture in both words and photo!

    1. theonlycin says:

      It’s quite amazing how Lulubelle’s maternal side has emerged since Diski’s arrival; she was never like that with Fritzl 🙂

  4. leigh says:

    Viva 🙂

  5. Tandy says:

    just love the photo – looks like home 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Have you got your puppy yet?

  6. MissChris says:

    Aw that is so sweet!!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, very distracting pair they are 🙂

  7. buttercup600 says:

    This is priceless…omw..I am thinking of getting another one…a little friend for Coco. Ecstaticly gorgeous!! Love you Cin xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Love you right back 🙂

  8. Kavita says:

    And early morning pictures are BEAUTIFUL too!!!
    Those fresh smells, the coolness in the air… lovely!

    1. theonlycin says:

      A very special time of my day, thanks!

  9. granny1947 says:

    Ah man….what a classic picture!

  10. Leon says:

    Mmmm… you’re teasing us with rain!

  11. Naomi says:

    Love this post, Cin, such beautiful words & pic!! Our puppies insist on cuddling almost all the time. Too adorable 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      They’re so peaceful in the pic, you don’t want to see when they’re in ‘chase’ mode; things fly and crash 🙂

  12. forpuck says:

    I really liked this. There’s a lightness to it, and it drew me in.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Anton, great to make your acquaintance.

  13. gospelwriter says:

    Loved this – snapshot moments at the start of a day. The photo is quite amazing!

    Beneath my fingers a conversation almost happens,
    with a clever boy in London.

    …a teaser, that.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Well … I got on Skype just a few minutes too late, he’d already signed off 🙂

  14. Lyndatjie says:

    LOL…. reminds me of the kids fighting about who would be sitting in front! Guess in this case – both won…. *grin*

    1. theonlycin says:

      lol, for the moment they both won … going to be very interesting seeing how it pans out 🙂

  15. BFG says:

    sounds like a very nice moment… succinct and delightful!

  16. slpmartin says:

    The photo was just darling…love the words you match to the photo and the snapshot of early morning there.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you Charles, and here I am again, keeping company with the rooster’s confusion about the early hour 🙂

  17. klrs09 says:

    Wonderful poem, Cindy, as always.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks so much 🙂
      Just morning meanderings really…

  18. opoetoo says:

    I remember this poem but not that funny picture.

    Dogs have different ideas about comfort.

    I do love the poem and was glad to see it again.

  19. Jamie Dedes says:

    Lovely little poem. Cozy … and the dogs … are just darling.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Aren’t they just?
      Make me laugh often during the day 🙂

  20. Tokeloshe says:

    Well done!

    What a fantastic photo!

    Hugs to Lulubelle, such a cutie.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I think the bird will soon resemble an ostrich, that’s large-breed dog food it’s eating 😀

  21. A delightful moment early morning. Love your thoughts and words too.

  22. woih says:

    sounds like a wonderful, quiet morning…i love the rain

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