Place: physician’s office (veterinarian)
My animal: pooch
Our family’s pampered pooch, a Lhasa apso, disliked her scheduled
check-ups with the veterinarian.
The moment we’d enter the physician’s waiting room she’d panic,
kick-start extreme anxiety followed by show of desire to leave the
This particular June day, after formal introductions, I handed over
the baggie I’d brought from home with my pooch’s stool sample to
a brand-new physician’s assistant.
We all were personable, each with other, and then began the wait
to see the physician.
Five minutes later the assistant re-appeared with a concerned look
on her face.
She stated she’d forgotten to tag-label poop samples of my pooch
A dilemma for certain (LOL) until I suggested she take another look.
Within the plastic baggie I’d brought in was poop with a special
It was the new assistant’s lucky day.
You couldn’t miss the pink, yellow and shades of blue within the
Lhasa apso’s specimen.
A kitten so adorable, so tiny compared to a full-grown cat captures my heart.
I think back of teenage days, a trip to my girlfriend’s uncle’s farm and a litter
of kittens awaiting adoption inside a red barn.
That Sunday I would return home with my first pet, a calico kitten.
I named her Toastie perhaps due to her multi-colors – hard to remember now.
She was an indoor kitten who when I went to school would tear the wallpaper
Perhaps that’s what today is referred to as separation anxiety from the only
individual in the household who was capable of actual love, me.
I don’t know how long Toastie was with me – perhaps my parents intentionally
let her go outdoors when I was studying hard at school.
Thinking back ‘she disappeared’ were the words told to me.
I’d never see my cute, cuddly Toastie again.
She was the first and last kitten / cat in my life.
Although I always preferred cats versus dogs once married I heard the word, ‘NO’.
Member dysfunctional household
Friend’s suggestion pet love ‘n hold
Sunday drive friend’s uncle’s farm found
Tri-color age eight weeks ready adoption
Patches puffy hair orange, white and black
Unaware parents catch daughter some slack
Thankful allowed to keep female pet
Youngster no idea ahead what expect
Name ‘Toastie’ reflection breed colors
After day school arrive home discover
Playful, bored ‘n curious utilize claws
Torn strips of wallpaper adorn floor
An antique remembers much ’bout ’60s
Selective memory dates back to the ’50s
Unknown period child allow keep household pet
Passage time visual memories only – details forget
Sunday’s Writing Prompt “Animal Kingdom”
Today's prompt: Photo
Lhasa Apso: devoted
JusJoJan - Jan 2nd
Repulsive smell taken aback
Reputation foulest smell
Invader backyard pooches dwell
Black 'n white
Dogs' foe warning signs unknown
Zapped startled return house yelp fright
Once twice thrice
Removal noxious odor
Methods known good advice
Rotten egg aroma lingers
Oily secretion sulfur compound
Astonishment reality last night's zinger
Bowls decorative rooms placed
Perfumed smell fair degree relief bring.
© 2019 June Quintin
July 2019 Writing Prompts
Dark brown short-haired feline cute
Playful social breed
Loyal loving talkative
Potential new pet to love
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Black 'n white Boston Terrier
Giver 'n taker love reception kisses
Kind intellectual expressions
Eyes large dark 'n round
Reliable watchdog gentle breed selection
Capability melt coldest heart around
Fairly lightweight 'n short-tailed
Smooth fine-textured coat
Attitude 'n description entailed
Overall fur grandbaby's good traits grannie wrote
Grandchildren's lovable cuddle-bug terrier
'Yes' demander visitor's acknowledgement
Warm socialistic behavior y'all carrier
Incredible gift 'joy' brought thru happy temperament.
© 2017 June Quintin