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It’s Another Poetry Challenge!

Oh Dog! It’s time for our latest Poetry Challenge! I’m so excited!



I’ve been working really hard on my haiku, so I hope you like them!


Spring has sprung, bringing
The miracle of new life.
And lots of sneezes!


And because I just HAD to write about my favorite thing-


I want a cookie.
Why won’t you just give me one?
Let’s live in the now!


One more, and because I want to give equal exposure to kitties-


June Buggie’s evil!
Why don’t people believe me?
Cats have all the luck!


OK you guys! It’s YOUR TURN!



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56 thoughts on “It’s Another Poetry Challenge!

  1. Here’s a Spring haiku I wrote a couple of years ago:

    Spring is for laughter
    …..and I long to hear you laugh
    Let us not waste time!

    Posted by minlit | May 11, 2012, 1:44 AM
  2. A window, open
    to a million spring times
    whispering my name…


    I love Rumpy and,
    June and Dede and Jenny
    They are my dear Friends…


    The sun be with you
    Angels keep you all in safe
    Blessing to you all….

    Thank you,
    Have a nice day and HAPPY MOTHER’ s Day,
    with my love, nia

    Posted by niasunset | May 11, 2012, 2:19 AM
  3. Haha! Very nice ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted by Bluejellybeans | May 11, 2012, 2:26 AM
  4. Yours are always fantastic, Rumpy!!!
    Well…mine are not so good but I’ll try!

    Spring has just come here
    It brings comfy breeze and green plantsย 
    Let’s get out for sniffing

    If you like us, Cat and Dog
    Do not hesitate to take us in
    We make your life fun!

    Have a good friday, dear Rumpy!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted by eripanwkevin | May 11, 2012, 2:47 AM
  5. Great poetry Rumpy!
    and a little haiku:

    Posted by marina kanavaki | May 11, 2012, 2:59 AM
  6. I’m down with the flu
    My nose I just blew
    But I’m reading Rumpy
    My own dogs beside me
    So tho my brain’s a bit addled
    And I can’t really be cuddled
    I get comfort in my animal friends
    And that’s how this awful poem ends.

    Posted by tita buds | May 11, 2012, 3:42 AM
  7. Yay!!! Loved your haikus Rumpy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here’s mine and Charlie’s!

    Sun behind the clouds
    Please come out to play with us
    Banish rain and cold!

    Take care

    Posted by Old Kitty | May 11, 2012, 4:02 AM
  8. Austin and I laugh
    At your antics Rumpy Dog.
    You’re a cookie fiend!

    Though you’re just a dog ๐Ÿ˜‰
    We can forgive you for this
    You have a big heart ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted by CATachresis | May 11, 2012, 4:05 AM
  9. Well, Rumpy, my Haiku about the park turned into a Dog-ku when Cupcake decided to help. You can probably tell where she chimed in…

    The park has a pond,
    Clover, flowers, birds, and grass….
    And someone spilled cheese popcorn and ants crawled on it and I ate a piece and swallowed it – ants and all – before Mom could fish it out of my mouth. Yum. I love the park!!

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | May 11, 2012, 5:29 AM
  10. Yay, Haiku time! *chews on pencil*

    Autumn is now here
    search for a spot in the sun
    And at night cuddle

    South African weather is upside down to yours, ๐Ÿ™‚ And another one

    Birds chirping, eating
    Seeds rain gently from the tray
    Carus is watching,

    Posted by Nuala Little Goddess (@NualaSiamese) | May 11, 2012, 6:04 AM
  11. Ok, call this pop-poetry, you know, pop style.

    It can be a dead fish a rock or a buoy
    As long as it’s at Doggy’s reach
    Immediately becomes a toy.

    Well, I forgot my homework and this was last minute.

    Posted by Doggy's Style | May 11, 2012, 8:44 AM
  12. Here’s one from us, Rumpy:
    A new spring
    No chipmunks?
    Where did they go?
    We now have bluejays
    Feathers the color of the sky
    No stripes.

    Posted by Father Tom | May 11, 2012, 8:56 AM
  13. I like cookies too
    But someone munched them all.
    Was it you, Rumpy?

    Posted by themisadventuresofmisaki | May 11, 2012, 9:38 AM
  14. Spring brings new kittens
    Hurry down to see the vet
    They aren’t cute for long

    Inspired by the fact that my rescued kitty cat is on her way to be spayed next week! Now that she’s weened her kittens…

    Posted by Tiffany (lifewithblondie) | May 11, 2012, 10:16 AM
  15. A Mr. Cheddar haiku:

    Doggies can be fun.
    But Rumpydog, let’s face it.
    It’s felines that rule!

    I just know your felines are going to approve of this poem !!!

    Happy Weekend, G and the Cheddar Poet


    Posted by Geraldine | May 11, 2012, 11:52 AM
  16. I sleep on the stair
    With sun puddles so many
    Mom walks around me

    So I had Mom look up Haiku on eHow…and I gave it my best paw…my subject taken from my blog post for today. I have another new fave nap place…gettin’ braver and more confident…paw pump

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | May 11, 2012, 11:54 AM
  17. I don’t do Haiku
    but today I will try to
    freely let words flow… Not sure about this, Rumpy. I will have to learn. (:

    Posted by Roberta | May 11, 2012, 1:14 PM
  18. I love the cookie one!

    Posted by originalapplejunkie | May 11, 2012, 1:22 PM
  19. Rumpy we love your Haikus! You are so talented! Here is ours:

    Standard Poodles love
    humans to give us many many
    treats, kibble and toys.

    Bella and DiDi

    Posted by Paws To Talk | May 11, 2012, 1:33 PM
  20. Hi Rumpy! Your haiku are super swell…..here’s my “ode to Mom”:

    Mother’s Day is here
    She deserves to have a hug
    And a head bump too!

    (tee hee………..)
    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    Posted by onespoiledcat | May 11, 2012, 1:49 PM
  21. As promised, Rumpy, here is my first haiku I have attempted in many decades:

    Let us frolic now
    for spring will soon melt away
    leaving us pant-less.

    (Hey, that was a lot more fun than I thought!)

    Gotta luv ya, Rumpy!

    Posted by granbee | May 11, 2012, 2:25 PM
  22. Oh yeah, it’s poetry day isn’t it?

    Lounging and lazy
    I’m supposed to write a poem
    Maybe tomorrow

    Actually Rumpy, you inspired me to put a poem on my own blog. Here’s the link: http://bongodogblog.com/2012/05/10/yucca-yellow-flowers/

    PS. I loved your poem about June Buggie.

    Posted by Bongo | May 11, 2012, 3:19 PM
  23. black buttons shiny
    red raincoat early morning
    dew glints on green leaf

    early spring rains come
    apple blossoms everywhere
    soft white snow drifts down

    Yours are all excellent, Rumpy! You and your cookies are so funny, but you’re right about where to live! And, of course, we MUST speak up for June Buggie. Maybe he’s not nice to you, but, just between us cats, he’s our pal and we love him!

    Posted by Annabelle Essert (@RainbowCatsx8) | May 11, 2012, 5:46 PM
  24. @JustAnotherTrend
    DUSTY: Here’s our Haiku, Rumpy. We love your blog!
    HURLEY: I bet you can tell what line “I” wrote.

    Mother’s Day Weekend
    Hope she gets special goodies
    And drops crumbs for me

    Posted by Dusty & Hurley | May 11, 2012, 7:27 PM
  25. The breeze in the trees
    things happening out of sight
    scent of Rumpy Dog. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted by Bosun Dawg | May 11, 2012, 9:50 PM
  26. A cookie haiku…I love it!!!

    Posted by Bassetmomma | May 12, 2012, 6:01 AM
  27. The cookie poem is especially good Rumpy ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted by Bassas Blog | May 12, 2012, 9:37 AM
  28. You are so talented Rumpy!!

    Posted by Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey | May 12, 2012, 10:08 AM
  29. Springtime brings rainbows
    cherry blossom scents the air
    dogs frolic in the park

    Posted by Worldly Winds | May 12, 2012, 12:41 PM
  30. Talent galore, mom has to think and perhaps she can come up with one!

    Posted by Urban Hounds | May 12, 2012, 4:01 PM
  31. Hey Rumpy, Jet here.

    As I shared with Bongo, I think you’ve attended poetry classes @ Scooby Doo Academy on the down low. What a talented K9!

    Posted by heyitsjethere | May 12, 2012, 5:36 PM
  32. We will need to take some lessons as we are NOT good at poetry! Happy Mother’s Day to your mama Rumpy!
    xoxo Chloe and Ladybug

    Posted by bichonpawz | May 12, 2012, 10:32 PM
  33. Broken heart wet tears
    Comfort from a soulful paw
    Soft muzzle sweet kiss

    Posted by ILoveDogs | May 13, 2012, 11:02 AM
  34. Head on paws
    Bored sigh cry & whine
    Please come home

    Posted by ILoveDogs | May 13, 2012, 11:03 AM
  35. Joyful tail wags
    The red ball soars through the air
    Run swiftly with glee

    Posted by ILoveDogs | May 13, 2012, 11:04 AM
  36. Love the poems! So much fun :)!

    Posted by Ellie and Edmond | May 13, 2012, 2:09 PM
  37. Rumpy, youยดre really a talented dog. Weยดre a bunch of wild and crazy sled dogs, so all we could come up with is:

    The spring is here
    the snow is gone
    itยดs time for other
    kind of fun

    not as good and poetic as yours. But what would you expect from gang like us ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a happy day!

    Posted by Katerina's Pack | May 13, 2012, 5:16 PM
  38. Bravo Rumpy! Hemingway says he doesn’t write but sends his regards.

    Posted by Renee Espriu | May 13, 2012, 6:09 PM
  39. White cat sleeps on sill
    Gray cat slumbers in east bed
    Quiet here. For now.

    Posted by nadbugs | May 14, 2012, 1:34 PM
  40. Those were great, Rumpy!!! You are a very good poet (and we hope you know it)! We have sneezing going on here so we really appreciate that one! And the fab Five loved your cookie haiku! They are all for cookies and living in the now!

    Posted by FiveSibesMom | May 18, 2012, 9:30 AM


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