Flashes and Bangs Herald Invasion


I wish I could avoid
The pooches going paranoid
When thunder-stormy shocks
Will blast us out of cotton socks.

They tried to get in bed
With humans till all up got fed:
To study was dogs’ fate –
With me, as usual, working late.

They’re cowering with me,
And looking most reproachfully;
Beg: ‘Make it go away;
Inflicting this, is not fair play!’

I urge them to, ‘Hush, pups!
These downs will soon give way to ups;
See? Thunder’s on the wane …’

Ker-r-r-r-r-ash – boom!

‘… oh, eeeek! It seems it’s back again!’


P.S. Scientific facts discovered this evening:

(a) Dogs prevented from climbing under blankets in bed will sit on your head.

(b) Five dogs will not fit on one lap, no matter how hard they try.

(c) Some thunderstorms take ages to go away.

© Colonialist October 2015 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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17 Responses to Flashes and Bangs Herald Invasion

  1. Oh poor scaredy-cat dogs! My sister was woken up at 1am by the security company as the storm had tripped her alarm. She was not royally amused.

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  2. Arkenaten says:

    Fact one made me laugh aloud. That is pretty much right on the money!


  3. adeeyoyo says:

    Love your ‘Scientific facts’.
    (d) Some thunder storms go on and off all night!


  4. Kev says:

    Aw bless! Hope they were alright! You should let them sit on your head… it’s only for the night. lol 😀


  5. The trick is to leave just enough space between sofa and wall so that dogs can squash together behind it, immune from the thunder. Dogs sitting on their owners’ head should be discouraged.


    • colonialist says:

      Sound advice – except that with our present squashed living arrangements all sofas are stored or inaccessible.
      I do agree that wearing dogs as nightcaps is not a habit to foster.


  6. Col, I laughed out loud, although – poor dogs… I shall bear all this in mind and sympathise greatly with the whole thunderstorm predicament.


  7. Do you really think anyone reads your words when you post a dog pic?

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