Category Archives: Dogs


Our Loki, like Topsy, has growed, And ever so well-named, we knowed, His keen excavations Impair our relations, As vast indignation has showed. © October 2019 Colonialist

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A Good Dog and a Question of Licence

Here we have Loki in the only mode where he is out of mischief. He actually takes delight at being yelled at. With new legislation that spanking in the home is illegal, he is probably going to take over completely. … Continue reading

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Pooling Resources

Can you believe it; what the heck? Again the internet in check; No sign of it when I awoke, I don’t regard it as a joke! Late afternoon with a return, I don’t want midnight oil to burn, So yet … Continue reading

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Growing in Cuteness; Childhood Misconceptions

Hearing a rendition of the Afrikaans song Jan Pierewiet, taken from the call of a bird known as the bokmakirie (the bokmakierie, Telophorus zeylonus, is a bushshrike). recently reminded me of the false impressions I originally had of the words … Continue reading

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Pest . . . er, Pet Pictures

Too busy with other things to spend any time posting lately, even though internet is back and (fairly) reliable. I concentrated on keeping a bit up-to-date with reading posts, when I could find the time. However, just to keep the … Continue reading

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Swapping Terror-tory.

  Normally Toby and Loki frequent the main house while M, terrorised by the cats there, keeps to the cottage. Today, though, in the unpredictable ways our furry controllers have, Toby, Nigel and Loki, proudly sporting his new jersey, drifted … Continue reading

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New Market Visited; Christopher Robin

Not a good start to the month. My Really Awful Rhyme for the first: Couldn’t get Internet!   Watched in the evening, ‘Christopher Robin: a blend of animation and reality perfectly suited to my mental age. © June 2019 Colonialist.

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Logging Out; Key Elements in Puppy Name

It seems the name of Sharkie For new pup’s not quite right, And neither, quite, is Darkie For reasons I won’t cite, And nonsense is Malarkey, Though fitting, to degrees; Quite useless would be Barky — He don’t do much … Continue reading

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    © May 2019 Colonialist

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Loving Like Cat and Dog

GloPoWriMo Day 23 Prompt is as follows: “And now for our daily prompt (optional, as always)! I’d like to challenge you today to write a poem about an animal.” For dogs to co-exist, the cat Will lay down some conditions, … Continue reading

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