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In the photograph Samantha (Sami) is on the right and Victoria (Vickie) is on the left.


              Rest stop......

Mom and Dad were talking,
about a journey for us to take.
Clothing and toys to make ready,
lots of good food and sweets to make.

Blankets and bedding, bag of biscuits too,
we were mighty tired, hearing all this talk.
Flea collars, leashes, vitamins, and dog food,
all we wanted was to take a nice, long walk.

Mom and Dad packed the RV with all we had,
filled up the water tank, aired up the tires.
Kitties go in first, high spots they claim,
leaving scratches everywhere, chewing on wires.

The kitties ate the catnip Mom stuffed in toys,
but it kept them busy and no one got sick.
We had our chew toys and plush soft ones too,
waiting for our car seat really does the trick.

Now the two of us, we always rule supreme,
up the steps we go to pick our window seat.
Flowers, trees, cars, busses, horses, and cattle,
everything we get to see is always such a treat.

Bouncing and swaying to the rhythmic motion,
sure makes our eyelids slowly downward slide.
We wonder how far we are traveling this time,
or when Dad will stop so we can go outside.

A rest stop ahead complete with picnic benches,
slower, slower, slower, until a place to park.
We see a patch of green for us to play and run,
greeting other pups, but too soon it is getting dark.

Mom sat on the picnic bench with two red balls,
for Dad to practice pitching and for us to chase.
Other pups came over and joined us in play,
having fun, it was so sad to leave this place.

Time to climb those steps again, turn on the lights,
as we settle down and have something good to eat.
This day was exciting, with so much for us to see,
tomorrow, up early, with new advemtire to greet.


Written by:
Sami and Vickie

(Karen Palumbo)
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
5/23/2010 © All rights reserved 







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Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald
Loved going in the Rv camping lovely write
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
I miss camping away from home. Sounds like home on wheels:) Great poem, Karen. Thanks for sharing this playful moment. Hugs,
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
good one Karen, it made me wonder what dogs are really thinking, of humans are always thinking of something good to eat and sex, cheers
Reviewed by P. Michaels
Hi Karen,

I enjoyed reading this poem about your pets traveling with you. It reminded me of time we used to take our two cats traveling with us. Did your cats get any exercise at the rest stops?

God bless you,

Reviewed by Michael Jones
Hi Karen, it was almost as though I was on that vacation with you. I know you Robert, your parents, Sam, and Vickie had a great time. Peace!!!
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Absolutely full of fun! I have never read a poem from the point of view of a dog, so this was a first and enlightening and wonderful poetic discovery...
Reviewed by Dorothy Krusky
Karen, at first I thought this write would be about two dogs finding their final resting place. It was such a delight to read this piece. Ahat a pleasant journey you all had together! One thing really stands out in your work and it is the love for your family pets. Great photo by Robert, he really caught the enthused dogs ready to go. I look forward to reading more of your work.

Dorothy, who found her way back to her 'lil den! :)
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
LOVE it !!

Rare and precious find, this is. Seldom see a nostalgia piece that
is truly poetic. Especially one about beloved friends who happen to be animals. You put us right beside the darlings.

Whoops! I forgot. Sami and Vickie wrote this with their own paws. Please convey my congratulations to them for the great poetry debut.

Had a wonderful time. Thank you!!

xOx Phyllis xOx
Reviewed by jude forese
delightful read ...
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Enjoyed this little trip with all of you..M
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Karen, what a wonderful poem!! I see that Sami is doing well, how beautiful they both are..You take such good care of them..
Have fun on your adventures,
Much peace, love and light,
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
What Can I Add-Kool..........

Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
This has your trademark all through it
Vintage Karen P
Glad I 'stopped' by and enjoyed.
Reviewed by Debra Baker
Beautiful...and refreshing...Sami and Vickie have it made...Two loving parents...
Reviewed by Richard Arrington
A wonderful work, thank you.
Reviewed by JMS Bell
Reviewed by Inspire Hope
This is just so adorable...Sami and Vickie two are the best! Karen hats off to you and Robert for such a delightful pair! Thanks for sharing from this perspective! What a blessing!

Much Love,
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Aww love it, they look sooo cute. lol, cant' wait to meet them in November.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Awwwwww how adorable....such a nice picnic out...gotta love it!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Roger Ochs
Nicely done from a different perspective. Now, you must ask the cats to comment on the dogs' shenanigans.
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
Awe. Soooo precious. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
...all they need is a couple of cowgirl hats :) this is adorable~ :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Adorable piccy and poem, Karen; well done! Give Sammi and Vickie (((HUGS))) and kissies from the Texas twins in Burleson!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Talking dogs? been my li'l brother Jersey Ed smoking pot in yer house? (LOL)

EDvard, Ole Brother

Reviewed by George Carroll
Those were precious days and wonderful memories to keep.

Reviewed by Paul Berube
Great write, Karen. Sounds like a lot of fun, too. God bless.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Awwe! This is absolutely PRECIOUS, Karen and Robert, poem and piccy! Know how much they enjoy the ride in the RV ... give them masses of pats and love from Karen and me! Excellent write.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

They're well? You guys, too? Pray so --
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Lucky dogs! I am sure they are sweet but they sure look like trouble on the hoof. Poor kitties. Patrick
Reviewed by John Flanagan
Love the point of view, Karen, it brings the whole poem alive and makes it intimate and immediate.

Reviewed by TONY NERONE
This was a real cute one, Karen. I enjoyed reading a doge eye view of things.

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