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Dresses of lace......
by Karen Palumbo

Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Our angels are three years old and Vickie is recovering from her second surgery for Luxating Patella on 12/27/2010. She is slowly beginning to walk again. Physical therapy and now water therapy. Soon, with God's help she will be good as new.

Sami is on the left.
Vickie is on the right.


                Dresses of lace.....

Warm, slight breeze, birds flying around,
the hint of spring can be felt this day.
Where are our sweaters, harnesses, leashes,
now is the time for us to go outside and play.

Birchwood trees are all in full bloom,
with dainty white flowers on display.
Too bad we are small and legs are short,
would like to hike to the top this day.

Well, guess the backyard will have to suffice,
thought we were taking mom and dad for a walk.
As we run, roll, jump, bark, pull, and yes, dig,
mom wanted a stroll with dad to quietly talk.

We took control and of course led the charge,
they should have worn skates, easier to keep pace.
Young, alive, and full of never ending energy,
A park? Are you kidding, and in dresses of lace?

Bulldogs, Rottweiler's, Shepherd's, and Collie's,
howling, making fun, having a field day.
We can show them, we will bite their ankles,
would bite higher, but their height gets in the way.

Big tall trees, squirrels and birds all around,
we ran over and all the birds flew in fright.
How did they do that? We cannot jump that high,
but we still tried to follow with all our might.

Gee, look at this park, sure has plenty of room,
we could run very fast and even hide some too.
Look, a giant tub with plenty of flowers and ripples,
come on, let us go, see the water so pretty and blue.

Splash! Splash! Where are all our bath toys?
Look, slimy things and where are the bubbles?
Why is mom and dad screaming our names?
They appear funny, but we might have troubles.

What is all this wet stuff? Your fur looks funny,
everyone is laughing, our dresses are a mess.
Mom and dad are soaking wet, time to go home,
however, a really fun filled day we must confess.

A warm bubble bath, found our favorite toys,
dried with a towel, clean clothes, hugged, kissed.
Wow, what a day, hope we do this again,
but happy to be home, our dog bones we missed.


              Happy Birthday Angels!!!

                    Sami and Vickie



Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
3/8/2011 © All rights reserved 


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Reviewed by Barbara Henry 1/31/2012
This is delightful; I especially liked the line:'Thought we were taking mom and dad for a walk.'
Much success-
Barbara J. Henry
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 6/12/2011
How very enchanting. loved it
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/13/2011
Don't we love to spoil them. Eileen take our mutts to the dog park every day for a romp with their buddies. Glad Vickie is on the mend. Patrick
Reviewed by Victor Jensen 4/6/2011
Dogs can become family members when they are loved.They bring such joy as they respond to their loving owners. Very heartfelt poem.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/19/2011
This is just to cute, thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 3/16/2011
How adorable is that? The best to you. The park is forgivingly inviting.
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 3/15/2011
This vivid fun poem evoked feelings of joy in me.
Best wishes
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 3/15/2011
Very sweet, Karen, and fun to read! Love and hugs,
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 3/13/2011
Karen, Adorable picture and poem!! Take care, ~Chessly
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 3/13/2011

This is such a peaceful piece about springtime. It all sounds so lovely and inviting!

Reviewed by Gene Williamson 3/12/2011
As my dear sister would say, Karen, this is precious.
I say Happy Birthday to Sami and Vickie. And to you,
what a wonderful romp, a delightful write. -gene.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 3/12/2011
Enjoyed this immensely! You have a gift.

Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 3/11/2011
Totally lost in your words. HUGS and prayers for the pups. xxx
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 3/11/2011
Too Cute.
It's a dog's life.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 3/10/2011
I could see this as a delightful childrens book, Karen! Got lost in your eyes... and theirs.

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 3/10/2011
Thank You Karen for sharing such a wonderful poem
letting us see your lil'babes frolicking & having
such a great time in Mother's pool :)
and then the clean up too at home as I know
just how messy outdoors can be especially
now in the rainy come & rainy go seasons...

mud puddles & puppy toes
with plenty of towels & mopping
Reviewed by dan Rosenhagen 3/10/2011
Oh my! its spring and I am so excited. lol Also a sweet touch of family. Thanks Karen. It helps as I go out to face the snow once more, I just heard a plow go by, the family is gone now, and the children have grown. What a beautiful opening of the mind you have created here, thanks again,

Reviewed by Michael Jones 3/9/2011
Beautifully written Karen can I come and play with Sami and Vickie? I really love the idea about the park. Thanks my sister for beauty! Peace!!!
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 3/9/2011
Happy birthday to your well dressed friends, Love, Morgan
Reviewed by Jon Willey 3/9/2011
This I will share with my grandchildren who have two small dogs also. The outfits will surely be inspiration for my granddaughter to find another for Lily! It is good that Vickie has a proper caring master and friend. Your poem has soothed my psyche in this time Karen. I bid you love and peace my dear friend.Jon Michael
Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/9/2011
What to add, Karen, to all that's already been written?
Happy Birthday of course to two adorables...and those outfits!!
Lovely warm, heartfilled writing.

Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 3/9/2011
i have a little miniature dachshund named sammy too, and another named claudius. your dogs sound a lot like mine, short-legged ankle shark little thumpers! good to read you again karen. hope you're well these days. best!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/9/2011
Your love and care shine through your verses, Karen. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 3/9/2011
Sounds as if they got into a little mischief on their birthday....

Animals are the funniest people!

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 3/9/2011
Oh my so beautiful sweet lady..sighh..stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/9/2011
Great Birthday poem for your two sweethearts. My little Havanese just had his 1st Birthday on the 7th. Toby would be a good match for your two as he is only about 11 inches off the ground and loves to play.
Happy Birthday Vickie and Sami. Hope Vickie gets well soon.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/9/2011
Happy birthday to your two wonderful kiddos...I can so see this in my mind exactly as you lay it out in their voices and big smile on my face remembering them. Give them an extra birthday treat from me.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 3/9/2011
So sweet! and so good to find a poem by you Karen ;-)
My Sam turned 12 a couple of days ago. They get sweeter as they get older I think.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 3/9/2011
Such an adorable tribute poem to your "babies" on their birthday. Have missed your sweet pen. I send healing energy to both of them and also to you my friend.

Much peace, love and light,
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/9/2011
Priceless, hope your baby mends quickly. Happy bday to Sami and Vickie, they are adorable in their little dresses.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 3/9/2011
Awesome. And it gets me psyched because I am doggie sitting for a friend this morning.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/9/2011
What is all this wet stuff? Your fur looks funny,
everyone is laughing, our dresses are a mess.

Since all of my mutts love rolling around in the mud, all of the time, cute little outfits like those wouldn't last very long at all!

And Happy Birthday to your Lacey Angels.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 3/9/2011
Beautifully expressed.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/8/2011
Beautifully written, Karen. God bless you all.
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 3/8/2011
such a lovely write, fun and frolicky, truly enjoyed it, Sami and Vickie adorably cute and loved their walk and talk.... Reminds me of my Cherry, who used to go in circles just to get a grip on her tail...tee hee hee...Best wishes Karen. Neerja
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 3/8/2011
Dear Karen, I enjoyed your poem and particularly, I was not active these few weeks as I had to translate my French book. I missed you all and your lovely poems. Love Emile

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