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Sugar is Sweet, But Who Are You?
by Connie Faust
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Yes, Sugarplum needed a haircut.
How was I to know the mad doggie-groomer aka Carol, my middle child and dog expert, was at large? Was she seeking revenge for all the mistakes I made in parenting? Gaze on Sugarplum and decide for yourself!


I have the cutest puppy;
Sugarplum's her name.
She had such pretty, wavy hair,
I'd like to have the same.
Then someone came with doggie shears
and "groomed" her, (so she said).
If Sugarplum could see herself,
she'd hang her doggie head.

Her lovely locks are missing;
each rib comes into view.
You never saw such a skinny bod;
what can poor Sugar do?
She sat down on her haunches
to rest on her cushion of fur;
alas, the cushion was not there,
only bones to comfort her.

She looks like a skinny rainpipe,
or a greyhound, shrunken down.
With her fluffy head afloat on top,
she could pass for a doggie clown.
Can this be pretty Sugarplum?
I guess it could be so;
'cause she made me promise--
NO VISITORS!--
until that fur can grow!


"A friend loveth at all times,

and a brother is born for adversity."
           ( Proverbs 17:17)

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Proske 5/31/2013
Alas, poor baby! Oh, the indignities we subject our beloved pets to in our attempts to be good "parents"! Ha ha ha! I love this poem!
Reviewed by Z McClure 7/19/2012
A surprising tale delightfully told! Brought a smile to my face.
Thanks for telling it so well Connie...

~Zach
Reviewed by lili dauphin 8/26/2009
Very sweet.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/6/2009
THERE IS GREAT PHRASES, RHYME AND IMAGERY IN THIS HUMOROUS AND WELL WRITTEN POEM. SHE LOOKS CUTE TO ME BUT I KNOW BY NOW HER HAIR HAS GROWN BACK. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS. JOYCE
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 6/13/2009
A cute dog and poem Connie.. Rest assured , the dogs hair will grow long agin.......M
Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/30/2008
Ha, ha... too funny... (the poem, not the haircut, I mean...)

Cryssa
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 5/28/2008
Sugar Plum is this cute. Send your little groomer over here to cut China's winter coat
Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 5/27/2008
Oh Connie! Poor Sugarplum! Poor Sugarplum's mommy! I once had a Shi Tzu named Goofey...so named cause I first saw him after exactly such a "grooming". Thank goodness hair grows
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/27/2008
Awwwww, what happened? Such a beautiful pup! Well, the hair will grow back soon, right?

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/27/2008
Great write Connie. Too funny too. Poor Sugarplum! Better give her a blanket tonight. Supposed to be a chill in the air.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 5/27/2008
Loved this write my friend, don't feel bad as I visited a friend on Sunday she too had a cute little furry pup, notice I said had...yeap someone had given him a cut as well, no more long locks of hair...but a thin little body who looked mighty bare! Enjoyed this, cleverly written indeed!
Blessings,
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 5/27/2008
lol. Oh my, poor baby Sugarplum. I don't mean to laugh and I do agree she doesn't look like she wants any visitors at the moment. Reassure her that the hair will grow back. Delightful write. Liz
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/27/2008
Such a cute little tyke showing off her body now, without all that fur she sure is still cutie pie.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/27/2008
Still an adorable pup - fur will grow back. :) Well done, Connie -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 5/27/2008
She is still so cute.enjoyed
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 5/27/2008
Awww, would've loved to see her with all that fur, she still looks cute though!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/27/2008
Delightful writing, Connie; enjoyed! Very well written; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Bonnie May 5/27/2008
Oh the poor baby...do you know they actually get embarrassed? Tell her how beautiful she is and soon she'll believe it. I'm telling you sis they know. They feel what you're feeling. I have to say though, very funny write. Loved it and you, Love, Bonnie



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