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A Discerning Palate


Did you know that animals have facial expressions too? Sure we know they can screech and growl, but they have subtle facial expressions too.

Oh goodie! More sunflower seeds!
Oh, yech! Not so goodie! Stale sunflower seeds.
Nothing to do but try again. Maybe it was just the one …. I hope.
YES! It must have been just one bad one.

I don’t so much mind that it’s seeds once again,

But really, they shouldn’t taste bad.

The taste lingered on though I spat out in vain,

The worst seed I ever have had.

I looked for an alternate food I could eat,

But nothing there was to be had,

And since I am fussy, just veggies, no meat,

My choice was depressingly sad.

I tried to remember advice from my mother

What was it she always would say?

Don’t give up with one, she’d say, just try another

And do it right now, don’t delay.

It tasted so yummy inside of my tummy,

The best food I ever did eat,

From now on I’ll do well to listen to Mummy

And never miss out on a treat.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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20 thoughts on “A Discerning Palate

  1. OM Gosh, LOL! This is so sweet, Anneli. Lincoln is sooo cute! 🥰

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  2. Lincoln has obviously developed a very refined palate. Love the facial expressions.

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  3. Thank you for the Lincoln update. I love seeing your pictures of him. He looks very healthy and happy (except for the yucky seed). 🙂

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  4. How sweet he is! Yes, I know that animal can make different faces. All my dogs could smile and look sad, so did our tomcat.


  5. Boy, he’s going to be a little porker soon! 🙂

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  6. Fantastic close-ups!

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  7. You may see ‘subtle facial expressions’ but I saw nothing! Which is why you’re my editor. I rely on your eye.

    I was visiting my sister who lives in rural Indiana, on the edge of a forest. We often saw squirrels romping through her yard and trees. I yelled for Lincoln but I don’t think he was there.

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  8. Gee, it’s great to be needed, haha. BTW, the Captain finished Quest for Home and loved it. I have Against All Odds on the Kindle ready for him after he comes up for air.


  9. This is so adorable, Anneli. Your photography is fantastic and your poetry delightful. Lovely post!

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