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After the Snow


Screaming winds ripped through the fir trees when they were still laden with snow. The weight of the snow and the push of the wind was too much for some branches. It will take some sawing to make this branch manageable in pieces for the yard cleanup.

But all is not doom and gloom. See the black creature between the trunks of the trees? She’s having fun.

Here is  closer look.

Sorry. All we can see is her hind end. The front part of her body, especially the nose and front paws, are busy investigating whatever smells so good inside that old tree stump. It will be bath night tonight … again!

I can smell it in that stump,

Is it mouse or ratty’s rump?

Something yummy for my tummy,

Hope it hasn’t turned too gummy.


What care I if full of soil,

In the house the rugs I spoil?

I won’t cower in the shower,

Splashing water gives me power.


People love me even dirty,

They make kissing noise all flirty,

They will hug me, it won’t bug me,

Better clean though, soft and snuggly.

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Author: wordsfromanneli

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33 thoughts on “After the Snow

  1. Ja, so sind sie. Immer am Entdecken 😉

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  2. Good dog, get that critter! Sorry that the weather is shredding your beautiful trees, Anneli. It’s awful when it snows and melts, repeat.

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  3. There’s no truer curiosity than a dog’s investigating the yard. Lovely.

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  4. Lovely! Dogs are so great. I miss having one in my life.

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  5. Emma is such a sweet dog, I love her .

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  6. I can forgive a dog almost anything!

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  7. There’s treasure everywhere! Sweet poem 😊

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  8. Anneli, your poetry sends out some wonderful vibes. On a gray Ohio winter morning, your verses share some playful fun!

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  9. Those noses! Hopefully, that yummy smell isn’t eau de skunk! Have fun in the bath, Emma and Anneli.

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  10. I have said it before – your dog looks like ours and that’s what ours would be doing too!

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  11. Sweet poem, Anneli! Dogs really can teach us a lot. In Emma’s case it is simply to be curious!

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