Dogged – Friday Flash 55 – Pearl! -17


My dog turned 17 yesterday.
by frolicking
down the hall until
she ran into a wall.
(She and I are much alike in that.)

Then, re-gathering paws, balance
dignity, and slightly, but
definitely, altering course,
she frolicked (more gently) on.

(Something, I say, rubbing
my own head’s
old sore spot,
I could learn from.)


Pearl says that she didn’t really run into that wall–that she was just investigating it with her forehead.  (She’s quite blind now unfortunately, but amazingly, though usually carefully, intrepid.)  This is an older video of her, at about 15.   17 is older.

The above post is (believe it or not) 55 words!  So go tell it to the G-Man

Have a great weekend !

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18 Comments on “Dogged – Friday Flash 55 – Pearl! -17”

  1. Patti Says:

    She’s very cute! Happy birthday, Pearl!

  2. My Sparky and Zoe sing happy birthday to Pearl. So sweet.

  3. brian miller Says:

    awww…inspectin with her forehead…made me smile..happy birthday to the pups…

  4. knaveslodge Says:

    dearest,its amazing that she actually still sees anough to find her way in the dark spaces…I love you both dearlyjust don’t let her have too much Champagne…Patti Pouzles says hey…she had a long walk today…

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  6. G-Man Says:

    \Pearl is so sweet and still smart.
    Loved your Canine 55 MD.
    What a little treasure you have.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  7. hedgewitch Says:

    Adorable video. They take up so much space in the heart for being so small. And I really laughed reading about the forehead navigational method.

  8. David King Says:

    You too? I think it’s something the Russians are putting in the air. Everyone’s at it! Beautifully done in this instance. A post that’s worth a few bumps on the nut.

  9. How wonderful that you celebrate her life even as she loses her abilities. She’s a cutie.

  10. janehewey Says:

    Precious Pearl. This is a delightful little poem with big big love. I do enjoy the word “frolicking” and it fits wonderfully. 17 is a nice long number. Happy Birthday!

  11. coalblack Says:

    Awww, so adorable! My doggy is blind, too (from diabetes), and he gets around beautifully. However, let me not open the door quickly enough and him run into it and I get the most offended look ever! He’s right. I need to do a better job!

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