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Fascination Runs: A Ligo Haibun Affair

Gathering up large towels and dog shampoo, I call the dog. He knows. Of the cold soapy lather, of commands to stand still and occasional spits of soapy water in his eyes. Not fun for him, big chore for me. I think aloud; my dog picks up my subtle hints. Of course, he does not run after sticks I toss. I should train him to fetch, to come when called.

My fascination runs with the idea as my dog’s ear pricks up – as if to listen. It sure would be nice to wash a teacup size dog.  Imagine a bathroom sink, instead of a kiddy pool, serving as the master dog tub. Imagine the easy wash in climate control room with minimal back strain that cleans up in a snap. Is it too much to ask? Can I do a trade-in, a down scale to a much smaller dog, please? Almost done, the hundred-pound fur monster waits and…no wait…noooOH!

water drops fly
hit innocent bystanders
dog begs forgiveness

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Sorry?!?

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Written in part for the word prompt, Fascination, over at the weekly Ligo Haibun Challenge. Every week, writers are given either word or photo prompts for a haibun writing challenge. Hope you check it out.

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37 thoughts on “Fascination Runs: A Ligo Haibun Affair

  1. Sheila says:

    I love this! How do they always know? Sometimes I’d just have to look over at my dog while thinking about giving her a bath and she’d run and hide.

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    • Sun says:

      Sheila, they say horses have the ability to sense a person’s true inner feelings – perhaps our dog pals are gifted with this same ability. your dog sounds just like my dog – he runs way out and stands there hoping to avoid it all. this would be a Twitter: #dogproblems or #toomuchdogdrama 😆
      i enjoyed your Twitter post – can you tell? 🙂 thanks!

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    • Sun says:

      you got it right, Marilyn! i always love watching the assorted animals coming through the vet for a visit…free entertainment. 🙂 thanks for the smiles this morning. 🙂

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    • Sun says:

      thanks, Padmini ☺ it’s a dog thing to read our human minds and try to outsmart us out of dreaded situations – but then put on sad faces for dog treats. ha-ha.

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    • Sun says:

      i say it so often to my dog, i think he thinks tea cup is his size. ahh, no. 🙂
      smiles and ☼hugs for the rest of the week, IT. thank you!!!!!

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  2. pencil pilot says:

    You captured it! I love LOVE that picture…just preciously perfect. Teacup pups have their place…but your sweet smelling bundle, right there, is just right! Loved the writing, too, Sunshine! You’re inspiring me to try haiku. 🙂

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    • Sun says:

      Hey, thanks, PencilP. If you ever need a cool spot to try your haiku, let me suggest carpediem.blogspot.com. Everyday is a new challenge and also in depth coverage on the art of haiku and related forms. It’s a gem of a site. Thanks for sharing ☼hugs!

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  3. Sonel says:

    LOL Sun! I promise you, bathing a smaller dog isn’t any easier, especially on your back. I would love to have one of those doggy baths you get in the Sims game and sometimes I feel I can get in the bath with Simba, but it sure is so rewarding when they get out there and run around, feeling cool, clean and fresh again. That makes up for everything. 😀
    *big hugs* to you and adorable Chuckles. xxx

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    • Sun says:

      What, Sonel???? – not easier with a little dog like Simba?? oh, devastation…now i cannot carry on my bath complaints with Chuckles. i thought you could just put those little dogs into the bathroom sink or utility sink and wash away – alas, i guess nothing comes easy as we think. but yes, i bet they do feel better because they run around after with so much more energy. like all the dirt washed away so now they feel lighter, happier. 🙂 it is worth the backache! ☼hugs and thank you!

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