a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Saturday Centus Dog Days of Summer...Boris

The place to go to join the fun 
Is Ms Jenny's  She's the one.
Word was out
Boris was a snitch
Been hanging with Kitty Klan
Letting ‘em scratch his itch.

A lesson must be taught
The Canine Corps agreed
The Code would be enforced
Boris must know his breed.

Boris had been loyal
Time-tested and true
Somewhere along the way
He traded his bark for “mew”.

After a secret meeting
The vote counted twice
The Corps decided
Boris must be “iced”.

Many volunteered
Alpha Male stood tall
“The pups must learn”
He sent them all.

The pups roved far
Following scent and Alpha’s advice
They found poor Boris
And “put him on ice".

*To "ice' someone is to kill them.  To be "put on ice" is to save it for later.  I believe this is slang from the forties.


TexWisGirl said...

ha ha. traitor!

Sandra said...

LOL this one is good, really good, the thing is he looks like he is Happy being iced....

Judie said...

Good one, Gail! I'll email when I get set up in Brunswick.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love it! Ya gotta contain the troupes:@)

Susan Mystery said...

Very nicely done! I loved it! I had the same kind of problem this morning when I posted and gave up as well. I just centered it and it looked fine.

Kim said...

I'd have never thought of ice in the criminal sense. This made me laugh! Thanks!

LindaG said...

That looks like one happy dog!

Viki said...

LOL, great poem. Good job.

SaucyKod said...

No lines here, looks great. Cute poem and I did have a giggle. Jack would love to be iced. In the middle of winter, she will go out into the very frigid weather and lay her belly down on top of ice or snow. She is like a winter dog, doesn't like the heat so much and spends a good part of summer swimming and wading and lying in water? First I thought she was Human, then I thought she was part Duck, then I figured out she was a Cairn Terrier and it was just normal :)

Sue said...

Got a good chuckle out of this one, Gail. Creative take on the prompt!


A Quiet Corner said...

Good job and great pooch!...:)JP

Karen S. said...

This is just the best ever...I can see him with a cigar hanging...no wait, I can't Boris is a wonderful well-behaved children's puppy...no way would he be mixed up in anything other than a good game of fetch! Ha! Ha!

Jenny said...


Creative, wonderful you rocked this difficult prompt!

I adore the direction you took this.

If this darned monsoon doesn't break soon I'm hoping someone puts me on ice!


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