A Fun Doggie Poem for Our “Off” Week (and A New Doggie Christmas Release!)

I saw this adorable poem the other day, and had to share it with you all. And we have a fun doggie new release, with a Christmas theme, from Shannon Esposito!

From the small dog…

by Sue Vincent

(Sue Vincent’s small dog)

“The time has come,” the doglet said,
“to talk of many things;
Of tennis balls and squeaky ducks,
and sneaky bees with stings;
of why the sparrows fly so fast
and if that cat has wings.”
“Just wait a bit,” the writer said,
“I’m busy with these things.”

“But writer,“ said the small dog then,
“The sun will shortly set,
the pheasants will be playing out,
and rabbits too, I bet.
I really should be practising,
I haven’t caught one yet.”
“Hmm. Never mind, it’s raining
and you don’t like getting wet.”

“Ok then,” sighed the little dog,
“We could consider, please,
the therapeutic benefits
of sharing Cheddar cheese.
Or why that spider’s sitting there,
Or why do you have knees…”

And Shannon’s New Release: DOG GONE, A Paws and Pose Mystery #3

fun doggie release cover

It’s Christmastime on the exclusive island of Moon Key and Elle Pressley, doga instructor, is excited about her new client—movie star, Talia Hill. But that excitement quickly turns to shock when Ms. Hill’s dog nanny is found dead and her beloved terrier, Ginger, goes missing. With the help of her P.I. boyfriend, Elle leads the search for Ginger.

As suspects pile up, a ransom note arrives demanding a million dollars for the safe return of Ginger. When the ransom drop-off goes horribly wrong, Talia Hill falls into deep despair. Elle is determined to get Ginger back for her but the clock is ticking and an elusive killer holds their fate in his hands. Can Elle pull off a Christmas miracle?

Available on    AMAZON    KOBO    NOOK

Shannon Esposito lives in a magical gulf coast town with fluorescent sunsets, purple dragonflies and the occasional backyard alligator. Her mysteries transport readers to Florida without the hefty price of airfare. She is the author of the Pet Psychic Mystery series set in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Paws & Pose Mysteries set on the ritzy, fictional island of Moon Key and featuring doga instructor Elle Pressley and her canine sidekick, Buddha.

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  • Reply
    Shannon Esposito
    December 11, 2018 at 11:27 am

    “Why do you have knees?” Haha! So cute!

  • Reply
    Kassandra Lamb
    December 11, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    LOL An excellent question!

  • Reply
    Vinnie Hansen
    December 12, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    My friend Alyson Vanderbeck has written and illustrated two coffee table books, This and That, Dog and Cat, that I think are a lot of fun for fans of this sort of verse.

    • Reply
      Kassandra Lamb
      December 12, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      What a great idea for a coffee table book, Vinnie, to keep guests entertained while one is off making the coffee. 🙂

  • Reply
    Sue Vincent
    December 12, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    The Small Dog thanks you for sharing ‘her’ poem 🙂 And congratulations on the new release!

    • Reply
      Kassandra Lamb
      December 12, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks to you and the small dog, Sue, for a delightful poem!!

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