Sunday, 30 September 2012

The Guard Dog

The dog shook his head
The flies irritated him
He snapped and growled

His tether just held
He chewed through the rope
And so was soon free

Head straight for the trough
So cool in the water now
Head back to guard house


  1. Good dog! It didn't 'leg it' away once it got free.

  2. I think that dog may regret that decision

  3. well crafted...

    Was under the clutches of Viral fever and I scribbled the last haiku within minutes ( I know its very very bad)I just wanted to complete this challenge ...
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  4. I do like to see animals break free--unless I have to track them down, of course!

    Seed-Free Pod

  5. Wonderful haiku ... very well done. Please visit my new daily haiku meme Carpe Diem at: and share your haiku.

  6. Very self-sufficient creature. I like the second set most, especially "His tether just held", giving the slightest sense of limitation/confinement.

  7. A loyal animal indeed, wanting only a bit of relief from the pesky flies before returning to duty. This was good!

  8. This one made me smile. And think of a horse I once had. He loved to lay down in the cool water. That you were on his back at the time, saddle and all, did not bother him. He would have made a good guard dog. It was certainly hard to get past him and out the door if you had any sugar cubes left in your pocket at all.