Haiku 832

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , April 14th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

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Poor, poor Icarus.

Feeling second fiddle since

daughter and Yuki.



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5 Comments »

  • 1

    Poor, poor Icarus indeed! This picture is not the most flattering of him. His eyes look scary!

    Comment by Kelly — April 14, 2011 @ 10:03 am

  • 2

    All the more reason to choose cat over dog any day of the week. Every bi-pet household that I know involves the cat just ceding ground and being scarce.

    Comment by DGale — April 14, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

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    Kelly, I thought Icarus looked depressed in this photo! B and I have decided we need to give him more attention and help his self-esteem. He used to feel like King of the Jungle! Now he feels like chopped liver. I hope to have a new haiku with a happier Icarus picture in the next month.

    DGale, isn’t that the truth. Dogs dominate and they can also interact in a more human sort of way if that makes sense. They can play. They look at you with adoration. Cats definitely do not look at you with adoration but they are unmatched in the snuggling department. So yes, I have it on my to-do list to snuggle my cat more and isn’t that a strange thing.

    Comment by Alison — April 14, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

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    I try to be very conscious about how much attention I give to each one of my dogs. I’m worried that my little boy dog will feel “under appreciated” because the little girl is always doing things to get our snuggle attention. On one hand, it’s totally ridiculous. I mean, they aren’t people. They’re dogs. On the other hand, they are little living beings who give me so much happiness and in this life, it is my responsibility to look after them and I want to do it well. The truth is, however, that I do it too well. They are so dang spoiled. There is no way I could ever think either one of them doesn’t get enough attention. And yet, I worry they don’t.

    Comment by Kelly — April 15, 2011 @ 5:36 am

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    Kelly, I agree. Animals are sentient beings and I feel especially responsible with domestic animals. We chose them! And they need our love. The fact that Icarus had become depressed with less attention and love from us shows this. Now we are filling his void and he is enjoying every minute of it. I’m also enjoying the cat energy now that I am spending more time with my Icarus. His purrrrs are extremely relaxing and Zen, I had almost forgotten the wonderful work that cats do for us humans :)

    Comment by Alison — April 18, 2011 @ 5:33 am

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