Monday, 23 June 2014

My Life by Jade: Hot Weather Lament

Mummy wanted me to write a traditional tanka. She told me it has to have 31 syllables in five lines, where the syllables line up 5-7-5-7-7.

So I came up with this:

Pavements burn my paws.
Minutes after leaving house
I am panting hard.
Best not walk in blazing heat.
Wait till the sun has gone down. 

6 comments:

John Sealander said...

Dot and Dash are having trouble with the hot weather as well. Hope you and Jade manage to keep cool this Summer...

Jenny Woolf said...

Haha! Wise Jade!

Sharkbytes said...

Nicely done, Miss Jade. Hope you cool off soon.

Jean Knill said...

Hi John, Jenny and Joan - the heat is not good for dogs. Today we saw lots of dogs cavorting in the sea off the beach, but since Jade fell in when she was a puppy, she won't go near it. So she can't cool down that way.

Mind you, our summer temperatures are nothing like the extremes in some parts of the US, and the forecast is that we'll cool down from now and have rain all weekend.

Paola said...

Aw poor sweetie. She looks sad in the pic too, though I bet she loves her cool evening walks!

Jean Knill said...

Had her clipped today, Paola, so that will help.

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