23rd Qualm

Bush is my shepherd; I dwell in want.
He maketh logs to be cut down in national forests.
He leadeth trucks into the still wilderness.
He restoreth my fears.
He leadeth me in the paths of international disgrace for his ego’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of pollution and war, I will find no exit, for thou art in office.
Thy tax cuts for the rich and thy media control, they discomfort me.
Thou preparest an agenda of deception in the presence of thy religion.
Thou anointest my head with foreign oil.
My health insurance runneth out.
Surely megalomania and false patriotism shall follow me all the days of thy term,
And my jobless child shall dwell in my basement forever.

More Dog Haiku, Vallhund mainly

Vallhund Priorities

I don’t want my food
Or a walk. Mom is upset.
Nothing else matters.

Acoustic Defense

That is a big dog!
If I bark fast and loudly,
He won’t see I’m small

Vallhund Nap

I am so sleepy
I drag myself to my bed
To nap belly up.

Blaze’s Herding

I am a BIG DOG!
Who can fit in small spaces.
Listen up, you sheep!

Blaze’s Priorities

It’s too hot to move.
How can you hike? What? FISHING!
I’m right with you, Boss.

Dog Dreams

You are sound asleep
Yet your feet twitch and nose sniffs
You woof, and run on.

Hungry Pups

A slow moving lump
At once piling and spreading
Until all find teats.


I streamline my ears,
Tuck my butt for more power,
And run like the wind!


I’m on my way now–
Didn’t hear your first three calls.
Wait, I must pee here.

A Great Re-Leaf

Mom is raking leaves.
Attack rakes! Pee on leaf bags!
We are great helpers!


Mom! Mom! Mom! Look there!
The neighbor has put up lights!
Dangerous, no doubt!

Decorations Two

Look look, Mom! The lights
Make strange shadows on the snow–
Bark at them with us, Mom!

Of Course

The sidewalk is clear,
So of course we don’t use it–
Deep snow is more fun!

Winter Night Run

Clear night. Full Moon. Cold.
Vallhunds race down the wide path–
Two ghosts with shadows

Fluffy Snow Night

Cold night and deep snow–
Two vallhunds race happily–
Fur-covered snow plows!

Blowing Coat

Once or twice a year
I shed more fur than I have
It defies physics!