Limerick Time!!


There once was a dog called Jack
who hadn’t a bad bone in his back.
He stood there like lead
while the cats stole his bed
and then slept on a piece of old sack.

He wanted to do something bad
to show us what courage he had.
So he jumped in the stream
where he shouldn’t have been
but he got himself wet and felt sad.

He decided he wouldn’t be brave,
it involved to many a close shave.
Yet he stood there with zeal
while the cats had their meal
and then ate what they wanted to save.



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  2. Ina
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 14:06:15

    lol 🙂 That is a great discription of a dog amoungst cats ! He must be a wonderful companion! Give him a cuddle from me, will you?

    Big hug {{{ Christine }}} and {{{ Jack }}} 🙂 xx


  3. belfastdavid
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 14:16:41

    I am smiling at your dog and you
    and all the things that you do;
    what with his and your OCD
    you couldn’t write one, you wrote three
    and I guess each one of them’s true



  4. journeyintopoetry
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 14:17:06

    Thanks Ina!

    It was fun writing this one 🙂

    And I have passed your hug to Jack! He is a great companion!

    Love and hugs xx


  5. lscotthoughts
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 16:33:58

    Oh, I love these, Christine, such a cute description of their relationship! 🙂 xo
    Copper says “Woof” to Jack and I’m not sure what he would do with the cat…so far, he chases them! 🙂


    • journeyintopoetryJ
      Feb 06, 2013 @ 17:16:52

      Thank you Lauren. It was your posting a limerick about Copper that inspired this one! I started off with just the first verse but it just went on by itself!!

      Jack has grown up with the cats so he is used to them. The little one in the picture here jumps all over him and nibbles at him in excitement and he doesn’t even blink!

      Thank you for your lovely comment 😊

      Hugs xx


      • lscotthoughts
        Feb 06, 2013 @ 17:27:50

        I’m glad I could inspire you, now I need to inspire myself again! lol Aww…that is so cute, how they get along..I’d love a cat, but hubby is allergic! 🙂 So, Copper will probably chase forever…

        Hugs back! xo

  6. leamuse
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 17:06:15

    What fun! Writing a limerick is something I have never tried. Well done you! 🙂


    • journeyintopoetryJ
      Feb 06, 2013 @ 17:19:00

      Lea! You managed in the end! I have no idea why you couldn’t get to it.

      And thank you for persevering! I really enjoyed writing this. Once I got going it just seemed to write itself!


      Christine xx


  7. Harry
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 19:07:11

    Lovely poem Christine, i gave it a title on site because it only had a number.


  8. Journeyintopoetry
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 19:45:03



  9. bardessdmdenton
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 20:14:53

    I love it all, Christine, but especially:
    ‘He wanted to do something bad
    to show us what courage he had.
    So he jumped in the stream
    where he shouldn’t have been
    but he got himself wet and felt sad.’

    Says so much about Jack. Our pets offer so much for our lives, don’t they? Last night Oscar was on his ‘nighttime couch’, sitting like a person and catching a felt ball I threw him and bouncing it up in the air with his front and back paws like a show seal bounces a ball. It was hysterical and the more I laughed the more he did it. 🙂 I really believe he loves to keep me happy!

    Give Jack and those beautiful kitties a big hug for me. Diane XXXOOO ♥♥♥


    • Journeyintopoetry
      Feb 06, 2013 @ 20:37:41

      Thank you Diane!

      I can just picture Oscar! They are gorgeous aren’t they! Our little one, Phoebe, has great fun with a drinking straw!

      Poor Jack never gets to lie in his own bed. But he just accepts it. If he does get in first, they squeeze in as well and sleep together!

      I have given them all big hugs from you and return them to all your lovely kitties ❤ xxx


  10. Fergiemoto
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 20:17:00

    Awww, so cute! But I was sad he had to wait until the cat was done with his meal.


  11. tikarmavodicka
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 05:15:02

    Hi Christine,
    What a wonderful lovely smile! And Limericks 🙂
    Poor Jack…A dogs life indeed. 🙂 But he does seem to know how to make the best of living with cats. 🙂
    Jackie Bear and I both really enjoyed this read and your photos. Please give Jack and the cats Big Pats from us both. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing the life of your pets. It’s a wonderful things to be able to share your life with them. 🙂

    with much love and
    ((((BIG WARM HUGS)))


    • journeyintopoetry
      Feb 08, 2013 @ 09:41:46

      Hi Tikarma,

      Thank you! I really enjoyed trying one of these out! I havent written one before and it was inspired by another blogging friend who wrote onea out her dog. I think limericks traditionally have one stanza. But once this one got going there was no stopping it lol!

      Jack is a very soft natured and laid back dog. He is so easy to have around which is a good rhing because I cant do much physically for him now, but I get lots of cuddles and thats what matters. And the cats love him so much but they know he will just let them share his bed. I have given them all a big pat from you and Jackie bear!

      Lots of love and (((BIG WARM HUGS)))

      Christine xxxx


  12. Betty Hayes Albright
    Feb 09, 2013 @ 05:13:48

    Christine I thoroughly enjoyed this! What a sweet, patient dog you have – and I love your sense of humor and playfulness (and Jack’s!) 🙂


  13. Jane Thorne
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 10:46:29

    I love this Chris…the bonds we share with our furry friends who co-habit with a language all of their own…eloquently expressed by you – biggest hugs with much love xxx


    • journeyintopoetry
      Feb 11, 2013 @ 11:02:08

      Thank you Jane!

      Yes they do have their own wonderful language. And when the cats take up residence for the day in Jack’s bed, the loudest protest is a gentle sigh and then a thump as he reconciles himself to the floor! 😊 they do share the bed, if he gets there first, then they snugle and fit in around him, but if they claim it first then he wouldnt dream of disturbing them! 😊

      Great big hugs and love



    • journeyintopoetry
      Feb 11, 2013 @ 11:06:27

      😊 He is a great companion to me too xxxxxx


  14. Thomas Davis
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 03:29:17

    Around here we only have dogs, Pax and Juneau, although in the past we have had cats. This is simply fun. What I remember about the cats and past dogs is that the cats usually, in their cool way, got the upperhand. But in the end they all coexisted. Our cats delighted in turning on lamps after the dogs thought they were asleep in the dark. Problem was that they woke up their humans too. I’ve never written a limerick. You’re good at it.


  15. journeyintopoetry
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 14:59:50

    Thank you Thomas. I had fun writing this one!

    You are right, although cats seem to rule, they coexist very well., especially when the dog is so laid back he is almost horizontal! 🙂


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