A Dog’s Summer Vacation

I love vacation because I get to spend more time with my mom and dad. Even if a lot of that time is riding in the back seat of the car. Eventually we get out and I get to hang out while they eat their picnic lunch and share pieces of pastrami and chicken with me. Yum! Then we head off on a trail. I’ve never been on such a long hike before, at least not that I can remember. And it’s hot out! I keep trying to sneak into a cool ravine, but they pull on my leash and say, “Stay on the trail, silly dog.” I see a chipmunk run across the trail ahead and I want to chase it, but that darn leash stops me. I do hope we get to the end of this trail soon. This is a long hike for an old dog like me. I need a drink and a nap. Oh, but first a dip in the cool lake.

Summer vacation
Hiking near lava rock flows
Fun, tiring outing

Roman after a long hike

Roman after a long hike

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I’m finally getting around to posting for Haibun Monday at dVerse Poets Pub, where Toni is calling for us to write about the dog days of summer.

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8 responses to “A Dog’s Summer Vacation

  1. I like the voice of the dog, smiles! Indeed it is a long walk for the old dog in the summer! Cute picture too.

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  2. What a sweet little dog. Adorable!

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  3. Very cute take on Dog Days – Roman you’re such a talent! Love it 🙂

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  4. A delightful haibun on dog’s day of summer… give Roman an extra pat!

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  5. Oh Roman, you did such a fine job on this haibun. I know your mom appreciates getting a break from having to write. The hike though long, sounds like fun, especially the pastrami and chicken. Welcome to dVerse and I hope you get to write for us again.

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  6. SMiLes..
    Dog days kNow
    often better than
    human
    about Dog..

    Dog days
    feeL often
    more than hUman..;)

    Like

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