Love is for sale at Limerick Alley...
Not the kind you find in Joe Malone's pub– heavens, no!
This is the kind of love I'm talking about... ready?
Are you sure...?
|Me 'n' My Teacups Poodles 'n' Partis, all photos in this post used by permission|
BAM! Cute attack!
You can thank B. J. Lee for that.
You see, B. J. loves words.
She has over 60 poems published in anthologies and magazines, and many of you will recall that she was also a semifinalist in the March Madness children's poetry tournament not long ago. B. J.'s poems from that tournament can be found on her website along with links to her blog, Blue Window, and several published works as well.
B. J. also loves toy poodles.
She currently has two – Clementine, a 16 year old sweetie with a heart of gold, and Bijoux, a one year old looney tune and a collector of socks, clean or otherwise. (At least B. J. knows who is responsible for the missing socks at her house!) JoJo, another member of her furry family who recently passed, was a rescue who had a repertoire of circus tricks.
And then there was Chou-Chou. Chou-Chou was a teacup poodle that B. J. had for many years. According to B. J., "Chou-Chou, despite her small size, had a truly Machiavellian mind and was always trying to outwit us." Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that she had a piece of carrot lodged up her nose for nine years, but then again, these facts may be entirely unrelated.
Sometimes B. J. even loves toying with words about toy poodles.
Oh happy day! This is one of those special times!
The Teacup Poodle
Our poodle, a Teacup, a wee pup,
likes climbing inside of a teacup.
When drinking our tea
we check first to see
so we don't drink our Teacup right up.
© 2011 B. J. Lee. All rights reserved.
Thank you, B. J., for sharing the love today!
I bow down to your limerick greatness.
I'd like to give a shout-out to Marie who allowed me to use these precious photographs. If you like what you see, have a look at her website, Me 'n' My Teacups Poodles 'n' Partis, where there are oodles more!
Now before I send you on your merry way, I must remind you that Laura Purdie Salas has challenged us to come up with a water-themed cinquain this month, and this is the final week to send me yours! Come to think of it, I don't think anyone's written one yet about a poodle and a pool noodle... I won't even charge you for the idea! ;)
Click here to take a look at the daily ditties I've featured so far this month. And don't forget, one lucky participant will win a copy of Laura's latest book, WATER CAN BE... in a random giveaway! Next Friday will be the end-of-month DMC wrap-up where you will get to see them all– I do hope yours will be among them.
Our Poetry Friday host today is Violet Nesdoly (whose cinquain, by the way, is featured here). Why don't you go see what other delights she has on tap in the Poetry Friday roundup?