Photos by Sarah, Tuesday Photo Challenge

Heart Shaped Dog

My beautiful boy Archie must know he is loved and adored. It’s imprinted in his fur/markings!

Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 97 – Shape

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

At The Opera

The three tenors sing
as one perfect harmony.
When will there be peace?!

By Sarah ©2018

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge, #185 – sing and peace; and also, Daily Post Daily Prompt – candid

Photos by Sarah, Tuesday Photo Challenge


This is my beautiful Maltese x ShihTzu Bella. She has the cutest underbite and makes us smile when she hangs her snaggle teeth out. What would we do without our dogs?

By Sarah ©️2017

Prompt: Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 88 – Pets

Daily Post Weekly Challenge, Photos by Sarah

Cheeky Peek

A cheeky peek out the car window…

Image credit © By Sarah

Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge – Peek

Fibonacci, Poetry by Sarah

Dog Corps

Who’s there
at the door?
Postie? Visitor?
Salesman? Not sure? En garde, dog corps!

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix, Lucky Dip – 21 October 2017. Task: Write a Fibonacci Poem about an animal.

Month Of Mini Writing Challenges 2017, Scribblings by Sarah

Fooey Pooey

As I walk my two pooches, I pop in some earbuds and switch on my iPod hoping for something motivating. It randomly selects ‘Foo Fighters’ – excellent choice! I listen to the gravelly voice of Dave Grohl and find it ironic, as I bend down to pick up the steaming heap, that he can be a Foo Fighter, while I am being a Poo Fighter.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Sammi Cox, A Month Of Mini Writing Challenges, Day 29. Task: Pick the name of one of your favourite bands / groups / artists. Use that as your inspiration to write a story in 50 words.

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah


Image credit By Sarah ©2017

There’s safety within
the fealty of the pack.
The alpha dog rests.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: The Syllabub Sea, Haiga Heaven, Challenge 35 – fealty

Stories by Sarah


The alarm sounds. I open one eye, slap the snooze button and try to pretend it didn’t happen.

But it’s too late.

My brain is awake, and more importantly, so are the dogs.

They know what that sound means.

They know their human is rising to meet their needs.

I throw back the quilt cover and my husband moans his complaints, for I’ve let a little cold air into the sanctuary. I mumble apologies but they’re half-hearted really. I’m always hopeful my wonderful partner will come with me. One foot, then the other hits the carpeted floor and I stand; stretching and ironing out the creases of sleep.

The dogs join me in this ritual. I hear their multi-footed dismount from the bed to the floor. They elongate one rear leg then the other before pulling back onto their haunches. Eyes wide open; expectant and watching my every move.

I dress myself in active wear, wrap a scarf around my neck and plonk a beanie on my head.

This is not what they are waiting for.

As I walk over to my dresser and pull out a pair of socks, their tails start wagging.

Once one sock is on, they move a little closer to where I am.

But when I reach for the runners, they start to turn excited circles; dancing a doggie duet around each other.

They know it is time.

I ask them, just to be sure, “Is it time?”

They start yipping with anticipation.

“Are you sure it’s time?” I tease.

The yipping becomes louder.

“Is it time for walkies?” I exclaim.

They jump up and down, yelping, “Yes, yes, yes!”

I clip the leads around their neck and off we head into the cold, pre-dawn morning. The icy air blasts my face and wakes me up.

I love this time of day.

Every day.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday’s Mix – 5 August 2017, routine; Daily Post Daily Prompt, dancing, circlepartner

Scribblings by Sarah


My two dogs Archie and Bella, though not related, have an uncanny synchronicity.

Synchronised staring

Synchronised sleeping

Synchronised couch topping

Synchronised seeking

Synchronised moping (probably because of those jackets. What was I thinking?!)

Synchronised snacking.



Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt, Word: synchronise,  snack

Daily Post Weekly Challenge, Haiku / Senryu, Photos by Sarah, Poetry by Sarah

Hide and Seek

nose hard to the ground
following the trace of a
prize not well hidden

By Sarah ©2017

My clever boy, Archie, who can seek and find anything with his amazing nose…even if I don’t want him to!

Prompts – Daily Post Daily Prompt, Daily Post Photo Challenge
Word: trace
Task: friend

Daily Post Weekly Challenge, Photos by Sarah

Furry Friends 

If only they could talk. Their eyes can tell us something, but not everything.

These are our fur babies (and amongst my best friends) Bella and Archie 💜🐶💚

Prompt: Daily Post Photo Challenge, Task: Friend. Share an image of a friend. 

Photos by Sarah

Bella Burrito

It’s so cold here at the moment, even the dog has sought whatever warmth she can – making herself into a Bella Burrito using my dressing gown. Gotta love this gal 💜🐶