Ben’s World, 9th April 2018

Hello,

how lovely of you to visit me, thank you. This is a snap shot of my world in response to the weekly questions posed in Cee’s Share Your World  post.

You can read all about my v. v. v big adventure by visiting my home page  and also, my Munro blogs. All my poems are here dog-poets page

Been anywhere recently for the first time?

Not for a little while now. The caravan park where we have our static is open again, so it’s been rediscovering my favourite walks at weekends, since 1st March. I must say they looked a lot different at first, in all the snow.

I did go to Stratford upon Avon, in January. It was brilliant I had the biggest game of ball ever down by the river, across from the theatre where they put on all those plays by a man called Shakespeare.

List three favorite book characters.

Lassie, Montmorency, Rowl and Snitter.

 

The Plague dogs is my favourite. It’s v. v. v exciting and I really worry about their safety but there’s a happy ending. And, big bonus, it’s all set in the English Lake District.

What is your favorite non alcololic drink: hot or cold?

A nice long drink of cold fresh water from a Scottish Loch, high in the hills, after a long walk and before a lovely swim.

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What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  

Our old girl was 15, that’s 90 in human years. She had a big party and I wrote her a special poem. A poem for the old girl.

I’m looking forward to hearing about the new places you have been too.

Love Ben xx

 

 

 

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A dog-poem, for the old girl on her birthday

Friends, collies and a special old girl,

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Ten thousand, nine hundred and fifty eight times

The reckoning hand has turned,

Time absconding with each

Seasons changing face.

Happy Birthday

Maisie

Love Ben xx

The dog-poet © 2018

 

 

Ben’s world 02/04/2018

Hello,

how lovely of you to visit me, thank you. This is a snap shot of my world in response to the weekly questions posed in Cee’s Share Your World  post.

You can read all about my v. v. v big adventure by visiting my home page  and also, my Munro blogs. All my poems are here dog-poets page

What was or is your favourite cartoon?

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Peanuts is my favourite cartoon and Snoopy is my favourite character. There aren’t too many of us dogs pursuing literary careers and he has been a bit of a trail blazer. Obviously though, being a Border Collie, I have kept up with the technology 🙂

Which cooking utensil (other than the usual pots and pans etc) would you miss the most?

A pair of scissors. They may not strictly be a cooking utensil but where would I be without them 🙁

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Wainwright’s dog food is my dinner of choice and how could I get into the bag without the the scissors.

After a big day on the hills I come back to a v. v. v big bowl of Wainwrights. I have turkey and rice or lamb and rice as a rule but, on special occasions, it’s Salmon and potato – yummy.

After my people have had a big day on the hills they like to open a bottle of beer called Wainwrights so, I suppose, their favourite kitchen utensil would be a bottle opener.

Actually, I wouldn’t dismiss any cooking utensil because I’m v. v. v big on the end results 🙂

Would you dare to sleep in haunted house overnight?

Oh no, not on my own, being of a nervous disposition. I get spooked so easily, fireworks and motor bikes back firing especially, even the fire sparking. Though if my person was there I’d have to protect her wouldn’t I? I might do a lot of barking and try to sound like a very big and ferocious beast.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?

Jan, who blogs at strange goings on in the shed suggested that I join AA (Ankles Anonymous), because I go chasing ankles on bike pedals. My people did lots of laughing so I thought I should join in. I did look into it because I’m always open to a bit of self-improvement (my people say there’s quite a lot of it to go), but I don’t think I’m quite ready for the 12 steps yet, especially number four and  eight.

Ankles Anonymous – The Twelve Steps (please let me know if this link doesn’t work)

It came about because Colleen re-blogged my last  SYW post and then Jan responded to it. I think me and Colleen are developing one of those special transatlantic relationships they go on about. It isn’t political, so it is just magic ❤. A wonderful week 😊

Love Ben xx

 

 

 

 

Ben’s springtime competition

Friends, collies, competitors,

The old girl is getting on a bit now and can’t walk the hills with us anymore 😓. So, to mark her great days on the hills, I am giving you the opportunity to tell me how many days she has been alive.

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Me, Maisie and David on Hellvelyn 23/04/2017

Here goes …

The hour hand has turned 10,954 times since Maisie was born, on the day I submitted this post. How old was she, to the day?

The first person with a correct answer will be the recipient of a super-duper Ben prize, (where ever you are in the world).

The lucky winner will be announced on Labour Day, 1st May 2018.

Good Luck and thank you for entering my competition.

Love Ben xx

Willow in spring time

Hello,

how wonderful that you have dropped in on me. Thank you v. v. v much. This is the latest offering of the dog-poet in response to Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge The two prompt words this week, to be integrated synonymously, are grow and honour, words just made for us to think about where we put our friend to rest, aged 19.

 

Willow, unfolding

into spring whispers a song

to silent ashes.

Blessings of fragile blossom

Bestowed on our cat Willow.

By Ben, the dog-poet © 2018

Love Ben x

Ben’s world 28/03/2018

Hello,

how lovely of you to visit me, thank you. This is a snap shot of my world in response to the questions posed in Cee’s weekly ‘Share Your World

You can read all about my v. v. v big adventure by visiting my home page and also, my Munro blogs. All my poems are here  dog-poets page

What is your favorite color of hair? You can name your hair color or a color that you just like.

I’m a tri coloured Border Collie, mostly dark brown, which is a bit difficult to work with. However, I’ve got a streak of white running down my nose and I wondered about a bit of purple and orange, for a punk dog effect. What do you think, would it suit me?

My person is getting more and more grey but I’m not sure I’m allowed to tell you that. I hope I don’t go that way.

List at least 5 things that you are good at.

  1. Playing ball
  2. Swimming
  3. Play fighting with Oscar my best pal
  4. Eating up ALL of my dinner
  5. Unconditional love

What is your favorite animal or type of animal? (pets, dolphins, stuffed, wild cats, etc)

Well now, it used to be dogs, for obvious reasons, but just recently I’ve got a friend from an altogether different species called Mickey. He is a rather tenacious little mouse that got into my van and hung around for three months, despite our best efforts to move him on. You can read all about him here. In the end I grew very fond of him and I do miss him now! I was hoping he was going to come with us on our great adventure.

One women, her dog and a mouse on the Munros 🙂 .

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  .

Writing a poem for Colleen’s Tuesday poetry challenge about swimming.

I wonder what you have all been up to.

Love Ben

 

Dog-poet’s latest

Hello,

how lovely of you to visit me, thank you. This is the latest offering of the dog-poet in response to Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge The two prompt words this week, to be integrated synonymously, are charm and time

You can read all about my v. v. v big adventure by visiting my home page and also, my Munro blogs. All my poems are here  dog-poets page

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Nameless mascot of

our Munro quest fronts ageless

cliffs called Braeriach.

By Ben, the dog-poet xx © 2018

Love Ben xx