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Katya’s Dog Poetry

Katya’s Dog Poetry

Normally I try not to do too much “kid bragging” on the blog, but sometimes it is just the best forum for sharing what they are up to!  As the school year ends and the summer begins, I’ve got a few things I’ve collected from their year that I hope you enjoy.

First up, poetry!!  Of course, when it is time to write some poems, you choose your favorite thing.  And for Katya, that would be dogs!  This writing even got illustrations…


There once was a big dog named Bear

Who chased hare after hare

One day while chasing a hare she jumped into a lake

and she came out holding a rake

and she swam out of the lake with much care

Golden Retrievers

A big ball of fluffy happiness

fun, silly, smart, crazy ball of fluff

frolicking, licking, running ball of sunshine

doing tricks, playing games, your best friend

in the water splash, splishing, sploshing

licking children, being friendly, your pet!

Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Headed out of town?  Looking for a place for your pooch?  Search no further!!  Nathan and Katya happily volunteer their services.  They offer special expertise in tossing balls, petting heads, running around the yard, and fighting over who gets to hold the leash.  They are also quite good at filling water dishes and measuring out food (although still learning how to clean up the yard…!!)  Nathan’s mom and dad are happy to offer a fenced yard and responsible supervision in exchange for being able to borrow your dog and then return it after a specified amount of time.  No cost to you, and no need for us to buy our own pet!!  Everyone benefits, so keep us in mind the next time your puppy needs a place to play.



We recently had the privilege (?!!) of taking care of a friend’s dogs for a week.  The kids were, of course, delighted!  Dogsitting is a great way to have a pet–enjoy them, love them, and then say good bye before the novelty wears off!  Nathan in particular spent many hours outside with the dogs, throwing the ball for one and laying the in grass talking to the other.

Our pet week wasn’t perfect, though!  As I was preparing dinner one night, I remembered that the trash cans needed to come in from the curb.  I went out to get them and called Nathan to help me.  He went out the back door, forgot to close it, and by the time we got back into the house a few minutes later the dogs were in the living room!  We chased them outdoors and I went back to the kitchen, only to discover that the noodles I had left in the colander had disappeared!!!  Completely gone!!!  Oh well, it sounds funny now at least.  Such are the joys of having pets, and those are joys we will continue to do without for a while longer.