I gave my chihuahua a bath when he got itchy and his rage was unbounded. He was considering biting me, I think...I can't imagine his reaction to water deep enough to swim in...this poem is straightforward, charming, and true to the bookends form...excellent.
Comment Written 22-Jan-2019
reply by the author on 22-Jan-2019
Hi Red. Emma likes the water. In the winter here in Wisconsin, I think she gets cabin fever even though she goes for rides in the car with me. The pool swim seemed to be something she liked. We'll do it again.
So--a chihuahua for you? I thought it would be a big old basset hound. I had one of those once--no shrinking violet. My daughter has a chihuahua. Marilyn
reply by LIJ Red on 22-Jan-2019
My pal was a 95 pound pit bull Dalmation mix...he died in 2015... the chihuahua was my wife's constant companion and I inherited the contrary little cuss...
reply by the author on 23-Jan-2019
I've had 4 "pit bulls." All rescues. Sweet dogs, bum rap--like some other breeds--German Shepherds, Rotties and so on. Whichever needs a home is the one that finds me. I inherited my husband's Jack Russell Terrier--16 lbs. of dynamite. She passed away of old age a few months ago, but I still have Emma, a mixed breed, part pit bull--sweet.