Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Dog Haiku

My husband and I like to take photographs.

Every year we put together a calendar for our dog park as a fundraiser. The date pages usually have a quote related to dogs on a banner at the bottom of the page. This year the calendar committee decided that haiku written by dogs was a good idea, so I searched the web to see what I could find.

Every website I checked had the same dozen or so haikus. Some were pretty good, but I was irritated that everyone was just copying the same stuff over and over, and I didn't want to perpetuate that habit in our calendar, so I decided to write my own.

17 syllables (give or take). How hard could it be?

Not easy at all, as it turned out. I struggled with some of them for days, and I'm still not completely satisfied with my effort--but the calendar has a deadline, so here they are as they appear in the 2017 Canine Corners dog park calendar.
December 2016--our memorial page for dogs who died during the year. Dennis Rifkin took this photo of his dog, Beau, who passed away a few months later.
January 2017
February 2017
March, 2017--This dog kept running up to me & trying to put her nose on my lens .
April 2017
May 2017--I was pleased to get a photo of a dog barking.
June 2017

July 2017



August 2017. The front dog is our border collie, Caitlin.

September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017
Here are links to some of the dog haiku I found on the web
This looks like the original author: http://dan.drydog.com/patsyann/doghaiku.html
Another set that might be original (& with photos) http://www.dogster.com/bolz/10-dog-haiku-poems-by-dogs
http://aldf.org/blog/dog-haiku/
http://adoptmountainpets.org/pet-column/item/dog-haiku
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/humor.html
http://rebeccasanthology.weebly.com/anonymous-dog-haiku.html