Cut and run

When decorating out of doors
and flinging paint around,
it does not do to focus, wrapt
and fail to scan the ground.

For, hurtling Sherpa, mischief-bound,
ignoring paint – a blur –
darts ‘neath the generously painted ‘van
and undercoats her fur!

The paint is solvent-based you see,
it will not wash, alack!
A quick call to my local vet:
“You’ll have to trim her back.”

Imagine me, the scissors poised,
with ball of Sherpa-fun.
Reluctant to be sheared or worse,
she’s off – at rapid run.

What shall I do? I puzzle loud,
then stop and laugh I must –
young Sherpa’s solved the problem –
she’s rubbed it off in dust!

So let this be a lesson
to all who fret and yearn –
young Sherpa has the answer
and I’ve still a lot to learn!


About apthomas

I love books, reading, writing, baking, chocolate, painting, sewing, people and fairtrade - not necessarily in that order. I am a lazy gardener - who loves the garden, and a lazy housewife who likes the place to be warm and welcoming. I live in beautiful Somerset. I am enslaved by Sherpa-the-cat. Saturday mornings find me 'playing shop' in the Honey Pot - a second hand bookshop, run from my garage, where along with the books you'll find fun, friendship and refreshments - all in a good cause.
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2 Responses to Cut and run

  1. Simon T says:

    Heehee, I love it! She’s such a daft, dear little thing.

  2. Susan in TX says:

    This had me LOL! I cannot imagine you “shearing the Sherpa.” 🙂

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