The Shadow's Nose

Or

My Pumpkin Mud Pie

 

By Albert Henderson

December 4, 2009

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Twas the month before Christmas in our house where it’s at

All the creatures were stirring,

Even our cat

 

 Looking forward to Thanksgiving with all that food               

The ‘fridge and freezer all full; our family in a good mood

 

The Shadow of Innocence

 

 

 

Little did we know that Shadow, our pet,

Planned her own Thanksgiving meal

More than we planned for her to get

 

 

 

Opened the freezer did she

Helped herself to Pork Chops free

 

Not to be left hungry was she, what else did she get?

At least one large frozen meat cutlet

 

This outside dog that inside came

When Ike destroyed our fence                                                                                                                                                          

Outside pet gained inside fame

 

Inside our house she does now stay

She wants no part of the “outside” way

 

The key was lost for our freezer old

How could we know that our dog, Shadow

Could be so bold

 

That key was found, our freezer locked tight as a drum

Now Shadow could get nary a crumb

 

At least we thought our freezer secure

Sitting in our garage,

Several pork chops fewer

 

Even an inside dog must outside go

To take care the call of daily duty,

But soon we found her buried booty

 

 

What we found was revealing of course

Shadow had for future use buried her hidden meat source

 

Not hungry at her regular meal

Led us to believe she had something to conceal

 

Oh but we did, out fox that old hound

She could not open that freezer now that the lock was found

 

Never say never; Shadow was clever

Her method of opening the ‘fridge was even better

 

That night I heard a shriek and sprang to see what was the matter

I found  Pat’s yogurt all a-splatter

 

That dog had now found

She could open that fridge with no lock around

 

Today Pat alerted me that Shadow was in the bushes hiding out

Better check to see what it was all about

 

Did she get in the freezer again?

No, its has a lock

Maybe I’d better check

Are we missing  any fridge stock

 

Lo and behold and Jiminy Criminey Christmas

MY PUMPKIN PIE!! NOT MY PIE!!

OH NO, ONLY 3 PIECES HAD eaten I

 

No wonder that dog hunger lacked last night

My pumpkin pie became part of her diet!!                                                                                      

 

 

That dog has been in trouble before

But this is the last straw

She got my pie opening that door

 

Outside in the flower bed under the window I found                                                                                          

The entire pumpkin pie (minus 3 pieces) so round

 

Buried box and all

This wolf had hidden her booty for      

Later recall

                                                 

Does anyone want a wolf in dog’s clothes?

How did she open the freezer and fridge door?

Only THE SHADOW’S NOSE!!