Ode (?) to Pixie.

@MsTickle (25014)
Australia
June 27, 2007 7:15pm CST
Pixie was a Maltese Terrier cross Silky Terrier. I knew her from when she was born till her old age. We saw many trials together and she was my best friend, though a little rogue at times. Here is a poem I wrote about her over 20 years ago. Ode (?) to Pixie. In our house there lives a creature With her antics she is a feature. Actually, she's very good And very loved, that's understood. She endears us with her capers, Wrestling with shoes and shredding papers. She's a pain when we are knitting She's on our laps where we are sitting. When we are out she waits at home (Once she chewed up Joanne's comb) She sits patiently at the gate And is so sad when we are late But oh! the joy when we arrive Our little puppy comes alive. Her body shakes and trembles and shivers, She's up - she's down, her tail it quivers, She jumps, she barks she is scooped up She gives us kisses our lovely pup. She's the cutest bundle of pure white fur, When she's around, even the cats purr. She loves to run and splash through puddles Then when she's tired she wants her cuddles She barks and yaps at passing horses "There go some playmates" (par for courses) Her eyes are big and black and bright, When her paws are muddy she's a sight. Her little black nose is so perky and cute, As when she's asleep in my sheepskin boot. I don't know how the cats can stay, When they're asleep - she wants to play;She'll pull this ear and bite that leg, And there's a hole near the line where I'll find a peg. When Nicole is gardening, Pixie's there Digging more holes - it just isn't fair. E'en though the carpet's sometimes damp We'd hate to lose our adorable scamp. I don't have any photos of her on my puter as she wasn't around by the time I got my first one.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Beautiful tribute to a dear friend and companion. I'm sure you miss her as much as I miss Vegas (Las Vegas de Nevada) the Old English sheep dog we adopted from my step-father. Life just isn't the same without him.
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
3 Jul 07
I'll bet you have a few stories to tell faith. :)
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
3 Jul 07
Oh yes, lots of stories - one of my favorites: There were two times that Vegas would leave the yard otherwise he was very good at staying home... Just after he'd had a bath he would shake a couple times then run all the way around the block stopping at each house and 'shaking'. It was just like he was showing off and we always laughed about it. The other time involved the USP truck - he hated them and would run circles around the truck barking until the truck was out of the subdivision. When we lived in Texas the UPS man would park down the road and walk to the house so Vegas wouldn't 'attach' his truck :)
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
7 Jul 07
Pixie was funny after a bath as well...she'd tear around like a mad thing and come back to be rubbed with the towel, then tear round again and eventually find the grottiest spot to roll in! The blighter. When she got a hair cut, she hated it but I would keep telling her how pretty she was and that calmed her...lol. I think she was vain!
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
29 Jun 07
That is such a touching Poem Sweet I love it You have certainly written this with your Heart
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
3 Jul 07
She is still in my heart. I have a little statue that that is so like her, it sits at my front door to remind me every day of her friendship and love.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
3 Jul 07
Awwwwwww and she always will be Sweetie and you in hers
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Oh that was good an sad too wish you had some pics bet they were real cute if you did. hugs an dso sorry ya lost her
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
3 Jul 07
I haven't many photos but I have some wonderful memories, she was a real character.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
4 Jul 07
I know you do and I bet she was ya just have to hold them close to you
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@weemam (13389)
3 Jul 07
That was brilliant pal , you made it seem so real , I was there with you . brilliant pal just brilliant , I hope you have more poems xx
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
7 Jul 07
Thanks wee, that means a lot to me. I feel like I have more inside but getting them down is the hard part...lol. xx
@Darkwing (21590)
3 Jul 07
Awwwww, that's lovely, Mstickle. I love the ode you wrote for Pixie. She sure sounds an adorable, yet mischievous little dog. I'll bet you miss her terribly. Thank you for sharing and Brightest Blessings.
@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
3 Jul 07
Putting this poem here and talking to you guys has brought back many funny, happy memories. It's been a joy. Thank you, joyous days to you.
@mummymo (23709)
1 Jul 07
She sounds like a right wee scamp MsTickle! I enjoyed reading your poem and visualising Pixie all the way through! Awww xxxx
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
3 Jul 07
Aww, gee thanks for the kind words mummmo. I'm glad I could bring her to life for you. :)
@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
30 Jun 07
That's a cute poem. And I can imagine what a cute dog she was. I bet you still miss her, don't you? I think back on pets I had many years ago, and I still miss them as if it were yesterday.
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
3 Jul 07
Yes, she's not but definitely not forgotten. We had some great adventures together.
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
28 Jun 07
You have written a beautiul ode. Sounds like she was much loved. I bet she is missed. My girlfriend has a maltese. They are such a cute little dog. Best wishes to you, tickle
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
3 Jul 07
Thank you so much Kay. She was a cutie alright. Best wishes to you too.
• United States
28 Jun 07
That was a real cute poem. The dog in the picture looks just like my Kris Kringle, I had him for 14 years and I dont have a picture of him on my computer either but still plenty around the house.
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
3 Jul 07
They're certainly irresistable mischief makers aren't they? LOL.
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Thank you MsTickle for sharing that..my I didn't know you had the poet in you...that was great...I had a cat named Pixie, who was one of the kitties I had to adopt out..gee that was two years ago...Virginia who adopted him says he is the king of her apt. and shares it with a lizard and bird--but he's the boss!!
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
3 Jul 07
I surprise myself sometimes...lol. I think cats just have a way of taking over wherever they are.
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
28 Jun 07
That is so lovely and sweet. In your heart forever !!!
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
3 Jul 07
Absolutely! ;)
@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
3 Jul 07
Awwww....that is such an adorable poem. I love it. It's amazing how much love our furry children can carry in their hearts for us. And us for them. The world would definitely not be the same without them. Thank you so much for sharing hon.
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
28 Jun 07
what a great poem- I love it - thanks so much for sharing it- it made me smile- and brought a tear to my eye reminding me of dogs that I have had. thank you.
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
28 Jun 07
That was adorable. Thank you so much for sharing your poem about your beloved dog. I think we all could envision her in all her "adventures" just by reading it. I have had a dog all my life, and one in particular I had for 17 years. I know how much they can mean. :)
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@brendalee (6086)
• United States
7 Jul 07
That was a very nice tribute to your dog. Thanks for sharing it. I use to write poems like that for my pets but I have lost them somewhere. Hopefully someday I will get the inspiration to write some more.