the old setter snores
as I write out the check
for a puppy

—Jim Tantillo

originally appeared on Hunting Haiku Daily

About the author: Jim is a college instructor and historic preservationist. He has contributed to several online haiku blogs, including . He lives with his wife and two daughters near Ithaca, NY.

Contact: jat4 at cornell dot edu

Responses to the haiku for 8 February 2008 by Jim Tantillo

    2008-02-08 07:47:30

    This haiku turns me into a sentimental mush; I've been there, I've written the check for the new puppy while the old dog was still around. Heartbreaking and life-affirming at the same time.

    2008-02-08 08:10:55

    This is wonderful! Thank you.

    Reason A
    2008-02-08 13:16:45

    older dog retires
    in a few years the new
    broken in

    wise move to have a new dog in place especially if you have children

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-02-12 05:54:07

    winter storm winds--
    i awaken in time to hear
    my snoring