Tuesday Haikusday: The Teeth

You may have all noticed my absence last week. Well, my absence was due to Doodle’s abscess. You see, despite MomFOD’s frequent brushings, Doodle (our dog) somehow managed to get dental disease. Sadly, she had to have many teeth pulled and it happened on Tuesday Haikusday and there was much fuss over the dog. Anyway, she’s better now, but she has inspired me to wax poetic about teeth.

Eh hem…


Crepes Haiku Zen Cat

Glistening white, sharp

Used to eat and to wake you

When it’s time to eat.


Chewing, Brushing, Care

Is needed to keep them clean.

You must brush the teeth.


Unhealthy teeth cause

heart disease and other pain.

Do not ignore teeth.

Alana here for a moment. For many years, I brushed Doodle’s teeth. I wiped them clean, I used a toothbrush and doggie toothpaste. I even fed her a raw diet. And yet, still, I noticed one wiggly tooth that started receding. The doctor and I watched it for four months and still it wouldn’t fall out, so we scheduled a cleaning and extraction. It turns out she had six teeth that needed pulling. And now she seems in improved mood, she’s not licking her lips all the time, and her breath smells lovely and fresh.

If your buddies suddenly have bad breath or you notice any loose teeth, you should not ignore it. While dentals can be expensive, in the long run, they can save your friend’s life. Infected teeth can lead to heart disease and other life-threatening infections. If you don’t already brush, start doing it! It is really more important than you might have ever thought.


Crepes and Alana.

Tuesday Haikusday: Shark Week!

You Guys! I LOVE Shark week. I have shark slippers and a shark mascot and once I made shark blood kool-aid! It was tasty, really. Anyway, as I hunker down and enjoy the sharks this week, I leave you with some poetic musings on the subject. I even put in a bonus poem because I felt so inspired.

I think I'm getting better with Photoshop. What do you think?

I think I’m getting better with Photoshop. What do you think?


I sneak up behind

And, pouncing, I strike you hard.

You’re fish food, momFOD.


I lurk in the depths

Trolling the dark ocean floor

I’m a tough cat fish.


My teeth are sharp, white.

They gleam as I bite my prey.

Am I cat or shark?


DUHHH duh. DUHHH duh. Duh

DUH duh DUH duh DUH duh DUH

Duh duh DUHHHHHHHH! Duh duh.

Do you like Shark Week? What’s your favorite show? I wonder if there are special needs sharks out there somewhere.



PS.  I heard the Kitty Bungalow CATbaret went REALLY well and people loved momFOD’s composition “Call Me Charm Cat,” featuring Nora the Piano cat. Thanks to everyone who left a note saying they enjoyed it! It was a pleasure and an honor to be asked to take part.  I mean, momFOD did the work, but I had to listen to it and also help her stay creative.