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.

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Chewing, Brushing, Care

Is needed to keep them clean.

You must brush the teeth.

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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.

Love,

Crepes and Alana.

Tuesday Haikusday: Naps

Apparently today is “National Napping Day.” I believe I just produced some lovely haiku about napping, and yet I am compelled to produce more to celebrate this most sacred of days.

Eh hem…
Crepes Haiku Zen Cat
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Grumble, grunt, and snore.
Outside, I am restless but
In my soul, I dream.
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I kick tiny paws
Running so hard I take off
Always on four feet.
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Curled into a ball
Tiny paws tucked on my nose
Fifteen times a day.
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What do you guys dream of while you nap?
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Love,
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Crepes. 

Tuesday Haikusday: Fur

The mood struck me to write about my fur. Sometimes, I let it grow. Sometimes, I barber it off. Hair is fluid. Hair is poetic. Eh hem…

Crepes Haiku Zen Cat

Soft, slick, smells like me
I wear my fur suit in stripes
ready to party.
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Grey, black, long, short, red
all these types within our home
like Benetton ads.
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Cat fur is perfect.
A bad hair day? No, never.
You envy me. #Truth.
What would you like to hear about next week?
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Love,
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Crepes.
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PS. Kitten season is coming.