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poet-e
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I Ask Toby

Post by poet-e » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:18 pm

What kind of dog has so many allergies?
“What kind of human has so many allergies, including dirt?”
2/6/20
 Do you like the music I turn on for you when I leave the house?
“Do I have a choice?”
2/6/20
 Are you an animal?
“Are you?”
12/20/19
 How did we get such a good/smart boy like you?
“You lucked out.”
12/22/19

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Colm Roe
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Re: I Ask Toby

Post by Colm Roe » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:35 am

I don't get the dates?
But appreciate the poem, the humour and the truth :)

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Tracy Mitchell
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Re: I Ask Toby

Post by Tracy Mitchell » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:43 pm

Yes, heartwarming dialog.  I like it.

I too am not sure about the dates.  Shouldn't they be chronological?

Nice writing.

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poet-e
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Re: I Ask Toby

Post by poet-e » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:44 pm

I just write down when I wrote/revised it.

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Re: I Ask Toby

Post by indar » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:56 pm

As I said in response to your other Toby poem I enjoy this. I think you could make a whole collection of Toby poems. 

Interesting take on how we view animals as separate from us "non-animals" It takes us by surprise when they contract some illness or in other ways behave in ways that remind us that there isn't that much separation after all.

I recently thought about yawning and acting bored is a symptom of stress noticed by animal behaviorists such as Jane Goodall observing in the wild. I was watching the US senate 

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Re: I Ask Toby

Post by poet-e » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:23 am

LOL.

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