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blob dog

he was a big bouncy Collie
was Jake
we usually called him
‘blob dog’
for some reason
no one could remember

my dad had taken him for a walk
and on their way home
he stopped off
for a newspaper
leaving the blob
in the car

standing in the queue
dad heard a car’s horn
it went on and on
as he inched forward
towards his turn
at the cash desk

at last
getting back to the motor
he found blobby
sitting in the driver’s seat
paws on the wheel
looking most

Jake aka Blob
Jake aka Blob
HC: 2022-11