Dog Bowls and Therapy? (A Documentary)

The dog owners come in, and to my surprise,

they remember that it’s their dogs night out

too, so, the dog bowls are filled for those twin

labradoodles, and in unison a pint of Camden

Hells, a glass of Pinot are downed, whilst the

canines lap up their much needed aqua.


On an adjacent table, a collective; of which, I

will call “The Merry Wives of Newark” mentally

pummel the new bar-hand, with their saucy

scowls and “banter”, his polite, coy response is

a compound of both concentration and a little

fear, thus, perhaps a wry suggestion that he may

need a course of therapy; enters into my mind,

but reassured, his smile is confident, for the

loose women comfort him, that all is a joke,

thus, with the dogs and the ladies happy,

this truly makes a scene, that is so serene!     


  • dusk arising

    My sister once took me to a pub in Aslockton with her dawg. Big surprise to me was the landlord though. Serving me a pint was John Robertson ex Nottingham Forest left winger.
    Served a good aqua for the dawg too.
    Worrisit baat Notts pubs's meks em so wam. Taint Shippos no more!

    • AuburnScribbler

      It wasn't The Cranmer Arms by any chance was it? Because, when I was touring around England in a band, we played there, and I am sure the landlord at the time said something similar about a former Nottingham Forest player being the previous head honcho, if it was, small world!

      Glad that the pooch enjoyed its non-alcoholic hooch, and miduck, Notts pubs are mint, coz ain't no nesh heart in 'em! Haha!

      Thanks for the read, and I hope all is well!

    • orchidee

      Good write AS.

      • AuburnScribbler

        Thank you orchidee, I hope that all is well!

      • Fay Slimm.

        Could just imagine the rumpus when doggie owners gathered for liquid and chatter - your poetic-docu. is clearly a fun-raiser to read next time you join that throng. Great write.

        • AuburnScribbler

          Thank you for the read Fay, and I'm glad that you enjoyed the scene; of this short poetic documentary.

          I hope that all is well!

        • Saxon Crow

          Lovely read AS. Most enjoyable

          • AuburnScribbler

            Thank you for the read Saxon Crow, glad that you enjoyed it.

            I hope that all is well!

          • Jerry Reynolds

            Good write, A.S.
            Dogs in the bar is getting very popular. Really good wing men.

            • AuburnScribbler

              Thanks for the read Jerry, and I agree a dog (if well behaved), can be very good ally for a guy.

              I hope that all is well!

            • Doggerel Dave

              Greatly enjoyed, AS. Atmospheric picture of a British pub. Nice recharge as memory fades slightly....
              Apart from you and the barman there weren't any blokes. Had they deserted?

              • AuburnScribbler

                Thanks for the read Doggerel Dave, I kew that you'd enjoy this one.

                Regarding the sparsity of blokes, there were some, but they were office types, mostly talking about their billable hours, not worth mentioning in the poem! Haha!

                I hope that all is well!

              • Goldfinch60

                Blimey Ben, that took me back to the days when I went up the pub regularly, and that scene you have created witt those words took me back to those days, thank you.


                • AuburnScribbler

                  Thank you for the read Andy, and I'm glad that I took you on a positive little trip down memory lane.

                  Perhaps, another visit to a pub; from you is in order soon, after reading this...

                  I hope that all is well!

                • L. B. Mek

                  a memento postcard, in a poem
                  wonderfully worded: crisp clear, in vivid imagery
                  thanks for sharing

                  • AuburnScribbler

                    Thank you for the read L. B. Mek, and you're very welcome for this poetic postcard.

                    I hope that all is well!

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