for Octpowrimo, day 26, where the prompt is to write about family, or a family member

Pippin in the kitchen

We were eating lunch one day
in the kitchen – as you do,
when round the door a head appears
– won’t you come out and play?

Pippin, grazing the garden,
had wanted some company
so he came in the house to find us
without so much as a ‘pardon’.

The room was too small to turn round,
so we marched him into the hall
right out through the front door.
On the carpet nothing was found.

Coincidentally, Trifecta wanted 33-333 words on a beast in a strange place, à la Roald Dahl.  I think this one might fit the bill!


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9 Responses to PART OF THE FAMILY

  1. What a wonderful story 😀


  2. Pure luck that nothing ended up on the carpet;)


  3. Oh this was really cute… every now and then it happens that mooses come into houses here in Sweden.. sometimes quite drunk also from eating fermented apples… but a lot more havoc then


  4. colonialist says:

    Very well-behaved!
    We have also had occasion for horses to wander into the kitchen at a previous home. Also, once, to nuzzle fondly at the head of a guest who was lunching with us. He had a severe sense-of-humour-failure, not being at all a horse man.


  5. restlessjo says:

    Aww, bless! Lovely poem, Viv. Made me smile 🙂


  6. When passing a neighbour’s house my husband saw their foal toddling in through the front door…


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