Sunday, 17 July 2011

A Wag of a Tale

This is a tale of Tilly
A dog so cute and silly
She ran up to me, a face full of glee
So I stopped in mid-stride
But Tilly then dived
Straight on the busy road
My heart set to implode.

I screamed “Oh please stop!”
As cars screeched and honked
Yet Tilly ran onwards
Like a furry fuzzy blizzard
Until a kind man with longer legs
Overtook her and grabbed her.

Dragged her towards me
He yelled, “Where’s the leash for your doggie!?”
I said, “That’s not my doggie!”
But Tilly’s tail wagged as I read out her tags.

“She’s called Tilly” I say and dictated her phone number
The man took his smart phone, rang and got an answer
And soon Tilly’s owner appeared, breathless and shaking
“I didn’t know she’d fled us” she said tears falling, hands trembling

So there ends our tale
Of adventurous silly Tilly
She gave us all a fright but was such a delight!

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{The above happened yesterday at around noon – I was on my way to the shops when this gorgeous schnauzer – looking like Benny from the World of Hansel - came bounding towards me then tried to do a kamikaze}!

Alls well that ends well!

Charlie says: Tilly, it is much better to just lie around

43 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

At least it had a happy ending!!

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm glad Tilly made it across the road without getting hurt, and that she was caught so her owner could be called! That must have been nerve-wracking to watch.

mshatch said...

so glad Tilly was saved and reunited with her people!

Charlie is right!

Jenna Blake Morris said...

I think Charlie definitely has the right idea. At least everything worked out okay!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

thank goodness that story had a happy ending! I felt my heart go to my throat when I read that Tillie ran into the street!
I think Charlie has the right idea, "sometimes it is just better to lie around" Leave it to a woofie to do something so foolhardy!
xoxoxo

The Chair Speaks said...

Charlie, we're glad all's well that ends well. You are looking very relaxed and happy.

Mr Puddy said...

Great Advice, Charlie ! Silly Doggie, I hope he learns some lesson ! and won't do it again.
xoxo

Brigid said...

I love the sound of Tilly, glad it all ended well, Charlie is such a wise cat.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Lucky Tilly!

Enjoyed your telling of the tale, too. :-)

Pk Hrezo said...

I'm with Charlie. I just wish lying around could nicely fit into my agenda. :(

Sure glad that Tilly came out okay!!!

Ellie Garratt said...

OMG. Lucky Tilly to have you and the stranger to rescue her! Your good deed of the day was done.

Ellie Garratt

Marg said...

Oh thank heavens that nice man caught Tillie. That was a great poem with lots of drama. I bet her owner was so very happy. Charlie you sure have the right idea. Have yourselves a really fun Sunday.

The Words Crafter said...

I agree with Charlie! Wow, what a close call! I was actually holding my breath as I read your poem. Well done, btw!

Manzanita said...

Oh, that makes my breath stop. Yes, sometimes dogs do get out without you knowing and what a fright. I like your poem way of telling the story.
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Madeleine said...

Charlie is such a wise fellow, he should give Tilly some menoting! Icould feel everyone's shock and anxiety in that poem Glad it turned out well. :O)

Amanda said...

Oh my! What a scary tale, I'm so happy that it ended well and that Tilly found nice people to help her home! (And I love the cute poem! very creative!)

Katnip Lounge said...

Hurrah for the heroine of the show--YOU! Thank goodness Tilly had tags, and an owner.

Jemi Fraser said...

So glad Tilly is okay! You're good people :)

the writing pad said...

Well done on a heroic rescue !! Lucky Tilly that you were around - I think Charlie's got the right idea, since busy roads and four legged furries so often don't mix well :-)
Take care and enjoy the coming week!

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm so glad that had a happy ending!

Ginger Jasper said...

Thank goodness disaster was averted and Tilly was ok. Charlie has the right idea for a Sunday.. Hugs GJ xx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

The dog and the owner were lucky you and the man who caught the dog were there.

ABBY said...

OH we love happy endings!

Hello handsome Charlie.

Abby purrs

Brian said...

Silly Silly, that could have ended badly, but Charlie and I are happy for happy endings!!!

m.q said...

wow...brave Tilly to have such an amazing adventure...

love;
mq and her 4 cute critters

klahanie said...

Ah such prose for silly Tilly. Seems to me that Charlie the talking cat, has the right idea, eh :)
Take care,
x

Lynda R Young said...

I hope Tilly listens to Charlie's sage advice.

Au and Target said...

Cute poem! Love it.

KarenMcG said...

Thank goodness you were nearby and could help rescue Tilly. That would definitely give me a scare, too.

Charlie, you've definitely got the right idea. Just stay put!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We bet Tilly's owner had such a scare when the man called her to say you had her at the side of a road. Thank goodness for you and the man who called to let her family know.
Charlie looks very relaxed today - we hope he has fun.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Creepy Query Girl said...

LOVED your poem! My girls have a book called 'Silly Tilly'- she was a mole though. A not suicidal. lol Glad the dog's okay. Glad you saved the day! (hey that rhymes too!)

Lydia K said...

You saved Tilly! Hooray!

Stephen Tremp said...

I agree with Charlie. Cats are most wise and we would do well to follow their lead.

Rahma Krambo said...

What a great way to celebrate this drama with a happy ending. My heart always stops whenever an animal runs out onto the road.

Kitty, From the comment you left on my blog today, I think you were confused by my post. Guardian Cats has a real live print book. The 'link to buy' is there in the post. I hope others are confused as well.

Have a good day, or evening.

umi_e said...

Your are a hero! We are happy to hear Tilly is back to the owner :)

Thanks for your continuous support...

Have a nice day :)

>hugs<

Mahzuz & the gang

Summer Ross said...

I love how this poem tells a story. thank you so much for sharing!

Clarissa Draper said...

I hate when dogs do that. It's such a horrible thing to see dead animals on the side of the road. Funny poem though.

Talli Roland said...

Yikes, poor Tilly! I'm glad she's okay...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So glad Tilly had a second chance! Yay for dog collars with phone numbers on them. I'm sure Charlie is way too smart to run into traffic like Tilly did :)

Jamie Burch said...

What an exciting tale! Glad Tilly is home safe with her family. It's a good thing Charlie doesn't run off like that. It's nice having him around.

Take care...:)

Tucker The Crestie said...

Goodness! Glad that the story had a happy ending!

Rene said...

Sweet--but we agree with Charlie, especially with the weather we're having this week.

Theresa Milstein said...

Silly Tilly and Snuggly Charlie. I'm glad both are safe and sound!

Thanks for the smile.