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Haiku Friday – Star & Child

5 Feb

Happy Haiku Friday everyone! Today’s prompt words were provided by RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge and they are Star and Child. These words made me think of one thing . . . my dog Scribbles. He’s my writing buddy, my protector (or so he thinks), and a  ‘superstar’ in his own right. He is a 1 year old Pomeranian. I love this little guy and he’s my inspiration for today’s haiku.

Ronovan hosts this challenge every Monday and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is a writer and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Anyone can participate in this challenge. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

Scribbles-The Writer Next Door-Vashti Q


by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Twinkle little star

With one look you stole my heart

My furry baby

Scribbles-The Writer Next Door

Enjoy the weekend!

I Love Animals!

13 Sep
Whale by Brian Skerry (Photograph)

Whale by Brian Skerry (Photograph)


I just got a puppy, and I’d like to introduce you to the new addition to my family. His name is ‘Scribbles’ and he’s a Pomeranian with a rare wolf sable color. I had forgotten how active puppies can be. He has me running in circles, but boy, do I love this little guy––already!


So in honor of Scribbles, I decided to write a post about animals. I love people, I really do, but sometimes I wonder if I don’t love animals more. Everyone who knows me well knows that I have great affection and respect for animals. I even incorporate them into my stories.



I found this online, and I thought it would be invaluable information for any dog owner.


Interview With A Dog

the silence is broken


We asked a dog to pull aside the shroud of secrecy and be interviewed. He asked that his name not be used, but for the good of all dogs he agreed to share these ten insights with humans.


1) My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you buy me.


2) Give me some time to understand what you want from me.


3) Place your trust in me. It’s crucial to my well-being.


4) Don’t be angry with me for long, and don’t isolate me as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I only have you.


5) Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words––I understand your voice.


6) Be aware that however you treat me, I will not be able to forget it.


7) Remember before you hit me that I have powerful teeth, but I choose not to use them.


8) Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate or lazy, ask yourself if something might be wrong with me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, or I’ve been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting older and weaker.


9) Take care of me when I get old. You’ll be old one day.


10) Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: “I can’t watch, it’s too painful.” Everything is easier when you are with me.


               And through it all:

                 Remember that I love you. 


Here are some more reasons I love animals so much:

In a world lacking empathy and compassion animals put us humans to shame. 

True compassion: Elephants are among the most emotional creatures in the world. They have been known to rescue other animals.

True compassion: Elephants are among the most emotional creatures in the world. They have been known to rescue other animals.

Watch this video 



Animals are so loving and affectionate.   They each have their own personality and they know how to express themselves.

Sweet Capybaras

Sweet Capybaras















Someone was very missed.

Someone was missed a whole lot!

Gorilla admiring the beauty of a butterfly.

Gorilla admiring the beauty of a butterfly.







kitty cat enjoying the sun's rays

Kitty enjoying the sun’s rays.

















Blue Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) Strike a pose! Ha,ha!

Blue Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) Strike a pose! Ha,ha!







Kisses for baby.







lion and dog


Someone has to do it . . .

Someone has to do it . . .














Animals enjoy nature more than we do.

thirsty little humming bird

Nothing like cooling off after a long flight.












When was the last time you enjoyed a sunset?

When was the last time you enjoyed a sunset







Enjoying the flowers

Enjoying the flowers.









Look at me mommy!

Look what I can do mommy!





Ahhh! Fresh powder!

Arctic Fox – Ahhh! Fresh powder! That’s snow for all you non-skiers.




















Animals are funny and entertaining.


Never give up! We could learn a lesson from this little turtle.

no drinking and flying

Hey! No drinking and flying!


Moooom! Not in front of the humans!

panda bear playing in the snow snooping around sloth




















Anteater (Vermilingua) – They say red wine is good for the heart.









I'll be here all night, folks!

I’ll be here all night, folks!

























The animal kingdom is amazing! Check out these unique creatures.

The Blue Footed Boobie

The Blue Footed Boobie

Ghost Bat

Ghost Bat














Tardigrade a.k.a. Water Bear

Tardigrade a.k.a. Water Bear