The Dog Days of Autumn – A Charlie Guest Post

Charlie relaxing in the Dog Days of Autumn – October, 2018 – Mars, PA

The Dog Days of Autumn – A Charlie Guest Post.

Who says dogs like summer best?
I say hold your horses…
The dog days of summer
are for the birds!

Maybe it is the elephant in the room,
or maybe you consider me pig-headed,
but I’m going to let the cat out of the bag
and tell you Fall is the cat’s meow!

It just makes me mad as a hornet
and really gets my goat
when folks don’t realize the lion’s share of enjoyment
weasels out in the crisp breeze of Autumn.

Are you like a fish out of water when the leaves start to turn?
I promise Autumn is not a one trick pony.
You’ve got to believe me – I wouldn’t hurt a fly
Fish or cut bait, and enjoy the beauty.

So when summer’s gone to the dogs
and I get ants in my pants,
I watch like a hawk
for the smoldering heat and humidity to quit cold turkey

And I head out on a wild goose chase
and let sleeping dogs lie
for the red herring is truly
the Dog Days of Autumn!

Woofs & Wags,

Charlie is an adopted dog with brown eyes and a white-tipped tail who brings joy and laughter to his family and friends.  Charlie is a gifted writer, raving food critic, cat, chipmunk, and donut lover, and exceptionally photogenic model.  Some of his best friends are Mike the UPS Man, Cliff the Mailman, and ANYONE who delivers pizza to the house.   If you would like to read more guest posts by Charlie, simply type “Charlie” into the Search box at the top right hand corner of this link:   If you would enjoy a companion like Charlie, please consider pet adoption.

40 thoughts on “The Dog Days of Autumn – A Charlie Guest Post

      • you haven’t taken a good walk until you’ve walked with me Ms C! just ask mom! (She says NOT!) SHEESH!! Hey – hope you are having fun reading stories to your little friends about that cat and owl and jackalope. I just wonder…. why is there not a dog in that story!???!!! 😐 🙂 Love, Charlie


      • LOL! 🙂
        Thanks Charlie, I have been having a great time reading to my friends! You are so right about how there needs to be a Dog, good question! You will have to tell your Mom to read some more stories for a dog does meet our Moonbeam gang, in fact not only does he meet them, he is a hero! 🙂

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      • Oh goodie goodie! I better tell her to read more! She thought she knew all the stories so has just been admiring the book instead of reading. 🤨. That’ll teach her!


    • oh ms sharon – you make me blush calling me brilliant! I kinda am – huh?!! I was having fun with animal idioms. Mom finally let me have a chance to guest post. She’s been kinda hogging the spotlight…. oh well – as long as I get walks and treats and belly rubs – I’ll let her ramble until she struggles for brilliant humor!! WINK! WINK! Love, Charlie

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    • thank you ms susan! I want you to know you’ve inspired mom with your holiday paintings. she was painting a poinsettia tonight. I love Autumn, but oh how wonderful Christmas time is too!!! I’ll be writing a list to santa – it will include treats, treats, treats!!! I love Santa almost as much as Fall!! 🙂 love, charlie


  1. Wow Charlie, poetry too amazing. It looks like you had a nice haircut there. I like fall too (when it doesn’t snow), I suppose there are many more smells in fall, even in summer. But, then I thought, I bet you love rolling in the snow too! 😊 Pets and hugs to you mom.

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  2. Hahaha! Thanks for the giggle today, Charlie! 🤣😂 You really know how to call the kettle black and tell it like it is! 🐿🍂 Autumn does have a way of feathering your nest and perhaps chasing after a few squirrels! Happy Fall, Charlie Dog! 😊

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