Traditional haiku consists of seventeen syllables in three lines: the first line consisting of five, the second of seven and the third, again, of five. However, as our furry friends often remind us, not everything can be structured! So maybe itŐs a poem or maybe itŐs prose. Any way you write it, we call it ins-paw-ration! Here are a sample few to get the ball rolling: email us
exaggerated
by the stillness of the morning
your purr wakes me up

over the A-frame
jump, jump, tunnel, tire, jump, weave
anything for cheese

my face, doggy face
nose to nose my friend and i
welcome a new day
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January 9, 2011

From Barbara Susan from Charles Town, WV:

That kid's obnoxious!
If I ignore him, perhaps
He will go away!
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dog, sleeping

December 12, 2010

From Sarah in Orono, ME:

Docile beast, lounging.
Any moment you could kill.
But you don't want to
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September 20, 2010

From Tera in Hyde Park, IL:

Kneads the boobie dough
motor grows, foul breath coming
stick him in something!
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August 20, 2010

Submitted by Stella from Spring Green,. WI:

What is that feeling
Here it comes ack ack ack ack
Another hairball
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July 2, 2010

From Sandy in Winnetka, IL:

Tapestry for art
Scratching, tearing, ripping, scenting
Your couch is complete
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June 29, 2010

Submitted by Bob from San Mateo, CA

Carriers, car rides, white coats
Quick but not cheap trip to vet
Five hundred dollars
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May 20, 2010

From George, Traverse City, MI:

Remove my jacket
Winter is snow ice cold and
Salt inside my paws
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January 19, 2010

Submitted by Oliver from Carrboro, NC

Sleeping too tired to move
What is that sound I hear
A can opener
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December 30, 2009

From Matt, a very prolific haikuiing Hawaiian:

Oh sweet Buddhabag
I hear you call out to me
Peaceful sleep at last.

Where have you gone sleep?
I long for your great return
Come back! Please! Come back!

Play. Sleep. Share. Curl. Bask!
My Buddhabag does it all
Maybe I won't share.

In a moment, Zen.
First, I play ball with the child.
Run, run, run! Curl. Sleep.

"Go get em Scooter!"
This small, cute boy said to me.
I so love this kid.
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October 5, 2009

Submitted by Graham in Maine:

my side of the bed
has a sleeping lump, shoo shoo!
hair on my pillow
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March 5, 2009

From Linda in Bellevue, WA:

Choose any season
For a cuddle or a romp
Honor the spirit
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February 8, 2009

Submitted by JenRose in the Upper West Side, NY:

She's my one staple
Besides my worn running shoes
I wish she'd come with
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September 29, 2008

Haiku's submitted by Natasha from Napa, CA:

my little black dress
covered in fur from your nap
need a buddhabag!

why do you knead me?
sharp claws strike delicately
your purpose is love

buzzz, a wide-eyed glare
your stealth-like pounce amazes
it's only a fly
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August 20, 2008

Submitted by Jill in Chicago:

soft warm buddhabag
like a cold winters' fire
always keeps me safe
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May 28, 2008

Laura from Boston has submitted two new haikus.

Soft, warm place to snooze;
Fighting sister for the spot;
Purrrr - success is mine!

Battle Buddhabag!
Surrender it now to me -
you've slept long enough!
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October 19, 2007

Ian has submitted a new haiku.

yawn, arch, cough, hack
wide-eyed, release the hair log
sigh, those were new shoes
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May 15, 2007

Mattie from Oak Park has submitted a new haiku.

I nap on your lap
your leg circulation fails
pins and needles, ouch!
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April 24, 2007

Jessi from Chicago has submitted a new haiku.

So much depends on
a warm lap, a kitty treat
I'm the boss of you
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