Pets Enjoy a Leisurely Life

This week’s two word prompt for the Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge are the words Pet & PlayThis challenge is offered weekly by Ronovan Hester at Ronovan Writes. I enjoyed participating last week and look forward to joining every week that I can. Ronovan encouraged us to use a picture of our pets at play if we had one. 


As I began thinking and writing, I came up with at least four haiku. I tried to narrow it down to one, but I had to keep two. 

They aren’t exactly playing at the moment but are intently looking at something in the grass. You can barely see the cat on the fence post.


Pets at Play 


Cat sits like a queen

Watching dogs investigate

Oh what games pets play!


Furry, brown and black

Pets play never ending games

Cat thinks she is queen



Which do you like best – I or II? Share in the comments if you want to choose or even add your own.


We actually have one more cat who lives inside. He is a Maine Coon named Sebastian. He doesn’t play much, but he loves to jump on the kitchen counters when we aren’t looking. We are trying hard to break him of that habit. Other than that he is a sweet cat.




Maybe you’d like to join in the haiku challenge, too. If so check out Ronovan’s website for all the details. Every Monday a new two word prompt is given. You have until the following Sunday to write your haiku. This week’s prompt is found HERE.


16 thoughts on “Pets Enjoy a Leisurely Life

  1. Gayl, this was just the cheer I needed tonight! I cannot choose between the two poems, because they are both so fun! Your “queenly” cat is so typical of the many cats I had growing up. Thank you for the sweet thoughts you bring to my day! Blessings to you my friend! xo

    1. Oh, Bettie, I’m glad I brought you some cheer! That makes me happy. Glad you liked the poems, too. Thank you for stopping by and encouraging me.

      blessings to you! xo

    1. Thanks for your input, Melissa! I think I like the first one better, too, but it’s hard to decide. I don’t really prefer to have pets in the house, but this cat is actually my son’s although he isn’t here much, so it’s like the cat is ours.

      Anyway, I agree that Maine Coons are pretty. He’s also very gentle.

      Thanks for stopping by and blessings to you!

  2. Oh what a choice! I love them both and I adore the photos. Thank you for sharing your poetic gift, Gayl. Hailku are such fun to do! Blessings on your creativity. xo

    1. Joy, thank you so much! You are such an encourager. Glad you love the photos and the haiku! I do enjoy writing haiku. It’s one of my favorites! Thank you for your blessings, too.

      Blessings and hugs! xo

  3. So many cats we had, tumbling and chasing and playing from one end of the house to the other, when I was a child. Clowns, they were.

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