I really don’t think that my use of heroic simile and extended metaphor will be putting Homer out of a job, but I had fun writing these verses about our senior dog. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing them.
You look like clouds of candyfloss, dark Malteser eyes dreaming of tea and cosy marshmallow beds; milk chocolate teddybear legs pobbling along beside me, tail a swirl of spun sugar. Your sat-nav nose hoovers up scents; Sweet memories of the sassy spaniel who passed by an hour ago all candy-striped bootlaces and chunky nougat, Gummi bears and a bouquet like melting toffee. We go back home along the gingerbread path, visions of tea, old-lady snoozes and sweet dreams of pic ‘n mix.