Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Praying Mantis and Dog Treat

I consider finding a praying mantis quite a treat. But not one for the dog to eat!

Praying Mantis and Dog Pawsitive Tidbits
My great hunter of a dog, Valentino, set his nose upon a small creature crawling up a tree. My dog looked at the critter with a quizzical expression as if to say, "Why, you don't even smell edible!"

I had no doubt the mantis was scurrying up that tree trunk as fast as its legs could carry it. Wouldn't you do the same with the nose of a great big creature sniffing at you?

But of course, the poor thing couldn't move very quickly. It looked as though it was missing a leg or two. And too, the dog really should keep his nose out of the critter's way, as he might get a stinging bite from the mantis insect!

While intrigued by my dog's interest in the praying mantis, I thought of a wee prayer poem for the pair. I snapped a couple of pictures of dog and mantis to go with the thoughts in my head.

Valentino and I finished our walk and we returned home. Inspired, I immediately went to work creating the latest addition to my collection of Dog Pawsitive Tidbits plaques—a praying mantis sure to be a treat for dog lovers!

Obviously, the book "All Creatures Great and Small" by James Herriot (animal doctor) came to mind as I designed. For those of you who have not yet read this book I have included the link to it as well as a few of the author's other bestsellers.

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