Nana lives with her
ten year old dog Brownie.

When Chloe and Claire ate
their afternoon tea on the deck
with Brownie’s nose on their plates
Nan shut Brownie in her bedroom.

Chloe sat on the floor in
Nana’s living room reading
“The Gruffalo’s Child”.
Brownie licked her feet.

“EEUUGHH !” shrieked Chloe. “Tell
her to stop licking me !” Brownie
likes licking people and won’t stop.
Nan shut her out in the garden.

Chloe and Nana made special
modelling dough with with flour
and water and salt. Chloe made
stars and flowers and fairies.

She put them on a tray on the bird
table to dry out, ready to paint.
Brownie jumped up high, knocked
them all to the ground, and ate them.

Chloe said she hated Brownie. Nana shut
Brownie outside while they made more
stars and flowers and fairies,and
dried them on the kitchen table.

Brownie likes early morning walks
with Nana in the park
and quiet evenings with her
in the living room.


4 thoughts on “Brownie

    1. Brownie was five years old by the time the grandchildren entered her life. “Nana” had acquired her as a “nice quiet little dog” from the SPCA at several months old, and after a while it became apparent that she had had a tough time in her first home. So Nana has to watch the children when they visit, and give “Brownie” special time after they have gone home again. However “Chloe” was most indignant at “Brownie’s” deeds in this poem.

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