There once were three pumpkins
from that festive Thanksgiving Day
that dodged the carving knife so
for a while, they would stay
It was decided to display them
for an autumn decoration
Thus, in the yard they were placed
in a beautiful fall creation
Then one vanished from thin air
and couldn’t be found at all
The final deduction was Copper
ate the cantaloupe-sized ball
He showed no signs of distress
pumpkin is safe for canines
But there were no clues
no new bright-orange finds
What happened to that pumpkin
became a great pumpkin mystery
But with each day, time passed
along with our curiosity
Then, lo and behold,
time brought resolution
as an orange spot poked up
absolving all confusion
Yet, this finding was an anomaly
our lab’s never been a digger
Sure enough though, to our surprise
he chose to bury his treasure!!
My hubby saw a little orange spot, then brushed off
some of the dirt to confirm his assumption.
It looks like Copper had a little taste before burying
And introducing Mr. Innocent!
Lauren Scott © 2017
(and so the mystery is solved) 🙂 🎃😊
33 thoughts on “The Great Pumpkin Mystery”
Hehe, he looks so not bothered in that final photo and all the time he was planning to grab one.
Yep, he’s not bothered by much. It’s all about him, so it’s truly a dog’s life. 🙂
We give our dogs pumpkin each day and they love it. It helps their digestive system.
That’s good to know, John, and I researched it before setting the pumpkins out. He’s a lab, thus, a garbage disposal, so I had to make sure he would be safe…
Aw….. 🙂 xo
This showed his clever abilities, Bette. I just wish I could know what he was thinking when he buried it. 🙂 xoxo
Happy Holidays Lauren😊💟
Your new doggie is gorgeous! Mr. Cheddar did NOT READ that!!!🐱
Thanks, Geraldine, and the same to you, my friend. It’s nice to see you, too! And I surely won’t tell Mr. Cheddar you said that either. Copper says, “thanks” by the way. 🙂 🎄🎅💝
This is a riot, Lauren – so very funny! Glad the mystery is solved. Do you think he rolled it in place or somehow carried it in his mouth? Cracks me up imagining. 🤣(What a beautiful dog he is!)
Well, we sure laughed about it since this was a first. The stem was missing, so he probably carried it, but maybe rolled it, too. Who knows? I wish I could’ve caught him on camera in the action though. It would’ve been fun to see. 🙂 Thanks, Betty! We adopted him 5 years ago, and looking at labs online, his color really stood out. He’s received many complements and appreciates them all. 🙂 xo
He is indeed handsome! 🐕 (Yes, too bad you didn’t get that on video!)
The weekend is here – enjoy, Lauren! 🎄🎅🍥💖😆
Thanks, and enjoy yours, too! We’re all ready for Santa! Sending Christmas hugs, my friend 🤗🎅🏻🎄⛄️❄️❤️
That’s so funny. Maybe he was planting it to grow next year.
Hey, that’s a thought, Binky. I wish we knew what he was thinking during this escapade. 🙂
Wonderful poem…wonderful memories!
Thanks so much, Steve! This definitely brought a giggle and smile.
Copper was looking ahead. it seems – for next year’s pumpkin feast 🙂
Yes, he’s evidently smarter and more of a planner than we thought. 🙂
That was beautiful, what an ingenious pooch you have there.
Love the way you wrote the story.
Aww, thanks, Ian, for your kind words and complements. I was first going to just write this in prose, then poetry, rhyme and rhythm came to mind. It was fun to work on while also thinking of our crazy lab. 🙂
That’s the kind of innocent look that would immediately raise your suspicion. lol
I definitely agree with you! 🙂
Haha… Loved that, and so pleased the mystery now solved.. and Butter wouldn’t melt in looking at Copper lol .. And love the name really suits him.. 🙂
Happy Christmas Lauren.. Much love to you all.. xxx ❤ and thank you for your love and support my friend xx
Thanks, Sue, glad you enjoyed this account of Copper’s adventure. 🙂 His eyes from the beginning have melted us. Just the way he looks at us is crazy, like he’s part human. Wishing you the same, my friend, and you’re very welcome about the love and support. I thank you, as well! Big hugs and much love back to you! 💕🎅🎄
Seems you Copper Is rather less a policeman but a thief. 🙂 (Do Americans refer to policemen? if not then my comment probably won’t make sense.)
Your comment makes sense, Ben, and actually, I think he’s a little of both. But, he definitely played the thief role in this little escapade. 🙂
Haha! Copper has decided to do a little decorating of his own. He’s beautiful, Lauren.
Haha! So sweet! Maybe he was hoping the pumpkin would evolve into a tree next spring 😉
He did the right thing 😝
Haha, he’d like your support. 🙂