I've written this post several times now but can't seem to find the right words. On 17th August 2020 we lost our little dog, Holly. I've been dreading that day for several years now because she was the grand old age of seventeen. It doesn't matter how you try to prepare yourself the pain is... Continue Reading →
Another Useless Prop, A Poem by Kate Hanford.
Another Useless Prop is a poem I wrote after visiting antique shops, thrift shops, and second-hand sales. It got me thinking about how beautiful porcelain is discarded just because it has a tiny chip or hairline crack. All the monetary value disappears with just the tiniest imperfection and the item becomes a permanent fixture, left on... Continue Reading →
400th Blog Post! How Did That Happen?
400th Blog Post! How Did That Happen? I can't believe that Waggy Tales is celebrating 400 posts, how did that happen? The thing is it was a complete accident that I fell into blogging. I know that many people say that but in this case, it's true. In April 2017 we lost our dog Alfie... Continue Reading →
Why are you here with me? A Poem About Love
Why are you here with me? is a poem about long relationships which survive despite all the problems we come up against in our lives. Despite financial struggles, getting older and illness there seems to be a magnetic force which bonds two people together. The world is such a vast, exciting place but still, someone chooses... Continue Reading →
Muddy Paws Dog Poems by Kate Hanford
Muddy Paws Dog Poems, by Kate Hanford Muddy Paws Dog Poems are written by me and available as an ebook on Amazon. From the heartache of losing a beloved friend to the plight of the rescue dog and all the fun of owning a new puppy. "Some Will Make You Laugh, Some Will Make... Continue Reading →
The Antique Shop – A Poem by Kate Hanford
The Antique Shop One of my favourite pastimes is to spend half an hour browsing in an Antique Shop. It's not the valuable, ostentatious items behind glass cabinets that I search for. I like to spend time looking through dusty boxes at the back of the shop. I have tried to convey in the poem the... Continue Reading →
A Year On,Still Blogging
It's a year since we lost Alfie and the beginnings of this blog began to form in my mind as a way to distract me from the grief. If I'm honest I didn't think I would still be blogging a year on but it has helped me so much, given me something to think about,... Continue Reading →
Poetry by Kate Hanford – Children’s Poems and Dog Poetry
Poetry by Kate Hanford Available in Ebook Muddy Paws Dog Poems This is a small collection of poems about dogs. People of all ages will laugh and cry, it is a real treat for dog lovers. Amazon UK Amazon US Here is one of the poems from the ebook. It is all about the excitement... Continue Reading →
Dog Poems by Kate Hanford
Dog Poems by Kate Hanford It's World Poetry Day today so I'd like to share a few poems that I wrote about Man's Best Friend. Man's Best Friend Dogs come in different forms of colour, fur, and breed Some are big and bouncy, Others small indeed Some are trained to guide us If our eyesight lets... Continue Reading →
A Humble Dog, Poem by Kate Hanford.
A Humble Dog Do you ever wonder what your dog really thinks of you? It got me wondering. so I wrote a poem about what my dog probably thinks of me! I hope you like it. A Humble Dog I’m not a dog of many words, I think you must agree Unless I spot next doors... Continue Reading →