Little Brushwood's Blog

watercolor painting of Little Brushwood in a frame

Hi, I'm Little Brushwood!

I’m a Shiba Inu.

Maybe someday I will be all grown up, but today I am just a Little Pup.

Here are some stories I’d like to tell you, about the things that I happily do.

So pick up these books for your very own. Please read them to your kids until they’re grown!

The Out of Town Farm

When Mom and Little Pup had decided to go

To the Farm outside of town with horses to show.

They got inside the car and drove a little while,

To see the farm which had a horse trail for a mile.

When they arrived they saw something to their surprise,

The horses were smaller than the usual size.

Little Brushwood leapt from the car past Mom’s stretched arm,

To see the miniature horses at the farm.

He ran straight to the corral to see one small horse,

As Mom followed behind with an apple, of course.

Little Pup met a miniature horse today,

And let out a bark, while the horse let out a neigh.

The Box of Joyful Noise

Mom came in through the front doorway stomping her shoe,

Unloading on the table a big box, then two.

Mom smiled real big knowing what she brought from the store,

As Little Pup was happy to see Mom for sure.

Mom took off her winter coat, hat, scarf and mittens,

And opened one box to two meowing kittens.

The noises and smells were new to Pup’s ears and nose,

As Mom put the box of kittens down by his toes.

The kittens were purchased from the local pet store,

Oh, she wished she could have gotten even one more.

But two will do as an example of the care,

That Mom and Little Brushwood so easily share.

The Sledding Hill

Mom and pup went sledding at the hill called “No Fear,”

Because a deep snowfall came quite early this year.

They dressed up warmly for the cold weather outside,

As they got into the car and went for a ride.

The hill is where everyone has lots of fun,

Sledding down the hill and then back up they would run.

Mom and Little Pup were next to give it a try,

So down the hill they went waving hi, and then bye.

Left and right they’d turn as they flew down the big hill,

Only at the bottom did the sled become still.

Little Brushwood jumped off landing in the deep snow,

As Mom giggled and said, “One more time? Ya! Let’s go!”

The Angel Wings

Mom knew how important yesterday’s visit was,

Because she dressed up Little Pup for a good cause.

Pup looked so adorable wearing angel wings,

Making Mom smile big and sing the song that she sings.

They went to the hospital to visit a friend,

And stayed until visiting hours came to an end.

They took pictures of her dressed up Little Brushwood,

Knowing that the visit would be used for some good.

Mom gave one of the photos to the local news,

So that the picture can get a whole bunch of views.

The words that came along with the article read,

“Pup visits with a friend in a hospital bed.”

The Backyard Apple Tree

The smells of the fall season are filling the air,

And the backyard apple tree has apples to share.

Little Pup would sit under the trees cooling shade,

To take a break from the backyard games he had played.

Some days the noon sun would be very bright and warm,

But sitting under the tree kept him cool and calm.

Little Brushwood sat still in the soft gentle breeze,

And then simply laid down and fell asleep with ease.

Mom looked from the window at Pup sleeping outside,

And with a grin said “I just cannot stay inside.”

She watched Pup sleep, while drinking cocoa from her cup,

Knowing apple picking waits for pup to wake up.

The Fair Balloons

Little Brushwood knew from the new smells in the air,

The time had arrived to go to the County Fair.

The fair had been set up at the big park in town,

And Mom played her part dressed up as a happy clown.

Mom would get up early to gather her supplies,

As she loves to hand balloons to the girls and boys.

As each child would receive their very own balloon,

Little Pup would dance to the fair’s musical tunes.

“Thank you” were the kind words everyone would say,

As Mom gave most of the balloons away today.

Little Pup walked home attached by the last balloon,

And Mom would again look like his Mom very soon.

The Sudsy Day

Little Brushwood saw the car all sudsy and wet,

The car was parked underneath the basketball net.

Mom had three buckets, some rags and a garden hose,

And was getting sudsed up from her head to her toes.

Little Brushwood could only watch from the inside,

As both of Mom’s arms stretched out to clean really wide.

It was good to start the cleaning from the top down,

So all the suds would end up sliding towards the ground.

Finally Mom’s car became all shiny and clean,

And that is the way she liked her car to be seen.

The tools to clean were returned to a garage shelf,

As she next came inside to get cleaned up herself.

The Pizza Party

Gathering together for food was a delight,

It made Mom’s smile on her face very very bright.

She ordered the pizza for this special party,

For her friends named Penelope, Jill, and Marty.

They shared something that kept them friends with each other,

It was that their pups all came from the same mother.

What a blessing to share this common bond with friends,

And each understanding this friendship never ends.

Pup loved playing today with his older siblings,

Showing how he spins, barks, and jumps as his Mom sings.

Having a Shiba that’s been adopted is great,

Making this party that much better as they ate.

The Day of Remembrance

Today is a day for Little Pup to treasure.

Its importance goes beyond all other measure.

To remember those lost this Memorial Day.

Mom and Little Brushwood would go somewhere to pray,

They didn’t go too far to join in with the crowd,

With that many people, it wasn’t even loud.

Mom sprawled out a small blanket for her little pup,

So he sat on it while Mom remained standing up.

Quietly a man came to speak to the people,

As Mom looked up towards the church and its tall steeple.

It felt so good to pause and remember this day,

‘Cuz our hearts feel better when we gather to pray.

The Silly Faces

Little Brushwood was known for his silly faces.

He would make them at different times and places.

One day at the park he saw a jumping squirrel.

It ran around the ground and then did a fast twirl.

Little Brushwood tried to give the squirrel a big grin,

But the speedy squirrel quickly ran away from him.

He then noticed a child on the slide at the park.

He tried one more smile, but it was only a bark.

The child was happy to hear a puppy nearby,

And came over to see Little Brushwood’s smile try.

He introduced himself by saying “I’m Willy!”

And he and Little Pup made faces so silly.