Okay, this week the bus is being driven by the rampaging Titus, who asked us to give our poetical opinions on one of a select list of animals which may be found here. Seeing as the harrier appears to have been largely ignored by all and sundry, probably due to its unremarkableness, I have been drawn to him and indeed, research has shown that this is a truly amazing dog. (Much better takes on the prompts may be gleaned here)
A harrier am I
I am a medium-sized short-haired dog,
smaller than a foxhound,
bigger than a beagle,
not remarkable in any way.
My tail is not too long and not too short,
kind of average really.
Sometimes I am white, sometimes brown, sometimes black.
Or any combination of the above.
Got you interested yet? No?
Okay. With one thrust of my legs,
I can launch myself vertically
five hundred feet in the air
and then explode over fields and woodland
at a speed of 700mph.
Sure scares the shit out of those hares.