There once was a granny named Nell
Dense clouds made her cough a long spell
She chased with a huff
Dust bunnies and fluff
At the speed of a Star Trek nacelle
Max was a mangy old hound
Sad rescue from Main Street’s dog pound
Fat goose or plump duck
Heck he’d chase an old truck
Feathers flying from the northbound.
Bandit eyed raccoon sneaking on a roof
Peaking in windows for some proof
Glowing eyes watch no blink in sight
Pounces on coon; not very bright!
Fur flying, coon running, one great WOOF!
English Idiom: “Make the dust fly” also “make the feathers or fur fly.”
“To stir matters up, cause a commotion or disturbance…The first usage alludes to the results of a vigorous house cleaning effort. The two variants, both dating from the early 1800’s allude to what happens when a hunting dog is set on a bird or a rabbit.”
Source: The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer
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