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Rated: E · Poetry · Animal · #2164067
Canine Love That Doesn't Quit
This is a Free Verse poem entered in "Shadows and Light Poetry Contest

Lazy summer, basset hound days
cutting up carrots and apples
she waits patiently...
not so patiently

She is at my side as I chop and peel
We call it a "tester" piece
These slices of love
she takes from me so eagerly

When it's done, she's rewarded
for helping Mama
She has helped me more than
she could ever realize

With her wagging tail expectations,
Devotion that never fails
Happy every day to see me
limp slowly down the stairs

Sleeping on the couch,
I awaken to afternoon smooches,
Soft and steady, honey crisp apple-scented kisses
from the only spirit who loves
with every fiber of her being

"it is conditional on treats," you say?
Is that such a price to pay
for my smile that won't quit
and a love that is so rare and true?

I have to walk her now
in the cool of the morning
So, I earn those honey crisp kisses
she gives so sweetly

to me and Daddy...

all day long

33 Lines


*Notep*Boo gets Honey Crisp and Gala Apples - these are her favorites!

8 Weeks Old

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