Faint I Hear

Faint I hear a dog bark;
Barely a whisper
Almost drowned out from rain.

What does he have to say this evening?
I don’t hear answering bark
On this foul night.

My dog is sleeping away
Could care less
Of what barking dog has to say.

She is resting peacefully
On her big doggie bed
dreaming of dry weather for tomorrow.

Winter On Vacation

Winter went on vacation
Left duties to other seasons
They tried to mimic winter
Each week they seem to fail
One week it rained like Spring
Another week felt humid and hot
Yet another felt cool as Fall
With leaves still falling off trees
Only three times they got it right
Snow fell and it was cold
But snow melted next couple days
They called Winter to say come back
He replied I’ll be back in two week time
Three seasons continue to struggle
While Winter finished his vacation up

Another Birthday Without You

A year since you have passed
Your birthday with you gone
Always two days before Christmas
I wished you a happy birthday today
Looked at your smiling pictures
Hoping you were having a birthday
Up above filled with everything you loved
I hoped you are window watching
Eating ice cream to last drop
Frockling in the snow to your delight
Having the best birthday ever
I hung up your in memory ornament
Wished you a happy birthday again
Only missing a chance to pet your fur

A Shiba Abecedarian

Another day to be alone
Bed soft as I sleep away
Cage-free is my life now
Didn’t have that before now
Every day is something new
For I was a puppy mill momma
Given only basic care
Hard was my life until now
I enjoy my new freedom
Journeys to new places
Kind people are now around me
Loving home is what I have
Many things to see and do
No more a puppy mill dog will I be
Oh, my world has gotten bigger
People stop and pet me often
Quickly I learned all around me
Roads are open to travel; much to see
Shiba, me is having fun
Thank you owner for rescuing me
Under this roof I enjoy my rest
Very happy now I am
Waiting for owner to come home so we can e-
Xplore and walk around
Yawning I awake; owner is back
Zoom, I tell owner I love them