A Dog Love Sonnet

Note from dog: This is my attempt at my first sonnet. This was difficult for me, dog, who had to ask owner how a sonnet worked.

What gives my furry heart to start to beat
My four paws patter to your open arms
With happy grin my mouth hangs opens to greet
For now you are home; I put on my charms

Shall I cuddle close or push you away
You give me bounding love; I return same
Walks abound every day; there’s also play
Alas, wasn’t this way before you came

For I was found wandering streets alone
On cold December day you came for me
Brought me to your place; I now call my own
Have you now wrapped around my paw you see

Thou art my best friend till my final end
Saying my good-bye will be hard to send

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Pet Me One More Time Before Bed

Dog peaks up on to bed, to look at owner

Saying please pet me one last time

For I need last comforting hand before I sleep

And something in bedroom is making me scare

Hand comes down to stroke fur one last time

Then with a shake she ambles off to bathroom to close door and sleep

Dog’s Take On Halloween

What’s up with weird costumes you wear once a year
Some are scary and look too funny on you
Why do you always want to put one on me too
Those bags smell good; I wish you would open one bag for me
But, you nudge me away, saying they’re bad for me
You are worry what would happen if I eat them
And why does door bell ring almost every minute
I bark; you hush me as you open door
Little voices shout: trick or treat
You grab a big bowl now with candies
And pass a few out as I watch with envy
Wishing I could grab those treats for myself
Alas, the Halloween decorations are too to reach
For I would like to get a hold of them
And you told me, I had to wait to do my business until after eight o’clock
I’m trying my best after woofling down Halloween biscuit and lapping tons of water
Will these two hours never end
Wake me up when this holiday is gone

Dog Closes Door

New trick my dog learned last night

Closing bathroom door using her snout

She looked out to see if the invisible force

I can not see is coming

Then, a push of her nose

Door starts to glide close

It stops midway, pup looks distraught

She pushes again; it moves an inch

One more push; door is almost closed

How she wishes for a hand to completely shut the door.

I was amazed at her new talent,

I had her do it over again

While taking video of dog closing door.