Meeting Postman

Hot day walking with owner
I see person up ahead
I quicken pace
I want to say hello
I walk forward
Politely place paws
On person’s leg.
He stops placing mailing
In black boxes.
He pets me all over
He asks about me;
I soak up the attention.
He hugs me
Amazed how small I am.
Owner takes picture
Thanks, person
Who I find is postman.
With that I finish our walk.

My Dog Is A Child

My dog is a child
she clings to me
when she see strangers.

She runs behinds me
peers around shy
not sure what to make of them.

She looks curiously on
looks to me for guidance.

I encourage as she
takes tentative steps
to meet the stranger.