3600 Barkpoints

3600 barkpoints to go
Move one paw forward
Another paw to follow
Walk the circuit outside
2600 barkpoints left to go
Walk to kitchen for food
quick play here
Outsid again for break
2200 barkpoints left to go
Play with toys
shake them around;
Run around with them
Stop to shake my head
Walk through rooms
Now 1600 barkpoints left to go
Another walk around
Paws covering ground
Quick stop to sniff
Resume down the stretch
Walk further than before
900 barkpoints left to go
Shake my head
Have owner pet here and there
Do tricks for a treat
Goal on fitbark almost there
Race around add some more
500 barkpoints only now
Last time out
Walk around and sniff
Business done; upstairs
In for drying paws
250 barkpoints only now
Walk to bedroom
Circle on bed around and around
settle in for sleep
But, wait for owner to pet me goodnight
Wait a minute up again
Pace to owner’s bed
Another pat; back I go to bed
Turn around once more
Shake my head
Settle in for bed
0 barkpoints to go
Until tomorrow repeat again
3600 barkpoints left to go


Routine Before Sleep

The day is folding into darkness
Lights extinguish to dark rooms
All but one remains near bed
Outside door locked tight against the night
One final door shut to let me sleep tonight
Into bed I hide under sheets
Almost wrapped tightly in cocoon
Arm reaches to turn off last light
Now all in darkness as I sleep a goodnight

At Top Of Stairs

Open door, she prances at top of stairs
Her mouth open, she turns her head side to side
Tail wags back and forth
She goes down few stairs, then back up
She want me to do something
I don’t know what it is
She has been waiting nine hours for my return
I make my way up stairs
Ask her if she is hungry
I ask her, do you need to outside
Her tail wags in response
She moves head side to side
Those are the things she wants
It is the same routine during the work week
When I walk through the door from work