Thursday, June 14, 2007

Poetry Friday

Family Dog
by Sarah Amick

Picked to be- the family dog.
to be adored by all who dwell;
watching and waiting while they're away
Wiggles, "you're home!" with his body.

Stands guard in the yard, while they
are sliding, swinging, and imagining;
whispers, "I'm here," with his eyes.

Travels from bed to bed,
offering a snuggle of safety;
Sighs, "goodnight, sleep tight," curling into a ball.

Uses his nose to decide,
are you worthy of my humans;
Sniffs, "do I protect my pack?"
with his muzzle.

The family dog lives in the moment,
this moment...

Here is our "family" dog, he is the ever loved, extra large, shih tzu, age 2. He has the face that only a mother could love. Squiggly eyes, underbite, we love him fully. Louie is his name.


Jen Barney said...

Ohhh Wouie... M. loves Wouie!

Jen Barney said...

HEY!! HOW DID YOU DO THE PICTURE THING....AHHHHHHH one more thing I must learn! You snappy little girl!

Che said...

Nice blog

Lana G! said...

Sweet Puppy Dog! Love the tribute to Louie.

Lana G!

Jen Barney said...

HEY- If M makes me look at this post one more time so she can kiss Wouie- she's coming to live with you!

Sarah Amick said...

Jen-we could do visitation rights if you'd like. We love M. Sheis our favorite friend. Wouie loves her too.