Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

A Happy Dog

Joyce Johnson Avatar Joyce Johnson - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled A Happy Dog which was written by poet Joyce Johnson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Joyce Johnson

Best Joyce Johnson Poems

+ Fav Poet

A Happy Dog

She wouldn't win a beauty prize
My happy little Muffin.
She wasn't very much for size,
But sure kept me a huffin'.

She chased the rooster to the deck
Just to see that banty run.
When he hit the house and broke his neck
She was just having fun.

We'd play a game of hide and seek.
I'd seek and she would run.
I'd be so tired I couldn't speak.
She'd still be having fun.

She watched him hide his pretty wares
When the Easter Bunny came.
And as the children ran in pairs,
She joined into their game.

Their short legs were longer than
The short ones that she wore.
For each egg going in their pan
She'd find a dozen more.

We tried to take them from her and
She'd look at us and grin.
Her mouth was faster than our hand
As another egg went in.

She wouldn't mind me when I called her
As I trembled and I cried.
Though I ran and pleaded with her
A car hit her and she died.

I've had dogs that were more faithful
And superior in size,
But at being glad and gleeful,
Happy Muffin wins the prize.

Grandkids love to hear the story
Of how Muffin stole the eggs
And how God took her up to glory
On her little Dachshund legs.

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 2/1/2015 2:39:00 PM
    JOYCE, CONGRATS on your win ~ SK

  1. Date: 1/29/2015 8:51:00 PM
    Joyce, an amazing, heartfelt tribute.. I salute you and your fabulous winning write!

  1. Date: 1/29/2015 2:38:00 PM
    Such a beautiful tribute many congrats Joyce:-) Hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 1/28/2015 3:15:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your story in poetic form..Way to go with this winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 1/26/2015 9:15:00 PM
    How sweet this is..its so hard to lose a beloved pet..Congrats on telling your story so well. BG

  1. Date: 1/26/2015 4:08:00 PM
    What a beautiful story and sorry for your loss, they get to be very special in our lives or little children. Congratulations on your win and a 7. Blessings dear friend eve

  1. Date: 1/16/2015 10:39:00 AM
    loved reading this, bless little muffin, what a character she was x

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 1:51:00 PM
    Congrat Joyce! I love this! Great rhyme and a wonderful tale of your little Muffin--I'm a sucker for a dog story anyways. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 8:00:00 AM
    Love it Joyce, congrats on your win in Skat’s contest!

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 10:50:00 AM
    this is sad and I know how much you must miss her from this loving tribute. Congrats, Joyce. The other day I saw a video of a Klepto cat. It has stolen like 600 items from neighbor's yards through the year. Can you imagine having a cat like that?

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 10:30:00 AM
    A wonderful pet poem. I imagine you missed her dreadfully. Congratulations on the win.

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 5:54:00 AM
    Big Congratulations on your winning spot Joyce love xx

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 3:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning poem - thanks for the nice contest. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 8:46:00 PM
    Joyce, , CONGRATULATIONS :-) ON YOUR XOOL WINNING pet poem.. always~LINDA

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 6:59:00 PM
    thanks 4 the support~LUV~SKAT

  1. Date: 12/8/2009 7:48:00 PM
    Here is an animal lover, sharing another thing in common with me. Always good.

  1. Date: 10/1/2009 8:55:00 AM
    Very amusing story about your Muffin, a bit sad end the end. I can see how it was you won the prize with this cute, and witty rhyme, God bless Sincerely Moses

  1. Date: 10/1/2009 3:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Constance's contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/1/2009 12:12:00 AM
    Joyce, congrats on your success in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 10:10:00 PM
    Wow! Amazing poem, Joyce! Very emotive...heartbreaaking....Congratulations on your win in Constance's Contest! Ruben.