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My Life As A Dog

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My Life As A Dog

My life as a dog would indeed be fine
Knowing I could nap anywhere, anytime.
On the porch or in a chair,
I could dream without a care.

With my legs, I'd set a pace
And find a cat or car to chase.
If that prusuit for me did fail,
I'd turn around and chase my tail.

With my nose, I'd take in smells
And see what things I could tell.
Like who is cooking, what and where,
Or who passed by, here and there.

With my ears, I could listen good
To the sounds of my neighborhood.
When the sun went down and all was dark,
I'd take heed of the twilight bark.

With my voice, I would make known
Visitors who approached my home.
My bark would make all foes flee,
Yet to friends it'd be welcoming.

With my eyes, I could implore or beg,
For a scrap of food or a pat on the head.
The neatest thing is - is that I could see
In the dark of night, what there might be.

With my tail, I could express
The degree of my happiness.
And when I'd head out on the go,
My tail would wag, to and fro.

For all the ways that I can find
To put myself in a canine's mind,
It's quite plain to see,
My life as a dog would be grand indeed.


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  1. Date: 9/25/2012 1:11:00 PM

    Hi Tanya - Wonder if dogs and cats ever wonder what it would be like to be human. Sounds like life as a dog isn't so bad. Good imaginative poem! Easy to read. - Gail

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 4:37:00 PM

    well covered dog even here way south, words on him are pretty grouse, a dogs life aint a sin.....

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 2:51:00 PM

    An awesome tale and write, Tanya! Really enjoyed the read, keep that creative pen a flowing~ Caryl

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 12:43:00 PM

    Roof! It's a dog's life, yes indeed. A bone and a bed is all I need. Just keep the fleas off of my back. Or ankles, I will surely attack.

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 9:34:00 AM

    this is so different Tanya, and a joy to read, just love this. harry

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 11:37:00 PM

    Thank you for your timely comments! God bless you! JP

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 3:11:00 PM

    I give you First Place for this poem Tanya....love it. -oxox Anne-Lise