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Kids and dogs tend to like me. The kids because they sense I haven’t grown up yet, The dogs sniffing the essence Of a long-lost puppy inside. Adults seem to be more standoffish Probably put off by my lingering puppy grin. Eventually we find a common ground As I have been defined as “an acquired taste”. And cats, self-centered as they are Often seek my counsel (aka treats) Sprawl before me in feigned submission Purring, as cats do, in conquest. ©10/23/2022 Our innate magnetism Poetry Contest

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Date: 11/9/2022 6:58:00 AM
In one sense, John, we're all an acquired taste – if we give it enough time. Enjoyed reading this write. / Maurice
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Date: 10/24/2022 3:57:00 PM
John this was wonderful to read. Love your theme with the cat, puppy, and humans. Love the humor behind it. Thanks for sharing...
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Date: 10/23/2022 4:49:00 PM
Love this one, John - a bit of humor and a lot of common sense worked in as well - Bpb
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