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The Dog of my Life

Shakespearean Sonnet

I remember the day I picked you,
With your sweet little puppy dog eyes.
For my heart was searching for love too,
When I looked down and heard your soft cries.

Your brothers and sisters were running,
They were after a fallen clothes peg,
But there was a puppy so stunning 
Trying hard to get up on my leg.

Four years it has been since that moment
And I thank God daily for his gift
Each day you give me such enjoyment 
Your love has given my heart a lift.

Today I know as clear as can be,
I didn’t pick you; rather you picked me.


Written by Brenda Meier-Hans 
11.26.2014
Sponsor Shadow Hamilton 
Contest: Pets
2nd

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 12/26/2014 1:25:00 AM
It's amazing how pets bring joy into our lives. They're furry angels in disguise!
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Date: 12/3/2014 12:28:00 PM
God bless you and your dog! :) john.
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Date: 12/3/2014 12:27:00 PM
I understand how you feel about your dog. For sixteen years i had a loyal and loving Jack Russel; his name was Scamp. He was born in an orange box filled with straw in a cattle shed full of cows. He was the runt. The farmer told me not to bother with him..."he wont make it" he said. Scamp looked up at me and i "read his face". I knew he just wanted that one chance; the deal was done! He got his chance at life...and took it!! He had more life in him than any other being i have ever encountered!!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/3/2014 1:37:00 PM
Thanks for sharing this amazing and beautiful story John.
Date: 12/2/2014 5:08:00 PM
Hi Brenda...just realized that you won with this lovely sweet poem, so ... congratulations. Puppy eyes win over our hearts....they look at us and pick us out! How can we refuse:) // paul
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Date: 11/30/2014 10:36:00 AM
Brenda, congratulations on your win! Such a nice poem about your sweet dog...the love and devotion is felt in your words! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 11/29/2014 11:34:00 PM
Congrats on the win Brenda,no doubt your dog is a devoted one,I remember you had earlier posted a poem on him...have nice Sunday and a good week ahead...huggs
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Date: 11/29/2014 7:57:00 PM
It is so true........a pet often isn't picked out by us........much more often, they pick who they want to go home with. What a sweet poem ! Congratulations, Brenda!
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Date: 11/29/2014 4:58:00 PM
I'll bet your puppy is as happy as you are that he/she picked you. Congratulations on a great poem and win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 11/29/2014 3:21:00 PM
I love the last two lines!!! So true, like your poem :)
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Date: 11/29/2014 3:00:00 PM
Hi Brenda, Excellent poem and win. You are absolutely right. Dogs pick us. We don't pick them. Very enjoyable read. Take care. Earl
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Date: 11/29/2014 12:34:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats Brenda:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/29/2014 11:40:00 AM
Congrats on your winning work..There are some very interesting stories in the winner's list..A fine group of poets gather at this soup pot..Sara
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Date: 11/29/2014 10:26:00 AM
another great win Brenda well done
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Date: 11/29/2014 6:59:00 AM
very true our pets pick us when ever I get a new pet I wait to see which one wants me. Brenda a wonderful tale of love congrats on win and ty for your support hugs
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Date: 11/28/2014 8:42:00 AM
I'm a day late, but congrats on being chosen poem of the day. Our pets bring us great joy.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/28/2014 12:37:00 PM
Thanks so much Monterey
Date: 11/28/2014 3:34:00 AM
BRENDA! Back to say congrats on this lovely sonnet becoming POTD. Dogs...ever loyal, ever true. Lovely. HUGS
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/28/2014 8:40:00 AM
Thank so much Eileen
Date: 11/28/2014 3:28:00 AM
- Beautiful and touching write, Brenda - Congrats with "P.O.T.D. !!!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/28/2014 8:40:00 AM
Thank you Anne Lise
Date: 11/27/2014 9:09:00 PM
Poem of the day! Congratulations for this acknowledgment of your fine work .
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/28/2014 8:39:00 AM
Thanks Robert
Date: 11/27/2014 8:04:00 PM
Congratulations to your fine gem being chosen as poem of the day.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/27/2014 8:33:00 PM
Thanks Maurice
Date: 11/27/2014 8:03:00 PM
Brenda -- Congratulations on Poem of the Day!! Very Well-Done!! Best Always, Gary
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/27/2014 8:34:00 PM
Thanks Gary
Date: 11/27/2014 8:01:00 PM
WOW! You hit this one right out of the park. I have to fav this beauty. Good luck with the contest.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/27/2014 8:10:00 PM
Thanks so much Maurice.
Date: 11/27/2014 4:59:00 PM
Dear Brenda: What a lovely poem. Only a dog owner/ lover can fully appreciate and understand. Your poem reminds of the many poodle-terriers we once owned. Leon
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/27/2014 8:34:00 PM
Thanks Leon.
Date: 11/27/2014 4:27:00 PM
congrats on being awarded poem of the day Brenda:-) Hugs jan xx
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/27/2014 8:35:00 PM
Thank you Jan.
Date: 11/27/2014 3:07:00 PM
Im sure It picked the right loving person.How adorable your verses are dear.Wuf Wuf : )
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/27/2014 8:32:00 PM
Thanks Charmaine.
Date: 11/27/2014 2:54:00 PM
Thank you all so much for your kind words.
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