The Canine Collection of Poems

Why a Wire?

They come when you call them,
Except when they don't,
They'll sit by your side,
Except when they won't.
They're snugglebum buddies
All warm in your bed,
And sometimes their snoring
Could waken the dead.
When thunder is rumbling
They'll fiercely growl back,
When doorbells are chiming
They rush to attack.
They know what they want
And don't mean to be rude,
But "get out of my way"
comes with their attitude.
Yet they're lovers and lickers
And playful, sweet clowns,
And swiftly they challenge
The deepest of frowns.
They love to play games;
They're clever and smart.
They know what to do
To get hold of your heart.
Our dogs are delightful
From folded down ears
To the blur of their tails
On wiry rears.
They're stubborn and willful,
Yet sensitive, too,
And I can't live without one.
Now tell me, can you?

~~Jill Murphy

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