Thursday, August 14, 2008

Three Dogs for TOP

We've had three dogs over the years so they were perfect for this prompt. Molley was our pre-kids baby. She died at three from cancer in her shoulder. My husband found Joshua in the woods and he and our son grew up together until Josh got hit by a truck when he was seven. Nathan wrote a letter that we buried with the dog. Annie was with us for 15 years.
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Firstborn, brown and white,
tomato stealer, beer sipper
St. Bernard puffball


Golden protector.
My son’s constant companion.
“Dear God, please watch over Joshie.”


Faster than the wind.
Gentle brown eyes gaze with trust
sweet as chocolate


Joyce said...

Linda, your poems remind me how very important a pet can be in a child's life.

Once upon a time, long ago, my now grown daughter took one of our laying chickens, which had crippled feet, for her pet. The chicken, dubbed "Cutie Robin" by her, had its own little house and food and water brought to it by the loving little owner. I digress, but your poem about Joshua reminded me of those times. :)

paisley said...

i have had three dogs as well,, and i am fortunate enough to still have two of them with me.. dogs are a gift.. i do not know what iwould have become had i never found that out....

tumblewords said...

I don't have animals but family members do, so these poems rang really true - an enjoyable read!

anthonynorth said...

I'm feeling deprived now. Don't know why, but I've never had a pet.

Stan Ski said...

Great study of character, loyalty and fun in dogs. Neatly wrapped into a concise package.

Crafty Green Poet said...

nice and concisely done

Alan Bender said...

Nice stuff, Linda. Less is more.

one more believer said...

tomatoe stealer, beer sipper.. that is so funny... dogs have such a personality all of their own.. i have learned so much from having animals...

Anonymous said...

I love your little poems! The second one, however, broke my heart.

It doesn't seem fair that their lives are so short.

I love my pets too. All of them, the ones still living and the ones who have passed on.

I wrote three poems for this prompt as well. But my three are totally different in form.

they are Dogs of War, Two Pets and My Dog Tom


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