The Life of Dog

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Oh, that my life were like my dog’s–

simple, accepted, and sweet.

Affection is enough,

belonging is enough,

easy forgiveness and howling joys.

Head to head with the master with no doubt

and only an occasional dark fear, made wellย by warm assurance.

Oh, that my life were like my dog’s–

simple, accepted, and sweet.

Daily food is enough,

access is enough,

easy rest and spinning fun.

Head to head with the housemates,

no work and only occasional stresses, made well with smiley scratches.

There is that anxious cleansing time,

but oh,

I would like my life if it were as my dog’s.

Hmm, wait . . .

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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16 Responses to The Life of Dog

  1. Your dog doesn’t have any grandchildren to come for Christmas.

  2. selah says:

    photos of your beautiful dog always brings a smile and a touch of jealousy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • He was so funny. This morning while it was still dark and was still in bed, he touched his wet nose to my nose and made me jump! ๐Ÿ™‚ I had just turned over but didn’t see him. That was a happy pill.

  3. dorannrule says:

    How lucky you are to have your “happy pill” there for the holidays. He’s so beautiful. And your words are surely what he is thinking.

  4. reinkat says:

    what a gorgeous dog!

  5. Our dogs are so lucky to have us as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. livingonchi says:

    I love the pictures and the poem!

  7. dorannrule says:

    Do you need a dog sitter? What a beautiful creature…..

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