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DOG STORIES & DOG POEMSDog Stories & Poetry

Dog Prose & Poetry

Puppies, old dogs, war dogs or strays, poetry has power to brighten our days. Dog stories and poems delight all who love animals, help us learn more about our Best Friend and are great to read with your children.  We welcome contributions!


When I Got My New Dog

I asked for strength that I might rear him perfectly;
I was given weakness that I might feed him more treats.

I asked for good health that I might rest easy;
I was given a "special needs" dog that I might know nurturing.

I asked for an obedient dog that I might feel proud;
I was given stubbornness that I might feel humble.

I asked for compliance that I might feel masterful;
I was given a clown that I might laugh.

I asked for a companion that I might not feel lonely;
I was given a best friend that I would feel loved.

I got nothing I asked for,
But everything I needed."

 (Author unknown.)

 

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