Dog Stories & Poetry

Old dogs, war dogs, puppies or strays,

Poetry has power to brighten our days.

Dog stories and poems are best read aloud,

To an audience of one or a theater crowd.




Best Collection Of Classic Poems And Tales To Touch The Heart


High Flight

A short but most important reminder of the human and animal heroes that gave their lives to win the freedom you enjoy today.


Sonnets For Whelping

Extraordinary collection of dog poetry, from Browning to Keats to Shakespeare, related to a popular breed, assembled by world-renowned dog show judge.


Old Dog Gone

Ode to BigSon... You're not prepared for him to go but dogs are different, that you know. As sunlight dances down the lane, he stands alert, shakes off the pain...


Night Watch

Spend the shift with an amazing nursing home caretaker, guaranteed you will be comforted as you smile, wipe tears, and hold your dog closer.


The Magic Cave - The Story Chapter One

What better gift to your child than taking time to read this incredible adventure story to or with children of any age.


Death Of A Mad Dog

International dog show judge contributed this comic satire on the way outward appearances are often at odds with private feelings and behaviors.



It wasn’t his name and there was a reason he was at shelter but that’s the story…

Losing Canine Friends

Short story about Gunner, will make you both rejoice and weep.


Animal Owner Wisdom

Short dialog between a cat-owning mother and her dog-owner daughter funny and thought-provoking...


Old Man and His Dog

True story of what a family did for a cantankerous old man reminds us how lonely old age can be and why seniors need a best friend.


Dogs Who Wait In Heaven

Devoted dog owners wonder if their dog will be there so this makes sensible sense.


Of Dog And God

From sleeping companion to hunting partner to fierce protector...


Giving Your Cat a Pill

Bathing a cat can be hilarious!Own a cat?  Doesn't matter, this'll make you laugh ... and hug your dog!


The Meaning Of M.U.T.T.

by Jim Willis - Better read this one!


Old Dog Gone

You expect it but can't accept it. This will help...


Rondeau, Death of a Dog

When they whimper in the darkness, we gain insight...


If a Dog Were Your Teacher

by 'unknown' - the world would be a better place...


Remembering Sachmo

More than poetry; he's still the #2 top sire of all Working Breeds.


Hopi Indian Prayer

Most eloquent eulogy handed down through First Americans.


The Old Man

Let this open your heart and mind. It will stay with you, intrude on your thoughts...


Pick Of The Litter

Bunny was pick of the heart for AKC judge Katie Gammill.


The Miracle of A Dog

by cancer patient, dog breeder Diane Sandberg-Mulligan


Queenie, a Special Border Collie

She did sheepdog trials her way, with a handicap... and with heart!


Romance Of Rex

Otherwise known as a Tale Of A Pedigreed Piddling Pup, this classic is from 1935.


Where To Bury A Dog...

There's only one place and you'll find it here.


The Dog Who Was

From the wet whelp to the dog who was our friend - tribute to Bigson.


Cowboy Ethics

Are as true today as when they formed America and our most valuable traditions.


The Last Battle

Don't grieve that it must be you who has to decide this thing to do...


Dog's Last Will

What would your dog include?  This is short, just a photo and a few words.


Rainbow Bridge

A brand new look at a very famous place.


If We Learned From Our Dogs

The world would surely be a better place.  Short and to the point.


Fat Dogs Can't Swim

The hysterically funny true story of a Mini-Bull's near-drowning.



Little girl looking for shelter puppy and finally mom understands what she wants.


An Angel's Kiss

When something special is only with us for a short time, this is what we must treasure.


Hand Of God On New Years

A dog in the dark, bloody feet, no teeth, a little broth... and the hand of God.


The Magic Cave - The Readying - Chapter Two


The Magic Cave - The Journey - Chapter Three


Just A Dog

The one thing that gives us humanity and keeps us from being "just a man or woman."


The Power Of The Dog

Rudyard Kipling at his best - on losing a dog.


The Old Dog's Secret

It will make you think, wipe your eyes, and rebalance!


Happy Halloweenie

HOTDOGS WITH KETCHUP OR MUSTARD?Page 1 has lotsa photos for Halloween fun.


On All Hallow's Eve

the dog reverted to... read, and pull your children closer, and put the dog out tonight.


Why Dogs Hate Halloween!!!

Check out Page 2


A Shelter Dog's Night Before Christmas

A poem or a condemnation of our celebration?


Doggy Mom's Letter To Santa

Hilariously original!  Her Christmas list includes a special recording from the Dog Whisperer, a battery-operated...



He delivered a Christmas message and a lesson ... well, you gotta read it.


A Different Christmas Poem

A reminded of how lucky to be "home of the free".  This soldier says it all...


Therapy Dog Christmas

A Therapy Dog visit can perform miracles for nursing home, hospital or hospice patients! Grab a Kleenex and read Poodle owner’s true story.


Shakespeare's Dogs

Dog show judge combines his love of dogs and Shakespeare in this 'literally' fascinating read.


Dog's Bedtime Prayer

A poem as short as a Bulldog's tail, it is loyalty without fail, so thank you Lord for giving me, the dog that shares his bed with me...


Tribute To A Dog

U.S. Senator's very short closing argument moved the jury and will make you blink..



Never be at a loss for words! Jot these down and whip them on your friends.


Parable Of The Dog Clan

As timely as this morning's coffee if you can you identify the characters in the tower.


Signs & Symbols

THE BEAR IS SYMBOL & SIGN OF POWERAnimals speak to us; you expect it from your dog but this true story about an ominous owl and an enraged bear is spooky.


What Is It About Terriers?

Terriers a bit like terrier people, never at a loss for words, Mighty Mouth was typical.


Night Crimes

BARKING DOGS GET ON EVERYONE'S NERVESNeighbor's barking dog driving you nuts?  A "rock-solid" solution guaranteed to keep you awake...



A thought provoking look at pet abandonment.


Today I Ate My Enemy

No Greater Scorn than Knife and Fork, No Greater Triumph than the Plate.


Childhood Despair

What if there were no circus for your child? No hotdogs, ice cream? and no pet.


Two Dogs In war-time 1940's

As our soldiers are in the far-away land of Austria...  better get a Kleenex.


One More Dog

Unknown - We've all "been there" and will no doubt do it again.


Who Says I Don't Care For My Dogs?

It is me who cares for my dogs!


How Could You?

DO NOT read without a clear conscience about every dog you've let go.


Where Dogs Come From...

More than a little truth here. Guaranteed to make you (and Adam) smile.


Reason To Send Email

Read this and forward. We promise you will want to share with your best friends!


Sleeping Dogs

Why do we do this?  Because pack animals bed down together. Read this to learn the rules.



What do Lanting, Kipling and the evolution of the American GSD have to do with each other?


When I Got My New Dog

Reminder of WHY we got that dog AND what it gave to us.


In The Valley

by Dr Roberta Lee - A Warm Fuzzy children's story adults will read time and time again...


I'm Drinking From My Saucer

by Dr. Lee - There's a real good reason. We should all be so lucky!


Lucky Lady

Submitted by Dr. Roberta Lee - Another sad but true story, thankfully, with a Hitchcock ending.


Newly Approved Crossbreeds

They sure knew what they were do'in.  I'd buy one, and so will you!


Top Ten Reasons To Be A Dog

"... no matter where it itches, no one will be offended if you scratch it in public."


The Spirit of US

Equus is about a horse but Jack Vance speaks to all who love, train, and show dogs.


Carol’s Birds

Animals communicate - a moving experience that crosses paranormal parameters.


Dog People

An unusual perspective by breeder and international judge.


Kipling's Best Dog Poems

Among the greatest poets of all time, this dog lover captures what we desperately love, and how we miss them...


Spirit Dog

Spirit dogs can seem like a wolf spiritDoes your dog seem too much like a previous dog? Maybe he IS your dog...


Borzoi Spirit Dog

Ajax the Borzoi was her spirit dog.


Do I Go Home Today?

by 'unknown' - If this poem doesn't make you want to hug your best friend, nothing will.


What My Dog Asked Of Me

PLEASE! Print out for every new puppy owner - or the neighbor, or ..... See Why!


The Christmas Puppy's Tale

A puppy asks his mother what Christmas means and what she told him is the ultimate gift exchange, guaranteed or your money back!


Christmas at Arlington Cemetery

A photographic reminder, the ultimate gift and where the 5,000+ wreaths come from.  Amazing!


The Cab Ride

A cab ride at Christmas that offers more than good cheerThis will stay with you long after Christmas. Gifts that cost us so little are worth a fortune to others.


Shorty’s Story

The best Christmas gift this little Poodle could have had was life. Get Kleenex ready.