Sunday, January 17, 2010

Walking the Dog

As a dog lover/owner I am forced to laugh and post this poem to be enjoyed by those with my same warped sense of humor! From the picture I'm sure you can see who rules the roost in my house!

Walking the Dog

Two universes mosey down the street
Connected by love and a leash and nothing else.
Mostly I look at lamplight through the leaves
While she mooches along with tail up and snout down,
Getting a secret knowlege through the nose
Almost entirely hidden from my sight.

We stand while she's enraptured by a bush
Till I can't stand standing any more
And haul her off; for our relationship
Is patience balancing to this side tug
And that side drag, a pair of symbionts
Contented not to think each other's thoughts.

What else we have in common's what she taught,
Our interest in shit. We know its every state
From steaming fresh through stink to nature's way
Of sluicing it downstreet dissolved in rain
Or drying it to dust that blows away.
We move along the street inspecting it.

Her sense of it is keener than mine,
And only when she finds the place precise
She signifies by sniffing urgently
And circles thrice about, and sqauts, and shits,
Whereon we both with dignity walk home
And just to show who's master I write the poem.
                             --Howard Nemrov

I recently aquired a very cool book: The Equine Dictionary. With each of my posts I'll post a new word with its definition. Today's I know, but I like, so I will post it!

pas de deux: A dressage term: a freestyle dressage program ridden by two riders.

I have a keychain that says "Just Deux It!" and one day Lorri commented that I was catching up with her, one day we would be ready for pas de deux at a show. I'm so sure.... :)


  1. I'm grateful to not have to walk the dogs. I just open the back door :-)

  2. Dog hair and horse sweat, they always seem to be around. I liked the poem too. It also looks like your "To Deux" is growing.


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