|Therapy dogs at Walter Reed Hospital. The golden retriever is Warrior Canine Connection's Lucy.|
"A Dog-Filled Life"
an abundance of
barking and begging,
chasing and chomping,
diligent digging (and a great deal of drooling),
happy heeling, and horrific hairiness,
kissing and caring,
leashes and loving,
muzzling and mouthing,
nudging and nuzzling,
opening and closing,
sandwich scrounging and sock stealing,
tail thumping and toenails tapping,
vim and vigor,
wild wagging and a little whining,
extra energy gives way to exhaustion
yawning and finally…
(c) Carol Wilcox, 2019
Love the way you've played with words for this abcedarian poem. Still thinking about Maggie and how your "happy heeling," could just as easily have been "happy healing." Love how it begins with an abundance of . . . You've knocked this one out of the park, Carol.
Huzzah! I LOVE me a good abecedarian, and yours has perfect pairs all the way through!
This is an Awesome Abecedarian, Carol. Barking Blessed!
You make this look so easy! I had to abandon the one abcedarian I ever tried. So hard!
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