Praise the Dog

Praise the dog, the open heart
The welcome glee, the body wag
Praise soft fur, the sweeping tail
The puppy breath, the velvet ear
Praise the interrupting paw
The focused stare, the sit upon
Praise belly rub, the whisker kiss
The murmured sigh, the snuggle in
Praise joyful play, unfettered run
The dreaming sleep, the stolen snack
Praise hunter’s deafness, herder’s speed
The warning growl, commanding bark
Praise the sharing of the couch
The yours is mine, the mine is mine –

Praise hunger. Praise demands.
Praise the journey that we share.
Praise the knowing where we are.
Praise the time that’s always now.
Praise the loving, praise the loved.
Praise the carefree, praise the wild.

Praise the dog who brings me home.
Praise the dog who brings me home.

7 thoughts on “Praise the Dog

  1. These are wonderful images, each one stirs a resonance and a smile. One I’ve been noticing in my life lately is the gentle snoring, helping me to find peace as my mind fights sleep.

  2. I was on WordPress earlier today thinking “Did I miss Tessa’s blog?!” I’m glad I didn’t. I absolutely adore this – the photo you added at the end of Old Dog and Young Dog wooo-woooing together was perfect too.

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