Why We Love Our Dogs


My Sweet Girl

My Sweet Girl, Hannah

Bella in the bathtub - one of her favorite spots

Beautiful Bella in the bathtub – one of her favorite spots


~Mary Oliver~

What do you say, Percy?  I am thinking
of sitting out on the sand to watch
the moon rise.  It’s full tonight.
So we go.

and the moon rises, so beautiful it
makes me shudder, makes me think about
time and space, makes me take
measure of myself:  one iota
pondering heaven.  Thus we sit, myself

thinking how grateful I am for the moon’s
perfect beauty and also, oh! how rich
it is to love the world.  Percy, meanwhile,
leans against me and gazes up into
my face.  As though I were just as wonderful
as the perfect moon.


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7 Responses to Why We Love Our Dogs

  1. Oh my gosh Suellen, I love that Bella hangs out in the tub. I’ve never heard of such a thing! Margie

  2. Rhonda says:

    Miss you and the doggies.

  3. Susan richardson says:

    After reading that poem, I think I gotta get me a dog! In the meantime, i’ll be grateful for Ripley, my adoring cat, [with the blue nail tips!]

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