Polly in Spring

SPRING Not all of us were warm, not all of us.We are winter-lean, our faces are sharp with coldAnd there is a smell of wood smoke in our clothes;Not all of us were warm, though ...

Pippa, the Waker Upper

Have you ever awoken with such a feeling of contentment, so well-rested that all the world is a warm glow of sunlight, you can’t remember where or even who you are and it doesn’t matter ...

Jake, the Hunter

He killed one hundred and thirty-one squirrelsIn a single season (a dog of honor who wouldn’t lieWhere one squirrel digit too many be false);And I said, “Pick your ears, listen! hark to me!Should a single ...

Nellie, not a Pit

There’s no such thing as a bad dog, and Nellie is proof. She’s full of energy, equally ready to play or cuddle (her ferocious licks can wipe away eye boogers and clear a stuffy nose in one ...

Zoso, no Trouble

How much trouble can two boys get into while penned to the backyard? You wouldn’t think much, especially with innocent faces like ours. Now, before you go getting the wrong idea from the papers or ...

Dogs are Love

Dogs are patient,Dogs are kind,Dogs are not jealous;Dogs do not brag,Dogs are not arrogant. Dogs do not act disgracefully,Dogs do not seek their own benefit;Dogs are not provoked,do not keep an account of a wrong ...