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Our Dogs Make Poets of Us
Declare your love in rhyme, and maybe win a prize
Spreading the love: Four-year-old Henry of Ann Arbor, Mich.

I’ve been really enjoying the sweet odes des chiens on our Facebook page. In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, Bark has been greasing the wheels of heartfelt expression by inviting readers to convey your love for your dogs in verse on our Facebook page. The results so far convince me that our dogs make poets of us.


Here are two early entries that capture the spirit of the thing.


From Lisa Litz-Neavear:
For Rocky and Sweetie: Roses are red
Violets are blue.
Having one dog's so great
That now we have two!

And from Tammy Robertson:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Tanner came into my life
Now we're stuck like glue.

Of course, I know contest prizes for Bark favorites (such as a Sweet Heart Collar Art from Beantown Handmade, a Doodle Dog Tote from Crypton or Valentine's cards from RiverDog Prints) isn’t the reason readers are posting comments in an A-B-C-B rhyming scheme, it’s just that you can’t pass up a chance to declare your devotion to your canine pals.
Sample the entries and create your own on our Facebook page through February 14 at 11:59 p.m. PST—maybe you'll win a prize or simply enjoy the warm glow of telling a loved one what they mean to you.


Lisa Wogan lives in Seattle and is the author of, most recently, Dog Park Wisdom. lisawogan.com

Photo submitted last year for Valentine's Show & Tell by Karl J. Olson, Ann Arbor, Mich.

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