Roses are red, Violets are blue. So many odes to your dogs, we had to pick a few!
We loved reading the dog poetry submitted to the Bark Puppy Love Poetry Contest on Facebook so much that we had a hard time selecting just one winner. So we finally decided on three winners!
Congratulations to Paula Mahon, Edie Houlihan Elting and Debra Ducotey for their winning entries below.
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When from my work, I’ve reached home’s door
I see the dog whom I adore.
Chestnut eyes of meek devotion,
tail which wags in constant motion,
coarse long fur of brown, black, white,
mouth which smiles with great delight,
I know exactly what you’d say,
“I’ve missed you, mom; now let’s go play.”
Roses are red,
violets are blue;
I can’t imagine my life without you.
—Edie Houlihan Elting
I Will Always Remember
Written in loving memory of Sasha, my “Yellow Mutt”
A visit to the shelter
I saw you behind that gate
You didn’t even realize
Your impending fate
The day I brought you home
So happy and running free
I knew at that moment
It was meant to be
Always by my side
Never letting me down
Staring at me to play
Eyes innocent and chestnut brown
Your soft golden fur
Those goofy-looking ears
Made me smile everyday
And all throughout the years
That visit to the doctor
I was in disbelief
Not realizing that day
I would experience so much grief
You never gave up
We fought the cancer together
There were times during that last year
I thought you would live forever
The worst day of my life
All I could do was cry
Your body weak and frail
It was time to say goodbye
I miss you so much
At times my heart aches
When I see your photos
A feeling of happiness and joy overtakes
So many special moments we shared
Memories that will never fade away
I will always remember
The rainbow I saw your last day
Love your guardian, your Mom
The contest ended February 14th, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST