Monday, February 20, 2012

Little Dog Clothes

I wake up in the morning
wearing little dog clothes
little dog above me, keeping my head warm
little dog below me, keeping my feet warm
little dog before me
and little dog behind me

it wasn't always this way
I don't even like little dogs

but someone had to save them 
from under car wheels
and cages of doom
and loveless situations

now they repay me
by telling me when someone stops at the gate
or when the coyotes pass by in the night
or when my hair needs rearranging as I sleep
and by giving me little dog clothes to wear

starting my day with a chuckle
and ending it with laughter

little dog clothes
and
little dog love

Dweezil and Little Pete

16 comments:

Mary Hulser said...

so sweet, lovely poem

Margie's Musings said...

How cute!

Linda in New Mexico said...

this is just the best. funny how we open our hearts and life is rearranged in a way we never would have chosen but is such a blessing. Enjoy Little Dog Clothes. Oma Linda

Sylvia K said...

I love it! And how true! Give your four-legged friends a pat from Sam Schnauzer and I!!

Sylvia

John said...

You are right, little dogs add a lot of liveliness to the day.

charlotte g said...

Careful: you're close to a Three Dog Night!

This is delightful and so creative.
You offer so much to appreciate.

becky said...

I love your little poem, Clair. And you love your little pups. And they love YOU. Perfect.
Clair, I haven't been blogging much, but do think of you often & wish you well. :) just wanted to let you know...

JC said...

Awe ... nothing like it.

clairz said...

Becky, I haven't been blogging much, either, and quite a few of the bloggers I read are in the same boat. It's either a beginning of the year thing, or a several-years-into-blogging thing, or maybe it's a too-much-time-on-Facebook-and-Pinterest thing. OR, a life-is-so-full-there's-hardly-time-to-write-about-it thing. At any rate, I am so grateful that anyone is still out there reading and commenting. Thank you all!

Hippy Jersey Devil said...

Sweet sweet babies : ) Thank you for loving and caring for them. I wrote a post about rescuing dogs yesterday. Mine has a different energy to it (i.e. ranting about people who shop instead of adopt) but we are still in heart both animal lovers which is all that matters.

Quiet Paths said...

I am not really a dog person (whatever that means). I like dogs. I just don't have one. But this made me smile and pulled at my heart. You are good person.

Nan said...

I just LOVE this! It's wonderful.

Joyful said...

I like your ode to little dogs. I never used to like little dogs either but have grown to really love them. You are blessed to have a few in your life.

Kate said...

Ah Clariz, what a wonderful poem! Wish we were back there with you folks!!

Denise said...

I love little dog love!!! Hello, I am new to your blog and really enjoying it. Love this post and am going to read your others now.

Beth said...

Clair, I love your poem and I love your dear little dogs. One day I hope we can get a dog again---I miss having one so.