Puppy Love

When I was young and painfully shy,
We had a wise old German Shepherd.
I could whisper held-back secrets
Into his attentive ears, and be heard.

When I was older, at a new school,
Friendless and socially awkward,
I had a yellow lab who was my friend,
Who always stayed close by my side.

When I was a young adult woman,
Living with crippling depression,
I had a beagle with long soft ears
Who calmed my restless agitation.

Now that I am the age that I am,
I think of my canine companions.
The ones that were, the ones who are,
Have molded who I have become.

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11 thoughts on “Puppy Love

  1. animals do help sooth the soul. when I was young it was my horse.
    I would hop on and ride and, the older i got the faster he would go.
    i cried for a week when he finally died when i was 16. i truly understand the bonding of animal friendship.

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