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The Other Dog

Poetic Asides November 2013 Poem-A-Day Challenge – Day 9: write a “The Other [Blank]” poem

Trixie and Tucker

The one dog, the Labrador, is long in the leg,
has a gentle demeanor and is eager to please
The other dog, the Basset Hound, is shaped like an egg,
incredibly stubborn and a bit of a tease.

The Lab stares right through us with please-love-me eyes
and prances around in his shiny black jacket.
To look at the Basset Hound, one might surmise
a vision of sadness in a lemon/cream blanket.

The one runs in great strides with feet off the ground,
a bit of a sissy who hides behind growls.
The other just waddles, no rush for this hound,
and shakes down the rafters whenever she howls.

They’re not so much different as they might seem.
They both despise bath time and bite at the suds.
When chasing the cats, they’re a wonderful team,
and together these pups are the greatest of buds.

© Susan Schoeffield


Posted late to the Day 9 Challenge at Poetic Asides on 11/10/13 at 4:23 p.m.

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