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THIS IS A YEAR OF THE DOG CONTEST ENTRY

ID #3244563

Published by DOREEN B. | Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:38 AM


100 words for March


His recumbent figure curves large and weary.
Unfolding slowly to my prudent pause,
He rises on tremulous legs,
Leveling intent eyes like a steady beam to my own.
He cannot hide the effort of his unsteady steps,
Bad hips and arthritis a well-known curse of his breed.
I feel a stir of deep sympathy.
Precious seconds pass as he reads the emotional silence.
He retreats back to his corner,
Circles once, then lays down.
Forty-eight hours.
He could spend it either dignifying a stranger's solicitude
Or negotiate for a warm bed and occupancy
In a new master's heart.



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Lanning - Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:54 AM.


Awww. I've been there, know that feeling.