Our Pet Column

Published weekly and read widely in The Watch, Telluride Daily Planet and Telluride Inside…and Out as well as this website the Pet Column offers insights from the Second Chance’s pet of the week on a variety of topics.

Dog Haiku

Dog Haiku

Dear Pet Column readers,

My name is Dax.  I am a poetic soul and for this week’s Pet Colum I decided to share a Haiku that I have always enjoyed.  It makes light of our (dogs) occasional unpleasantries and highlights are positive qualities – the ones that make the unpleasant ones easily bearable.  I added the end part – hope you like it. 

You can find me – waiting for you at the Second Chance Animal Resource Center (the new and improved name for our shelter) at Angel Ridge Ranch.  I’ll be the one wagging his tail and reciting poetry…

I love my parent;
Thus I perfume myself with
This long-rotten squirrel.

I lie belly-up
In the sunshine, happier than
You ever will be.

Today I sniffed
Many dog behinds – I celebrate
By kissing your face.

I sound the alarm!
Paper boy come to get us all-
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!

I lift my leg and
Whiz on each bush. Hello, Spot’
Sniff this and weep.

How do I love thee?
The ways are numberless as
My hairs on the rug.

My human is home!
I am so ecstatic I have
Made a puddle.

I love my choke chain-
Look, world, they strangle me! Ack
Ack, Ack Ack Ack Ack

Sleeping here, my chin
On your foot – no greater bliss – well,
Maybe catching balls.

Look in my eyes and
Deny it. No human could
Love you as much as I do.

The cat is not all
Bad- she fills the litter box
With Tootsie Rolls.

Dig under fence-why?
Because it’s there. Because it’s
There. Because it’s there.

I am your best friend,
Now, always, and especially
When you are eating.

My parent’s mood is
Romantic – I lie near their
Feet. I fart a big one.

Please support homeless
Pets.  Go to Wine & Whiskers.
Have lot’s of fun fun fun!

Call the Second Chance Helpline at 626-2273 to report a lost pet, learn about adopting a homeless pet, or about the SCHS Spay/Neuter Financial Assistance, Volunteer & Foster Care, or other Programs.  Visit our shelter pets online: www.adoptmountainpets.org.  Direct Pet Column questions to: kelly@adoptmountainpets.org.  Photo by Real Life Photographs.

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