Wednesday, July 28, 2010

One leg less

This is in response to the prompt from Mama Kat to write a poem about a furry friend. 
Warning:  I'm not a poet.

Mama's Losin' It

My puppy has a black, black nose

That she buries into the bed

My puppy lays her head on my pillow

And listens to what I've said.



As I stroke her tummy and rub her rump

She leans back and soaks it all in

But I can't help but stare at the stump

Once there was a leg, now a long incision.



We made the right decision

Cancer -- a tumor -- removed with the leg

After the hand wringing we have done

This dog still thinks she can be a pest and beg!



She still steals the food my toddler drops

She still tries to lick and jump on guests!

With only 3 legs, this dog still bops -- and flops

With only 3 legs, this dog ain't taking many rests!



After all the extra loving care and patience

You'd think she'd pester me a little less?

But, no -- she's a dog. She doesn't know the difference.

But I love her even more -- with one leg less.
 

3 comments:

Booyah's Momma said...

Oh... sniff. What a sweet ode to your furry friend. Glad to see she's still got spunk, despite being one leg less.

Pam @ Kassie's Beach said...

Gorgeous puppers. After your comment that our dogs look similar I had to come find a picture of your baby. Sorry she had to go through something so traumatic. I'm glad she is okay. My dog is a hound mix with a lot of mutt in her.(hound is the only thing we know for sure)

Kristen T. said...

Thanks! Ours is a mutt, too. We were told by the rescue group that we adopted her from that she was part Rottweiler. Could be part hound, though. That makes some sense, too!

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