Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Bargain Pup

A Bargain Pup
By Garnett Ann Shultz

I bought a pup with wagging tail,

Two trusting eyes that never fail,

A bit of fluff--an outstretched paw,

Real loyalty, without flaw;

And though the price small would seem,

He came equipped with shining dreams.

I bought a pup, a tiny life,

Some love within a world of strife.

Devotion such as none I'd known,

He changed our house into a home;

Forever waiting for me there,

Affection that he longs to share.

He changes not though I may frown,

I know he'll never let me down.

He listens when I care to speak,

'Tis only love that he would seek.

He doesn't care for wealth or fame,

Delights to hear me call his name.

The price I paid was small indeed

For happiness to fill a need,

For understanding, warmth so true,

The greatest friend I ever knew,

A wagging tail--a trust complete,

My puppy--waiting at my feet.

Many a boyhood memory is made with pets...fond ones, all.
What's better on a wintry night than to be snuggled on the couch with a bunch of pups?
They keep you warm, and you keep them warm!
(And these puppies snore!)

Keep cozy, my friends!


LeaderOfTheChickenParade said...

Ann is so pretty!!! She looks just like Dixiegirl!!! I want to squeeze her!!!

Unknown said...

What a darling write ... beautiful dog.

Have a great eve.
Hugs, Marydon

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Can I come by for a while and snuggle with your pups? I won't stay long, I promise! Well, maybe just over night. It's a long drive back to Tn!
xo, misha

Julie Harward said...

How cute...it's my favorite time of the evening too...me and hubbie and the pets...very peaceful! (Cute poem too) Come say hi :D

Bloggin bout my Boys said...

If there is a willing body on a couch...there will be pets nestled in all the crooks and crevices and it is sheer comfort for both the pets and their "staff"!My cat even snores and makes the craziest noises while she is sleeping. Even the dog looks at her funny!! Glad those pups have Luke trained well HA!

Donna said...

What little cuties!!

★Carol★ said...

I wish I could have a bargain pup! Unfortunately, our daughter is allergic. But I sure do remember the joy of a dog laying by my side on a cold winter's night!