Poem for National Dog Day


We can learn a lot from our dogs  – how to live in the moment, how to relax, how to have fun, how to accept ourselves, how to feel satisfied with what we have, how to be loyal, how to be dependable and how to love unconditionally.

If we were more like dogs, we would be better human beings.

Here is a poem I wrote about a dog I met on holiday in Ireland recently:


Ode to a corgi met in Ballyrisode

Sausage roll dog,

fluff ball of caramel pastry,

stumpy squat legs,

stub of tail,

bottom wag,

sat on the pebbly shore

staring from us to sea.


Do you want us to

throw a ball in the

still ocean, so

splashing and dripping you

retrieve it?


Do you want us to

launch a boat on the

wide water, so

dashing and yipping you

sail away?


Eager eyes, patient

panting friend,

sadly, I feel we have

disappointed you.

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