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My Dog Pepper (A Haiku)


"Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day."-John Grogan

Her name is Pepper

She is my first dog ever

I really love her

She was a small pup

sitting on my nephew's lap

I heard her hiccups

With her dreamy eyes

I suddenly felt our ties

and I was surprised

I gently stroke her

I thought it would upset her

She touched my sweater

They gave her to me

They thought I would disagree

I took her with glee

No dogs in the house

I don't like furs on my blouse

I hate to see louse

I've broken my rules

I can't give her back, that's cruel

Oh my! It's a drool.

Teeth marks on my shoes

Even the carpet she chews

Her bites give me bruise

I can scoop her poops

and not gag while having soup

How cute when she sploots!

She pees everywhere

She plays with her teddy bear

Her furs? A nightmare!

She likes belly rub

She licks ice cream on the cup

and hides on the shrub

She cries when I leave

I'm sure it's one of her peeves

I'm home! She's relieved

She sleeps on my bed

I'm convinced when she plays dead

her legs widely spread

She's soft like cotton

my joy when I am alone

She's my companion

My dog is Pepper

this is how much I love her

a poem just for her!

© 2021 Harriet Dionela