Daily Dog Walks

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration:  Creatures of Habit

“WRITE A PIECE ABOUT SOMETHING YOU DO ON A DAILY BASIS.
TAKE THE MUNDANE AND MAKE IT AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT!

There is the daily routine
of taking  dogs for a walk.
Each day the little dog
wants to go in a different

direction.  We convince him
otherwise.  Bigger dog trots
around, little dog right behind 
so that he can pee over
her pee. He hasn’t got
size, so he does what
he can to feel in charge.
They walk, they sniff,
they make frequent stops.
The little dog, already low
to the ground, keeps his nose
down to grab whatever he can
before we can stop him. Many days,
I have to pry his mouth open
to remove a chicken bone.
I have to wonder why the
person that threw it away
couldn’t use the garbage
can standing right there.
They both revel in having
people stop to pet them.
Then we get home. Both
dogs try to cram into
front door at the same
moment, pushing my husband
out of the way. The next
day, we get down the steps,
and little dog wants to go
a different way. We convince
him otherwise.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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