How To Happify A Dog

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - "In need of a happiness project?"
(posted by Lillian for the Monday Quadrille)

"So how about sitting down and creating a little happiness project of our own?  You’ve got it: the word for our quadrille today is happiness. Or any form of the word (not synonym) as in happy, happier, happiest. Maybe verbify it and happy somebody! Or how about a happylicious ice cream cone as a treat? Any way you look at it, your poem of exactly 44 words, sans title, must include the word happiness or a form of the word. This will be our dVerse Happiness Project!"

 Happification is easily achieved
 in the dog world.  Wanna go
 for a walk?  They are ecstatic.
 Just came home from the
 grocery?  They jump 
 like you’ve been gone
 forever.  See how many times
 you can throw the toy
 until they get tired of it.

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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15 Responses to How To Happify A Dog

  1. msjadeli says:

    So true. I miss my Chauncey. Now I have 2 cats and if they glance my way after coming home after being gone it’s unexpected.


  2. Oh yeah, mine’s nudging my arm right now for her afternoon walk down the same lanes we go every day. Simple joys.


  3. Dogs are inspiring in this way. 😀


  4. lillian says:

    Oh how I love wordsmithing! Happification….GREAT WORD! And I so agree… there any being, animal or human, that can exhibit happiness better than a dog? That madly wagging tail and how they get their whole hind end into the wagging and shaking back and forth???? They litterally exude happiness from their back end – you never even need to see their face to know how THRILLED they are to see you! And it’s unconditional as well 🙂
    LOVE your post!


  5. Ron. says:

    I had a dog once. It made me very happy. It was delicious, as was your poem. Salute.


  6. Dogs seem to be happy without a particular reason.


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