Perhaps in the way they scurry,
run around, and dart,
do dogs manage to travel through
a passage in the heart.
And how when they look up to you
as if just to say,
“I want you to be around me
and happy here today.”
And sometimes it is hard to see
them for who they are.
Our hairy faithful canine kin
we feel when we are far.
And when we choose to let them in
as our kin thereof
we offer them a home to share
which they repay in love.
Our dogs give us the best of wear —
Two lives in tandem.
Soon, they can speak with just a stare —
and we can understand them.