The trouble with a dog is that he always wants more.
Give him a bone, throw him a ball,
but in return, he’ll give you his all.
The trouble with a dog is that he wants constant love.
Lots of rubbing and petting is what he needs,
but in return, your feelings he learns to read.
Yes, he’ll know when to comfort and when to cheer,
A dog who loves you is always near.
The trouble with a dog is that he costs so much.
Vet bills, food bills, beds, and toys,
but my how he fills your life with joy.
The trouble with a dog is that he doesn’t live forever.
He moves into your life and your heart,
you fall madly in love right from the start,
but a time will come far too soon
that will leave your heart in a state of gloom.
The trouble with dogs is that forever still wouldn’t be enough.
Love and loyalty, adventures and fun,
late night snuggles and playing under the sun,
furry hugs and sloppy kisses,
those are the things that one misses.
The best thing about a dog is that his love and memories last,
though the years seem to go by awfully fast.
He’s certainly worth the heartbreak later on,
You’ll cherish your time with him long after he’s gone.
So love him and cherish him while he’s still here,
play and have fun without any fear,
kiss, snuggle, pet, and love
your furry angel sent from above.
~ Liz Austin 2018
Born and raised in Upstate NY, Liz is a freelance writer. She has written for websites, blogs, and magazines for the last 10 years. She works as a freelance writer and editor, as well as a proofreader and beta reader for several authors, all the while working on her first book.