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  Life Lessons From My Dogs
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Wednesday, March 02, 2011
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“Dogs are not our whole life,

But they make our lives whole.”


Roger Caras



Music: Beautiful Times


It was the snowiest February on record

And, more snow is predicted for today

But, my dogs have all been teaching me

That any type of weather, is actually okay


Their canine wisdom, is always therapeutic

They don’t languish, in human Winter Blues

They know how to enjoy, each and every day

And, they don’t dwell on all our negative news


None of them ever mind at all

If it is raining, or if it’s snowing

They don’t even mind very much

If the frigid, arctic wind is blowing


They simply enjoy being outside, in nature

They look forward to our saunters, together

Whether it is sunny, cloudy, rainy, or snowy

They truly relish life – in any type of weather


They all woke me at the very crack of dawn, today

They were very eager for a snowy walk in the wood

So, I quickly donned my boots, my hat, and my parka

And, I soon discovered that this snowy morn, was good


It was the snowiest February on record,

And, more snow is predicted for today;

But, my dogs have all been teaching me,

That any type of weather, is actually okay.



©The Long Snowy Winter of 2011, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 3/7/2011
I sure wish I could see winter like your dogs do!! little pooch is a couch potato in the winter....she's twelve years old and doesn't care for cold or snow...However the rest of the year she's a bundle of energy....can't wait for Spring! Wonderful imagery of your canine friends, Ed!

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 3/5/2011
Our dogs have always loved the snow, and as you are well aware dogs are always right. Patrick
Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 3/4/2011
Very nice work. I wished my dogs loved to be outside all the time but i guess those are the consequences of owning a mini dachshund in Minnesota.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/3/2011
They have mastered the art of living naturally, Ed,
and that has escaped most of us humans.
Fine musings.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/3/2011
So glad you have an open mind to learn from your dogs,some people never think beyond their gripes! You are a wise one, bro pee wee!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/3/2011
They enjoy to the fullest all the most simple pleasures, we can learn from them Ed. Much enjoyed the poem.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/2/2011
enjoyed the read, Guye the dog -short legged dachsie- has a little different take, he peers out into the snow, and 360s right back to bed and under covers, heh
Reviewed by D Johnson 3/2/2011
Kind of makes you wish that you lived ' a dogs life '...

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/2/2011
It is their 'lead' we need to follow, great lessons!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/2/2011
I love doggies and kitties! And you are an angel to care for them! Beautiful poem!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/2/2011
animals are so awesome! We could learn so much!
Reviewed by Michael Guy 3/2/2011
"They simply enjoy being outside, in nature/They look forward to our saunters, together/Whether it is sunny, cloudy, rainy, or snowy/
They truly relish life – in any type of weather"

I miss that! Here at 'ol Lake Stinkhole in FL' - life has not gone to the dogs but "to the CATS"! And they ain't walkers, rollers in the dirt and grass and pissers on my house but you can't walk with 'em.

But damn, somebody's got to do his part for the strays around here and being retired, it looks like I'm elected. BUT then whatever species, I KNOW YOU UNDERSTAND!
best from the Lake, michael
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/2/2011
Rufuz used to love the snowy, cold weather and with him I used to enjoy it too...he taught me a great deal, damn but I miss him...e
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 3/2/2011
Wonderful message!
I absolutely agree with your dogs. The snow is exhilarating and vital for play!
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 3/2/2011
You are right, Ed although I have found when I look into their eyes they always look sad and as if they were begging.
God bless,
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