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Your Dream Dog
by Connie Hinnen Cook
Monday, July 31, 2006
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I've made sleep into an art form
I can sleep most anywhere,
on a table, on a rooftop,
on your favorite easy chair...
I can sleep upon my tummy,
on my backside, with some drool,
I sleep like there's no tomorrow,
guess I'm just a sleepin' fool!

If you do not want attention
when we're sitting in a crowd,
you may have to nudge me gently
if my snoring gets too loud,
If I snort or make commotion
or my hind legs start to race,
you have my express permission:
whap me 3 times in the face!

I won't mind it, I'm a good dog,
I won't bark or carry on,
I can play dead as a doorknob
with my face stuck in a yawn,
So please take me when you travel,
take me everywhere you go,
'cause I won't be any bother,
my two speeds are Stop and Slow.

I will splay out like a bean bag,
I'm your guard dog, yesiree!
forget Rin Tin Tin and Lassie,
SuperDog, you bet, that's me!
In their dreams they cannot touch me,
I'm all that, and even more,
I'm your Dream Dog, I'm your hero,
lay me out and watch me snore!

~ Connie ~

"Outside of a dog,
a book is man's best friend...
inside of a dog,
it's too dark to read!"
~ Groucho Marx ~
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Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 8/1/2006
Connie, now, that's one incredible picture! Made me smile! The poem was delightful, too...getting inside the dog's head was neat!

God Bless
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 7/31/2006
lol Thats great Connie. Neat pic.

Reviewed by Connie Faust 7/31/2006
Dogs--ya gotta love 'em!
This is so cute! I must send it to some of my fellow dog-lovers.
"oh, Corky, how I miss you!"
The other Connie
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/31/2006
hahaha love the quote! What a fantastic poem and pic! Made my day;-) Need to feed the niceties of life!Thanks, Connie!;-)

Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/31/2006
Tooo cute and oh so true. Love the snap.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/31/2006
Awwwwwwwwww, what a beautiful puppy that seems quite content in your arms...Is that a church service, because if it is, its a different kind of church than mine...Rufuz loves the picture & wants to meet the puppy to play...Rufuz is sitting next to me right now trying to get me out for a walk...gotta go...Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 7/31/2006
Hey Ed, are you missing a dog??

I think Rufuz is with Connie lol, the description fits....

Nice one Connie

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 7/31/2006
Dogs aren't to different from me. Made me laugh love the pic...
Reviewed by Peter Paton 7/31/2006

Cute and adorable write
With a marvellous picture of sheer contentment..


Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/31/2006
Absolutely! Dog lovers of the world concur, grin and applaud this expose of the canine of the world, the lazy, good for nothing mutts . . . Just kidding . . . JUST KIDDING . . . My mutt is a wonderful sleeper and a wonderful mutt. Cute poem.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/31/2006
I will splay out like a bean bag,
I'm your guard dog, yesiree!
forget Rin Tin Tin and Lassie,
SuperDog, you bet, that's me!

Hooray For Super Dog!

A marvelous ode to our extremely loyal, and often humorous, canine pals, Connie, a marvelous picture, and I've always loved that Groucho quote.

I've got one Super Dog who loves to sit right behind me on guard duty while I'm driving - and drool on my head!

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