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  The Boxer Dog
by Eileen Clemens Granfors
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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One more for my children's book of dogs. The picture shows Daisy and Buddy, my niece's two rescued boxers. Boxers are often abandoned because people don't understand their personalities.

Boxer Dog


Here’s some news about the boxer dog

His appearance is svelte, and he loves to jog;

His muscular body with the wrinkled forehead

Fine ears (leave 'em floppy); his fur doesn't shed.


A boxer stands for loyalty, to people and his home,

He has a playful goofiness and has been known to roam.

He'll chase a motorcycle, he'll challenge a passing car,

He's all bark and little bite, his personality on par.


What other breed is known for the so-called kidney  dance,

A whirling joy, tail to snout, circling in a trance?

Think not of boxers if your heart's desire is the fluffy, lounging kind

A boxer's crazy wild; if you are too, it's love and you won't mind. 



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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/23/2009
It's too bad more people don't research the breed before buying or adopting. I have 4 mini-Dachshunds & I love em. This is a great poem. You have me thinking about animal rights but in a positive way.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/19/2009
for your boxers need
To leap, to race, to slobber, and bark outloud.

They are, indeed, marvelous!

Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/18/2009
Your love and appreciation of this breed is evident in your writing Eileen and I think I would rather like them as a breed if I were looking for a dog.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/18/2009
I beg to differ, no animal needs to be abandoned. When you bring one or more into the home it is your responsibility to learn the breed and adjust to their needs. Abandonment is irresponsibility and selfishness. However, your poetry is sheer delight expressing these bull dogs wonderful lightheartedness and personality...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 11/18/2009
they truly are gorgeous dogs Eileen
& love the photo you offered with this wonderful post
Peace & Inspirations
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/18/2009
Nice tribute to the boxer; well done! (Have you done one on Pomeranians? Those are my favorite dogs!)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/18/2009
I know one that likes to dance her own. And she doesn't slobber. p
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/18/2009
Thank you for the lesson, Eileen. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by George Carroll 11/18/2009
I just love all dogs.Good one Eileen.
Reviewed by D Johnson 11/18/2009
We have several boxers in our apt. building and they both seem very lovable.


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Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead

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The Pinata-Maker's Daughter

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Stairs of Sand

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  2. A Going Home Surprise
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  6. Nine Years Ago
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