I was adopted…
Two dogs lived with me
a kind woman cared for us
but it wasn’t home
I waited for the feeling
then they walked through the front door
girl, boy, and mother
spoke to me, gentle voices
mother and woman shook hands
I jumped in the car, smiling
sniffing in the yard
marking my territory
sniffing through the house
each corner felt like comfort
finally, I found my home
mom, Dad, and children
walked me, played chase, tennis balls
soft grass. Fetching was fun, but
letting go I did not like
they taught me commands
to sit, stay, come, heal, lie down
I love to shake paw
I learned quickly and got treats
and lots of loving cuddles
humans say time flies
almost thirteen, I’m old now
but with my people
who don’t hit, kick, or starve me
I am loved and protected
sad faces on screen
anger hearts of compassion
please throw them your safety net
adoption saves lives for all
p.s. I love my family so much!
In honor of National Poetry Month, Copper wanted me to share his new poem. He hopes you enjoyed learning how he found his forever family, and that adopting dogs and cats is really, really important.
He sends you big kisses for a Happy, Happy Day! ❤️❤️
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128 thoughts on “A Labrador writes a poem…”
Such a beautiful and impactful poem. Love it. Wonderful photos too.💕
Thanks for your lovely comment, Grace. I got sick soon after I did this post and haven’t been online until now. I’m glad you liked this poem and the photos. Copper’s special, as you can see. 💖
Truly my pleasure. Glad you are feeling better.💕
Thanks, Grace. 🙏🏻💐
I love Copper’s poem! I adopted an Alzation and we had 12 years of happiness!
Thanks, Joanna, I’ll let Copper know and those dogs are beautiful! I’ve been sick so sorry for the delayed reply. 💞
Beautiful poetry! Love that he takes time to listen…a very important trait!@
Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Suzette. Copper appreciates it too. ❤️🥰
Copper is certainly Hansom and you can tell how much he loves the family who adopted him…. Loved the Poem Lauren… And He looks so contented … I love how he too listens… My Cat is the same, and also a Sun lover too…. Our Animal friends are Just the BEST…
Sending LOVE and Hugs and Have a Lovely Easter Holiday too Lauren..
Much love xxx ❤
Thanks for your beautiful words, Sue, and I’m glad you relate to our pets being so special. I’m also happy you liked Copper’s poem. 🙂 I got sick soon after I posted this poem and am now online, but still under the weather. Ugh. Anyway, have a lovely Easter too. And lots of love and hugs! ❤️🐶🐈
Oh if only our pets could talk. What would they say about us? Ha, ha. Love your poem.
I wonder the same all the time, Brian. Thank you for stopping by and I”m glad you liked Copper’s poem. 😀
Awww, how adorable. Happy National Poetry Month Copper!!! 🐕🐶🐩
Thanks so much on behalf of Copper, Kym. I got sick after I posted his poem and have been offline, knocked off my feet. So I apologize for the late reply. I appreciate your lovely comments. Have a wonderful weekend. 💞🌺
Oh my goodness Lauren, I hope you are feeling much better my dear. Don’t you just hate when something sneaks up on you like that and rocks your world? 🤧🤒😷 Stay well. Take care! 🤗 It’s my pleasure to leave a comment for Copper too! 🐶
Thanks, Kym! I’m better but not fully, hope it doesn’t linger. Stay well too and enjoy the weekend! 🙏🏻❤️💕
Thanks Lauren, I will. 😍💖🥰
Thank you, Yaksh! 🥰
Thanks so much, Beth. ❤️
He’s so lucky to have found a loving family. It breaks my heart when I see anyone being cruel to animals. Your sweet poem helps to spread the word.
I think we’re all lucky, Anneli. My heart breaks too. I just can’t imagine anyone mistreating an animal. Thanks so much for your kind words about my poem. I got sick soon after this posting and am now trying to catch up online. Have a good weekend. 💞
Oh no. Hope you’re better quick!
Thank you! It’s going slowly, but at least I have better focus. Enjoy your weekend. xo
A perfect poem. We have adopted two wonderful dogs and have never been sorry. They are happy in their forever home and also love the sun.
Thanks, Darlene, and I’m happy you understand how adopting dogs is so special for them and for us. Isn’t it fun to see them search for that perfect spot in the sun? Happy Easter. xo
Hi, Copper! I’ll just bet your family loves you just as much as you love them. (We’ve always had rescue dogs.)
Copper says “Hi” Liz, and we do love him just as much! Glad you’ve had rescue dogs too. ❤️
Hi, Copper! (We don’t want to support puppy mills. Best to give a home to a dog who is in desperate need of one.)
My black Labrador, Oki, really enjoyed
Copper’s tail wagging writing. She also
liked the photos as Copper is very good
looking 🧡 👀
Aww, as you know, Copper can be a bit bashful, so I think he’s blushing right now. But he thinks Oki is very nice and tail-wagging happy that she liked his poem. ❤️🐶
awww this is the sweetest. Hi Copper!!! 💞
Thanks so much, Cindy, and Copper says “Hi” back! His mom has been sick ever since she posted this poem, so she’s finally online trying to catch up (like that will happen, right?). She wishes you a Happy Easter! ❤️🤗
Awww thanks and woof to him. oh feel better my friend! We do our best right but catching up can takes awhile.. .. I know! 💞
Thanks, Cindy, I’ll be over your way soon. ❤️
take good care.. mine is just a like, no comments.. i’m helping you a bit. I’d a never caught up, if comments were on.. lol 💞
lol thanks, Cindy. So true. xoxo
Just read your post and you are hilarious! 😂Good luck with you know what and stay well! 🥰💐💞
hahaha well, I just say what’s on my minds. Oh man, that’s another story. you do the same.. xo 😘
Copper, you’re the loveliest poet out there! Your family is so fortunate that you rescued them! 😉 Woof and tail wags, Hera! 🐾❤️
Aww, Hera, thank you! I’m blushing! 😉 I know my family feels as lucky as I do. Mom’s been sick though, so she’s back online since she posted my poem. She hopes your mom is doing well and sends hugs and love. And Woof and tail wags back to you! ❤️🐶🐾
Oh, nooooo!!!!!!! You give extra hugs to mom, you know the ones…. you have those magical healing hugs! 😉
❤️❤️❤️🐾 Slowly but surely, Marina. Have a great week ahead, dear friend. 💗🌸🦋
Good to hear!!!!! A great week to you, my friend, clear of any unwanted visitors! 😉
Thanks, Copper. You obviously have a wonderful home and a loving family. What more could a dog ask for, except a chew toy perhaps. Give Lauren my best.
Thanks, Curt! I have everything I need, and lots of chew toys! And my mom says “thanks” too! She wishes you a great weekend!
One can never have too many chew toys, Copper! Wish you mom a great weekend for me as well.
A great message, Copper. Thank you.
Thanks, John! I’ll let my mom know! 🙂 🐶🐾
Good dog. 😁
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Thanks again for sharing, John! I’ve been sick, so sorry for the late reply here. Happy Easter!
You are very welcome. I hope that you get better than well.
Delightful. LOL, I relate to the paw-over-face pic. Especially when the kittens try to get me out of bed at 5 AM. Hugs.
Thanks so much, Teagan. That photo is one of my favorites. Too cute, and I can just imagine your kittens trying to wake you up. Gotta love our furry friends.
Hugs and have a good weekend. xo
I love you family song so marvellous 🌹🙏👍🏻 feeling so grace and your dogs so adorable 😊
and looking nice 👍🏻 thank you for sharing and have a beautiful day dear friend 🌹🙏🥰🌹
Thanks for your beautiful words, Thattamma. I’m glad you loved the poem and photos. Have a lovely weekend, dear friend. 💖🌺🤗🦋
Thank you so much this lovely reply message 🙏♥️ most welcome and Happy Easter dear friend 🌹🙏♥️🌹
Such a heartwarming message Lauren. Thank you for sharing
Thanks for your lovely words, Sadje. Greatly appreciated. I’ve been sick so now trying to catch up. 🥰❤️
Take care Lauren. I hope you feel better soon
I love this poem and I am so happy to read that Copper found you and you found him. Such a warm loving story, we’d like to hear more like these Lauren. ❤️
Thanks very much, Marie! I think we’re all fortunate to have found each other. He’s a big, lovable baby. I’m so glad you liked this. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. ❤️🐾
Aww, what a sweet poem that has so much emotional impact behind it! Adoption truly is an amazing way to seal a connection with an amazing animal, and Copper looks like a fine dog. I love those final photos of him! ❤
Thanks for such a wonderful comment, Layla. Even at almost thirteen, he’s still a big love bug! And I’m glad you feel that way about pet adoption too. 🤗💖
So cute! Love your dedication to Copper! Thanks for sharing your love Lauren.
Thanks, Balroop! Copper is King around here. ❤️🐾
Copper you are so beautiful and awesome. Even I have Amber a golden retriever who is 11 years old and she is a darling. You are in the right hands. Lovely and wonderful poem Lauren. Thanks for sharing.
Copper says, “Woof” for your lovely words, Kamal! And Amber sounds like a beauty! We’re all lucky that we found each other, and we’re both happy that you loved his poem. Sending hugs! ❤️🐶🐾
Amber too says Woof to your Copper. Yes Lauren I too am so grateful to have found you as a wonderful friend. Always welcome dear. Lots of love and hugs 🤗❤️🤗❤️🤗
I feel the same way, Kamal, and lots of hugs and love coming your way. 💐💜💐💜💐
Lots of love and hugs to you too Lauren. Happy Sunday 😊😊
Dogs have very haunting eyes don’t they?
They do, Ian. When we look into Copper’s amber eyes, it’s as though he sees right into our soul.
Tell Copper he has my adulation from this day forward. He is ONE grateful poet with the cutest loving eyes. He won me immediately. XoXo
I told Copper and he is so happy to know how you feel, Selma. He’s blushing a little too. 😉 We both thank you very much for your beautiful comment. xo
Copper looks very healthy for his age – and love that photo of Copper sleeping – oh and of course the poem was delightful
He probably thinks the food is pretty good, too.
Copper is very food motivated, and he loves those treats!
Such a great and so beautiful poetry Lauren! Amazing👍😍
Thanks so much for your wonderful words, Yaksh! Copper and I both appreciate your kindness. 🙂 🐶
Aw! Such a delightful poem, Lauren. Our cats are both rescues too.
Thanks so much, Robbie. I’m glad you feel the same about rescues also. And thanks for sharing on FB! I’ve been sick so just now trying to blog a little. ❤️
I hope you feel better soon 🤗🌺
Thanks, Robbie. ❤️
Aww, this is so wonderful! How beautiful. 🥰
Thanks so much, Jeff, for your wonderful words. Copper thanks you too! ❤️🐾🙂
You’re most welcome, Lauren, and Copper! ❤️❤️🐶🐾
Hugs to copper! And hugs to you Lauren!
Oh what a sweet boy he is!
We both thank you for the hugs, Carol Anne. Copper would give you lots of kisses too if he could. ❤️🐾🐶
This read extremely genuinely, you captured the natural journey of the mind of a dog, excellent personification, thank you for this. Dogs are some of the kindest creatures. I loved reading this. I like how it goes from observation, to behavior, to apprehention, to love, to reflection, to feeling. That was the most genuine thing about it, feeling like that is how it would go if the dog were actually talking. You are a very intuitive kind dog owner.
Thank you for your wonderful comment! I’m so glad you liked this poem and enjoyed how I wrote it from Copper’s perspective. Dogs are some of the kindest creatures, so they deserve that kindness in return. 🙂
Agreed, and glad my comment made you happy. My mom is sick right now and her dog is right by her side, it is very cute.
Oh, I’m sorry to hear about your mom being sick, but I’m sure her dog is providing great unconditional love and comfort. Take good care.
Thank you, she is. She is laying on the ground near her bed with head pointed to the exit, she usually sleeps on the bed, and my mother was insulted, but I told her she wants to lay on the ground so she can guide her out in case of emergency, the dog is a sato, they are very intelligent dogs from the beaches of Puerto Rico. We got her from a rescue place.
Wow, that is amazing. I had to look up sato dogs because I’m not familiar with that breed. But they look so cute, and dogs are very intuitive, so I’m sure she knows what is best. Thank you for sharing. 💞
You’re very welcome, we found out because my mother found out about this rescue group near the ocean that does something with them. My father is Hispanic, my mother is German/Irish. She finds Hispanic culture interesting, they are divorced now, but she got the dog because they are still friends and she wanted to have something to talk about with him.
Lauren, I cannot tell you how deeply I felt this. I get a true sense of the kind-hearted, caring person that you are. I once had a lab and loved his familial ways, and his zest for playing in the backyard…a frisbee toss was Sandy’s favourite! It hurts when your beloved pet passes over the rainbow bridge but the entire experience, their dependence, lavishing love for a meal or a treat, and so much more, was everything that life could and should be. Thank you for this. May you cherish all your time together. Such a novel way to present life through a pet’s eyes, ears, and heart!
Thanks for your heartfelt comment, Don. I’m glad my poem resonated with you, bringing back memories of your beloved Sandy. We still miss our black lab, Lucky Girl, but then Copper found us and we were all fortunate. There’s nothing like a furry friend, whether a dog or cat, to enrich our lives. Thanks again for your lovely words. I appreciate them very much.
All of my pets were adopted. 🙂
Thanks so much, Lisa, and I’m happy to hear that your pets are adopted too. I’m sure they get lots of love in your home. Have a good Tuesday. ❤️
Thanks, they sure do get a lot of love. 🙂
Lovely poem — and Copper has gorgeous eyes. Hugs.
Thanks so much, Teagan! And we love Copper’s eyes too. It’s like he sees right into our soul. ❤️🤗
This such a nice poem and warm photos. Your post reminded me of the movie A Dog’s Purpose. Copper is lucky to have found you and you are lucky to have him. That’s how it works! Or at least it should. But sometimes people who get a dog haven’t a clue as to how to train him/her and especially how to love him/her.
Thanks, Carol, and what a movie! Any movies like that about dogs are tear-jerkers. Yes, we are all lucky to have found each other, but you’re right, not everyone knows how to care for a dog, let alone provide the love. I appreciate your comment and am glad you liked Copper’s photos too. ❤️
Lovely poem, May God bless the souls of the families who adopt and showers love on these lovelies 💜
Thanks so much for your beautiful words and wishes. I feel the same. 💞
I love Copper! I adore his poem.
I’m so happy he has a loving home.
I’ve always had cats, all strays and some of their babies.
Be well, Lauren!
Aww, Resa, Copper loves you too and wants to give you a big, slobbery kiss! 🙂 Cats or dogs, it doesn’t matter, as long as they have loving homes. Whenever I see a commercial on TV showing pets that are abused, I can’t bear to watch. It’s beyond heartbreaking.
Anyhoo, thank you! Hugs 💗
It blows me away, too! The penalties should be costlier for those caught running puppy mills and the like. There’s some real inner ugly people out there.
I agree, Resa. It’s horrible to think humans could be so cruel to animals, let alone to other humans. 😦 xoxo
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