A Labrador writes a poem…

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
showing interest
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
somersaulted on
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
unthinkable acts
please throw them your safety net
adoption saves lives for all

p.s. I love my family so much!

Sometimes, I’m bashful.
I worship the sun.
I make time for listening.

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! ❤️❤️

© Lauren Scott, Baydreamerwrites.com – All rights reserved.

128 thoughts on “A Labrador writes a poem…

  1. 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 ❤

    1. 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! ❤️🐶🐈

    1. 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. 💞🌺

      1. 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! 🐶

    1. 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. 💞

    1. 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! ❤️🤗

    1. 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! ❤️🐶🐾

  2. 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 🌹🙏🥰🌹

  3. 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! ❤

  4. 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.

      1. 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.

      2. 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. 💞

      3. 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.

  5. 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!

    1. 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.

  6. 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.

    1. 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. ❤️

  7. Le sniff!!

    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!

    1. 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 💗

      1. 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.

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