At first when they paired-off, the dog and cat
would fight when they got home from work. His bark
was silent almost the whole day, and that
made the young Irish wolfhound want to speak
so badly he would arf and yowl when she
came through the door. The tabby, though had heard
enough already, thank you, from the three
cats and five dogs in her small lab, and would
soon scratch at him “Can’t you leave me alone?!”
Their love made them negotiate, in time:
he gave her thirty minutes to wind down,
and then would softly smooth her fur… When tame,
she’d purr, and they would share their different days:
his reading, her solving squabbles between
the strange and varied, feisty animals
at work. Neither the dog nor cat was mean
at heart. There didn’t have to be a spat
each day…even between a dog and cat.
– Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL, Jan. 30, 2015
Another error of mine: line nine: can’t not cant. Sorry.
Steve Shoemaker 1148 County Road 1500 E Urbana, IL 61802 217-621-3796
Steve, I thought together we were error-free -:). We need our dogs more than ever.
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