You slowly came to me with bone in jaws.
You laid the bone upon the kitchen floor.
And out you padded gently with your paws.
You touched my heart by way of doggie door.
I saw you first across the meadow green.
You looked my way and bounded in delight.
We met and sniffed with sense of smell so keen.
We slobbered, glad we didn’t have to fight.
Love at first smell, we frolicked when we met.
Owners schmoozed with leashes at their sides.
I must thank mine. I’m deeply in her debt—
She let me loose—against the law she normally abides.
To love like this with body all a’quiver.
You should be by my side, like kidney next to liver.