Dog

 

Maybe we invented

You, brought you

Inside

 

Wolves bark in

Packs for their own

Reasons—do you

Still know?

 

You are fur and teeth

 

And if we carve

Them down, you

Still have claws

In canine thinking

 

In taming you, we

Take ownership

 

When we don’t, we

Lie to you

 

And God and will

Need a better answer

Than Cain gave

For a sibling, also

Abandoned

 

But there can be

Love in what we do,

 

And you improve us

 

Family is larger,

Home fuller, our

Blood chemistry is

Better when we

Pet you

 

(Hence the virtue in

The name)

 

Our company for all

Friends, your

Impulses toward

 

Concern and toward

Protection

 

These guard us—

And there’s a human

Promise in what we

Owe you

 

 

Parvo and

http://abc27.com/2016/07/06/libre-the-puppy-continues-fight-for-his-life/

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