Cocker Spaniel Poems

Take a moment to read through our collection of poems, written by members of our I Love Cocker Spaniels group. Feel free to post your own poems and comment, but please be respectful of our art, passion and love for our pets.

Thank you! Enjoy!

 

Treasured Moment

The work day is done.

The list of things accomplished

Long

From making coffee to serving dinner and cleaning up

Scouring the stuck bits of of a meal from a pan and washing counters

Perhaps mending something broken,

Or breaking something that will later need mending

And deciding

That today

Enough has been done, and this will have to wait

Until

Tomorrow.

Because right now, before the sun sets, I must

Sit on my front porch

Flanked by my faithful furry companion

And read

The paper

A book

Something online

And listen to the sounds of evening settling

Gently

Sweetly

Into the routine patterns we all share

Living this life, together, yet apart

And there, at my side, I see him

He sees me, too, and noticing, thumps his tail

And perhaps emits a low whine

Asking

Patiently

(Or maybe not so patiently)

For a hand

A stroke

A tender scratching behind the ears

Better yet

For me to get up off my porch and call out

That magical word

W-A-L-K

But even if we don’t go tonight

He will be satisfied

With my touch, the connection of our eyes

Because we are

More than anything else

Best friends.

~ Savannah Summers

 

In Honor of Sophie

The day we brought you home

you knew that you were loved.

With your butt up in the air you told us what you thought.

We had a good run,

you spoke to squirrels

and never figured out the faceless crabs on our beach walks.

You were so patient,

till the night I looked at you and you were tired,

I knew that time had come.

You took your last breath while we kissed your head.

I cry each time I hear the name Sophie, our little Cocker Spaniel.

~Margaret Johanna Hartley