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!
The work day is done.
The list of things accomplished
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
Enough has been done, and this will have to wait
Because right now, before the sun sets, I must
Sit on my front porch
Flanked by my faithful furry companion
And listen to the sounds of evening settling
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
(Or maybe not so patiently)
For a hand
A tender scratching behind the ears
For me to get up off my porch and call out
That magical word
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
~ 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.