Jane Marla Robbins enjoys licks and laughs from her dog, Dancer.
Dogs In Topanga
These spirits, these fakers,
adventurers out to filch
a bone, a bowl of water, treats,
can charm you to death with their
playfulness, coyness, flirting,
their wisdom, their knowing
sometimes it is more than right,
simply, gloriously, to lie down,
do nothing and be.
My neighborâ€™s Black Lab Holds up his right front paw
And will not step on it, itâ€™s hurt And then that little pup just walks around On three legs only--walking!-- Walking, as a matter of course, Not about to take this lying down, Oh, no, instead, Resolved to get around, And live his life
No matter what.