WHY DO DOGS HAVE TAILS?
It’s not for balance or for swishing flies
Or swinging monkey-like high in the trees,
But rather it’s a sign for others’ eyes
Of whether they’re excited or at ease.
It’s how they show emotion, how they feel,
Which may be joyful, anxious or alert
Or curious, frustrated, needing a meal
Or, that they’re sleeping, peaceful and inert.
Of all the many tales a tail can tell
The happiest is—your dog is feeling well.