MORNING RITUAL WITH DOGS
First off, it’s running to the yard to pee,
And then begins the hunt for errant squirrels
Who wait for nuts I toss abundantly,
To the delight of our two frisky girls.
And Tiggy, though she knows that I have treats
Appropriate for her, prefers the nuts
And rather’d keep the squirrels from their own eats
By scampering after their fleet fuzzy butts.
Then they come in and eagerly await
The Greenies and the Jumbones I hand out,
Which usually aren't quite enough to sate
Their appetites, so I’ll soon hear a shout.
“All right, all right, you girls—just one more each.”
They’re glad to know I’ve learned what they’ve to teach.