Carpe Shar-Pei (Seize the Wrinkled Dog)

Dog Haiku

My human is home!
I am so ecstatic I
have made a puddle.








I lie belly-up
In the sunshine, happier than
You ever will be.








Today I sniffed
Many dog butts - I celebrate
By kissing your face.








I sound the alarm!
Paperboy - come to kill us all -
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!








I sound the alarm!
Garbage man - come to kill us all -
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!








I lift my leg and
Whiz on each bush. Hello, Spot -
Sniff this and weep.








I Hate my choke chain -
Look, world, they strangle me! Ack !

Ack ! Ack ! Ack ! Ack ! Ack !







Sleeping here, my chin
On your foot - no greater bliss - well,
Maybe catching cats.








Look in my eyes and
Deny it. No human could
Love you as much I do.




I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.

August Strindberg

Credits:
Paper and canvas prints of "Growing Up Chinese Shar-Pei" by Barbara Keith are available online.

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