By Opie, Snorkie Laureate of the house
The scents of autumn fill the air,
My nose is twitching for my share
Of delicious things that Mama makes-
Savory meats, veggies, tasty cakes.
It is that special time of year
When doggies all should stay quite near
When Mama or Daddy calls you close
Even if it is to give a dose
Of medicine for an itchy spot,
Or brush out the hairs that made a knot
Because after”Good Boy” will soon follow
Lovely things dogs love to swallow.
But I digress about the food
It puts me in such a mood
To recount the things for which I’m grateful.
So here we go … I have a plateful.
I give thanks for my family dear
Without whom I’d be prone to tear
And Sad, lonely — hungry too.
Thank you all for my rescue.
I am thankful also for all those folks
Who tire themselves trying to coax
Others to give deep and well
So other fur friend sadness they can quell,
And all the doggies and cats and things
Can find joy of home that parents bring
To loving pets who nuzzle and lick.
(Yes, I’m grateful as well, that I’m not sick.)
So, good home, good health and love are what I’m grateful for
And if I’d more time, I’d write some more,
But Happy Thanksgiving my Fur Friends.
Go eat some Turkey! This is the end!