Friday, August 14, 2015

Poetry Friday: The Dog


We adopted a second dog yesterday. Her name is Tilly. She's an under active beagle which suits me just fine. Since I have dogs on the brain, I am posting Ogden Nash's poem below:

The Dog

The truth I do not stretch or shove
When I state that the dog is full of love.
I've also found, by actual test,
A wet dog is the lovingest.

19 comments:

  1. Hi, Jeff--

    Thanks for joining us today! Sometimes all you need is a little dose of Ogden Nash. I like dogs in poem form better than actual form, I confess. I'm starting in 2nd grade for the first time this year--I'll be back to visit your wisdom!

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    1. I completely understand Heidi! Good luck with 2nd grade!

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  2. Thanks for posting this. Ogden Nash always brings a smile and I haven't heard anything by him in a long time. Good luck with your new pooch.

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  3. Congratulations on your new dog. Under active beagle? I didn't think there could be such a thing!

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    1. I've been watching her sleep all day, Roberta. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Like Roberta, I have never met an under active beagle, but have met plenty of over active ones! Enjoy her! I collect dog poems, but had never seen this one! Perfect!

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    1. I feel like I'm going to pay with a night owl dog tonight. Thanks for stopping by, Carol!

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  5. Enjoy the newest member of the family. I hope he's the lovingest.

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  6. Jeff,
    Tilly is a cutie. Thanks for posting the Ogden Nash poem. He was an original. I love the use of "lovingest."

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    1. I agree, Joy. "Lovingest" is a great word. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Beautiful dog and a favourite poem. I love Ogden Nash.

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  8. Yup. Wet dog or stinky dog. And the ones with the worst breath lick your face the most. Gotta love them, though!!

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    1. Indeed! Hope you have a great year, Mary Lee!

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  9. Congratulations on your new family member! Odgen Nash hits it on the head, doesn't he? And cats have been known to figure out who doesn't like cats/is allergic and cuddle up to them. It's a talent, of sorts.

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  10. Did Tilly enjoy your Ogden Nash poem? I did.

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  11. Love the poem and the picture of Tilly. What a beautiful smile she has! =)

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