Dogs come in every shape and size,
With coats both straight and curly,
Some breeds seem warm and friendly,
While others appear a little surly.
Dogs can be the working type,
Herding sheep or finding prey,
Others guard your hearth and home,
And some just like to play.
Often called "man's best friend,"
Dogs can fill the lonely times,
And, by their very presence,
They inhibit many crimes.
Dogs are loyal to their masters,
And love the children in their lives,
They become part of the household,
Where every single member thrives.
When those warm eyes look up at you,
And the wag begins to start,
You realize this dog before you,
Is the holder of your heart!
Copyright (c) 2007 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved.