Friday, December 9, 2011

SONNET FOR A MUTT, by Piper's Mom

Shall I compare thee to a rottweiler?
It’s hard to guess while thou art still so young.
Thou hast brown feet and mostly blackish fur,
And two or three black spots upon thy tongue.
Perhaps thou com’st instead from collie stock,
With ancestors who herded woolly sheep,
And now thou dream’st of chasing thine own flock,
With clever nips and barks, while thou dost sleep.
Or German shepherd thou mayest be, in part,
A dog that’s smart and suitable to train
For search-and-rescue or the special art
Of tracking criminals through snow and rain.

But all that truly matters, in the end,
Is that thou art my Dog, my dearest Friend!


  1. Dear Piper's Mom,
    What a lovely poem whatever a sonnet is- is sound good though!

  2. Ahh I messed up- I'm only correcting myself because I don't want to sound silly (because bunnies are very sophisticated and I don't want to ruin my reputation) so I will correct myself: Your poem is as lovely as sonnet sounds which I still have no idea what that is.
    The highly sophisticated bunny, Lucky

  3. Bravo! Bravo!

    --Zest, superstar in napping

  4. Dear Lucky,
    Mom told me that a sonnet is a kind of poem that always has exactly 14 lines and a very particular rhyme scheme. The kind of sonnet that Mom wrote is called a Shakespearean sonnet because it's the kind of sonnets that Shakespeare used to write. Except that his weren't about dogs. They were usually about love. Mom had to learn junk like this in English class when she was in school. She wanted ME to write a sonnet, but I said "No way! That's too hard for a little dog like me!" So she did it herself.
    Your friend, Piper

  5. Dear Zest,
    I'm glad you liked Mom's sonnet. I am also a Superstar when it comes to Napping. If they gave out titles for Napping, I would have a whole bunch of them!
    Your friend, Piper

  6. Hello together,

    my dog looks as the same as ruby, but i still don't know what kinda dog he is, rottweiler whatever.. =)
    ..may is someone out there to help me finding an answer?

    Thank you ♥