Dogs Think We're Royalty
Dog Owner's Prayer
Lord, thank you for this ornery mutt
who thinks I’m royalty and more.
Bless wag of tail, each woof and bark,
each mark of slobber on the door.
Once house and rugs were fragrance free.
Keep me mindful of those days:
No welcome whiff of doggy breath,
no Eau du After Rain to praise.
Restore my grateful, patient heart
for this, the dearest of ankle-nippers,
and keep me ever watchful, Lord —
at least until I find my slippers.
— Sandra Soli