This poem by John O'Hurley was televised during the National Dog Show that Purina does each year on Thanksgiving Day. Although I didn't watch the program, the poem really speaks to me. It's something that puts a smile on my heart, and I love when my heart smiles!
I give pause to my paws on this day of Thanksgiving,
Whether wide-eyed, or doe-eyed, or with eyes that seem hidden,
They're focused on you,
As I watch for a clue
Just wink or a touch,
Says I'm important to you.
But my words sound like woof
My voice kind of gruff,
So I know that
My thanks may seem never enough,
But this secret I share
With you on a whim
All dogs speak best with what's farthest from them,
Whether fluffy or skinny, full-sized or "a la carte"
Always watch for our tail,
It's attached to our heart.