We’ve seen haiku featuring — and written by — each of my three dogs. Lilah, Jasper, and Tucker are unique personalities. Lilah is a combination of sweet and smart, Jasper the friendly comfort hound, and Tucker the ball-obsessed terrier.
They love each other and depend on each other — except perhaps when someone just stole someone else’s toy or the ownership of a bone is up for discussion.
But all of that is quickly put aside when there’s a common purpose, like squirrels to chase or deer to bark at. Or when searching for something that’s lost.
They’ll also help each other out when any one of them encounters a problem. Or when all of them share a concern. Like when the humans drag the Evil Growling Vacuum Beast out of the closet and take that monster on a tour of every corner of the house — again.
And when the humans — for reasons that are impossible to imagine — leave the dogs behind for days, weeks, millennia, the three pups find comfort in each other’s company.
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About the author: Susan C. Willett is a writer, photographer, and blogger whose award-winning original stories, photography, poetry, and humor can be found at Life With Dogs and Cats. She lives in New Jersey with three dogs and four cats (all rescues) and at least a couple of humans — all of whom provide inspiration for her work. Refusing to take sides in the interweb’s dogs vs. cats debate, Susan enjoys observing the interspecies interaction among the varied inhabitants of her home — like living in a reality TV show, only furrier. In addition to Life With Dogs and Cats, you can find more Lilah, Jasper, and Tucker (and the rest of the gang) on Haiku by Dog™, Haiku by Cat™, and Dogs and Cats Texting.