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Hungry Dogs

As I write this blog post this morning, my dogs are looking at me with the mournful eyes.

For they are very hungry.

S-t-a-r-v-i-n-g, in fact.

And I am not feeding them.

Why?

Because this diva . . . 

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is scheduled for some rather serious surgery in a couple of hours.  (Please send the good juju.  She is 11, and we'd like to keep her around a while longer.)

My hungry dogs remind me of this perfect Mary Oliver poem, from her Dog Songs book.

The Wicked Smile
by Mary Oliver

"Please, please, I think I haven't eaten
for days."

What?  Ricky, you had a huge supper.

"I did? My stomach doesn't remember.
Oh, I think I'm fading away.  Please
make me breakfast and I'll tell you 
something you don't know."

He ate rapidly.

Okay, I said  What were you going to
tell me?

He smiled the wicked smile.  "Before we
came over, Anne already gave me my breakfast,"
he said.

Be prepared.  A dog is adorable and noble.
A dog is true and loving friend.  A dog
is also a hedonist.

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AsKatKnits

Sending all the love and truckloads of good juju for that sweet pup. XOXO

sharon

will keep your darling pup in my thoughts today - and the vet looking out for him too - sharon

Carole

All good thoughts for Jenny headed your way. XOXO

Bridget

Oh I really hope all will go well with your sweetie! I'm sending as much good as I have to send.

And I hope that someday you will FINALLY start feeding them ... ;-)

Bonny

That is the perfect poem for dogs (and some humans)! I am sending lots of good juju along with many good health and healing thoughts to Jenny, along with plenty for JoJo and the whole pack.

Debbie

I hope all goes well for your pup and that she has a good recovery. I love that poem!

Patty

Patty and Boone sending all the juju to Jenny! And that is such a great poem! xoxoxo

Cheryl S.

Sending good juju and healing wishes!

kim in oregon

Much puppy love from Comet and Pilot! I give my pups ice cubes when they can't eat and it doesn't fool them one bit. Ah well. At least I try.

Vicki

Good mojo to Jenny today!! I hope she can eat something soon. ;)

margene

So much love to you and Jenny today!!! May she soon be her strong and happy self. Mary always knows the right words whether nature or dog! lol

Mary

oh Jenny! I hope everything went well ... I'm sorry I didn't seen this in time to send the good juju before, but hopefully all went well. and Jenny and Jojo will forgive you soon :-) That Mary Oliver poem is indeed perfect for today .... she always gets it exactly right! Hugs!

Rhonda

Sending all good thoughts your way

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