My Guru

puppy messes

Gone is an orderly house
clean floors, sweet rhythm
of life, replaced by chaos,
half-chewed shoes
wet newspapers on the floor.
Alegria nips my toes and nose,
barks at his shadow and fills
my day with laughter, shredded
books, ragged dish towels
of tug-of-war.

How this tiny creature
has changed my life.
Creating tornados all
around me, he renews my
enthusiasm with his ability
to create fun from an
unguarded object he
manages to steal.

When did I forget to
have fun? To be joyous,
even silly, to delight
in everyday living?

My guru with floppy ears
a little puppy who reminds
me that life should be fun
spontaneous, daring and filled
with chewed up pens and shoes.

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12 Responses to My Guru

  1. Loved your post, Pat!! Your photo cracked me up!! It’s not always easy to have the spirit of a child, is it?? Ha! Hard to be a perfectionist, OCD, ADD, careless, inattentive and stuffy with a little puppy around! I believe research has shown those with pets live longer and better quality of life!!

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  2. Lumensilta says:

    Reblogged this on Tailbook and commented:
    Puppy Guru’s lessons in joy are lessons that can make you laugh – or cry. It is all in the attitude. Pretty much like in life itself.


  3. I love your little guru and the lessons he’s taught you!! Thank you for sharing!


  4. eileen049 says:

    Aww….I want to play too!! 🙂

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  5. chelharris says:

    Oh Pat what a beautiful angel how could you ever be angry with him . Give him lots of cuddles from me ….he’s the best time waster ever …enjoy . Love the poem .

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