This poem came out of the June 1, 2010 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from marina_bonomi. It was sponsored by laffingkat -- and simultaenousely picked out by janetmiles. *chuckle* The 2010 Holiday Poetry Sale is suddenly turning into a pileup at the table! Hee! (I am suddenly reminded of a holiday commercial that featured a dog covered in wrapping paper under a Christmas tree, tail wagging...)
A dog is
loyalty and obedience,
teamwork and love.
A cat is
whimsy and independence,
self-sufficiency and satire.
A dog is the slave who saves his master's life.
A cat is the slave who whispers, "You're only mortal."
Our pets embody the virtues that we value.
the wild child laughs
and buys a lizard.