Floppy ears bound up to see me,

tail wagging, dopey grin fixed

up at my laughing face.

.

pet-me-pet-me-pet-me-pet-me-pet-me-pet-me-pet-me-pet-me-

.

A wet nose bumps my hand.

A wet tongue glides over my cheek.

A scratch behind the ears calms down the room.

.

love-me-love-me-love-me-love-me-love-me-love-me-love-me-love-me-

.

Footfalls follow me

from the kitchen to the side

room to the front room up to my

room and back down to the kitchen.

.

Where are you going? Can I come? I want to come! I'm coming!

.

Curling up at my feet,

I lie on the floor, waiting to

see if he'll lie down next to me.

.

What are you doing? Are you cold? You must be! I'll warm you up!

.

Brown eyes look over to me

asking what I'm doing before he

grins when I curl up on his bed with him.

.

CUDDLES

.

Howling in unison is the greatest conversation, because

I don't need words to tell him that I love him.