This I Believe

Jennifer - Lansing, Michigan
Entered on June 4, 2007
Age Group: 50 - 65

The boy has good dog karma.

He picked that first one out at fifty feet.

A long-time inmate of the county pound,

she was old, sausage-built,

homely, and none too bright.

So how did he know?

Good dog karma.

He lost his way those fearful years ago,

traveled roads we still don’t understand,

struggled from cliff-edged heights to despair

until, against the odds, that boy

made his way home.

Good dog karma

found the next one on the internet,

downloaded a photo and a hundred words,

a rescued mutt of strange parentage,

a vessel filled with doggy love,

his unerring choice.

You gotta believe

in a boy with that kind of dog karma.