Friday, October 4, 2013

My Puppy had a Favorite Toy: An Attempt at Some Sort of "Poetry"

My puppy had a favorite toy. 
It's a fuzzy duck Mr. T bought on sale at the grocery store. 
He scoffed when he saw it and said it would make him laugh to see her carrying it. 
Little did we know she'd carry it everywhere. 
To bed, to the yard, to dinner, to rest, to run wild, to share, absolutely everywhere
If only she knew how foolish she looked.

My puppy had a favorite toy. 
She loved the dang toy so much, it has been worn to shreds.
Literally, no more stuffing remains.
So she carries the stuffed duck hide.
Homegirl loves it with wreckless abandon.
And I love her undying, unconditional love of this fuzzy duck with no stuffing.

My puppy had a favorite toy.
That she buried in the bushes outside our door.
She left that toy out in the rain as it poured and poured and poured.
And, that toy grew a moldy musk that begged to be throw away. 
After my puppy left her stinky, un-stuffed toy on our bed,
It went forever away. 

My puppy had a favorite toy. 
With which she taught me a deep, in my heart lesson. 
See, if I could be love others as ridiculously as Hazel loved her dear duck. 
The world around me would be a brighter, happier place. 
If I could love those relationships that are most absurd to the human eye. 
Love that girl who hates because she can.
Love the girls that left scars on my heart with their harsh words and exclusivity.
Love despite my little inferiority complex, insecurity mindset, minimalist perspective. 
God, I wish I could love ridiculously like Hazel.
But even more so, like you. 

"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." -1 John 3:18


  1. That baby picture of hazel is just too cute!

  2. OMG. Baby Hazel might be my favorite Hazel. SHE IS SO CUTE.

  3. That literally is the cutest picture I've ever seen. Thank you for starting my Friday off right!

  4. okay, exactly the same comment as everyone else, no creativity here. PUPPY HAZEL!

  5. Now it makes sense how she ended up so freakin' spoiled!?! :)

  6. And then she grew up and lost some of her wrinkles and I was sad.

  7. Oh girl, HAPPY FRIDAY from baby Hazel and big girl Hazel and, mostly, ME!

  8. I think in the face of cute puppies all creativity is lost. But that's just my humble dog-loving opinion.

  9. You are the most beautiful soul.
    You explain such complex and spiritual things in such a sweet and simple way.
    Thank you for this. I needed this reminder lately.

  10. Such a sweet post! And ahh that little face!

  11. This is so great! Love it. Such a cute picture too. :)

  12. adorable!!! how old was she in this picture? I just got a puppy on Monday. Check him out!

  13. So cute ! Hope you had a nice week-end ;)


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