The Empty Bowls

They sit in a corner,

filled up twice a day,

the sound of food and water

making the metal ping happily,

bringing canine joy

in the form of wagging tail,

shiny puppy-dog eyes,

and kisses of furry gratefulness.

Sight and sound of sweet dog

snuffling as she eats,

lapping up water as she drinks,

is welcome and familiar.

One day, those noises

will go away,

leaving behind only the

lonely empty bowls,

and we will miss their mealtime music.

But for now that song plays on happily

twice a day,

and we love to hear its sounds.

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