Your first dog
is a first love
Even if she has a chronic sore on her back
and gets fat and tired
so you hardly notice she is missing
when she wanders into traffic and dies.
There was still that moment when Ginger and I had a special bond
Outside the complex world of the big people.
In the long ago time when your dog just followed you aroundDay
and there were no leashes or poop pick up laws.