I am much

Like a dog

I enjoy being

Teased and played

With petted and

Called patted and

Reassured invited onto

The couch bathed

And preened and

Fed and like

A dog I

Enjoy being by

Your side on

Wooden trails in

Snow and rainy

Afternoons but what

I like most

Is simply this

The one that

You turn to

For comfort when

You are sad

That’s my place

Next to your

Warm hearts hearth