dVerse has returned from vacation and I am so happy! Thank you to Brian Miller for providing this prompt.
The Puppy’s First Beach Visit
She is lightning. little legs zip up the beach sand jettisoning her red tongue lolls her eyes shine. She challenges the ocean barks at the noise stands steadfast tail beating. I put my toes in the cold water so does she. She laughs, not a sound, but her eyes. This is the best moment-- she giggles. She throws herself into the waves, dances with jubilance shakes her coat wants to wave jump again and again but sunlight dims, home calls. In the small hours her legs dance as she wave jumps again and again in her dreams.
For my Cha (2/2/1999-7/29/2015)
34 thoughts on “The Puppy’s First Beach Visit #dVerse #poem”
ha. gotta love those little moments of discovery, both with a pups and our own little ones. i remember the first time our cat saw snow. Lol. Now that was a moment. Thanks for the glimpse into a peaceful playful moment by the see.
love their defiance in thinking they can bark back the waves.
💖💖Thank you so much! Just writing the poem made me smile. All of that wonder and joy!
Oh yes. Those little leg movements and yips in their sleep. I wondered what was going on there!
I’ve always hoped that they are good dreams, Judy. Thank you. 💖
I hope this comment gets through (3rd try) Joie de vivre if ever there was! and it’s contagious! I love the fact that each has their own beach towel <3 <3
Thank you! 💖 Yes, they were beach bums in every sense of the word. They loved the beach. And, while they were spoiled, they usually just took over the sun chaises when their humans left. 🙂
You are very welcome, Sascha. I understand the parties while the humans are away. Gary Larson and Youtube expose’s are proof 🙂
ha! 😀 I’ll have to check it out!
Oh what a beautiful moment to capture! I can so see that doggy grin…
Thank you, Miriam. Her grin was irrepressible. 🙂
Awwwwww, i loved this so much. Then saw your note with her dates after. Lovely to picture her joy. How you must miss her. I know, for i miss a big black wolf i lived with for 14 years. Sigh. They bring such joy.
Thank you, Sherry. There was a point where writing that poem would have had me sobbing more than smiling, but it was good to have that memory of her and good to smile about it. I miss her with all the world but was lucky we had so many, many good times together. And you’re right. They bring immeasurably joy.
Captures the moment perfectly. Love it.
Thank you, Maggie. 💖
A delightful dog moment well captured, Sascha! I love the thought of those little legs zipping up the beach, the way she ‘She challenges the ocean / barks at the noise / stands steadfast / tail beating’, and the dog giggles! I’ve been thinking about getting another dog recently and your poem has increased the longing.
Thank you, Kim. I find dogs to be the best company in the world. 💖💖
Thank you so much, Di! 🙂
Dogs bring so much joy and give so much unconditional love. A memory to cherish.
They are and I’ve been fortunate to discover that and have them in my life. Thank you, Jane. 🙂
Love the joy of a happy dog… also in his dreams
🙂 Thanks, Bjorn.
I love this Sascha, I can see her giggle and throw herself into those waves! xxx
Thank you, Xena.
What a delightful and fun moment.
Thank you so much, Grace! 🙂
So damn adorable.
Thank you–she was a delightful puppy…and slightly ornery.
A delightful doggie day at the beach!
Thank you so much, Beverly.
This is the cutest!
Thank you so much! 🙂