bundle of heaven-made cuddly innocence,
my morning ray of waiting ritual,
that looked-for gift of anticipatory smiles
as I open my night-weighted eyes,
docile bone-loving mistress of patience
have grown yourself into my days.
bouquet of warm canine greeting,
my favoured scent of available sweetness,
model of intelligent compatibility
dressing each rising in mutual attraction.
perfecter of dumb communication
make my aloneness so touchingly grateful.
Tessa my friend
by craft of affectionate silence
your dog-sense adds spicy laughter to life.