by Pam Green
The dogs mourn a rescuer
by Pam Green , © 2010
All dogs and bitches now must howl :
Our rescuer is dead,
Who gave us bones and luscious meat
When we but begged for bread.
Who taught us all the house-dog arts,
Who quelled soul's fear and strife,
Who gave us love and leadership
When we but begged for life.