PUPPY LOVE-6th Annual Valentiny Contest
By Deb Buschman
Look at her.
See her canines glisten as she snatches the ball from the sky.
I wish she would give me a sniff.
It’s Valentine’s Day. Maybe I can win her love today!
Should I give her my favorite chew toy?
No, too mushy.
Maybe I could give her flowers?
Oops, looks like I nibbled a few.
What about my best bone?
If only I could remember where it’s buried.
She might notice me if I had a fancy collar like Clyde.
Nope, too fancy.
I know. A heart-shaped box of bacon bits.
Wait! Stop! Down, you crazy pups! Those are for…
Grrrrr, now she’ll never be my valentine.
I can’t even protect a box of bacon bits.
Look how Clyde licks and paws her.
What am I a scaredy-cat?
No, I’m a b-b-brave dog.
I must show her how I feel.
Watch me leap. Watch me chase my tail. Watch me…ooomph! Didn’t see that tree.
Oh no, she’s coming this way.
Woof-woof. George are you okay?
You know my name?
Sniff, sniff, sniff.
Of course, George, I think you’re cute.
Now’s my chance.
Verrr-onica will you be my va-va-valentine?
Lick, lick, lick.
AAArrrr-OOOOOOOO! Veronica’s my valentine!