#rescued

#one’s a Schnoodle #one’s a Schnauzer
#peaceful hippie #rabble-rouser

#flattened chin #bearded snout
#one with mustache #one without

#whale-spray tail #pine tree stub
#back scratch #tummy rub

#grumpy dog
#bump on a log

#black #white
#portly #sprite

#yin and yang
#paw and fang

#upside-down #right-side up
#sweet old soul #playful pup

#prized lamb #black sheep
#fearful growl #pleading bleat

#wants to play #sleeps all day
#up all night #snores away

#kneads and nooks #sits and looks
#twists and jerks #full of quirks

#lifts his leg #squats to pee
#both a he #not one she

#crack of dawn #dark of night
#playful tussle #vicious fight

#most expressive #blank glare
#raised eyebrows #stoic stare

#gnashing teeth #quivering lip
#holds it in #lets it rip

#one is docile #one gets zoomies
#in the car they’re kennel roomies

#needs a leash #runs away
#comes right back #here to stay

#self-served timeout #who’s in trouble?
#regrets mischief #lives in bubble

#nutmeg sofa #khaki chair
#king-size bed we all four share

#digs, sniffs, circles #plops right down
#crowds dad’s pjs #seeks mom’s gown

#neither fetches #both can sit
#both catch popcorn #lively wit

#table beggars #hopeful snackers
#turkey bacon #graham crackers

#love to ride #windows cracked
#heads in wind #playthings packed

#noises frighten #cuddling calms
#transcendental #fretful qualms

#one’s a purebred #one’s a mix
#does blood matter? #ask the ticks!

#designer dog #pedigreed
#worthless titles, most agree

#both were rescued #one abused
#one abandoned #each refused

#old ties severed #new lifesong
#not neglected #now belong

#both now wanted #both adored
#cherished deeply #family scored

– Kim Johnson

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