Fix-it-Up and Busybody

Today I’m thankful for my boys – Boo Radley and Fitz, a Schnauzer and Schnoodle whose neurotic tendencies are ever present. 

Fix-it-Up and Busybody

they’re
how they are
because of
how they’ve been 

abandoned
neglected
abused
rejected 

rough starts
left scars
broken leg
broken hearts 

they’re
how they are
because of
how they’ve been 

one lingering thing
is that they check
their people out
humans: such wrecks! 

if one of us
seems sad or hurt
or loud or mad
they’re on alert! 

they’re
how they are
because of
how they’ve been 

but love heals
and hugs assure
playful nuzzles
gentle muzzles 

waggy tails
perky ears
no more jail
no more tears 

they’re
how they are
because of
how they’ve been 

fix-it-up Fitz
and busybody Boo
swept up from the pits
into arms anew

they’re family now
on this funny farm
where no one tries
to bring them harm 

they’re
how they are
because of
how they’ve been

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