Rover had always been a very loyal dog,
Happy to hunt with his man
Or eat scraps as the woman cooked,
Or out for jog as the woman worked out
Or simply lounging as the man watched tv.
For years nothing had changed, no change did he foresee.
Rover noticed the woman had stopped jogging
Her belly swelled large with the passage of time
He had no idea of what that was a sign.
He and the man did not go out on the hunt.
Instead they stayed home and redid one of the rooms.
What Rover didn’t know of the change that would come soon.
His old body enjoyed this change in routine.
He was able to sleep more
And the attention he got doubled for those days.
Then one day they left in quite a rush
And someone else came over to take care of the old boy
Bringing some odd things that the person called toys.
Rover wasn’t interested in playing about.
So the young man gave up trying
And took Rover for short walks
Mostly he patted the old dog on his head.
Then a couple days later the people came back
With a new little person nearly giving the old boy a heart attack.
They greeted their dog with all the love that they had
And got down low so that he could meet the new addition.
Rover went over and gave the little babe a small sniff,
Then with his pink tongue he licked its small head.
The babe moved small fists and tried to look in his eyes
And all could see the babe’s look of surprise.
Rover nuzzled the babe and gave one more lick
Before flopping down, by the babe’s side forever to stick.