This is the final post in the My Name scavenger hunt – Write The Anna or a Dr. Stella poem. I chose The Anna. Which was created by James Gray in honor of the poet and news columnist Anna Nash. This form is an unrhymed 7 line form with a strict meter requirement and uses the theme of love.
What kind of love
Waits for me to arrive
Greets me with kisses warm and wild
Patiently listens to my tales of woe
Shares my cooking without complaint
Doesn’t fight for TV control?
Pure canine love!
I’m mostly a cat person. I attribute this to my parents having pet cats before I was born and continuing until my parents moved into an apartment – just a year before I had my first child. My mother had a cattery and raised Persians and Himalayans (back when they were considered separate breeds in the US). Anyway I’ve always been very comfortable around cats but working in a vet clinic introduced me to a variety of pets. Then Veterinary School let me fall in love with dogs. I still like cats but with all the cat allergies in the family, a cat is not in my future. So we have a dog. She is sweet and well mannered and smart too. In fact she has many cat-like qualities. No matter how hard she may try, she is still a dog, a dog with the exuberance of demonstrating just how much she loves her people. And yes, we are definitely her people now!
Mochi has been on the go all the time! She loves the dog park and to visit with everyone in the neighborhood on her three times a day walks. She is still afraid of dog toys and refuses to have anything to do with even the stuffed toys (we tried but if it so much as makes a crinkling noise she is hiding behind the sofa)! Still she loves to be brushed. Her love language is to be with people. I mean in close proximity, like touching. If she can put a foot on you or better curl up on your lap, she is the most contented dog in the world….