It was the last night of the year
and as many were celebrating with a cheer
There were furry critters making their good friend smile
playing and rustling amongst the fresh laundry pile
It’s not that it hadn’t been properly put away
The pups just wanted to show and tell the mess they’d made
dragging out some socks and scattering them in disorganized style
just to keep the guests entertained for a while
It had been a while since there were visitors here to play,
but the pups had everything planned for the day
First was the tag, then the chase, and find out what was on the food tray
Oh yes, the food was delicious anyone could tell
The pup’s mouths watered at the very smell
All the deliciousness up high on the counter top
The pups wishing the tray would go “plop”
right on the floor where their hungry bellies could snatch
A multitude of snacks… but there was a catch.
Who could have known the guests were so clever
one moved left and the other right
And it was as if the pups could never
quite get to what they wanted, but that was fun
we were going to see how fast the guests could run
Blocked from the snack trays was the name of the game
The pups were not to let the opposing team put them to shame
A valiant effort on the part of Shuffles and Nixi
had the group dancing around one another in a frenzy
Back and forth and one after the other
the pups worked the guests further and further
away from the snacks with uncanny precision
it was magnificent teamwork, an cooperative decision.
It was as though the pups were always thinking ahead
like a carpenter making stairs
often bobbing and weaving between the chairs
throwing off the pursuit but jumping right back in
just to keep the guests guessing what the next move would have been.
It was almost midnight in the bright sofa room
The pups had not given up their efforts
And that’s when they heard the first kaboom.
Through the window somewhere in the distant night sky,
There were fireworks going off
Gathering the attention of all, even the fly
who had managed to get past the gauntlet of guest
who’d been preoccupied and forgotten about the buzzing pest
Nevertheless, it was well in the cozy apartment out of the cold weather
The people and the pups gathered together
no one even minding the wet nose on the window pane leaving a smear
and all eyes toward the sky as they welcomed in the new year.
Jason Duron is a short story writer and author of several fiction stories. Curious and lovable as dogs can be, the Adventures of Rocky, Nixi and Dante give you a chance to see daily life from a “dog’s eye view” and share in their thoughts. Please enjoy, and we hope that you’ll feel free to comment and give us insight into your dog’s very own adventures.