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Thoughts To Think While Holding The Cutest Puppy In The World

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~Thoughts to Think While Holding the Cutest Puppy in the World
and Wondering Whether You Should Get Involved~

How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

Will I love you when you puddle for nineteen continuous days
on that gorgeous indian blanket that my friends have all admired?

Will I love you when I find you on my pillow when you're tired?

Will I love your muddy pawprints when you chase a butterfly
from the garden through the kitchen when the floor wax isn't dry?

Will I love you when you're shedding and all day I vacuum hair?
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Thoughts To Think While Holding The Cutest Puppy In The World

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~Thoughts to Think While Holding the Cutest Puppy in the World
and Wondering Whether You Should Get Involved~

How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

Will I love you when you puddle for nineteen continuous days
on that gorgeous indian blanket that my friends have all admired?

Will I love you when I find you on my pillow when you're tired?

Will I love your muddy pawprints when you chase a butterfly
from the garden through the kitchen when the floor wax isn't dry?

Will I love you when you're shedding and all day I vacuum hair?
When in digging, you demolish ten begonias raised with care?

Will I love you just past midnight when I let you out and then
I let you in then let you out then let you in again?

Will I love you when you're lunching on a twenty dollar shoe?
(true, you didn't touch the other, but I sort of needed two.)

The day you eat the birthday cake will I forgive? forget?
Oh how much will I love you as I go to pay the vet
for binding up with tenderness that nasty little gash
you got while decorating the lawn with all our trash?

Will I love you when you're sandy, dripping water from the beach
as I chase you 'cross the carpet and you stay just out of reach?

At these times let me remember how cute you look today
and sigh and tell myself - I love you, any way.

-Beverly Armstrong

(printed in Humane Education, June 1979)

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