A Dog's Life

Before you jump to the conclusion that I want to be a dog and have gone stark raving mad, just hang on: what I'm trying to say is that there is something profoundly beautiful about watching one of God's creatures do what it is hardwired to do and fulfill its intended purpose. This is also true of God's human creatures at work and play. So I guess in that sense, I do aspire to be like my dog Genevieve.

May I grasp my calling
and live each day
with the joy and unflagging devotion
of a Labrador Retriever
swimming out into the surf
to retrieve a tennis ball
again and again and again