I just got a copy of Patrica MacLachlan (Sarah Plain and Tall and lots of other wonderful books) and Emily MacLachlan's sweet dog poetry book, Once I Ate a Pie, 13 dogs tell-all-poems and according to the sticker on the book, Dog Approved -- very high praise. Print date is 2006 -- sorry I've missed this charming collection for five years.
Only 12 more days in National Poetry Month. Here's the title poem. Mr. Beefy writes the title poem. Enjoy!
I am not thin, but I am beautiful
When no one is looking,
I steal tubs of butter off the table.
I take them to the basement to eat in private
ONCE I ATE a PIE.
Don't be shy -- is there a dog or cat that you can write a poem about? How about writing a poem from that animal's perspective?