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April 13, 2009


Owning dogs definitely changes us!! Do you have one? Sometimes I think we pick dogs the way we pick mates. . . I wonder. Did you think of this post b/c of Bo in the White House? It's a big mistake to give a do a name that rhymes with "no" by the way, something I learned by experience. You get a very confused animal.

I don't own my dogs - they own me. It's okay, though - b/c they think I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread. (Very therapeutic after a day of teaching.)

Dogs are very discreet. One of my dogs used to belong to the assistant director of the Bennington Writing Seminars, and he knows all the complete scoop on all the writers who taught there (including DL!), but he won't say a word. It's very aggravating.

As for Bo Obama - they could say "Stop" or "Drop it" instead of No. Although that's hard to do. He's adorable, though, and, as I read somewhere, "black and white just like our President." Porties are great dogs, but energetic. I hope there isn't a run on them by people who don't realize what a commitment they are and just want a dog like the President's - fortunately they are VERY expensive.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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