New Puppy

Ben and LilahBringing a new puppy home means your house dog will sniff you like a wife checking for lipstick on your collar after an office party, four paws and countless hairs to make your cleaner go nuts, regretting you chose a green carpet, the sound of lapping where you rested your beer glass, puppy powwows that usurp sober talk about politics and philosophy, sleeping uneasily again like times past when a cry at 2 AM announced a pudgy diaper, patrolling the lawn for squidgy mines disguised as fall leaves, your meal interrupted by one feigning hunger, castration angst about canine eugenics, a burst of new love.Dog poem

About Roger Gosden

British-born scientist specializing in human and animal reproduction & embryology. Academic career spanned from Cambridge and Edinburgh to McGill and Cornell's Weill Medical College in Manhattan where he was Professor & Research Director. Married to Lucinda Veeck Gosden, embryologist for the first successful IVF team in America, he retired early to Williamsburg, Virginia, to write and to recover from 'nature deficit disorder'
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  1. Deb Woodward says:

    I want to come see the new puppy! Adorable! Deb

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