Life of a Whippet

By Darren M. Grine


 I am the one who lives to run

I dont stop till the chase is done

Coming out on top makes me number one


To many, Im considered a sighthound

But dont think of me as a greyhound

Im a whippet, this makes me different all around


My motto is that I live for today

My elegance impresses, to everyones dismay

One of my favorite things to do is to instigate play


My appearance seems to be very fragile

In fact you can see that I am actively agile

At times, Im considered a canine projectile


My body is shaped to be aerodynamic

All of my curves make me geometric

My strength and speed make me electric


The coat that I have is very colorful

Dark to brindle, my looks can be an eyeful

My artistic appearance is outright undeniable


At times Im finicky, but I love to eat

After a hearty meal, I head for the nearest sofa seat

Later awakened from a nap, I jump quickly to my feet


I consider myself head of the household

Many times I dont obey and do as Im told

But escape reprimand because my looks are good as gold


I am loyal to one master only

A thought of being with another is not to be

 My master and his family will always be treasured by me



Copyright 2004 Darren M. Grine



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