Alex Terrgi here. My human is reading a new book with a picture of a fat beagle on the cover. It is called “Dog Songs” by a human named Mary Oliver, who must be a really nice human because my human read the songs inside the book to me – she said they were poems and not songs, but then why isn’t the book called “Dog Poems”? I like “Dog Songs” better. Anyway, Mary Oliver must be really nice because she knows why dogs are the way we are. The songs made me happy and sad and excited and peaceful and just glad to be a dog. And the picture of the fat beagle made me remember my dead sister Goody Beagle, which also made me happy and sad at the same time, and I wish Goody was here so she could listen to these songs too.
I would like to meet Mary Oliver so I could sit beside her and lick her fingers. Then she would know that I am grateful she wrote these beautiful songs about dogs.