Dogs say I love you constantly
and every day.
They are the best of us, covered in fur.
But today, the day of your wedding,
Socrates doesn’t poop in the aisle
and if that isn’t love, I don’t know what is.
And he spent the day wandering
with a cheery grin and slightly manic eyes,
because dogs may not understand all our goings-ons
but they sure do understand what happiness feels like.
See the world through my eyes, and the eyes of my people.
I suppose that when you
work with two women who
met on the Rugby field,
you should probably look up something about Rugby.
But I didn't.
So when they started the day with
my heart melted to hear Alyssa shouting
(Jenny would pass)
(Jenny would pass)
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