Dog Poems

I think that I shall never see a poem…

…so lovely as a Maltie

“Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes?” —Theophile Gautier

Poems about dogs have been written for as long as people have been writing. For instance, in the Bible, Proverbs 30:29-31, greyhounds are ranked with lions and kings as among the most “stately” of things in creation.

Roman poet Grattius wrote sometime around 19 A.D. a poem about hunting, including the line “Britain produced plucky hunting dogs.” A quick search on turns up a selection of modern canine couplets, including Ray Bradbury’s Dogs Think That Every Day is Christmas, and Unleashed: Poems by Writers’ Dogs by Amy Hempel and Jim Shepard.

So you can see, Rob Pasick’s Conversations With My Old Dog joins some pretty august company.

Rob’s poems—mostly written to Lucy, his aging and beloved Yellow Lab—are not demanding or highbrow. They are simple, yet thoughtful, reflections on a moment or lesson that he has come to understand through his relationship with his dog.

Conversations With My Old Dog makes a great gift for any dog lover, and is especially comforting for those who have just lost a beloved pet. It can be purchased through this web site or at

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