My dog is good company
When I tackle my daily chores.
She studies my every move.
She pads about quietly
And follows me from room to room.
Finding places to lay down
Where she can watch some more.
“You are amazing,” her eyes suggest
As I sort and fold laundry.
“Nice job with this rug. It’s so fluffy now!”
She approves when I’m done vacuuming.
I wipe down the counters in the kitchen,
Brushing away the crumbs from breakfast.
She licks the floor underneath my feet.
“I am here to help.”
I reach into the pantry
To get my dog a snack.
I find one for myself.
And together, we take a little break.
“Are you gonna eat that?” she asks.