In Honor of Pat

(National Poetry Month, Day 2)

On this second day of National Poetry Month, I’d like to pay tribute to the worthy predecessor of Gilligan: my late, great spaniel-lab-mutt, Pat (Padraig Harrington—really!).

Here’s Robert Frost’s “Span of Life,” in honor of Paddy:

Span of Life

The old dog barks backward without getting up.
I can remember when he was a pup.

Pat in one of his favorite places.  On hot summer days, he loved to lie on the cool ground under some foliage.

Pat in one of his favorite places. On hot summer days, he loved to lie on the cool ground under some foliage.

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