Sometimes, she stealthily sneaks aboard,
and we find her there in the morning.
More often, she clambers onto the bed
with a wheezy, whiny warning.
Somehow, she knows when we’re both too tired
to defend our meager space.
She’ll carelessly land on a leg or a hand
with her nose in somebody’s face.
She’ll burrow beneath the blankets.
She’ll wriggle, she’ll shove, and she’ll snore—
our seventy-two-pound Rosy,
the bed-hogging dog we adore!
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