To Miranda on Valentine’s Day

You’re always warm and cheerful.
You have an adventurous spirit.
You take criticism and blame without resentment.
You don’t spend a fortune on expensive food and clothing.
You understand when I’m too too busy to share quality time with you.
You're my most nonjudgmental listener.
You ignore your minor aches and pains.
You resist complaining, and boring people with your troubles.
You effectively manage your stress without medical help.
You can start the day without caffeine,
Relax without liquor, and sleep without the aid of drugs.

You’re my favorite black lab, Miranda.
Will you be my valentine?

Will Walsh  2016