Crystal

Photo of Crystal, a white pitbull, wearing a green summer frock.

Crystal wearing a green frock. A very tolerant pooch!

Crystal
by Rodney Merrill

My big head and muscles are my beauty, not my flaws;
I also have a big heart, a warm pink belly, and I pause
for love and petting like all the other dogs.

Oh, and I love kisses and scratches on the fanny!
My ancestors were known as the canine nannies
who watched the baby just like regular grannies.

I am a happy Pit Bull, always full of smiles.
I like to run and play; I walk for miles and miles.
I sniff and snort and fart, I have no sense of guile.

My name is Crystal because what you see is what you get:
a friend, a companion, something more than just a pet.
I’ll wear a hat, collar ruffs, even a Paris green summer dress.

Once I grow to love you, my love will never end.
I don’t know how to be a flighty, fair weather friend.
I want to be your all-the-time, all-weather, forever friend.

This is important, so let me say again
I want to be your all-the-time, all-weather, forever friend.