Your Pet Tributes

'Lady Hunter'

by Govind Nair
(Fairfax, Virginia)

Lady Hunter

Lady Hunter

La Chasseuse (The Lady Hunter)

Draped in fine Virginia fur
Proudly bearing her necklace
Her ears hanging
Like long teardrop pearls

She trots four legged
Into the ballroom
Her olfactory sense
Of acute wine snifter perfection
Appraising the culinary fare
Sensing that her presence
Attracts each and every present gaze
She regales the ball
With a lugubrious operetta
Her neck craning skyward

Her tricolor gown
Is now the envy of the ball

She unflinchingly accepts
The cooing admiration
And caresses of the charmed bipeds

Slowing bowing
Her four legged stance
Drops to the ground
She settles down
Content to offer the crowd
Her melting cocoa gaze.

Perth, Western Australia Oct 2006

Note: Lady Hunter left us in May 2013, about ten years after we adopted her from a rescue organization. This poem was written about seven years before her passing. It reminds us of her very gregarious spirit that endeared us to so many she knew in Australia and the USA where she spent her life.

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