How do I love thee? Let me count the ways . . . .
I love thee agreeably - enough to let your stinky dog hide
on the bed after a run through damp leaves, mud and slug
I love thee steadfastly - enough to devote a year to raising
you from a wobbly speck into a strong healthy adult (who
promptly attempts to seize control).
I love thee passionately - despite your repeated efforts to
probe my ears, eyes and mouth with the same tongue you use
for various other atrocities.
I love thee well - despite the amazing odors you produce.
I love thee deeply - though you use me as a napkin at every
I love thee madly - despite the various bodily functions you
have performed at inappropriate moments - in inappropriate places.
I love thee constantly - despite the dog "bladder curfew" I have
lived by for many years.
I love thee truly - despite the "doggie land mines" hidden in
I love thee absolutely - because you never (well, hardly ever)
hog the remote control.
I love thee gratefully - because you stay by my side (or on my
I love thee devotedly - more than clean carpeting, clothing,
furniture, floors or walls.
I love thee bravely - enough to battle the indomitable flea on
I love thee monetarily - enough to put the vet's children through
I love thee openly - I will bear any embarrassment for your furry
I love thee totally - more than free time, excess cash or a
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Aiken Drum' (AIKENSLongJoke@topica.com) ]
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